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."

6 comments:

JustCindy said...

Too cute!

Clare said...

A Roz special. Congrats.

At the rate I'm going at the moment "to do my best" means Frustration with a HUGE capital F!

Nanci said...

Oh Roz, I too remember the little quilt show. During the time when PBS had many how to shows for women. Now in Canada we get Sewing with Nanci and sometimes they will throw in a quilt show but only Nancy has lasted.
I posted a teapot quilt from my first quilt show i attended yesterday. I thought of you when I saw it...

Sharon said...

It looks good Roz. I still like paisley fabrics too.

I learned recently that cutting the border strips on the lengthwise grain kept it from waving and stretching, etc. So now I always try to do that, if I have enough fabric. I never thought of tearing!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

congrats on the top finish - looks great! I swear, tearing fabric just scares me.

Magpie Sue said...

I love tearing fabric. Best stress reliever ever!

Hope you have a happy Easter weekend. :- )