Hello fellow quilters, friends and visitors! I hope you are having a great day! It’s been pretty good here at LodgePole Quilting. I have accomplished a few things and one of those things is completing the Pink Lemonade quilt top!
I have a few pictures to share with you as we go through this great pattern. In Pink Lemonade Quilt – Part 1 and Part 2 I took you through the cutting and building of the twenty (10 1/2 inch) blocks needed for this pattern. I was able to show you how much easier cutting fabric was by using my Accuquilt Go! Cutting System. I also showed you how the pieces of the blocks were joined together to make a block.
Today I will show you the final steps of putting to quilt top together.
I joined the first row of blocks together in the pattern laid out on my design wall and according to the directions. Then I continued in that manner until all six rows were done. When I pressed the seams I made sure they were pressed either to the left or right depending on which row of blocks I was joining together. That way they were pressed in an alternate pattern which will make joining the rows together much easier.
Next I joined the rows together, keeping the pattern design true. By pressing the block seams in an alternating pattern it made this portion of the job easier.
Now that all of the block row are together, here comes the final steps.
Row one: I used the same tan/stone fabric for the first border. I rather like how it gives the top a “sepia tone” look.
Next is border two. Here I used a rose-colored tonal print. It picks up the rose color in the other prints.
The final border is the same tonal print as the rose-colored one, only in gray.
Though I think it looks nice, I kind of wish I had done the borders in a different order. Or that the tan/stone fabric had been more gray than tan. Well, I will definitely do things a bit different next time.
So now that the top is complete, all that is left is making the quilt sandwich, quilting the sandwich and then binding it. My backing fabric is all washed and dried. I still need to “fluff” the batting and get the wrinkles out of it. While I am doing that I will press the backing and get it ready to cut to size. I think with this wide width backing I won’t even have to sew pieces of backing together to make it wide enough! How nice is that?
Now to decide how to quilt it. Allover? Something special on the borders? Hmmmm. Decisions, decisions. I guess I will have to wait until I am ready to quilt it.
Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for the digital quilt pattern of Pink Lemonade. The giveaway will end soon.
Until next time – Do you FMQ?