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Sunday, April 3, 2011

And on a completely different subject...

I finished a quilt top today.  Not just any quilt top, but my flame quilt top, which I've been working on, off and on, for about a year and a half now, from fabric selection to hemming and hawing about how to do non-half-square triangles (I wound up cutting the diamond blocks using templates, and rotary cutting the others), to cutting the pieces to sewing the blocks to sewing the blocks into a top.

It'll probably be a while before I get around to quilting it.  I'm a hand quilter, and I have two other projects to finish first (a throw that will be a wedding present for my nephew in July, and the Yule Log Cabin quilt that I am going to be sleeping under this coming December come hell or high water).  So I probably won't start quilting it till at least Thanksgiving.  But the top is finished, and here's the proof:


                                     

The golds look a bit more brown in these photos than they do in real life, but otherwise it looks exactly as I had planned.  Which doesn't happen very often.

Houston, we have quilt top!


6 comments:

  1. It is beautiful--I remember admiring it in some earlier stage too. Congrats on Quilt Top!

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  2. I posted a photo several months ago after I had all the blocks constructed. This is one of those major productions where I feel like I need to celebrate every single milestone [g].

    I will probably post more photos again after it's quilted.

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  3. The quilt is beautiful! Congratulations. I love to piece tops, but I'm not much of an actual quilter. Hence several folded unfinished tops tucked away... sigh...

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  4. Ah. You're a topper [g]. My favorite part of the process is actually the hand quilting. I'm just sort of insane that way...

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