Monday, July 31, 2017

A Top Finish!

Several years ago Randy, Lori and I went to the Quilt Mart in Portland Oregon.  It was sooooo much fun!  The best part was the evening wear the vendors sell their Pre-cuts at special discounts.  It's called something like "Shopping Spree" or something like that.  I dropped a good bit of coin that night! LOL
Amongst my many purchases I bought a jelly roll and a fat quarter bundle of Amy Butler's (then) new line.  This is the second top that I've finished using those fabs.
The first one is one I finished in Sun River at Randy's retreat.
The genesis of these two projects was making a whole bunch of HSTs.  Pairing each print with white,  because I wanted to make the quilt shown below.  But of course I made way more than I needed and thus the center of the above quilt got started.  But then I was stuck; " how to frame it?"!

The problem with using collections is sometimes the prints and colors are so well coordinated with each other it's hard to find other things that go with them?!  I finally decided to take all the large scale prints cut them into big squares and sew them together to make the border.  I'm really happy with the result!
And I did not have to buy more fabric for the border like I did for this one!
Have a great week!
cheers, Claire W.


  1. Oh isn't it great when you can use up some favorite fabrics? :)))
    Your two projects came out beautifully! I love them both. I think you did a super job of finding fabrics that play well together--I do agree that it is hard to add in fabrics from another source..hugs, Julierose

  2. I LOVE the tops you made!!! And of course you win the ribbon for most work done during the week!

  3. I love the first quilt--brava!

  4. Both of these quilts turned out so pretty -- makes a person smile to look at those beautiful fabrics! You have used them perfectly!
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Finding a fabric that works with a whole line sounds like a puzzle, but I like both the border you added in the original quilt and the squares you used this time.