Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Retro Top

I've finished the main part of the top for my Retro Nine Patch... after two unpicking and re-sewing sessions!
Now I have to decide what sort of borders, binding and backing to put on it, and then how to quilt it!

I really like the amount of white space on the larger tablecloth than Lyn designed but I don't think I want to bother with making more basket blocks.  This was originally going to be a doll quilt for my daughter and it definitely doesn't want to be any bigger than it is now if I'm still going to do that with it (my blocks are half scale so it's a lot smaller than Lyn's).

I'm thinking I'll do a small cream border (same fabric as the blocks) to add some white space to the quilt, and then maybe a border the same colour as the cornerstones.

I've got until 30th August to finish it if I want to join in Lyn's showcase of finished quilts, so it might very well sit in my 'to do' basket for a bit while I think about it.

I'm hoping to publish a tutorial for the basket block, but I'm just waiting to get some details back from Lyn before I do.


  1. What a treasure for your daughter! (Although she won't appreciate it fully for a long time!!)

  2. Oh Karen that turned out beautifully - I LOVE it - you did a great job on the baskets, they scare me!

  3. You've done a great job on your table quilt Karen!!!! Very, very nice!!!

  4. Hello Karen, enjoyed catching up with your posts.....thank you for the great tutorial on the basket blocks.....Warm Regards, Lyn

  5. love the way your top is looking, I am doing the tablecloth an dran out of fabric , have just found some similar today which I think will blend in..cheers Vickie



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