Sunday, April 7, 2013

Quilt Top Done!

All of last week I kept expecting house showings, so I didn't get much quilting done.  Then on Friday I woke up thinking about the quilt top, and how quickly it would come together.  And then my daughter, she just turned one, took a 4+ hour nap!  And I got the all 20 blocks put together and half of the border!

So flat!  Very pleased with how well it has come together!  This is the LynneBobSquarePants block, for those that haven't seen it before.

Before picking up the blocks and then sewing them all together, I forgot to take a photo of the layout I had decided on.  The photos don't show it, but there are one or two blocks that I wish I had rearranged!  I even seriously thought about undoing a couple of rows (many many seams, ugh) to fix the issue.  I talked myself out of it, and hope that the mistake is not too glaring--especially to the recipient!

6" borders to make it a nice queen size quilt--the top is about  82" x 100".

I've been planning an airplane themed back for a while, but didn't know what colors to use.  Naturally I wanted to use blue for a sky feel, but when I asked my brother what color he'd like it to be, he said earthy tones, relaxing colors.  So that threw me off, but I finally just decided blue was the right color anyway (plus it is a relaxing color, right?).  I didn't want to piece the back, except for around the airplane, so I looked into broadcloth and sheets.  Today while at Walmart I came across a light blue king sized sheet, on clearance for $7!  I hope it is nice enough after washing and quilting.

I've been thinking about how to quilt it, and am completely undecided still!  Nothing seems right so far.  Any ideas?

10 comments:

  1. Love that quilt top!!!!!! The colors are gorgeous.

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  2. Me too! Love the blues and the design!

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  3. Isn't it lovely when you get an uninterrupted stretch of time to work in! Your quilt is looking beautiful! I wonder how if would look if you quilted a half inch inside the big flowers that make the space between the blocks, and in the middle of the space inside the blocks? Doing that would make the shape of the Lynnebobsquarepants stand out. Whatever you do is going to look great though:-)

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  4. What a lovely quilt top... Isn't it wonderful when you are blessed with uninterrupted sewing time!

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  5. Beautiful quilt top. The pattern is a favorite of mine. I have always quilted a lot of line work to create geometric effects.

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  6. Love your quilt top! Thanks for sharing on let's get acquainted!

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  7. Your quilt top is wonderful! I can see it done in all kinds of colors - Fun!!! Thanks for sharing it :*)

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  8. This looks amazing - really love the colours!

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  9. This quilt is amazing! I love it! The colors, the block, everything! :)

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