Friday, August 1, 2014

All sewn up!

    Circle Dance is hanging by threads no more. It is all sewn together. It needs to be pressed and assessed to see if I botched any seams. Thanks to Wanda, I learned to pleat up the rows that were not being sewn with safety pins. That helped a lot to handle all the chain pieced rows. I did pin every intersection of seam and circle, right through the seam, yet many of them still moved. GRR! 
    Now to choose the backing. I looked at some wide backings, but there is not a lot of choice. I have to stick to something not real feminine as it is for my daughter and her husband. I looked online an shot a few links to Ria so she could think what she wants. Boy, queen size is big when you do mostly lap size. I could not find a place to take a decent photo so it all could show or get decent light. It is sideways in the photo, the top is to the left.
  Another finish is a kid's comfort quilt, done in the 3 dudes pattern. I only had a small number of kid strips, so I had to add lots of borders. I FMQ on the Bailey and did a slate pattern in the yellow and a sunshine in the blue border which from some reason, has a moire pattern in the photo. Both designs were from Leah Day's list. Now onto the backs from the quilts I made at QBL.
Star and Slate design

Free motion kind of follows the blocks

The back in flannel for snuggling

The Front

3 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

Yes queen size is BIG! I'm glad to see it is all together and ready for finishing.

Micki @ 2 Dogs Studio said...

Love your color choices and the layout you used. Inspires me to make some for myself. Great Job!

Linda Swanekamp said...

My daughter picked the colors. I would have put some other ones in there. I love making the curves and want to make another, bu maybe not queen size. After about 3/4 way through, I finally got it without pinning, using a regular foot, and a plexi seam guide.