Monday, December 8, 2008

Charity Top Completed

After all this time I should be able to better estimate how quickly I can finish something. My goals for last weekend look really amusing right now - I sewed all weekend and still didn't finish this charity top, much less get any other tops quilted. Turning the postage stamp blocks into giant churn dashes took a LONG time. I just finished adding the borders about 30 minutes ago. I still need to piece a backing.

So - one day late - here is my weekly stash report. I bought nothing! I was tempted several times but didn't cave in. As far as usage - I estimate the fabric needed to complete this top - churn dashes, sashing and borders is approximately 3-4 yards. So this week I have a net loss - hooray!

Much to my surprise, when stitching the rows of 6, 2" squares together, I completed 24 additional blocks above the 20 needed for this quilt. So I have plenty left for a second charity quilt. I'm going to put those together in a slightly different manner - one that should - hopefully, any way - take less time that it took to finish this one.

And I still have hundreds and hundreds of 2" squares. I think this time I'll create some 4-patches while using them as leader-enders.

11 comments:

GARI said...

I really like the look of your charity quilt: the borders look great. I, too, am trying to decide on sashing and borders for a charity quilt so I know what you went through.

Silverthimble said...

This quilt was worth all the time it took to put it together! I love the look!

Lindah said...

Oh, this really looks great! The secondary patterns are neat!

Cascade Lily said...

LOL - it did sound like you had bitten off a very big bite!! But you did beautifully on this quilt Patti. I also like the secondary patterns.

Sharon said...

This quilt is beautiful! But, when did you come visit my stash? Seriously, I have so many of those fabrics in my stash, we must be quilt sisters! Good job on a charity quilt - it's wonderful.

Lissa Jane said...

Oh its lovely and I am sure the recipient is going to love it! I know I would!
Congrats to you! I have a lot of those fabs in my stash too!!!

swooze said...

I love the quilts setting and colors. Great job!

ratherbquilting said...

The charity quilt looks great! I'm working on Bonnie's Double Irish Chain as a leaders-and-enders using my 2" squares. http://www.quiltville.com/leadersenders.shtml I think next might have to be a 9P made with them. They are addictive!

Quilts And Pieces said...

This is just so pretty! I love this setting/idea!

bingo~bonnie said...

wow, it really turned out great! Don't forget to drop JudyL a note and tell her you posted a photo so she can save it. :)

Someone is gonna love it! Happy Christmas in case I don't make it back 'round before then. Love from Texas! ~bonnie

JudyL said...

Looks great!