A Completed Quilt Top

20 07 2012

I’ve been sewing like a woman possessed.

I make no apologies, except to my lower back.

Regardless, I persevered and thirteen days after first posting about my free-piecing efforts, I have a completed quilt top.

I think I might have broken land speed records. I’m pretty sure Bessie is smoking. Poor machine needs a good cleaning after this.

Fun with Free Piecing Top Completed

The quilt top measures 72″ x 72″. There are eighy-one 8″ square blocks. I burned through twenty-four loaded bobbins. There are about 4.25 yards of Kona Coal there, along with an indeterminate yardage of various scraps. This is definitely not a scrap buster by any means, however. I estimate that that there’s less than a yard of prints in this top.

Now I just need to figure out the backing. I wonder what I have a lot of that I don’t particularly care to cut up into smaller bits… Oooo… I bought some solid yardages for an Asian-inspired project that’s just never going to happen. Perfect!

I could be quilting this beast this weekend! I think I might even have the perfect fabric for binding this.




7 responses

20 07 2012
Rosa, Copenhagen

A smoking hot machine is the best machine;-)

21 07 2012
Grey Cat Quilts

This is true! I owe Bessie a cleaning now, though.

21 07 2012
Grey Cat Quilts

This is true! I owe Bessie a cleaning now, though.

20 07 2012

It looks fantastic! It’s translated so well from design to finished product.

21 07 2012
Grey Cat Quilts

I’m really pleased with how it turned out to be so close to what I saw in my head. I can’t wait to quilt this!

21 07 2012

Lol! Great blog entry and a fun looking quilt.

21 07 2012
Grey Cat Quilts

Thank you! This was a fun one to put together, and very gratifying!

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