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WIP Wednesday – 4th of July Picnic Quilt Top Finished

As I mentioned on Monday, all I needed to do was add the borders and my 4th of July picnic quilt top would be complete. I got the narrow border in Kona Snow added yesterday and I finished adding the second border in the feature fabric this morning.

I really, really like how it turned out.   And I’m so glad I decided to add that narrow border of white.   It really frames those “Potato Chip” blocks perfectly. The finished size is 62 X 74… a good size for a picnic quilt.

Now I need to find the right fabric for the backing and I’ll be ready to sandwich and quilt it. I have the binding strips cut out in the feature fabric, but I’m rethinking that choice. I’d love to find just the right red, white and blue striped fabric to bind it with.

In the meantime, I’ll be finishing up one of these Star Fruit Cushions.  This was a fun one to sew.  I had it almost finished but ran out of stuffing.  This afternoon, I picked up some more so I should be able to finish stuffing it this evening and get the buttons added.

From last week’s WIP list,  I managed to complete the embroidery on my “Act of Faith” project and need to wash and press it before turning it into a pillow cover.

I’m also one step closer to finishing the embroidery for the stitch-a-long that I’m planning. I’m working on the second last panel and hope to have that completed this week.

A couple more of the sewing kits are in the planning stages. The fabrics are chosen and the zippers bought.  I just need to get them cut out and ready to sew.

Lots enough to keep me busy while sitting inside in air conditioned comfort on these hot, humid days of mid July.



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  • Heidi [Grizz ‘n’ Dove]
    July 22, 2012 2:45 pm

    I love that white pop of the smaller border… it really just sets off the pattern!
    (Oh, and thank you for stopping by and commenting on my Disappearing Nine Patch quilt – you are too sweet!)

  • wendy
    July 20, 2012 12:31 pm

    It looks fabulous with the borders! It really does change the look of it.

  • Carla tv
    July 19, 2012 4:15 pm

    How lovely!

  • Lynette
    July 19, 2012 2:56 pm

    That looks terrific. The white stop-border really adds punch.

  • Katherine
    July 19, 2012 2:40 pm

    Perfect for picnics! Really like that slim white border, adds just the right touch. Good luck finding exactly what you want for finishing.

  • Taryn
    July 19, 2012 11:30 am

    Beautiful quilt, I love those colors! I like the variety of squares too, with the filled in vs. the bordered ones. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

  • Sandra :)
    July 18, 2012 7:20 pm

    It looks great — you could check Fabricland for backing/batting on sale for half price (this coming Thurs, Fri, Sat) — or you could wait for a trip Stateside because I know Joanns has a whole series of prints in that colour range – I’ve bought them before!

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