Today I just want to show off my finished Squared Away quilt top. After ten months in the making, here is the finished pieced top:
Another quite cloudy day, but the top is done and I'm pretty happy with it (except that I can see that there are a couple of blocks I want to move. . .)
I'm not sure you can see it in the pictures, but there are two "extra" squares in the quilt top. (You'll be able to see these better after it's quilted because there will be batting and backing behind the top.) I used a very pale blue for the sashing around the four blocks in the center, and then a very pale gray sashing around the next "round" of blocks, just as a fun design element. Okay, I thought it was fun. You may feel differently. The white actually has a very tiny silver/ gray dot, which is a Timeless Treasures print that I got in the Christmas section.
So, here's a story about the setting triangles: I made them twice. The first time I made them from the same white/ silver as the sashing and I really didn't like it, so a week later I took half the quilt top apart and remade the setting triangles with a light beige confetti print (that said 2004 on the selvage). I think it was worth it, even though I sometimes question my sanity.
You know how you should listen to a quilt when it tells you what it wants? I also took off borders! After I put in the beige setting triangles it just didn't look like it needed borders. Maybe those white triangles were really trying to tell me something. What do you think-- should I add them back?
I'm very happy this is done and ready for quilting! I think it's going to be long-armed, though I don't have any real idea about a quilting pattern. That's for later, because there are a *lot* of quilt tops built up and I need to quilt some of them soon.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend! I am off to clean the sewing room. It looks like something exploded in there!
|The leaves have turned at last!|
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