Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Quilt #2

Quilt top #2 is done!!!!  So far, I have not basted or quilted #1 since I am in need of batting.  A's truck was in the shop and he has been using The Dr's truck, which means that The Dr was using my car.  Of course not having a car could be the reason that I am doing these quickly.

Top one was fairly easy to quilt and having a Sizzix cut the strips and squares made it even easier.   I used 2.5 inch squares.  The square die was used to cut from smaller scraps and the strip from larger ones.  Easy peasy.  I did get the design from this website.  Her's is a little more scrappy and my technique is a little different.  She made a 9patch and I made the center row a solid strip.   I also used the same fabric for each cross.

I was able to do 3 rows a day.  That included cutting and sewing, and housework and dinner making thrown in.  Here is the progress

Here are the two sample blocks that I did to make sure that the design was pleasing to the eye.

Then I made my first row.  I did send each of these pictures to my mom for her "approval"...gotta have mom tell you it looks beautiful!!!

Then the 3rd row.  I think this was the point where I decided that I really liked it....

It was at this point that I wasn't so sure about giving it away... it is a gift and I really think I want to keep it..LOL

Here it is with the last row on, and I am considering making another...

I haven't decided on a border yet, but I think I like the grey.  It's enough to frame it without blending in or overpowering it.

And because I think she is cute, here is a little blond haired, blue eyed farm girl (with a slight attitude)


im1blessedmom said...

What are the dimensions of the finished top?

Rachel Quebedeaux said...

Right now it is 42x54, but I plan on adding a border. That will make it 46x58.

The Fish Family said...

Hey Rachel, Did you ever make a t-shirt quilt with the Spirit Wear shirts from GCA? I remember you asked which shirt came in order of each year. I am getting ready to start one for Caleb's senior year and would love to see yours if you completed it. I'm clueless which shirts came from which year. If you know, I'd appreciate your wisdom.