Thoughts and photos shared by me ... Marcia. I am a professional modern freestyle long arm quilter and a fiber artist, a photographer, and a novice gardener. I love to create quilted items using old and new fabrics. I am also a mother, a daughter, a friend, a wife and a Grandmama! I am a blogger and I share it all here... Welcome!
I had to sew the rows together first. I did not embroider my plain blocks as I am going to thread paint with my long arm quilting machine in the plain blocks. I made a cutting error on the plain block for the third row, so I just added a plain block for now. I will re trace the "Tip Toe through the Tulips" wording and the little wooden shoes later.
Tonya suggested border strips in between the rows as she said the seams don't match up at the same intersections. I chose to add little squares.
I know that I should not use two different sewing machine to sew a quilt, but last summer I started this quilt on my sewing machine at the River, while I was sewing at our camper. I completed the blocks on a different sewing machine this past weekend. It worked best to place the square strips uneven, starting halfway thru' a block at the beginning, as some of my blocks didn't measure up correctly because of the two sewing machines. I think it made it look even more scrappy this way.
Here are some up close photos. You can see how I started halfway through a square and ended with it halfway through the square. It's uneven and it is OK!
I added a strip of little squares all the way around the quilt top too.
I lined them up on the outside borders to end up with a whole square in each corner by cutting a square near the corner in half to make that happen.
I decided a solid border would look great but I didn't have enough of the solid green or the solid blue. I added some of the green printed fabric in between the green solid fabric to extend it so it would go all the way around my quilt top. Again makes it look scrappy!
I did the same thing with my blue fabric and I will use it for my binding after I quilt it on my long arm quilting machine.
During May for Me I will take some personal time --- just for me and I will quilt it! I can't wait!