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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ready for Quilting

Saturday was a quiet day at the house, hubby was in Kansas City at the KC Royals Fanfest. It was a road trip with three friends and our son. The report was a wonderful time---a guy thing. Anyway, back at the homestead I was able to quilt all day---loved it. I've been working on a quilt for a Challenge/Contest in March. The idea has been in my head for quite a while, but time has not been on my side, so Saturday I set of goal to finish the quilt top. YEA!! I did it.

The quilt top and I are taking a rest for about two weeks before I start quilting. Quilting is causing me some concern. The top will be machine quilted, but just what I want to do and with what type of threads I'm not sure. Time to think, research and just look at the top will help me decide.

Tip---taking a photo of a quilt top can help you see problems and gives you a perspective that is difficult to see just viewing the top as your stitching. Notice the red piping on the right side corner disappears. I've since taken that little section apart and made the correction. Photos can be helpful when making a quilt top and trying to decide placement too.

This little top is 16" square and I plan to used black backing and binding, that much I have decided. It doesn't even have a name and I usually name my quilts while I'm making them. This little quilt has become a real challenge---and that's a "good thing". Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and Happy Quilting!


  1. This is wonderful, Jan! I absolutely cannot believe you got that much detail into 16"! Just great!

  2. Wow, saw this on lib quilters group but hadn't realized it was so small! That makes it even more amazing. Lovely!!

  3. This quilt is a big WOW!

    Know what you mean about photos. I've caught a few things with the camera "eye" that my own didn't see.

    Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

  4. Love the houses! The castle is amazing.

  5. This is beautiful - you've fit a lot of detail in a little space. My camera can see much better than i can as well, and I regularly photograph things to make sure they look okay.