Thursday, April 13, 2017

It's a top.... again!

Ok. The sashing borders on the Grandmothers Choice were way off.... so it really did have to have some border added (like it wanted) to help hide my booboo's on size. I was hoping that tan was a little darker than the sashing when I grabbed it... oh well. I think it is happy with it now... so time to remeasure it and see how much I need to add to the backing I had already made. It should not be too bad.... I only added 6 inches on each side with the 2 borders. I have enough of the purple border to make the binding as well. It turned out bigger than I was thinking - around 84x84! 

We had a power outage (unscheduled and not from a storm) for a couple of hours on Tuesday evening while the kids and Greg were at soccer practice. I took the time to get some hand quilting in on my trip quilt in a very quiet house. See the white cat Sophie on her chair? She was purring up a storm as I quilted away.


Emily is taking a break from homework so off to the garden I go to see what beans and peas need picking. 

7 comments:

  1. You have a quilting sup-purr-visor!
    Great job getting this quilt ready for quilting!

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  2. Looks like you are making quick work on the quilting of this quilt!!

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  3. Your Grandmothers Choice looks stunning! I'm glad you added the borders it looks great. ~Jeanne

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  4. The purple border really makes the difference. Beautiful!!

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  5. The purple border finished this quilt up just right. It looks like your quilting rrame is working out well for you. You have me thinking harder about how to shoehorn one in here somehow! And your garden foray is reminding me I'm late getting peas and spinach planted...season's a little alter here, of course, but it's time!

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  6. Like the outcome, the darker tan would have been nice, but then it would not have matched the sashings! Decisions Decisions. I am finally getting the leaders on my Z44! It took 6 hours to put together and hubby did a great job on the stain! I decided to keep mine at a Queen and if I do another King either I will quilt it on the long arm or send it out! I hope you are enjoying your frame!

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  7. Grandmas Chocie looks good with its extra borders.

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