I’m really pleased with my sewing result this week, and can report that I have finished my Little Letters top. Just the top – mind you, not the whole quilt. There was a little more time available for stitching this week, although we were away on a 60s Up bus trip to Caccia Birch on Wednesday, read about it here, and out for a couple of afternoon teas. Life is always busy, we find.
It was a big help that I had all the components already stitched in this particular UFO bag. The blocks, the filler blocks, and the sashing strips – all ready and waiting for me. So I laid it all out into rows, pinned the rows together, and got stitching. Stitch, press, lay that row out, and do the same with the next row, and the next.
Ready for a good press all over
Then today, I cut, measured, and stitched the border fabric on – the same fabric I used in the colourful setting squares. Originally purchased for another project, there is more than enough to use in both, and the nice bright design helped pull all the different fabrics together.
The finished top
As I mentioned earlier, I’m a real fan of “leader and ender” sewing, and stitched the little top squares onto these sashing strips while working on another project. And while I was stitching my alphabet rows together, I used the easy strip piecing as I start to assemble blocks for my Soul Searching quilt. (More about that one later when it gets added to my UFO list). It’s really bonus sewing, almost like getting something for nothing.
With the quilt top completed, the next step will be to pin it all together, top, batting and backing, ready for machine quilting, and it’s next turn when the dice stops on number four. And tomorrow, I get to roll the dice again. Wonder what number I’ll get to work on next week?