Tuesday, December 31, 2013
It has been a long time coming, but I have finally finished Joseph's Coat quilt top!
I began this quilt during an online quilt-along with Kellie Wulfsohn of Don't Look Now blog. I was lucky enough to take some classes with Kellie when I first started the quilt. After making lots of the circles the quilt was put on the back burner while I made (started!!!) a few more quilts.
When I finally got the circles back out again I had to figure out how to put them all together! I decided to applique them to a background. Luckily I still had plenty of the background fabric.
The quilt is all hand appliqued. Each melon was prepared using a wash away backing, cut in the melon shape, which was ironed onto the fabric. I then used a glue stick to glue the edges of the fabric around the melon.The melons where then hand appliqued down with matching thread onto a background square to form the circle shape. A photo of a single circle can be found at the top of this post. I cut away the excess fabric before appliqueing each circle down. Half circles where made to fill the gaps. There was lots of preparation time before I put the top together!
All the fabrics in this quilt are designed by either Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably or Philip Jacobs.
This quilt will be for my DD and her DH.
I will back it with one of the more blue fabrics.
While trying to decide how to finish the quilt, we did think about making a scalloped edge following the shape of the blocks, but decided to keep the quilt a rectangle and maintain a border of white around the blocks.
I did also consider hand quilting it, but I want to finish it before the decade ends (Lol!!!), so I willl be machine quilting it!
Just a sneak peek of my other finish. I will have lots more photos after I given the quilt to its recipient.
Swooning Southern Belles quilt is finished!
Happy New Year to everyone!!
A big thank you to everyone who visits my blog, reads any of my posts or leaves a comment!!
May 2014 bring you all that you wish for.
Edited to add.... Katrina, who quilted my Sarah Morrell quilt, has just posted about how she quilted my quilt, see here.
To see more photos on my blog of my finished Sarah Morrell go here.
Lots of progress photos in several posts here.