Wednesday, June 03, 2009

WIP Wednesday - Week 22 - Sandwiched Candy Stripes.

Well I have finished the top for the Candy Stripes quilt. I ended up going 5 rows of 4 blocks thanks to Lily's tip of an uneven row. Thanks Lily! I have it sandwiched and I'm going to try a different style of quilting. I love the random wavy lines on the quilt Sarah sent me recently. I'm using a peice of ribbon to guide my line with the blue pen. It's one of those pens that washes off, at least it is supposed too, part of me is always a bit fearful it won't.

I peiced the back too and used a length of Sandi Henderson's Farmer Market for most of the backing. Think I like the back as much as the front.

I seem to have a weakness for pastels at the moment. The green spots on the left I nabbed from Ads on Sunday as my payment for sewing down the binding of a sweet little chinese coins quilt she made for her cat! The others I got from Spotlight this morning when I went to buy the blue washable pen. Usually Spotlight fabrics I can't justify waiting 20 minutes in the que to get cut, but these were worth the wait. The one on the very right is Lakehouse, its like a metallic. I have the same in a darker pink and two purples. Just handy additions to the stash.

7 comments:

AJ said...

Looking good Helen! I like the ribbon trick!

Loving Pastles too!! Great find!

Kelly said...

It looks Great! Love the back too!

Shari said...

A lovely strippy quilt - very quicky put together! Look forward to hearing how the quilting goes...

KateKwiltz said...

Those Lakehouse metallics are wonderful, aren't they?

LOVE the Candy Stripes! It's so girly! Good luck with the quilting -- have you ever used tape as a guide? I use white artist's tape, it's more bendy than painter's tape so you can get nice curves, and is good for about 6-10 lines before it won't stick any more.

MandMStudio said...

Lovely:) I just found your blog today from Emma at sampaguita quiltsand I love it

byneedleandthread said...

you quilt looks fantastic helen! i'm in love with lakehouse fabrics. love the metallic dots.

Cascade Lily said...

OMG your SL stocks Lakehouse? Lucky duck!