Tuesday, November 30, 2010

MSY Quilt top done, but not quilted :-(

Well, sometimes you try your best, but the best isn't quite good enough. I did get the quilt top finished today, but then a string of homework (7th grade algebra, ugh), and a school Christmas show took up a big chunk of the rest of the day and evening, and even with all layers ironed and ready to go, I just can't see me finishing it by midnight. I did submit it, in hopes that it makes it to the picture group, but also said it wasn't done :-(. Tonight, helping kids with homework and seeing a wonderful group of elementary kids perform for us was more important.

But here's the top all done! Plus I had one of my kids hold the quilt up to the light so I could take a picture. Have you ever noticed how wonderful quilts look that way? Kind of like stained glass. When I was at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show this summer, it was sunny, and all of the quilts were hung outside. As I walked behind many of them I noticed again and again how beautiful they look when you can "see" through them. I decided to use a solid white piece of fabric for the back, and the thinnest whitest batting I had on hand. Although now that I have a bit more time, I may buy a better piece. I will also have time to quilt it properly and not be in such a rush. I may even cut the borders off to make it smaller. I originally planned it to be smaller, and only had enough of the gray fabric to make it the size that it is. I live in a rural area where I can't run out to Jo-Anns too, so I added the border to make it the required minimum size for the contest.

Anyhow..... I'm off to bed, and can't wait to see all of the other entries for the contest. And yes, I have this quilt almost done :-)


Elizabeth D. said...

Yay, good for you for finishing that quilt top! It looks great, especially in the shot with all the light coming through it. Good luck in the contest, I really love the concept behind your quilt. :)

Susan said...

I agree with Elizabeth - the quilt top looks amazing when held up in the light. I actually said "Oh Wow" out loud when I scrolled down and saw the photo. Good luck!

Jenny/Jennifer said...

Nice work Becky. Makes me want to start another. Had JoAnnes on my list yesterday but never made it that far. Need border material. It is hard when the fab store is a 2 hr trip! Gotta rebuild the stash pile!

Becky said...

Thanks! And Jen, I know what you mean! There are a lot of nice on-line places to buy, but then you pay shipping, plus I've had some bad luck with colors, etc. I like to fondle my fabric before I buy it :-).