Thursday, June 14, 2007

Finally Finished!

Well, they're done! Here are some pictures of the finished Toile quilt and the stained glass wall hanging quilt. I finished both yesterday. I need to add a rod pocket to the back of the stained glass so I can hang it behind our bed.I had a request about the Toile quilt. Here's how it was done: All together there are five rows of four blocks. Each block is the same width but each row is one inch longer than the last. You will need four blocks that measure 6 1/2x 9 1/2 inches, four of 7 1/2x9 1/2 inches, four of 8 1/2x9 1/2 inches, four of 9 1/2x9 1/2 inches, four of 10 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. The white is unbleached muslin (so it isn't really white). The strips between the blues should be cut 2 1/2 inches wide and the strips for the border were cut 3 1/2 inches wide. The pattern for this quilt can be found in the book Quick Quilts to Make in a Weekend. In the book the pattern tells you how to make the quilt using only four differing blue fabrics (they used batik which I like a lot better). If you make it the way the pattern tells it is a bit easier because it can be strip cut and pieced. Because I was using scraps and more than four fabrics I had to do it a bit differently. The book is really great and it is the first book I bought when I was learning how to quilt. I use their technique for binding my quilt but I don't cut my binding the same way. Sorry this isn't the best explanation. Let me know if you want more info. I find the public library has some really excellent quilting books.

Now I must go back to making bags. I had someone from etsy ask me to make her two special order bags. She wants some fabric from Burkholder's. I'm going to get that lug nut wrench before I go!

4 comments:

amy said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Matilda said...

What is the finished size of the Toile quilt? Do you plan on adding it to your Etsy store?

I have never made a quilt but I have been so inspired lately. Might have to try some small ones first!

Xia said...

Wow Beth, these turned out wonderfully. I really like the stained glass one! Stephanie

Cici said...

i know you said you weren't a big fan of toile - but that quilt is gorgeous!

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