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).
My goal for February is to finish the top and bottom of the quilt and be in the process of quilting it. I linked up with A lovely year of finishes to give me the incentive I need.
So currently, my first quilt is still a UnFinished Object. I am posting today as I would like some feedback on the border by the greater quilting community (linking up with Amanda @ CrazyMomQuilts).
I have finished 1/2 of the top of my 4 seasons quilt. I am really liking the choice of the Notting Hill, Joel Dewberry fabric choice for the borders. Below, are the pictures of the season panels of the quilt, that will help explain my options.
I have two options for the main outer border, and would like feedback to help me make a decision, as I am not sure which way to go.
Option 1: I was thinking of putting a parallelogram (1/2 chevron) pattern on the edge for the main border, which is shown currently below.
Option 2: The inside borders are just a simple straight line border using scraps of varying sizes – should I use this design also for the outer border?
This weekend was very productive. I was able to make some progress on my must finish projects and finish off another pot holder (which I must so turned out well).
I started the framing of my four seasons quilt – I am going with low-tone yellows, creams and beige. I have now decided to use the jelly roll of Notting Hill design by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit.
I tried out the “quilt-as-you-go method” described in this tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman on Oh, Fransson blog site by making this pot holder.I loved this method.Materials
I love the teapot fabric (“Tea Delights in Jam from Splendor 1920 by Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics”) and the natural look with natural Osnaburg fabric. I bought it in blue and the yellow mustard (“Tea Delights in Honey”). The dandelion fabric is from Spoonflower, and the rest of the fabrics used in the pot holder are from Joann’s.
Ultimately, I want to make a Amy Butler’s weekender bag like in Elizabeth Hartman’s Blog, as one of my new projects on my 2013 goals. My pattern arrived last week, so these pot holders are allowing me to test out the quilt-as-you-go method.
2013 Goals – Progress report
Blog a minimum of 3 times a week (Doing well for January)
Finish my four seasons quilt (In progress)
Try 12 new sewing/quilt or patchwork projects (1 down – Pot holders using quilt-as-you-go-method)