WIP Wednesday: Top, done!

I am SO excited.

On Sunday, while everyone else in Denver was watching some football game, I was sewing.

Thanks to the Vintage Quilt Revival blog tour, I was finally inspired to create a setting for my 2013 Sugar Block Club blocks… (and I bought a copy of the book, too…)

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I bordered each block in a solid. This had two benefits- first, 3 of my paper pieced blocks came in 1/2 an inch too small, so I used the borders to plump them up to size. Second, I really feel like the borders allowed the individual blocks to shine. I wish I had had a bit more of the green and brown solids left, as I would have been very happy to have a bit less orange and a bit more green, but overall, I’m happy. The solids were all FQs, and there is very very little left.

Then, I used the prints as the setting squares. I really love how this helped me balance out the colors and prints in the individual blocks.

And I bought the most wonderful backing fabric, on clearance for $6.84 a yard, no less, from Fabric.com.
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It’s a spring 2013 Kaffe, and it has all the colors of the front in it. UPS is supposed to bring it today, so maybe I can baste over the weekend and finish it up while I am still motivated. I was thinking a row of flying geese from the leftover front fabric, backed in the white, would be a nice addition to the back.

Maybe my mom will actually get her Xmas gift in time for Valentine’s Day.

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23 responses to “WIP Wednesday: Top, done!

  1. Debi

    Wow, this is fabulous. You, in turn, have inspired me!

  2. So beatiful! Amazing! Congratulations

  3. I think it looks fantastic!

  4. Very nice. And so close to the finish. Valentine’s is a good deadline.

  5. Your sugar blocks are gorgeous.

    • Thank you! this top is for my mom- not colors I generally use. I made another full set of sugar blocks in my own colors (purples, blues etc) and can’t wait to finish those as well…

      Thanks for coming by!

      -Samantha

  6. I love` it with the borders and white–it does really show off the blocks. I used 4 different borders around my squares and i’m hand quilting each block separately–7 down, 5 to go. Just love how different and beautiful everyone has interpreted the same patterns.

  7. Lauren aka Giddy99

    It’s lovely! Well done!

  8. stunning sampler quilt! i really like the solid block borders as well. I will have to give it a try on one of my quilts one of these days.

  9. Your top is lovely! I like how you bordered and sashed the blocks. I’ve found Vintage Quilt Revival to be very inspiring as well – I am planning to finish my Sugar Block top with the Sampler on Point layout.

  10. I love your sampler so very pretty! I too found my setting in that book as well!

  11. Cher

    good for you! I do love the backing fabric and flying geese too! your mom will swoon over this gift…well done!

  12. Cher

    late to comment on a fabulous finish Sam! Your mom will be thrilled and good for you to embrace a few goals for 2015. don’t take too long to put your own sugar blocks together for yourself either.

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