Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Teacher Quilt No. 2 Done

Well the top is done at least. I handed it off my my long arm quilter this afternoon for her to work her magic. Sorry for the inside photo. It has been raining buckets here for the past 2 days.

At the end of the day, I can say that I am happy with how it turned out. This isn't the original layout I sketched, or even the 2nd or 3rd version...none of those worked in reality....but this one is ok. Everything else I tried just looked so wrong.

The border and the backing are pieced with the leftovers from the blocks. And I know you are going to say it....I should have mitered the corners of the borders. Yup. I totally agree. It never occurred to me until I clipped the last thread and layed it out on the floor to view. Oh well, I wasn't about to change it. The last one has to get done PDQ and to my long arm person as she is heading to Ireland for a quilters excursion on June 3rd.

I think I have a plan for the 3rd and final teacher quilt layout. The individual blocks just need to get made. I'll be working like a mad woman to do just that.

6 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. The borders look fine, I'm sure the teacher wouldn't know the difference. Blue and yellow always look so nice together.

  2. Wow! Outstanding! You're a whiz at this. Those teachers should be so pleased with these lovely quilts.

  3. Fantastic quilt! Love the blues and yellows and love how creative you were with the borders! No mitering needed there....it is wonderful! That teacher will be overwhelmed!

  4. This looks wonderful! I am willing to bet the teacher will be totally awed and won't notice that the corners aren't mitred or think that you should have done the layout differently. :) I am making a mini blue and white sampler quilt and I like what you've done more than my own.

  5. I can see the benefits of both mitered and blocked borders. Your choice looks perfect for this quilt. The cornflower blue and mellow yellow hues give off soothing, peaceful vibes. Perfect for a tired teacher at the end of a day. Well done!


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