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Friday, December 20, 2013

T'was the Friday before Christmas...

My sewing room?  A complete disaster.  My house?  Not much better.  (Thank goodness we are not having company for Christmas this year!)  Between wrapping presents, carrying a doggy girl outside to do her business (she's recovering from knee surgery), doing payroll, cutting, piecing, sewing, blah, blah, I am happy to have TWO quilt tops done!  The backs for both are done as well.  Not completely finished but getting there.  Both of these are on my 4th Q FAL list.  (Whoooo Hooo!  Get to mark them off my white board.)

Easy as ABC QAL with Blossom Heart Quilts.  Sashed with 2.5" strips, this top ended up at 72" x 98".  Nice for a twin size bed.  The fabric is from Sew Lux Fabric.  Every month I would get the fat quarters from them for the blocks.  Great colors and fabrics!

I didn't have much to prepare on the backing because I used Robert Kaufman's Spot On Wide fabric in aqua.  Except that I only got two yards and needed 2 1/2 yards.  I did have to cut off some of the extra length and sew it on the side.  It is still going to be close.

Not sure what to bind it with yet.  Black polka dot fabric?  Some navy and green mum fabric from Simply Style (the fabric that the O is made with)?  Any ideas?  Would love to hear them!

Here are pictures of both quilt tops draped over the long arm frame.  It will be a quilt-a-thon weekend here with the house getting dustier and messier.  It'll wait.  Right?!?

Linking up now to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. These look great. I hope you have fun quilting and can make that tight fit work. I love stripe bindings on rainbow quilts.

  2. Nice. I like those stylized alphabet blocks!

  3. Wow, that looks fabulous!! If I had a long arm, I'd definitely have sashed too - looks amazing! But I only have a little domestic machine (and I mean little!), so 60" x 84" it is! Although I may add a skinny white border to add some breathing space. Can't wait to see it all finished!

    1. Thank you for the quilt along! The quilt is all finished, washed and dried to its crinkly goodness. I will post pictures tomorrow before it gets wrapped up and sent off.

  4. Wow! That is gorgeous :). Great to see a finished Easy As ABC quilt top :). I like the white sashing between the blocks :). Think I will do the same for mine too :).