Mar 26, 2010
Teacup quilt top assembled
I have finished sewing the quilt top of the "I love coffee, I love tea" quilt. It turned out to be a twin size. I don't know if you can see in this photo (taken on a queen-size bed) that I have added a purple paisley border. I can't make the photo any bigger, it will just appear fuzzy if I do. Now I must find a backing fabric and do some machine quilting! I have a big weakness for paisley fabric, and when I found this purple on sale--well you know the rest of the story. There used to be a TV show called "Simply Quilts" and one day they had a guest who showed how she did the borders. She took the border fabric and tore it length-wise (not cross-wise.) If the fabric will tear easily, you can have equal borders in no time. That's what I did. Then a bit of steam pressing, and it was good to go. Afterwards, I took a rotary cutter and a quilt ruler and squared up the corners. Meanwhile, I'm still hand quilting the Amish-style quilt. I've been very busy lately, so I'm not making very much head-way in that department. But I should have a bit of time the middle of next week, perhaps. We just never know what life has in store. So I just try to do my best every day. A great man once said "the more charity, the more peace."