3xS Top Completed

7 12 2014

Once again, I sewed until late on Friday night, hoping to finish a top in time to take advantage of the early morning light. Unfortunately, I didn’t quite meet my goal, but I did get up early yesterday to finish the top, called 3xS (Scraps, Stars and Squares).

3xS (Scraps, Stars & Squares) Full Top

I don’t think the picture does the quilt top justice. I took the photo in the middle of the day, and though the winter light seemed weak, it was enough to bleach out some of the colors.

Since I have so many scraps precut now, I’ve already designed another top to take use up some of the scraps and some of the solids that I have sitting around:

Scrappy Project II

Getting to the starching, ironing and cutting of the fabrics is going to be a bit longer, though I still predict that I’ll have this top done by the end of the year. Another, more urgent project is taking priority…

I’m rearranging my sewing space once more. We’re still trapped in our two bedroom apartment, and will be for another year while I recover our savings and get us to where we want to be – having another adult in the house over the summer hit us more than I like financially.

Due to being here longer than I planned, I’ve determined to set my quilting frame back up. It’s a Little Gracie II, and will handle up to a queen sized top. Not as big as my largest projects, but enough to allow me to finish at least half of the tops that I have sitting.

If I plan well, I might even be able to do king-sized projects. I just need to do them in segments, and then join the segments. I’ll figure that out later, after I’ve had a chance to play with the setup, and get my confidence up. I’d try to master FMQ on my domestic machine, but the Brother PC210 just doesn’t handle FMQ well and I spent the money on the frame and the Janome that came with it. I ought to be getting my money’s worth out of them.

So, starting yesterday, I began moving my stuff from the former dining room, and into the living room. Most everything is moved, I just need to figure out a bit of storage space. Right now I’m using an all metal filing cabinet for my fabric. The fabric might have to move back to a bookshelf. Not a big deal, except for figuring out how the hell I’m getting the cabinet OUT of the apartment.

Anyway, back to the trenches! This project isn’t getting done while I’m blogging!

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10 responses

7 12 2014
Carla

Very nice! There is so much one can do with scraps ; )

9 12 2014
Grey Cat Quilts

There really is! And I feel so much better knowing that I’m letting the absolute minimum (for me) go to waste.

9 12 2014
Nicky

I like your top but I may actually prefer the next one you are planning – love the grey! Thanks for linking up your #scraptastictuesday project Jeanne

9 12 2014
Grey Cat Quilts

I actually really like the grey myself. I’m looking forward to getting started on this one.

9 12 2014
Alycia Quiltygirl

That looks like a very fun top!

10 12 2014
Lynne

Wow! What a fabulous quilt!

10 12 2014
thelittlestthistle

Lovely use of scraps

10 12 2014
audrey

Love it! The scrappiness is perfect for the pattern.:)

12 12 2014
Linda Dutch

I love your quilt, very effective combination of scraps, and stars, and squares! … and the plan for a 2nd one is looking good too! Linda

15 12 2014
Emily T

Your scraps are beautiful, put to good use 🙂

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