Mar 5, 2010

Soon to Finish

Sew & Tell Friday
 
Actually, I finished the top in December, back when I thought I'd have all sorts of stuff done at Christmas. This ORBC Quilt Along (wonky log cabins with Quilt Dad) was lots of fun. Once I got over  trimming away fabric to make it wonky (seemed wasteful, but there are ways to be less so), it was a lot of fun to be using some fabric I'd purchased a year before and not made much progress with. As usual, it is much more vibrant in real life--finally had light outside and who knows what happened to my settings :)

A couple of tips with this one:
  1. cut sashing strips parallel to the selvedge (instead of width of fabric) for less stretch as you sew--these went on beautifully
  2. tip your sewing machine toward you--I read somewhere to place rubber door stop wedges at the back--you can really see where the needle works so much better!
I'm looking forward to getting this quilted. Maybe my brother will get it before he graduates this May!

For more Sew & Tell Finishes, click on the button to your left! Come back Sunday for my last giveaway (for awhile).

Gratitudes
  • Spring is truly on it's way--today we have an average temperature for the first time in 3 months!
  • Beautiful views when the sun comes out even if I don't know how to use my camera


13 comments:

Diane said...

Interesting recomendations. I have never thought of either of these and will have to try. thanks!

Mrs Moen said...

That is one gorgeous top! It's amazing how different the blocks look even though they are made from the same fabric. Well done!

She sews and scraps said...

GORGEOUS!
I actually was doing the Wonky quilt along too, haven't finished my quilt yet though!
Thanks for sharing yours!

Mandy Noble said...

Just about to start some wonky log cabin blocks for a a quilt bee. Yours look great!

Dee said...

You win "Coolest Tip" for Friday Finish! I love the colors and the wonkiness of it all!

Beautiful! Simply beautiful!

Lesly said...

Great tips! And love your wonky quilt top!

kg said...

The photo at the bottom has a lot to say too---very neat!
Thanks for the tip about tilting the machine toward me!

Leslie said...

this is a great top...i love wonky. great finish!!

Karen said...

Thanks for the tips. I saw the wonky tutorial and thought to myself what about all that fabric you cut off. I think maybe I am not a 'wonky' quilter. Looks great how you ahve placed them.

Kristen said...

This looks great. I love the batik! Wonderful wonkiness too!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

This is a fantastic quilt top! I really love how the red pops in your blocks and I love how you put this top together.

ivoryspring said...

What a great finish!!!

Rene' said...

Great quilt top!!! I am sure your brother will love it. Thanks for the tips too.