Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's a Top

Well after another marathon sewing day yesterday, I still did not complete the top! Close but no cigars!  That is alright sometimes you just have to listen to your body saying "I'm tired!"

I decided the best way to assemble this quilt was to make two sections 4 blocks by 4 blocks and two sections four blocks by five blocks.  I am thankful for blogland. I have learned so much and get great ideas from fellow quilters.  Yesterday morning I saw Kathy of Kathy's Quilts using her binding clips to hold her fabric together as she used her treadle machine to stitch them together.  I had used mine to hold hexagons together when I hand stitched them together but it never dawned on me to use them at the sewing machine.  I always seem to get poked by pins when sewing together a top, so why not try using the clips. Thanks Kathy, this worked well!

So I sewed and sewed and got all the rows of blocks made and even got the bottom half sewn together, but I was just too tired to keep going and my stitching would reflect that. So this morning I got up and headed to the sewing room.  I really enjoy stitching early in the morning when I am rested.  It wasn't long and Ta-Da we have a top!



  1. I hadn't thought to use clips like that for holding them together

  2. I hadn't thought of using clips like that either ... what a fabulous idea! Even after quilting for 30 years, I'm learning that I still have a lot to learn! ;-)

    And what a fabulous top!!! Gorgeous!

  3. Oh, that last photo makes the chevrons look 3D. Like I said last time...very striking!

  4. Looks fantastic! Glad the clips worked for you!