Monday, July 08, 2013

Weekend Update

I wanted to work on a few more of those UFO's and I got one more top finished! 
 I participated in the Fat Quarter Shop's Christmas Sampler BOM a few years ago. 
 They actually gave me enough fabric to make 2 of each block. 
 I decided to make one top for my friend Liz and the other one for me.  
I managed to get Liz's  quilt top finished. 
 I cut the borders out for this one and mine at the retreat.



I love the top left basket and the house, probably my 2 favorite blocks.



I love the white stars in the outer borders. 
 The directions for making the taller points was not a way I had ever done it before.


The red sashing is a loop type print with white dots, but I don't have enough to use that for my quilt.

I do have enough of the red swirly print that is in the basket but 
I worry about it sitting on the same fabric in the sashing.

I am going to make stars where the cornerstones are for my quilt.  


I have given this some thought and I bought some whipstitch piping some time ago
 not certain what I was going to do with it.  
I may have found the perfect answer for separating the blocks from the sashing. 
 If I do I will have to stop it before each sashing  star.  
It could work, I just might need to play with it. 
 Do you know whipstitch piping? 
 It looks like this.


I have the aqua and lime green and will need to use both.  
Hopefully this works out.
 Would you do something like this or would you just sew it and let it blend? 

~XOP~


5 comments:

Karen said...

I would certaily try that piping, it would be great to break up the quilt blocks and sashing! You are on a roll with finishes!

Tammy said...

I really love that christmas quilt top. Absolutley gorgeous.

beaquilter said...

uhh this is a GREAT top!

Brenda said...

Beautiful tops! The house is my favorite. I have never used piping so I cannot tell you what I would think about it.

Tracey said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one who didn't finish this quilt in 12 months! I'm making this for my niece. I still have the house to finish, but I was waiting for the Elf on the Shelf fabric to come out so I can put her Elf in one of the windows.

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