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

Monday, May 29, 2017

Japanese fabric Quilt top

Back in April, I wrote a post here about my plans for the fabric my Japanese friend sent me last year.  I had finally got around to cutting them into the sizes I needed to make the blocks, and last Thursday night I took them to the Quilt Shop class, and with the help of our tutor Leanne, and the other people who were there, I moved the pieces around on the design wall until we were all satisfied with the way it looked.  When I got home I couldn't wait to start joining them up, but had to cut the black sashing first, so contented myself with doing that, otherwise I would have been up all night!   The next day I sewed it all together, and am delighted with the result :-)

My next question was whether or not to add a border using the scraps left over from the coloured fabrics, but after discussing it with Ken, several quilter friends, and looking on Pinterest at what others have done, I decided to leave it as it is.  I bought some backing fabric at the Quilt Shop today, and phoned Jenny at Sunrise Quilts, the lady who did such a wonderful job quilting my handkerchief quilt.  I am taking it to her on Thursday, and am looking forward to seeing what she does, as my limited quilting skills (mostly ''in the ditch") won't do those beautiful fabrics justice.


Linda Steele said...

Your quilt looks fabulous, I am looking forward to seeing it quilted

Annie said...

It's gorgeous! Glad it inspired you to do some quilting. I can't believe how quickly you pieced it!

Jane Galley said...

that's stunning, the black sashing really adds to the effect

Meow (aka Connie) said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous, Gina ... you have been so busy. I was on a quilting retreat a couple weeks back, and only got one quilt top finished ... it was a bit fiddly, and we did do a lot of talking, eating and drinking, too !!