Friday, September 6, 2013

T is for Tina

Another quilt top is done and added to the to-be-quilted pile*. Yesterday I showed you the center of a new pattern coming soon from Anita Grossman Solomon, Anita's Tee. Today, the top is done!

Anita had given me a roll of her Make It Simpler Fusible Interfacing which I used on the center of this quilt. Anita designed it to control bias edges, so I was hoping it would help contain these blocks set on point.  Following the directions on the package, I cut the interfacing strips to the proper width of the quilt and fused them in place. I think you can see that there was some easing to do to control the bias. It worked like a charm! After fusing, the borders went on perfectly. The top is magically flat and square!

The border print from V&Co's Simply Color line was hiding when I pulled fabric for the T's. I found it when I went looking for a border and it couldn't be more perfect.

I couldn't resist adding small paper pieced T's for the corners. Without them, I would have needed to piece the top and bottom borders, which I didn't want to do on this piece. Oh, and I used the fusible interfacing on the edges of these blocks, too. The interfacing strip is 1.5" wide, which was overkill on a 3.5" block, so I cut it in half.

Isn't it fun when your mug coordinates with the quilt you are working on?

The boy leaves for boot camp in 10 days. He doesn't want us to make a big deal out of it. He views it as starting a new job, but we all know it's so much more than that. Nope. Not crying.

Fun Fact: This is my 600th blog post.

*The to-be-quilted (TBQ) pile is getting pretty tall! Is anyone else in the same boat? Would it help if we started a challenge? Do we need rules and prizes?


Leah said...

Gratz on 600 posts and lovely T Quilt. I too have a nice pile of flimsies. I even have several basted... I better get crackin! ;)

Cathy said...

The border is great! I instantly noticed the 'Ts" in the corners - and the hands holding the quilt. Thanks for holding it Pete!

Your to-be-quilted pile is growing; my to-be-started pile is growing. This would be cute for a baby quilt too!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Those T blocks are TOO cute! Such pretty colors too. Now that the days are cooler I'm feeling the need to start doing some quilting. Lots of UFOs to finish...