Saturday, December 29, 2018

A Finished Quilt Top

The results of sewing all day long...a finished quilt top.  This is my version of the Freefall Spring QAL hosted by Sandra @ Musings of a Menopausal Melon.

I pieced six blocks with the light background.  I pieced the eight blocks on green background back in April 2017.

And then I made six blocks with mixed backgrounds.

I realized that I didn't have enough paper piecing templates, but was too lazy to print more.  So I tried the technique of sewing along the folded line rather than through the paper.  Genius!!!  No paper to remove.  I will definitely try this again.

And I screwed up when I was making the template for the large point.  I was supposed to add seam allowance to the 7.5-inch block, but somehow, I only added a quarter inch, rather than a half inch.  I didn't realize my error until it was pieced.  I didn't want to waste any fabric, so I was creative in piecing the blocks together.

Ta da!  A finished quilt top, around 40 inches square.

I want to cross this off my WIP list, so I think this will get a simple all-over stipple, that I hope to get done over the next couple of days.  I haven't decided on thread colour yet.  I used the remaining batik fabric to make a pieced back, so no scraps to add to my pile.

✔ Day 29 of the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge.


  1. I've tried that method of not sewing through the paper! It works great for pieces that are big! Congrats on your finish and Happy New Year!

  2. This looks fabulous! Yay you for getting it finished.

  3. A very productive day of sewing! It looks great!

  4. Read this already on my phone, but I can't comment there; guess phones don't do popups! Glad you've switched to a popup so I can comment on my laptop, and this is BEAUTIFUL!!! So glad you tackled it and got it done; I just love it! Thanks for the shout-out in these posts too. :-)

  5. I just love this pattern of Sandra's. I'll probably need to make one someday. I think the colors you picked for this are perfect. Great finish!

  6. I don't use many batiks but I really love how this quilt turned out, the natural flow of the patterns in the fabric complements the piecing. Beautiful!

  7. Wonderful finish Anja. Can't wait to see the finish!

  8. Maybe I need to try that method for paper piecing. I can't get the sew through the paper part right :) The top looks great! I love it in those fun fall batiks. You will have it all quilted in no time.

  9. This is another great finish,Anya. Love your color choices!I will have to look into that paper piecing folding technique.


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