Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Another little project ...

I worked on finishing this class model on Saturday. I had sewn some leftover 3D Tumbling Blocks together into rows so that I could demonstrate how to sew the rows together during the classes I taught last year from the ABC 3D Tumbling Blocks and More book.  It was one of the projects I decided to finish putting together in my quest to have a few less bags of "stuff", class model props, etc.... If I teach the class again, I can always make some new models.

After I finished sewing the rows together, I added a navy border to complete the dark border around the blocks. (I had cut it originally to aid in showing the rows in class.) It was all put away in a tub so it would be together. I knew I would finish it at some point. I auditioned several different fabrics that I had on hand for a final border, and none of them really added to the quilt. I'm considering finishing it as is. It's about 26" x 35" right now, which would fit perfectly in the quilt rack my dad made that I have on the wall.

Here is the Tumbling Blocks quilt...it still needs to be quilted. (did you hear that big sigh?) I taught the quilt class several times, but hung the quilt top so people could see what it looked like. I don't always have time to quilt everything before I teach the class.

I finished quilting the new quilt yesterday and I love how it turned out. I'm using a new batting, and so far I like how it quilts up. I am going to quilt the little hexie ufo next. I loaded it today. I want to try out a new thread (new for me) so I will practice on it just in case there are problems.

I'm looking forward to sewing with friends today. Hopefully I will have some pictures to share tomorrow.


Julianne said...

I love these quilts. I am going to have to make one some day.

Lovely quilt.

Fiesta said...

Jean I am in awe, These are stunning!

Kerstin said...

Gorgeous, I love the colors.