Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Show & Tell Challenge - Part Two


I got the 10  Grandpa's Stars blocks finished and started making rows - a lot of pins to try and get all those seams to match up.


And a lot seams pressed open to reduce bulk.  I used a lot of Best Press getting this baby to lay nicely - I like my backs as neat as my fronts.


It is now ready for borders - a 2.5" inner border and a 6.5" outer border should round this one out nicely.  This will be the biggest part of Jo's Challenge - I hate to add borders.  Plus, this has so much going on that I want to keep the borders calm to properly frame this - I just hope I have something on the shelf.

Please visit and see what others have linked up for the challenge.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

16 comments:

  1. How do you get all those ironed seams to stay in place? No matter how nicely I make the back lie, when I go to quilt. I find so many that have flipped when I added the batting. Yours looks great. Good luck finding the perfect boarders to tie it all together.

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  2. Your quilt looks fabulous so far Sharon. Well done !

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  3. It would look great with the same brown colored borders as the wall its hanging on...

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  4. There's a lot of work in that quilt from the look of it, but well worth it I'd say.

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  5. I love this Sharon, there's so much movement. That's a big border, I'd be tempted to just do a small dark one as a frame.

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  6. What concentration to make sure all those sashing strips ended up exactly where they should! My backs never lie that flat even after multiple pressings and really leaning on the iron to add extra weight.

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  7. You are doing Grandpa proud!! I love the scrappiness of it all.

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  8. That really looks wonderful, Sharon. I know that I've said it before, but I am so with you on sewing borders onto a quilt.

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  9. It looks great, Sharon. Thanks for the open seam pressing tips, And Best Press. I've found a couple solid borders calm scrappy quilts, too. Looking forward to seeing this one all finished.

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  10. I like that top. Too bad you can't just make another row of blocks, and skip the borders.

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  11. Your quilt looks great, Sharon.

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  12. I love it! And I agree about the brown border - that dark wall behind it is really setting off the colors.

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  13. Great job!! I love it. Those are a lot of seams!

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  14. Wow! I love your scrappy stars. It turned out beautifully!

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  15. It really looks great and I'm like you, I like my backs nice and neat too.

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