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Saturday, June 4, 2011

The top is done!

Hooray, hooray, I just put the last borders on my quilt top from Judy Laquidara's workshop in Indy last year. This was the first thing I made for me from Lois' stash and I was in love with the blocks as soon as I made them. This quilt is not difficult in piecing, but the construction tested all my skills, including the addition of 9 borders, one of which was pieced. I ran out of fabric at border number 4 and the project was stalled...but my mom found the fabric in Paducah this year. I came perilously close to running out of the green for the last border and had to piece it like crazy to make it work. Judy made her quilt rectangular, but I decided to make mine square because way back when I thought it would make a good fall table topper. Once I started on it, I knew I never wanted to risk food being on top of it and I totally underestimated the size it would be with all the borders. The finished size is about 86" square, so it is big!

Here's a picture of it laid across our king sized bed.






And here is a closeup of one corner so you can see all the borders.






Next up is quilting the top that is on my frame and get a back made for this so that I can load it and quilt it next. It is my UFO for this quarter, so it needs to be done by the end of the month.


10 comments:

Regina said...

WOW!!! It looks great! Can't wait to see it all quilted!

Ruthie said...

It's beautiful!

Marti said...

wonderful !!

rubyslipperz said...

I probably wouldn't have thought to put these colors together. But, that just shows you...WADDA I KNOW? (nada)...because I think the quilt is REALLY fun...really interesting with this color combination...

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

Colleen said...

Looks FANTASTIC! And NINE borders = insane. Kudos to you

loralei said...

Jen, that quilt is amazing! The colors, the design, the amazing nine borders - beautiful
loralei

Reenie said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!!

Barb in Mi said...

Wow, this quilt is stunning! Congrats on your beautiful finish!

Gari said...

What a bright and beautiful top. But, boy, Judy is tough with all those borders.

jillquilts said...

It looks awesome! I'm glad that you were able to put on all of the borders. It looks fantastic!