Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Taking Flight- done for now

On Tuesday I added the second side and bottom borders...
 and today, by the skin of my teeth, I got the blocks for the top edge done and sewn on.  It's funny, isn't it, how long it can take to make a few string blocks.  You'll see there are more small blocks in the top, because I was using my scraps, but in fact I had more left over than I expected.  Not enough to tempt me into another round though.
That's this one done for now, so the next task is to press on with the hand quilting and try to catch up a bit.  The World Cup is helping with this, the heat is not, though I'm not complaining about being warm.

15 comments:

Julierose said...

Lovely flimsy--I like the blue borders a lot hugs, Julierose

Marly said...

Absolutely lovely! I like how you’ve scattered the orange and aqua, and even thrown in some brown. That makes for a lovely surprise!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

It came together so well; and with some scraps to spare! Enjoy the World Cup and stitching. :)

Janie said...

Good for you!
It fits right into summer doesn't it?
Get a spray bottle and keep yourself misted, it sounds funny but it works on those
hot days.

audrey said...

Wow! What a great finish! You totally nailed this one and good for you for not trying to force those smaller pieces into submission.:)

Robin said...

I love the contrasting inner border. It really sets this quilt off. I'm hand quilting today too but it's the Dr. Pol marathon that keeps me entertained. It's such a pleasure to just go up and down with my needle and not fuss about the points and valleys of applique. Great finish!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Well done -- stay cool (as much as possible).

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

It looks great, love the bits of scattered orange! Enjoy the World Cup.

Kim said...

Your flimsy looks fabulous. Enjoy the quilting!

Shasta Matova said...

Great job. I was scrolling through my blog feed when your quilt showed up, and my sister commented on the lovely colors, so I showed her your gallery, and she is really impressed with your work!

Pam said...

Wow!!! That turned out great!!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Lovely quilt top, Kaja. I think it's perfect as is. World Cup actually keeps me away from stitching anything, I get too excited. Enjoy the stitching!

-Soma

O'Quilts said...

Great finish...I am always amazed how quickly things of mine get finished once I get to it...those that have been sitting around forever..Going to put a binding on tonight...u inspire me xo

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I know you'll enjoy your slow stitching! Here's for keeping at it for a while. It's hard to imagine that you will catch up with all the quilt tops that are stacked up but you might give it a go anyway. I'm beginning to enjoy always having something waiting on my needle and not having to think about anything except the next stitch.

patty a. said...

The top turned out wonderful! Great job!