Monday, January 13, 2014

Design Wall Monday--January 13, 2014

On--or technically off--my design surface today is a finished quilt top.  This is a baby quilt for my grandson due next month. 





I completed all the rows this afternoon and followed through with cutting and attaching the narrow borders (cut at 2"). I had set aside a length-of-fabric section of background fabric for this purpose before cutting all the squares for the geese.

As mentioned in my previous post, to keep the geese nice and flat, I clipped on either side of the triangle points when joining the geese and pressed in opposite directions so that the seams would nest easily when the vertical rows were sewn together.  This method worked well!  I then pressed the vertical seams open.  The backing fabric got ironed and I'm ready to move on to basting and then quilting.   Feeling great that these were mostly just a pile of geese on Friday :)

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13 comments:

loulee said...

Looks great. Shame no one will see how tidy the back is once it's complete. LOL

carol fun said...

Very handsome quilt for a very special little guy...congratulations all around.

julieQ said...

Wow, you really made tracks on this quilt...your grandson is a lucky baby!!

Cherie in St Louis said...

I was waiting to see what you were talking about :) Clipping those seems really does make it look great on the front. I'll bet you can't wait for your grandson to arrive.

Janet O. said...

Nice job--and thanks for the view of the back. Makes sense now. : )
Lucky little grandbaby who will cuddle in this quilt!

Denise :) said...

Wow -- this looks fabulous!! What a sweet little quilt for a lucky little babe!! :)

Patrica said...

Those geese look wonderful and your clip idea was just the ticket. This is a great idea for a baby quilt, you're giving me ideas of my own. Thanks for the inspiration and have a great week Annie.

Shay said...

Oh my goodness Annie - I did a double take when I realised that was the back of the quilt - it looks darn near as perfect as the front.

Gorgeous- just simply breathtaking.

Ramona said...

Clipping the geese seams like that is a great idea! Thank you for sharing. The quilt is lovely. Great baby quilt.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful geese in the California sunshine. The geese in Ohio are very messy and big -- I'm talkin' Canada Geese!

Marg said...

It looks fabulous. I must try your tip of clipping the seams to press, that's a great idea.

Kate said...

Such a fun quilt! Congrats on getting it to the finished flimsy stage so quickly.

Michele said...

A flying geese quilt is on my to do list. I love yours!