Friday, September 2, 2011

And The Top Is Finished!

Yes, you read it here first folks. I actually finished the top of the fruit and vege quilt! (And the crowd roars!)
Now the fun, or unfun depending on how you look at it, starts. I need to layer and baste, then quilt and bind. I think I might do some embroidery on the blocks - veins on leaves, ridges on the pumpkin etc. It can kill two birds with one stone by acting as some of the quilting too. I am just so happy with the sashing. Usually I make my blocks with no idea what I will sash them with, then spend hours auditioning fabrics to get the perfect one. It didn't happen that way with this quilt. I knew when I bought the background fabrics the exact fabric I had in my stash at home that would be perfect. It's Moda Essential Dots in Grass Green. I really love the Essential Dots line - it's such a great basic to have in your stash. There are a ton of colors to go with pretty much anything you have. No affiliation, I just love it:)

It sure feels good to have this coming together at last!

12 comments:

diane said...

It feels good to have it done and it looks great! Congratulations.

Michele said...

It looks so yummy!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It turned out wonderful!

Karen said...

I have enjoyed watching your progression on this quilt. It has such a fresh look. I don't know how to better describe it.

Elzaan said...

That is amazing!I love it. I did not imagine that it would look this good (not that your work is sub-standard). Well done!

Raewyn said...

Wow - looking good!! The sashing is just perfect and the blocks look great together!

Shannon Gillman Orr said...

So awesome! Your like a farmers market! Love it.

MB in MI said...

looks terrific! what a fun and pretty quilt. :-)

Vivian said...

Woo Hoo, a lovely finish to some great blocks! It was really fun to watch it all develop!

Cathy said...

It's fabulous Joanna, congrats on your gorgeous finished top. It has been fun to see your step by step on this. xo

Heather said...

This is such a fun quilt. I love it and can't wait to see it quilted.

Elisa Black said...

Beautiful! I'm clapping for you!