Wednesday, June 15, 2016

It's a top

Since I will be out-of-town for day guild meeting next week, I will show my Pizza Box challenge top.

Here is a before photo of when I was working on the blocks.  Three more blocks were made to bring the total to 12 blocks and then the appliqued leaves came out to play.  Gosh, when I look at this photo, it sure is fuzzy.  I took it with my ipad and I'm not sure about the quality.  
Ah, this photo is so much better!  Well, here it is .... this autumn top is done!  The quilting design has already been figured out and it will get quilted and ready for showing at the next day guild meeting in September.  I'm very happy with my blocks that were made by others.  When I asked that they use autumn colours, this is what I had in mind for the final look.  The leaves brought everything together. Yep, very happy indeed!
This is the fabric that I provided and was to be used in each block.  This fabric has been in my stash for years and was the inspiration for the layout of the blocks and the applique.  Perfect, I would say!  :o)
What else have I been up to?  A call from the LAer had me rushing over to pick up this quilt that she just completed.  Problem though ... I threw out my back and will have to wait a while before I can struggle with this quilt and the binding on my sewing machine.  It is a huge quilt (100" square) and the weight right now will be just too much to handle.
After picking up this quilt, DH and I stopped in to visit my brother and SIL.  We met their Aussie visitors that stayed with them for a week.  They are from Newcastle and  Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia.  What a pleasure it was to meet them and have a wee chat.

I will again be linking up with http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.ca/  and join in with other Canadian quilters to show we have done this week.

Have a great day!

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love your Pizza Box challenge top.......it really says autumn in Ontario, doesn't it! And the backing fabric suits so well too. Wow, 100 inches square is a large quilt - I don't blame you for waiting until your back is right before binding it.

Laurel's Stitches said...

I agree with Jennifer, your pizza box artists produced some gorgeous blocks... and you put the quilt top together so nicely. Beautiful!

Thank you for posting to TN&TN's WIP Wednesday!

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

Fabulous quilt top. The autumn colours are perfect. And I love the variety of blocks.

Debra Anger said...

Love your design for your sampler blocks great idea and it is excellent to be able to get the idea from your fabrics!!
I am so sorry about your back I hope it clears up soon I will have some binding for you when you come..LOL (hopefully I will have them all done by then)

Are you going to bring a quilt to put in the Quilts by the Creek show?