Let’s put it together

By | April 12, 2020

“Let’s put it together” was the theme of my Saturday. I put together two quilt tops. The blocks were made for both of them, they just needed sewing together. I like sewing blocks, however, for some reason, I’m not as fond of sewing rows, and even less fond of sewing finished rows together. I keep trying to tell myself I’m just making a bigger block but I haven’t yet quite convinced myself of that.

This was the first quilt top. It’s a free Bonnie Hunter Pattern called Star Struck

 

I’m going to be adding a border to this. I’m leaning to just adding a black border to let the bright stars shine but part of me wants to do a fancier pieced border. While I debate with myself about this it’s going to stay at this stage of completion for just a little bit longer.

The second quilt I put together was also based on a Bonnie Hunter pattern, this one called Scrappy Trips  but done in a more controlled colourway than the original pattern. While my blocks are scrappy in terms of material choice, the colour order is the same in each block:

This one is not going to have a border and will be quilted and then finished off either with blue, green or purple binding.

I think it’s time for me to seriously think about doing some quilting of all these tops I have piling up.

 

18 thoughts on “Let’s put it together

  1. Preeti

    Bonnie would be so proud of you, Yvonne. Love your cheerful bright tops. Exactly what we need to cheer ourselves up when we are away from friends and family. I wish you lots of sewing time and creativity. Stay safe.

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  2. The Joyful Quilter

    Nice job of forcing yourself to work through the assembly stage of TWO quilts!! Scrappy Trips is on my project Bucket List. Love, love, LOVE your Star Struck with black background!

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  3. Sylvia Adair

    Love your quilt tops, especially the scrappy trips! I’ve been wanting to make one for ages. I have the same problem, I make block sets and then move on to the next block set! You are setting a good example for me. Thank you!

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  4. Jenny Benton

    Love your star quilt, the colors are stunning with the black. Assembling quilt rows is always a bit of a mission, but aren’t you proud of yourself to have finished two tops now!

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  5. Wendy Frieden

    Love your quilt tops! I’ve made both of those patterns before, but your color choices make me want to try them again. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Claire

    I especially like the first quilt and agree that a black border would be perfect.
    Like you I prefer piecing blocks to assembling them! And I prefer assembling blocks to pinning the sandwich. But I love the quilting, so there ya go. In spite of that I have a lot of tops in waiting.

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  7. Denise

    Both are very pretty. You need a quilting marathon. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

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  8. Bonnie in Va

    Nice pair of quilts. Love the bright colors so much. I particularly like that you’ve controlled the colors on scrappy trip. It really holds the quilt together. Nice job.

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  9. Dione Gardner-Stephen

    I totally understand about the like to make blocks, but it’s not so fun to sew them into rows and even less fun to sew the rows together thing. But it is nice to have the flimsy once it is done, so I should take a leaf out of your book. Love the bright colours, especially the Star Struck. Thanks for linking to Colour & Inspiration Tuesday.

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  10. Rebecca Grace

    You put TWO tops together in ONE day?! Such an overachiever! :-). Both look great! I know what you mean — sewing the blocks into rows involves so much patience to match up the points, etc. Each little quilt block feels like its own little finish — instant gratification.

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