Friday, July 21, 2006

Almost done ...for...

Yesterday I decided to get Papa's quilt done so that I could mail it to him along with mom's quilt of valor. (Plus his b-day was this week and I didn't even get a card mailed!) So I pieced the backing, pinned the top and backing onto the machine, and went in search of some batting. I had two good sized pieces leftover from the yellow and white baby quilt. Got out the iron-on interfacing and fused the pieces together. I made sure the piece ended up being wide enough but didn't actually measure the length. Surely it was long enough because it was longer than it was wider by a good amount.


I am quilting along, getting close to the bottom. Two more passes and I will be done. Then I look down.

Oops! It is going to be close!

After I was done quilting and unpinned the top from the roller, this is what I was left with. In certain places, the top comes exactly to the edge of the batting! Very close call!


Several of the fabrics had leaves on them - so I did a loopy-loops with leaves scattered throughout. I think the quilting definitely helped this quilt! Now to find some dark green fabric to make the binding out of. All of the pictures should be clickable.


7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

If you want to send me the binding, I'll be glad to put it on for you...

quiltpixie said...

couldn't have planned that one better !! :-)

Shelina said...

Great planning on the quilt! I'm glad you had enough batting. Your quilting looks good too.

one tired mama said...

I hate it when I run so close on my batting . . . oh, wait a minute, I don't quilt. What I meant to say was, I just add a little flour to mine! Yeah, that's it. Joey is throwing up this morning. First time for real vomiting. I better go get his sheets out of the dryer before he's ready to be back in his bed. I like dad's quilt.

Love, Naomi

dot said...

The batting angels were on your side today. I would not have had that luck.

Nines said...

Quilting looks really pretty, Sarah. I've had a few close calls like that one, too. Have even shoved in an inch of batting once or twice.

ForestJane said...

Your quilting looks really great. I'm glad you didn't end up short on the batting!