Friday, September 24, 2010

Frolic Top

I wanted to work on my Civil War Quilt yesterday, but I made myself work on the Imagine/Frolic quilt top.  I finished it, the top at least, now I need to cut and sew the backing.  I am going to add a strip of blocks down the back of the quilt, that will help it to be just a little wider for the quilting machine.  The top is just shy of 82 inches square, that makes it tricky to just sew two pieces salvage to salvage wide, I have some blocks from the layer cake leftover so I will sew them end to end and add them to the back.  The plan is to get the backing done this weekend so I can bring it to the quilter, I really don't want to "play" or "practice" on this one and the woman that has quilted several of my quilts is very reasonable.  My nephew and his wife are still planning on coming the second week of October so that gives me time to get the binding done before they arrive.  I finished it after 9pm last night and it's raining this morning so I only have this little shot of it folded on the ladder in my sewing room.......
I really like using this ladder to hang pieces that I have pressed and things that I am using for a specific quilt, glad the ladder was tall enough to get 2 from it :0)
Later I hope to work on this basket, I haven't done anything with the Civil War Quilt in several months and believe it or not tomorrow is the fourth Saturday, the next meeting.  I am not sure if I will attend since we have some "stuff" to get done??

I am looking forward to getting my hands on this fabric, but I do need to shift gears as the quilts I have been working on are not as difficult as this one.  I know that I won't be able to get three months caught up in one day, even if I quilted all day, there is a lot of cutting and piecing.  I think I'm ready and when I need a break I can work on something easy again!

I thought I would give you a sneak peak of what my livingroom ladder will look like when the other quilt is completely finished, it's also a great place to "store" it until I get the backing on and quilt it.   

The wall color is really green, an olivey green, hard to capture in the photo.  Well time to get moving for the morning.  TTFN.


  1. Congratulations on getting the Frolic top done! It looks great hanging on your ladder! And so does your other one in the living room! :0)

  2. Another great quilt top! You are really getting the work done this week. The Civil War quilt will come along quickly too. Love the ladder for hanging quilts.

  3. I thought the one on the living room ladder was my favorite but after seeing the frolic quilt I'm not sure. Both quilts look great.

  4. Hi Denise,
    How pretty.You do great work. Your living room is so pretty. Praying you have a wonderful week.


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