Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tumblers continued....

I don't have enough free wall space to have a design wall, so I often hang my pieced quilt tops and bottoms on my curtains in my sewing room.  My curtains are a think white linen that let in a lot of light (it also helps that those windows face south).  I love how the quilt tops look with the light shining through.  They remind me of stain glass windows and brighten my sewing room.






I need to get one of these handy tools called a Kwik Klip.  It makes it easy to close the safety pins when basting your quilt and saves you all the heartache of being stuck.  I always say I am going to be more careful the next time I pin a quilt and it never fails, I end up sticking myself more than once and scratching my nails.

I heavily pinned the quilt sandwich, but I made sure to pin where I wasn't planning on stitching.  That way I didn't have to worry about removing pins while I stitched.  I had my hubby help me remove pins and refasten them after all the stitching was complete.


On a side note, I would like to mention that I had originally planned to have Rain Drops Navy - Catch of the Day by Hoodie in the mix.  After looking at all the pieces set out, I realized that the navy was just too dark for this quilt and really took away from the aqua and teals.

I chose Little Apples - Lollipop and White Linen Sweater Check by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics for the backing.  I think it is perfect for this quilt.

Stitching is all finished and now off to work on the binding.  Stay tuned for the finished quilt.


Thanks for stopping by!
Candace

6 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous. I love the last photo with the quilt on your machine and the backing peeking out from the roll. You're right. It is completely perfect for this quilt!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback! I am glad you like it. I should have the final picture up in a day or two as long as the weather cooperates!

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  2. Love the colors. Wish you were close. I have one of those tools I tried to use once and hated. It was one of those things I thought I had to have. Now I have an HQ16 and don't baste quilts anymore.

    Nice blog!

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  3. Nice quilt, also it doesn't look like your using the curved safety pins, they make a big difference in pinning a quilt.

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  4. Found you through Sew Many Way Linky Party. I'm in love with this quilt. It is stunning!!! So glad I found your beautiful blog.

    Karen @ Dixieland Crafts

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