4 Jan 2013

Enchantment Quilt Top - Finished!

Sew excited... I finished the Enchantment quilt top last night!  Now to figure out what I'm going to do for the backing... I wanted to give myself some time to think about it, sew...

I spent the day working on the backing for a different quilt.  This quilt is 60" wide by 72" long and is what I call 'couch quilt' size.  I also made two quilted pillows to match.

A while back, I was googling around looking at quilt images when I seen a quilt designed by +Amy Smart called "Chain Linked".  I loved the pattern she designed so much that I knew I would have to make one!  You can find Amy's Pattern Shop on Etsy.

I used white and grey for the background pieces.  And bright colors - Hot Pink, Yellow, Green, Orange, and a Turquoise Blue - for the centers of the squares.

The backing is made with a strip of  four squares in grey with white sashing between, is topped with a Kona solid Green and under the strip is a narrower piece of Kona solid Blue.  I will wait until the kids are back in school and the Dad is at work before I attempt to get that quilt basted and quilted.

Once again, I will have to borrow the ol' ipod and take some pictures when it is a nice day out.  I think the nice day will be sometime this week.... Already described as the day the kids are back in school and the Dad is gone to work.

New Year's Resolution update - Two internet service providers have completed site surveys and neither of them can get a signal from their towers. One more to go...  Got your fingers crossed for me?  Please say a little prayer.

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