Thursday, July 3, 2014

An oldie but a goodie ...

... finally finished!  I've had the top done for over a year and started the basting process this week.  I found a new tool to use!  I don't remember where I read about these, but I chopped up 20 feet of backer rod (I found it on Amazon for less than $4.00) into over 200 pieces to use like Pinmoors.  They worked great as a substitute, although I can see that they wouldn't last as long because they are a little spongy.  But for a cheap alternative ~ it'll work for me.

I quilted the hourglasses in a diagonal on either side of the seam ~ not perfectly straight, but it'll do if you don't look too close.  I machine-quilted the binding on using this tutorial.

I'm happy with it!  The fabric is Verona by Emily Taylor Design for Riley Blake.  

This is my one and only finish for the 2nd Quarter of the 2014 Finish-A-Long hosted by Katy at The Littlest Thistle.


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