Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Quilt top finished

Just a quick update on that Windmill quilt. I managed to finish the quilt top this weekend and am really pleased with the way it looks...vision accomplished! This is exactly how I had visualized this quilt.

The colours are fresh and bright...


...and the border fabric really sets it off nicely


Attaching the border fabric took a little while. Don't know about you, but I find that directional border fabric can be a real hassle. This looked all nice and straight but when it came to the cutting I saw how the print veered off on both sides. Initially then I had a look at whether it would be better to cut lengthwise...sometimes the print will run straighter on the lengthwise grain. However, no such luck! As I had a limited amount of the fabric, I did the best I could and given its busy nature it is hardly noticeable. The next hurdle was the joining of two pieces to make up the length using a diagonal seam. Ha, ha...I spare you the detail, but needless to say that took me ages and given the veering off of the pattern, it does not always join in line with the pattern. But again, when finished you would really have to search for this (and we are not going to do that).

Unfortunately I did not have time to take a photo, but I bought this great fabric for the backing...looks like it consists entirely of selvage pieces and matches the colours of the quilt.

Anyway, I am linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.

Until next time

Karin

13 comments:

  1. I think the border looks perfect!

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  2. What a gorgeous, colourful, bright quilt, I love it.

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  3. This is beautiful. I love the colours and how bright they look on the background.
    I am going to look for the join though, just because you mentioned it!!

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  4. Love the finished top and you did awesome with the border! I have found the same thing with prints veering off in one direction or the other. Makes for an interesting sewing day ;)

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  5. Was für ein fröhlicher Quilt. LG ans andere Ende der Welt :)

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  6. You are so right! That border print is a perfect compliment. This is a really fun looking quilt top. Look forward to seeing the backing print when you get her quilted up! Love the fresh look of your blog, Karin!

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  7. I love this bright and cheerful quilt top! :)

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  8. That is lovely! And I've only done one top with borders so far, and am not in a big hurry to do another (even though my borders were of solids!)

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  9. That looks so good, the cleanness of white on the quilt.

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  10. Beautiful! I love that pinwheel block - it's always been a favourite. And the border fabric just sets it off right. Those fiddly little extras are always worth it. I love stripes, so I'm always faced with a decision on how to cut it.

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  11. it looks wonderful from here! I dislike very linear directional prints in borders for exactly the reason you say. sometimes it's not so noticeable, but other times it drives me crazy! this one looks good in the pictures, though. =)

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