Wednesday, May 20, 2020

HOQH Top Complete :-)

When I finally got organised to stitch the border to my quilt top in place, it didn't take very long at all, and I have to confess, I'm super happy with how it turned out:

It's a really grey day here, so the picture doesn't do the colours in the quilt justice - also I'm not a great photographer (but don't tell anyone haha). But so you can see it better, here's a little close up of the border print:

Now that it's all done, I've delivered it to Lizzy ready for her master long-arm skills, so it won't be long before this is a top-no-more. The backing is a pretty toile fabric, and in my haste I didn't take a picture to share, but I'll do that when it comes back to me.

A few lovely readers asked what the border print is, so I snapped a piece of the selvedge before I tossed it away:

This is not a new fabric - I think I bought it when I was in the USA last time, which was 2015 - but you may still be able to find it if you're a fabric sleuth. There were five border strips across the width of the fabric, so I still have one left to make a nice table runner or some such pretty thing.

While I'm still hand quilting away on the Phebe quilt, I'll pick up the next machine project too - I've decided that I'll finish up my Rajah-ish quilt top before I start anything new. I'm so close to finished on that one also, so it will be fun to see another finished top in the not too distant future.

It has been so lovely reading all the comments you're leaving. I do try and answer personally whenever I can, but sometime email addresses don't come to me. To that end, I'd like to say a big hello to Evie, Linda, Lisa, Monique D, Quilt Granma, Pam M, Terry and Sjoukje. Thank you for your comments!

Well, that's it from me for now ... I'll check back in really soon :-)


Gretchen Weaver said...

This is so beautiful! I can't wait to see what the longarm quilter does with the quilting. Happy stitching!

Carol in Texas said...

Ah, Tazzie! It is beautiful! Those blue triangles really set off the blocks. The border fabric is perfect! I know you are delighted with the finished top. Good job! Carol in Texas

JustGail said...

Your HOQH quilt is Gorgeous!

Kyle said...

That's a fabulous border print. Glad you picked it up when you did. Can't wait to see the quilting!

Janet said...

Another heirloom. Can't wait to see it quilted. Waiting on the edge of my seat to see Phebe. Thank you for sharing the selvage. Look forward to seeing Rajah-ish.

Supergoof said...

I *L*O*V*E* it!

Pam said...

Really stunning . Pam M

QuiltGranma said...

You're the tops, you're the speedy one! You're the tops, you finish a gorgeous one!


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