Monday, October 6, 2008

Pantry Quilt Update

Late last night I finished the top on the Pantry Quilt Pantry Quilt Top Finished I like the braided border even better now that it is all done. (See the previous post for why I am working on this quilt now.) It was not as difficult as I thought it might be, but time consuming since there are a LOT of 1.75" x 5" strips in it - 85 each on the top and bottom, more on the sides. The quilt is 78" x 98" which makes it a bit bigger that the t-shirt quilt I made for Dave - and therefore the biggest quilt I have made to date. (Disregard the white sock on the couch - this was taken late last night and Dave was asleep on the couch!) Now I am working on a plan for the backing. I did not any wide backing fabric at Walmart that I liked, and don't have time to go out-of-town to a quilt shop this week, so I am taking a page from Erin and Bonnie Hunter and making do with what I have. I have some of the white left, and some of the woodgrain, as well as some multi-veggie prints that I bought to use on the front but ended up not using, so they will be on the back. Hopefully I will have that done by the end of today. I also have to piece some batting - the biggest piece I have is not quite long enough but is wider than I need, so I will try to piece it together. Any advice there?

Speaking of Bonnie Hunter - she has a great new book out - Scraps and Shirttails: Reuse, Re-purpose, Recycle! The Art of "Quilting Green" My autographed copy arrived a few days ago, and after going thru it quickly I was even more inspired to try to make do with what I have for the back of this quilt.

5 comments:

Vesuvius Mama said...

The border is just fantastic!! I can't believe you got that done already! I'm going to have to order Bonnie's book, too. I really like her "use-it-all" approach, and I certainly want to see her book succeed.

jillquilts said...

HOw do you like Bonnie's book? I am trying to get my Guild to get her to come to us next year. I think it would be way cool!

Rose Marie said...

Great quilt and I absolutely love the border .... it really finishes the quilt. Good luck with your demo.

dot said...

Very nice. I like it!! I was thinking piano key border for mine but I might have to consider the braid now. Great work.

Kristie said...

I love your new quilt! I think those borders really set it off well!!! Lovely job!!
Kristie