"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Monday, March 07, 2016

Handkie quilt top finished.

It was a great help to be able to put my handkie blocks on the design wall at the Quilt Shop last Friday.  Sharon (one of the owners) moved them around until she thought they looked about right, and I took some photos before I took them off the wall.

There were two extra blocks, and when I got home, I had another look at the photo, and decided to replace one block in the layout with one of the extra blocks.   Other than that I didn't change anything, and got to work finishing the sashing and the border. I'm not going to quilt this one myself, as I think it needs professional quilting on the proper machines, to make the most of it.  I would just quilt around the edge of each block, or diagonally through them, and I don't think it would look as nice.
Here is Ken holding the top up for me in the kitchen at 1 am this morning!


Jane Galley said...

Definitely looks better as a square. And you've got two bonus blocks :)

Selina B said...

looks beautiful!
can't wait to see it all finished

thanx for sharing

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What a pretty look this has! Cant wait to see it finished!

Linda Steele said...

Love the Handkie quilt, it does look good as a square. I have some lovely ones tucked away in a drawer somewhere.