Wednesday, September 4, 2013

WIP Wednesday 9/4/13

Remember the problem jelly roll, here?
This is what I've been doing with it:
Actually I made a top using these blocks and Kona Bone where the brown is. It's pretty, but kind of expected. So I made the same top again using the brown, which is Kona Cappuccino.
Two tops. That means I need two backings and I have two WIPs to quilt.
Inspiration: sandwich the two tops back to back and have a totally reversible quilt:
OK, it was a challenge to get it perfectly matched.  I used tacks up through the bottom layer at the block intersections, and I aligned the top layer over them and pushed the tacks through all layers.  Then I carefully aligned the outside edges and pinned at all the seams.
I quilted with a simple (ha ha) meander, using a thread color that would complement both sides.
With back-to-back matching tops, all the seams stack up.  In some places there are 12 or more layers of fabric in a small area, and trying to quilt over them on my domestic machine was a nightmare.  It got bogged down, then jumped; didn't slide easily; and just generally didn't cooperate at all.  Very disappointing.

Oh, well.  I hope to get the binding on and finished this week.  Pattern in work; hopefully I can progress on that next week.
Linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced; check out all the other inspiring projects in work over there.


  1. Well, it looks good! Especially the cappuccino side...that brown really makes the colors pop!

  2. Wow...that looks great! Did you create the pattern or do you have a source?

  3. Love that colour combination! Great tips for lining up the front and the back -- I'll definitely give that a try sometime.

  4. For all your hiccups you had with this quilt, I must say that it looks gorgeous! The colours and patterns complement each other perfectly!!