Quilting is my typical focus, but one never knows what you might find here.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
This clothesline quilt is taking a fair amount of time. It isn't hard to do, but it does require me to be pretty precise with stitching. and cutting if I want everything to go together nicely.
This is the first row of the three needed to complete the piecing. Once the other two rows are done, adding the sashing and the outside borders will be a piece of cake. The backing and binding have already been cut from the original nine 3/4 yard cuts, so no decision will have to be made regarding what to use for the backing. The binding is pieced from the 9 fabrics also.
This quilt has an unknown origination. At our church quilt group we have lots of people that bring in a box to donate to our stash, and in these boxes there are remnants from a mother's or grandmother's sewing room. In the boxes we sometimes find pieces of fabric, thread, notions, patterns, blocks and partially pieced blocks, or as in this case... a quilt top that was partially put together. This quilt top had all the pieces, I just had to make some adjustments and finish the top. The fabric I brought home to use for the backing wasn't enough, so I pieced the backing and I really like how it turned out. I quite often intentionally piece the backing because I think it gives the quilt a little more character. This quilt will be a gift to a new baby at our church from the quilting ladies.