Tuesday, August 18, 2009

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I am spending the day finishing the quilting of my new Oranges, Lemons and Limes quilt.


Thankfully all is going to plan. Just one tip (and I am sure you are all aware of this obvious statement) - always be sure to cut the batting large enough to comfortably cover the quilt top.


This is an example of what not to do. The batting I used for this quilt was a leftover piece from a previous quilt and I really wanted to use it rather then cut into more of my larger pieces of batting. I knew it was always going to be a tight squeeze, however, this was ridiculously close, and caused much more stress than I was willing to endure.

I hope to show you some pictures of backing and binding soon.

36 comments:

  1. Love it and love the color combo. Everything look so perfect and pulled together.

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  2. i can already tell that i am loving this quilt. the colors are just so juicy!

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  3. I am loving your color combo!!

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  4. I love what you make and look forward each day to seeing what you're up to.

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  5. LOL I did the same thing with my batting on the last quilt I finished... I was panicking the entire way through but thankfully I squeaked past without too much trouble. Loving the colours on the quilt!!

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  6. I'm sorry you were stressed, but am happy to hear it did work out. Quilt & quilting look great.

    Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely be careful when I try to "force" a scrap piece of batting on a quilt.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  7. Looking wonderful.
    You stitch at lightening speed!!
    Andi :-)

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  8. it's gorgeous! seeing that close call knocked the wind out me, though. i've been there : )

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  9. Wow! That really is cutting it close -- glad it worked out well. The quilt is beautiful, and your piecing and quilting look so perfect! Great job!

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  10. That looks fantastic! You're so quick.

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  11. Good tip! Indeed, I learned just a few weeks ago to always cut the back large enough.

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  12. Those colors are so fun! That looks like a summer quilt for sure.

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  13. This citrus quilt is just beautiful! The quilting is perfect!

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  14. Beautiful colors - refreshing in the hot weather we have right now!

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  15. Now you do know what Deb would say!!

    The quilt is coming together beautifully! So sunny - it really makes me smile.

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  16. look at that beauty! so sorry you had to worry about the batting...i'm glad there was a HAPPY ending.

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  17. Love the colors and the quilting is wonderful!

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  19. Well, I'm sure in your experienced hands it'll all turn out right. One question: have you ever tried to piece together two bits of batting? I am doing a cot quilt at the moment and have two pieces that stitched together would be enough but I'm not sure if that will be noticeable through the quilt? Material Obsession book suggests to butt them up against one another and zig zag stitch together? Whaddaya reckon oh guru?!

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  20. ooooh so gorgeous, love the colours!

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  21. I love how it's always recommended that the back and batting are larger than the top, but we all try and be resourceful UNTIL the top that makes you realize why they say that!!! You made it. Kudos. Karma is with you. And it rocks!

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  22. Love love love! It looks edible and scrumptuous.

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  23. Oh Rita I really love that colour combo and your quilting is gorgeous, even with the stress that batting would have caused. That is one of my pet hates cause I cut it too fine a lot!!! Can't wait to see what binding you will choose. xo

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  24. Love the colours, so yummy and fresh looking..
    Glad you made it with the batting, always a bit of a problem that, but nice to see no wastage..lol

    I join my batting with light iron on interfacing, doesn't show and so much easier than zig zagging, no bulk at all..

    hugs
    Annette

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  25. Love the colours in this one...you really have made a simple pattern really sing in this one :o)

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  26. i see you're a fellow fan of the denyse schmidt fabrics - have you seen the new "Hope Valley" line that's coming out? just discovered it today and am loving it! already making plans for what i'll be making :)
    http://freespiritfabric.com/core-pages/gallery.php?gal_id=260

    Not being released til October, so will have to save my pennies in preparation!

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  27. Love your colors...and re: the batting....been there, done that. I found it way to stressful to do that again!

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  28. Yep, I've done that before too! So glad it's working out for you. Love the wonderful colors!

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  29. I came up short one time by about 1/2" but I was done and it was just a small through quilt so I said forget it, and left it.

    This quilt looks great. Love the colors.

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  30. Just found your blog through simply this and that. Oh, I love all your stuff. So glad I found you!!

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  31. I'm sorry you were stressed, but am happy to hear it did work out. Quilt & quilting look great.



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