25 augustus 2013

AFFO (top)

The "Lovely Lady Camelot" top is complete. Today I added the last corner.

my own design for the corners

What else can you do on a grey Sunday afternoon....

Not sure yet how I am going to quilt this top, hand pieced so deserves to be hand quilted.......

Will keep you posted....

Happy sewing,


10 augustus 2013

Corner design

Finally I figured out what to do with the corners of my Camelot quilt top.
When I was a member of the IQI  Guild in Chicago I had a workshop about designing borders. The most important thing I remember is to make a connection between the middle of the quilt and the border.
So I came up with this idea.

 Yes, the corners will be round, like the circles of the Camelot blocks. I traced the design once on pattern paper and then put 4 layers under my sewing machine (big stitch, no thread) and copied the pattern 4 times! Easy! Now I can paperpiece the 4 corners.
 The back of the 4 sheets of paper still together.
Yeah, I am ready to sew the last bit of this top!!

Happy sewing,

04 augustus 2013

Almost there ....

Working very hard to get the Camelot top finished. 

Still two borders to sew and figure out what to do with the corners. 

Happy summer,