I l.o.v.e scallops. Love them! Not so crazy about binding them, but I've never regretted the extra time required to make a beautifully scalloped edge on a quilt.
The awesome thing about the scallops on this quilt is that they aren't on the edge! They are cleverly appliqued on so you get the same scallopy sweetness without messing about with all the things that come with a scalloped edge. (Anybody else suddenly have a craving for piping hot cheezy potatos ... mmmmmmmm!)
Remember I talked about shadowing in my last post? Yeah. Same problem here. Maybe not as severe as the stripes & flowers because it's just little uniform polka dots. But I guess I just felt like making things more difficult for myself ... again ... and I reverse appliqued the scallops too.
If you follow the instructions in Camille's book, this scalloped border is fairly simple to make. And it just looks soooooooo sweet!
So here's the quilt top. I think it looks so bright and happy & fresh. I can't imagine how any quilt made with Flower Sugar can look anything but!
Oh, and I'm calling this one "A New Day". I just realized I forgot to tell you that I made this quilt solo - no assistant this time. You see, there are 9 quilts in the book and I only have 2 girls. If you've ever had the fun of doing "fairsies math" you'll know why I had to do one by myself ;).
Quilts for Quake Survivors was accepting quilt tops so I didn't worry about top-stitching it. (But I did make a back for it. Sorry, forgot to take a picture.)
I have mixed feelings about not top-stitching this quilt. On the one hand, I am anxious to "practice" some more free-motion quilting so I'm sad to miss the opportunity. On the other hand, I have absolutely no idea what design I'd use! The quilt in the book is beautifully, professionally long-armed and there is no way I could replicate that design myself.
Do you have any suggestions for a nice FMQ design for this quilt?
- Yardage - 9.8 yds / 8.9 m
- Weight - 1.8 lbs / 0.9 kg
For a grand total of:
- Yardage - 31.5 yds / 28.7 m
- Weight - 11.4 lbs / 6.4 kg
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Well, I didn't quite make the deadline for the quilt to be shipped to Japan (I got a confirmation email saying they received it just a few days late). But they are setting up an Etsy store to sell all the post-deadline quilts they receive. The money raised is going to Mercy Corp.
I'm very excited about being part of this initiative and hope the quilt makes at least a few dollars for them. I'll keep you posted on what happens ...