Wednesday, 23 April 2008

2277 pieces into 69 strips into 3 tops

Ok, so all those strips I cut down to 3 3/4 strips. That took me ages to cut them all to size. I managed to watch 5 episodes of Desparate Housewives Series 3, whilst cutting ( I set up my board in front of the TV while I cut).

Then I sewed all the strips together. I love Post It Notes....I had labeled the strips in order. There were only a few strips where I had miscounted the pieces, and needed to unpick a bit, but nothing too frustrating.

Only once they were all sewed together and ironed flat, did I look at the final top. I am sorry for the bad photos, they are a bit big, and I really need my quilt holder to fly back from South Africa to hold them up for me (standing on a chair, taking a photo doesn't quite work for me...I need to be a good 10" taller!)

I am thinking of using these 2 as a front and a back...I need to think about the quilting before I make this decision...and then I will probably want to do the same with the 3rd one, and need to make a 4th problem...I have so many of these pieces left to sew!

The above quilt top goes from yellow in the middle to blue on the edges. The bottom quilt top goes from blue in the middle to yellow on the edges. I think this would work well as a double sided quilt.

I am not sure about this quilt top below...when I look at it in the photo, to me it looks like I have sewn the 4 large squares the wrong way. I have to think about this one a bit more.


Anonymous said...

Beautyful colorwork on the Clapotis and the Patchwork-tops!!!

I'ld vote for the third one, it's that impressive power of the colors I really love,


paula, the quilter said...

I love the first one with the yellow in the center. I haven't made a Clapotis yet, I should add it to my queue in Ravelry.

Aussie Stitcher said...

The quilt tops are gorgeous, and I love your shawl.

Nic said...

It would have to be a toss up between the 1st and 3rd quilt top ( but maybe the 3rd by a whisker ).
Your black, white and green quilt is fabulous.