Saturday, January 3, 2009

Asian Strip Gift Quilt Top Done!

Despite my injured hand, I was able to get the borders on Tammy's Asian Strip Gift Quilt and it turned out very well. It's hard to photo because it is so big (82.5 inches by 97 inches) and I am reduced to taking pictures in the backyard grass, but here are a few:



I can't wait to see what it will look like after it is quilted. I am thinking gold thread for the quilting, so of course I need to find the perfect backing fabric. Which I don't have. Another excuse to look at, and shop for, fabric. Good thing my New Year's goals don't include reducing fabric purchases.

But the borders were the only things I managed sewing-wise. My hand absolutely would not allow any cutting out; I can't put any pressure on it, so I satisfied myself with getting this quilt top done and not pressing my luck.

To further my goal of making a double wedding ring quilt and to occupy myself, I ordered an instruction book and a template from John Flynn's website today. I'll take a look at it and see what I am in for when it arrives. Apparently, he has a strip piecing method for the rings. If you have any experience with this method (or any other advice for a double wedding ring quilt!), please let me know.

Also, inspired by Judy over at Patchwork Times, I asked Santa to bring me this book "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" so I could learn how to make bread. I made my first bread dough, ever, tonight, and it is the refrigerator waiting to be baked tomorrow. I'll let you know how my first bread baking experience unfolds!

Parting Shot: My Christmas gift from VickiW! I love it, and it is hanging in my sewing room/former dining room where all the magic happens. She saw it on Etsy and thought it was "me". She was so right:

4 comments:

Summerset said...

Nice quilt top! Now rest that hand so that you can sew more soon. Excellent gift, too, BTW.

Vicki W said...

Wow, the quilt looks great!

Claire S. said...

That's a beautiful quilt !

kimquiltz said...

Gorgeous! I love Asian fabrics.