"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Monday, November 14, 2016

Finished Flimsy!

 I am so excited to finally be finished with my top, I got all of the borders on.  I think I am going to call this my birthday cakes quilt, even though it makes me think of Neapolitan ice cream with it's colors.  I love my chocolate inner border.  It will also be the binding.
 I'm trying to decide how to quilt it.  What do you think of a cross hatch over the cakes and FMQ around the cupcakes in the border, with thin lines on the chocolate border?  Or would a stitch in the ditch around all of the cakes and their layers?  I'm open to any ideas.
I sewed the sashing and borders on with my Singer 66, with Lotus decals, treadle.  I have often been asked how hard it is to control my material while I treadle, you can see how I slow down when I adjust my material.  I didn't bother pinning it together, but it probably would have made it easier.  I don't like wearing shoes when I sew, I like to be able to "feel" with my feet, althoough I'm sure it really does not matter.
One more picture of my quilt top, Oreo was inspecting it for quality control.  LOL
You can find all of the patterns here:


Kim said...

The quilt looks awesome. De using what to quilt is always a dilemma for me. Can't wait to see the quilting.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your quilt turned out so cute. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

QuiltShopGal said...

Wow. Absolutely yummy. I loved seeing how your sweet cake blocks were coming together, but it is super fun and inspirational to see your top finished. Total #CreativeGoodness. You've honestly inspired me to make one like yours, but only if you don't mind. Love it. And I love your chocolate inner border. Great job. And I think all your kitties approve. Time to celebrate!


Sarah said...

Here comes the hard part - "quilt as desired". First thought that came to mind was "ribbon candy" for the chocolate border. I think something to outline the cakes will emphasize all the hard work the ladies did on the blocks.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Great job! Whatever quilting you do, accent the cakes as the star of the show. Great color choices!

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Yay for a great finish!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Congrats on the quilt top finish. I'm not good at figuring out how to machine quilt things.

Angie said...

Adorable quilt top - congrats on the finish! I'm not great at figuring out quilting, but I'm not sure I'd cross-hatch over the cakes. I think it will make them disappear. Maybe cross-hatch in the the space between the cakes (so it looks like background) and hand or machine quilt around each cake & some of the cake details?

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

You did such a great job with this quilt! Love it!!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

However you quilt it, it's going to be lovely.

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8