Friday, March 03, 2006

Mitre Box Progress


















It turned out that I had enough fabric for 42 blocks - this top currently measures 47.25 X 55.12 inches (or 120 X 140 cm). I thought about making it 1 row narrower and 1 row longer, but I think I like this size better? I think! Anyway, the borders still have to be added so that size will change depending upon what I end up doing.

The stripped fabric is very wonky-ish because it makes the blocks look lopsided, but in fact, they are straight. I like the effect - got to remember to add some more fun stripes to my shopping list...

Where the block rows join together the seam is very bulky - I think we are talking 6 or 8 layers of seam fabric here if pressed to one side... so I took pity on my long arm quilter and ironed those seams open. This way - she won't be so apt to break a needle.

I will buy border fabric(s) and a fun backing when I am in the US. Oh yes, you better believe that I am making a fabric shopping list!

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9 comments:

Samantha said...

Lovely! I really do like the crooked effect from the stripes. So much fun! I'd love to see that entire shopping list...

Mary said...

I like the stripes too. This top went together fast. Will you quilt any of these yourself or do you send all your tops to the longarm quilter?

Linda_J said...

that is turning out really cute, Evelyn!

Laurie said...

Evelyn,
That is an AWESOME quilt! I love it! Good job!!!
Hugs
Laurie

Finn said...

The mitre boxes look wonderful Evelyn! I love them...that fabric was perfect for them. Congratulation on being to the borders state. I'll be he will love it!

Vicky said...

Your quilt is awesome. My friend Jane recently made one similar in stripes. I wonder if this is the method she used! I love it! Good job!

Cathi said...

I love the quilt...your fabrics make it really fun!!!

Alena said...

What a cute quilt-top, really lively and happy... I am looking forward seing it quilted. Enjoy your shopping!

Tonya R said...

That wonky striped fabric really adds a lot of zing. Fun quilt top.