Sunday, August 03, 2008

Orange Crush top finished!

Guess what?!?! I finished the Orange Crush quilt top! Woo hoo!
If you read this post, you know how much I dislike sewing borders! But I bribed myself and was able to finish the quilt top. The next Quiltville mystery will start in September so I had to get this one finished up since I will soon have to do back-so-school shopping and hair cuts for the kids, and also fit in a vacation, a visit to my sister's in Michigan, and a trip to the zoo for my son before September. Surprisingly, especially since there are a lot of pieced blocks on the edges, my measurements weren't too difficult to deal with. I measure across the middle and the two ends when cutting a border piece, and there was between 1/4" and 1/2" variance - quite good for a quilt this size and not a problem to ease in that amount over a long border. I made a small 1.5" black inner border and a 3.5" outer green border using up the leftover half-split 4 patch blocks in the corners. I ran out of the green fabric on the last border and had to piece in another fabric as you can see in the photo on the right. I wasn't worried about this - I don't think it's very noticeable.
And here is the finished quilt top! It was difficult to get a photo of the whole quilt since it is almost twice as large as my design wall. I taped it to the walls for the photo!


20 comments:

  1. It looks lovely. You must be happy your finished. I am still working on the 4 patches as leader and enders lol. Are you hand quilting or using your home machine?

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  2. Kathy,
    Your OC is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it.... I really like how you did the outside border, it is striking....
    quilt hugs
    tricia

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  3. You don't like borders? Your borders on this quilt are incredible! I love it!

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  4. I haven't added my border either - I like your version. I just might do something along the same line. It looks great!!!

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  5. Oh that is great. Yours is one of the best Orange crushes I have see. I really like what you did with the borders.

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  6. I LOVE it. I think the black border is a really nice touch. Accents the beautiful pattern nicely. Well Done!

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  7. Congratulations! I like your border! The corners really make it dance! Wish I was as fass along as you are.

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  8. Wow,the borders are looking great and so does the quilt, job well done
    I still have to do the borders on mine and might have to copy yours.

    cheers
    Christine

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  9. Congratulations, Kathy! It looks great. I love the way you did your borders. Great self-discipline and perseverance. My blocks are still sitting in a lovely container.

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  10. HUGE CONGRATS on getting your OC top finished!! I like what you did with the border :)

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  11. Oh well done Kathy - it looks great and it was SO worth persevering with those borders. YAY !

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  12. I love your borders also and would like to make something like that. I certainly don't want to have to make any more blocks.

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  13. Your OC is wonderful and the border looks great. They are big aren't they. Are you ready for the next step, or taking a break from it.

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  14. Wow I love what you did with the borders. I should have done something like that. When I get to the border part I am ready to wrap it up. I was too done to make more blocks. Looks great.

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  15. beautiful, and I love those borders

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  16. Very nice. Gonna get it all quilted up this weekend?

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  17. Well done and I love what you did with the border!

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  18. It turned out great Kathy, I love what you did in the border! I don't like putting borders on either, not sure why. I'm hoping to do the next mystery, I was sad to miss this one.

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  19. Very creative boarders, they look grat! I love your Capricorn BOMs too!! I hope to one day get stared on those. I've never did redrork before but have been following and saving them.

    Congratulations on a finished mystery! Happy Weekend and Love from Texas! ~bonnie

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  20. WOW.... I really love your orange crush....some of my fav colors!
    Pam

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