So, I have finally finished my quilt top for my “four seasons in one day”. This is my first quilt top ever – it fits a twin. I was by myself the day I finished and had about 30 minutes of light left….so these are the best photos I have for now – I used my son’s playground as my photo assistant 🙂
The tree design is my own.
All buttons and sequins are hand sewn on.
Joel Dewberry Notting Hill Jelly roll was used for the 1/2 Chevron border and the center borders. (thanks to all those who provided the encouragement to finish the Chevron border – it turned out great).
The corners of the border is just Kona Cotton yellow and red (the corners are not perfect but I still love how it turned out).
I decided that I need a craft storage board for my cottons, ribbons and scissors to get them off my sewing table.
Deciding that I can make it myself, I went off to Lowes Hardware and bought a pre-cut board. I really wanted a green chevron pattern for the base.
I painted the board with a premium white primer (3 coats) and once dried I went about laying the blue painters tape on the board to mark out my pattern. I used my 5 1/2 on square to get the perfect 2 inch alternating stripes. Below is board with all stripes laid down and the first coat of green wall paint.
After 4 coats of green paint (making sure it was dry before each application) the green was done. Leaving it to become touch dry, I then removed the painters tape – this is how it turned out. I was very pleased.
Next steps, I need to add:
hooks on the bottom for scissors
dowel bits at an angle (2-3 rows) so I can put cotton
1 row of dowel with two end pieces that will hold my ribbon