Hi dear Friends! How are you? I hope your week is going great! For my surprise I have a new quilt Top to show!
Before yesterday I had a bundle of 30 blocks made. Each block is about 10.5″ x 10.5″ so I thought that 5 x 6 would make about good size. Yesterday I spread them on the bed and started to figure out how to arrange them.
If you don’t have a design wall, or you can’t use the floor (covered with dog’s hairs) you can use the bed. Good tip is to take photos and look them on your computer. When you have a design wall, you can step bag and look your work from a distance, but on the bed or floor that’s difficult. Step on a chair to have better look and take photos. Then look on your computer and you’ll see much easier it is to get the general impression.
For me it’s always a challenge to arrange my blocks because often I don’t plan my work exactly before, I just make blocks as my ideas and inspiration comes. With this quilt I used also some lonely blocks because I felt they fit with this theme. After several changings, I made up my mind.
I usually manage to mix my carefully done arrangement. Now I marked well each row. Then I let Nelli come to her corner on the bed …
In the evening I thought to start sewing the blocks together … but they are quite big blocks, so for my surprise I finished the quilt top!
Today we had lovely sunny day after many cloudy days! And that meant of course laundry … and window cleaning. Before I hanged the laundry outside, I had a quilt tour in our garden …
This quilt top measures now about 50″ x 60″. I was thinking to add border but after measuring it, I’m not sure. Perhaps just a narrow border; for example 2.5″ like the small squares. I didn’t have time to look for fabric yet, but I have something in my mind. Any suggestions? And the binding?
About the name?! When I started to plan this quilt I had made some ‘disappearing granny’ blocks and I had those three birds. The bird on white is my first try for a bird with triangles and for the Mini quilt to travel with the travelling book. I started to think that this quilt could have things from grandmother’s garden. I had plans for many funny blocks but finally made only the flower pot and cat. I wanted to use those sweet flower charms. I had a chance to make few economy blocks with flower paths around them.
But about the name … I thought this could be ‘Grandma’s Garden’ but I’m not sure … could you find something else than grandma and garden? I would be happy if you could help with the name.
So now I have to think about the backing, wadding … and the border and binding … and how to quilt … it’s hanging on the railing of my sewing attic and I can see it also from downstairs. I love to have a glance at it between my works!
I shall link to my favourite parties! All the buttons are on my sidelist so you can visit them any time you like. There is great parties almost every day! So many blogs to visit and to find inspiration!
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