Friday, September 5, 2014
2014 RSC September, Orange, Week 1, Wishes Sew Along Progress, Barn Quilt Top
Angela choose orange for September's Rainbow Scrap Challenge color. I love orange and will add the four 8.5" blocks in the picture to my collection. To see what other made with orange this week, go here Saturday morning.
Kimberly at the Fat Quarter Shop Blog has posted instructions for 9 of the 12 blocks in the Wishes Sew Along. Pictured are my 9 blocks sashed. Time flies.
This is my second go at this quilt top of barn blocks made with Lori Holt's blog barn pattern during her barn along. Earlier this year I sewed my blocks together into a quilt top pictured in this post. The top was pretty, but didn't have enough color for me. So this week I cut the quilt apart and had another go at it, this time adding strips of colorful fabric sashing as Lori suggested in her Quilty Barn Quilt top block assembly instructions. I opted to add a yellow border. It's a happy looking quilt now. In this picture I had just sandwiched my reworked quilt top with a backing and White and Natural cotton batting. It's basted with safety pins. I've started quilting it with a loose free motion meander. Maybe I'll have this generous twin sized quilt finished by next weekend.
It's been a busy week getting ready for my quilt guild's annual quilt show this weekend. I entered two quilts and a wall hanging. Hanging Sleeves and labels had to be sewed on by hand, a slow process for me. I'll post quilt show pictures next week.