Monday, September 17, 2012

Things eventually work out....

This is the little log cabin I have been working on...for a while now. I would get a little done then either not be able to work on it, or not be in the mood to work on it. But at long last the top is finished....but I still have to decide what to use for the backing and get it made.

It seems that no matter what I wanted to do to finish it...I would be lacking. I used the same fabric for the center of each block....
And I used it for the inner border...and I wanted enough to use for the binding when done. So ran over to Lori's Pins & Needles to get more. They didn't have it, though I am just about positive that is where I got it. So finally decided on a different fabric for the binding.

I had decided to do one style of border but when I auditioned it, it didn't look right...but did like the look of a wide border around it from a single fabric. The fabric I chose...I thought I had plenty of it for 6 1/2 inch strips...I needed 5 to go all the way around the quilt. I didn't measure to see how much fabric I actually had...did not have enough for the fifth strip. I did not want cornerstones, and actually could find the fabric on line. But didn't want to wait for it to get here so took the last bit of fabric that was left...it was probably 4 or 5 inches wide...cut the lenght in half and sewed it to gether and got a 6.5 inch wide strip that was pieced together...21 and 1/8 inch long...I measured very carefully and it in half...then added each to the last two strips of fabric...

And I first pinned them....I knew it was going to be close as to whether I had enough or not even then...but guess what? The first one I pinned on fit exactly. And so did the second. Now sometimes I first measure and then cut the strips, but others I just sew them on and cut off the extra length. I have not had problems doing it either way.

Anyway, the top is done, now to decide on what material to use for the back...that may take some time.

13 comments:

Sandra said...

use the same red as in the second pic and it will be reversible

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Oh wow, that turned out so pretty. I agree I would use a red for the backing.

EG CameraGirl said...

The fabrics you chose are stunning! I'm glad you had enough fabric to get this far. I haven't sewn anything for a while...but I DO remember not having enough fabric on hand to finish the project. Very frustrating!

Ellie said...

Such pretty colours and fabrics - it is looking lovely :))

Lois Evensen said...

Really nice combination of colors. So pretty!

Mary said...

This is gorgeous, Rose! I love it! I really like the combination of colors. Glad you were able to piece together enough border. I've done that sort of thing before, too. Makes you feel like a pioneer woman using every last scrap:-)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Wow! It's beautiful, Rose! I would probably choose a neutral color for the back, but what do I know? I'm sure it will be great whatever you do!

don said...

Very attractive colors and textures. Looks very good to me.

Gill - That British Woman said...

how about a red batik? There are some striking batiks out there.

Gill

Montanagirl said...

This is so pretty. The last photo makes me feel like I'm in a sea of red bubbles!

Carletta said...

Well done Rose!
My mother-in-law quilted so I know this is tedious but the end result is so worth it.

Susan said...

What a beautiful quilt top! So much work! I am so impressed!

Marie said...

LOVE your quilt top, Rose! I would back it with solid red! It's going to make someone very happy!

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