Sunday, July 18, 2010

Quilt Camp part 2

A stunning example of nature's weavers.A crystal clear morning at camp and well on my way to finishing this top. I started it in a class as a mystery quilt over 10 years ago and somehow it ended up in the unfinished box. Quilt camp seemed like the opportunity to complete this UFO.
Much stitching to construct the last 4 rows on the right side. Accomplished Hooray I hear you say. I then attached the 4 rows as a unit to find it was very wrong. Must be time for dinner and wine and aughhh! in no particular order.
The error was in my interpretation of ancient notes. I only needed the final 3 rows. Unpicking and more unpicking and I was ready to attach the 3 rows. Success! Only if I wanted to make a pillow sham for the queen size bed I had planned.
Eureka! If I turned the quilt lengthwise and added some borders it was a decent single bed size. An added bonus the remaining fabric would be used for backing and binding. Glass half full instead of half empty.

Border design decision SIMPLE. I wanted to finish this quilt not return it to the box.
Helpful suggestons fromfrom all corners of the room.
Thanks Everyone!

I settled on a red peeper and purple edges.
What's a peeper I hear you ask? I didn't know but as always quilters are generous with their skills and explained. A peeper is a very small flange (double strip of fabric) stitched into the seam. Like a piping without cord. Mine is 1" cut, folded in half with a 1/4" seam.

I am pleased with the result. The only decision now is do I quilt it or does it go to someone with a longarm machine ?

I'll let you know.

Have a good week stitching and enjoying life.


Miss 376 said...

Glad all the encouragement worked and you managed to get this finished.
I love seeing dew on spiders webs, you get some beautiful patterns

Notjustnat said...

Glad you got it finished at quilt camp. Sometime UFOs hind from you haha! Love the dew on the webs - Hugs Nat

Daniƫlle said...

Hooray indeed! Done a wonderful job, sorry to have to ask, but how many are still in the box? I keep the lid on my box very tightly closed hihi!! Happy sewing, Daniƫlle

Sandra Henderson said...

Great work! Love this top!!!! IT's beautiful! What a great pattern!
Your photo is wonderful of the web... XO

Kaite said...

you quilt it, you know it will be too stiff otherwise. looks good.
root canal today for me - yuck. k.

Sue-Anne said...

It looks fantastic Terry and how good does it feel to have it finished!

Valentina said...

Looks amazing Terry! I really love those colours and Hooray for being finished!
I loved the peeper idea, thanks for passing it along.
That picture of the web in dew is breathtaking!
Keep having fun

Spinning Out of Control said...

Quilt camp sounds fun! Love the spiderweb picture. What's a long arm machine?

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Looks great I'm waiting to see what you decide!!! Dzintra♥x