Wednesday, November 2, 2011

My ‘Tis the Season’ top is together!

I’d hoped/planned to be all finished by the end of October, but I didn’t take into account it was Mum’s birthday on the 27th. This year I set myself a challenge to make everyone’s birthday gifts, so that was my priority.

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I did get my top finished & I will be layering it today, unless I decide to change a little stitching.  Using different colours has been tricky, as some don’t show up very well. So I’ll be taking a long, hard look, to see if I should use stronger colours on a few things.

I haven’t decided yet how I will be quilting it. It will most likely be a combination of hand & machine quilting. I can’t sit for long at the machine, so I might just machine quilt the edge of the white stitchery squares & then do some big stitch quilting on the borders.

I will be binding it with a red print & I’ll make the binding wider than usual so it becomes a thicker ‘frame.’

3 comments:

Polly Dolly said...

That is so pretty Jan xx

Chookyblue...... said...

go for it Jan...........looking great..........the red print bind will be great.....go go go............

Jan Quigley said...

Thanks Clare. I'll get there Chooky. :-)