Sunday, December 13, 2015

A Scrappy Garden

Well, I hung in there and sewed that last row together and then tackled the borders.

A Scrappy Garden is finally a top!!!  Since the centre is SO busy, the borders had to be plain to give the eye a place to rest.  Yes, this works very well.  This is another big top.  The height is 94-1/2" and the width is 102".  After it is quilted, an overall loss of 4" will occur and then this will be the perfect size for my bed.
A close-up of the border.  That multi coloured stripe tied in all the colours.
In case any of you are counting, this is top #26 waiting to be quilted.  OMG!  Can you guess what my goal is for next year?

In case any of you were wondering what else that triangle can be used for, here are a few more ideas:

Rows of these pieces sewn together.  Just trim the sides and what an effect that would be.
My Aussie friend, Jennifer, brought this pattern for me using that same template.
Normally, after doing a big hand piecing project, I'm more than ready to toss those paper pieces into the recycle bin or give them away to another person who wants to attempt this pattern.  This time, I think I will hang onto my drawer of these templates and let a few ideas stew for a while.  :o)
Have a great day!


Jennifer said...

The stripe is an excellent choice, it certainly picks up all those pretty colours! Glad you reminded me, I've been meaning to drag out that magazine and measure the template pattern.

Frog Quilter said...

Love, love, love the stripe. The whole top is beautiful.

Mary said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful. What a lovely way to use up more scraps. Great job.

JoEllen said...

I've been tracking your progress of this quilt-and admiring it! It turned out beautiful!

eloidastitches said...

This quilt top is lovely!! So pretty. Thanks so much for sharing how to draft the units as well. I gave it a try just for the fun of it, and it worked beautifully.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Wow--it's fabulous and the stripe is perfect! I would hang onto those papers too --looks like there are lots more opportunities to use them!