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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The top is finished

I've finished the top of the table scarf I've been working on. I really like how it looks. I'm pretty sure I need to go and buy some fabric for the back and possibly the binding. It is thinking time. And maybe shopping time.

It is going into my dining room where there is a red tablecloth. Right now I've got enough of the red fabric to make the binding, but I'm not sure that would be the best idea. The entire piece was made out of scraps I bought from my local quilt shop. They put enough of each of the fabrics that you can make things out of what you buy. Because I got rid of my entire stash when I left California, I needed to rebuilt a new one, so when I saw the scrap bags I started buying them. But it also means I don't have enough fabric for the backing unless I do some wild piecing and I'm not sure I want to do that.

My intention is to free motion quilt this piece. I don't think I want a bunch of extra seams on the back which might make that difficult.


  1. This is beautiful! Love the colors, great use of a scrap pack.

  2. I do pieced backs since I like to scrounge up scraps too ;), if your seams are pressed open, rather than too one side there usually isn't to much bulk for your machine to FMQ through. Hope that helps!

    1. That is good information. I went back to the store the scrap bag came from and they still had that fabric on the bolt. I bought a yard and it will be backing and binding. But in the future, I just might try the method you use.

  3. Looks beautiful and I love the colors! Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Stella -- it is really pretty! Can't wait to see how you FMQ it.
    BTW: Thanks for stopping my my blog and for such a sweet comment on the Growth Charts -- they are super easy to prepare and I love to FQM them.

    Have a wonderful day !