I finished the quilt top for the orange quilt. It took me a little longer than I thought it would but I am very happy with it. Last time I posted about it I was about half way done so this is the Orange Strip Quilt part two.
Once it was as long as I wanted it I set about evening up the sides.
First I made the edge of each individual side the same width just by eyeballing. I cut off the variances so it looked straight.
Then I set about squaring up the quilt. Each look was another bit cut off.
Then I starting measuring and cutting off more. It took a fair amount of time but finally it looked straight to me.
A bonus was a bunch of tiny skinny pieces on the floor, hooray. Do you think I made it, is it straight?
At this point I also had the binding made as each piece of orange I cut off the strips as I pieced that top was sewn together. I think this is a very clever idea and I hope I like the way it looks when I am all done
If I don't like it, I will bind it in white. Speaking of white strips, I cut a few more for the borders.
You can see the finished top on my design wall and out on my back deck. I really love it! The crispness of the white really contrasts well with the oranges.
Now I am going to make the back. I already have the length cut and the piece cut into two pieces. I am going to piece together skinny and regular strips to create a 16.5 inch strip to increase the back size.
Being this far along makes me sew happy.
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Did you miss part one? You can read it here.