Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Done to the 'Top' Stage!

Tracy here!
I really do love piecing! From the cutting of the fabric into little bits, to sewing and matching seams, to watching pieces grow into blocks and blocks grow into a quilt. Each stage holds a delightful surprise at the end. And no-risk creativity is involved to a great extent with a scrappy quilt - how it goes together is all good.
This has been a challenging year for my family. I would call it "Annus Horribilus" like Queen Elizabeth did one year, if I only knew how to spell it! But God is good and he has surrounded me with great friends and a hobby to turn to when I had time and energy. So getting this top finished was a cause for celebration for me and I was overjoyed to share my creation with my quilting friends.
It was a beautiful sunny day and they suggested that we display the quilt outside. It took Gaye to help get the lighting right, Kim's inspiration to let it wave in the breeze and Pam's patience in waiting for the breeze to take the picture!
Now I get to enjoy the process of planning the border. I had something fancy-dancy in mind as I like piecing and I didn't want to rush past planning the border just to get it done either.  Now that I see it all put together I have something much simpler in mind - you will have to wait and see!
We are linking to Needle and Thread Thursday!


  1. What a lovely quilt top! Sew pretty! Hope the rest of your year improves greatly. Lean on God, always.

  2. This is such a pretty top, and worth the effort to get such a graceful looking photo of it!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  3. What a beautiful top and in one of my all time classic patterns. So nice to have a support group and quilting friends to share your time and quilting days with. Thanks for stopping by CollectInTexas Gal today for Needle and Thread Thursday.
    Sue CollectInTexas Gal

  4. Photos outside can be a challenge. I used some of hubbys clean woodworking clamps at the bottom of the quilt to keep it from flying around so much. It works pretty good. Your top looks lovely. visiting via Sew Sisters blogathon. I have a contest this week for the blogathon. Please drop by and enter.

  5. Hi Heather - Thanks for the nice comment! And for the reminder about the blogathon. Looking forward to visiting you.

  6. Glad to meet our Canadian quilters. Thanks. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com