Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thistlepod Top in One Piece!

I'm very excited to have completed the piecing of Thistlepod as of Tuesday night!!  It's been a busy week and I've been rather tired, so I've just now found a few minutes to post a photo.  This turned out much better than I anticipated, which I credit to a really good pattern design. The curves went together really well, and while there are a few puckers in the curved piecing, I've not always had such an easy time, depending on the pattern.  Thank you, Judy Niemeyer!



Wasn't Ben a genius in his method for hanging the quilt top for the photo?  He mounted two quilt hangers on either end of a 2x4 and then just held the board in the middle, which was much easier than trying to hold just the top itself (and not having the wingspan)!

I've got backing fabric but need to wash and piece it before it's off to be quilted.  And there's quite a bit of extra fabric from the top; in some cases, a rather ridiculous amount.  They are beautiful fabrics, so I'm not all that upset, I suppose.  I'm thinking an complementary table runner would be nice, it's just a question of finding the right pattern (unfortunately, I have no extra foundations from this project, as they were all preprinted).

5 comments:

Jen said...

I was going to ask you about it today when I saw you at the shop but I didn't want to stress you out! I'm glad you've got it together. It looks fantastic!!!

Tina said...

It looks great!

Jammin said...

I'm certain I wouldn't call what I did "genius." I just knew I had a hard time stretching my arms when you only had half of it done. There was no way I was going to be able to stretch them the full length. I'm glad we were able to get the shot!

Mom said...

You did it and it looks gorgeous!

Tamara said...

This really turned out nicely. Have you made any quilting decisions yet?