Sunday, November 28, 2010

Quilt Top!

All of the cooking and cleaning and things that have been keeping me from sewing are now over (for now at least), so yesterday I ran to my sewing room and worked on this:

I have been itching to sew, but I didn't want to bother with laying out a pattern or cutting it out, or making adjustments, so I decided I'd work on Dolce Bento blocks.

Imagine my delight when I laid them all out and discovered I had enough to make a quilt top!

I'm not 100% pleased with this top. I'm not sure that using two prints in each block was a good idea. I'm wondering now if I should have just used one per block. But it's too late now. It's going to stay like this.

I still plan to add a 2" white border around the outside, and maybe a pieced border made up of 2" print squares around that. The backing will most likely be plain white, or perhaps a coordinating solid. I would love to use one of the prints in the top, but I've been unable to track down any more of this line for sale online. At least not the prints I really like.

The princess is very impressed with this top, however, and has claimed it for herself. Now I just need to start practicing machine quilting again so I can get it (and the other three tops folded up in a box in my sewing room) finished.

Happy Sewing!


Steph said...

I like the two prints, it's a really cute little quilt top. How will you quilt it?

I'm fond of little pieced borders, I think they're nice. In my own quilting, I found it's a good idea to have at least a thin, darker-colored "frame" between the top and the main border, but that's a matter of personal taste.

Well done!

angie.a said...

I thought we were waiting til tomorrow for pics! :P I think it looks awesome. I like the 2 prints. It's very scrappy.

Hey, what's the USMA badge? Is that for West Point? I like it!

Karin said...

It's pretty! I am in the mood to do some quilting myself, probably not realistic right before Xmas!

Rose said...

The quilt top looks good. I also like the two prints. The pieced border sounds like a good idea. Maybe, you can find solid colors that match the two different prints. You've put me in the mood to work on my quilt top now - just when there are a million things on my things to do list!

mickey said...

I like the colors and the patterns! Very nice--any princess would love to have that quilt. Nicely done! :)

Mommyof2girlz said...

Love it! The pattern of the blocks is awesome and the fabrics rock! Can't wait to see it finished :)