Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Strippy complete!

I'll telling ya - if you need some motivation to get those unfinished projects done - buy a new sewing machine! You'll be shocked at all you can accomplish!


My strippy quilt (which I had completed the top months ago!), is finally complete! And I'm so in love!


I did zig zag quilting in the center, then a few straight lines along the borders. Simple, yet so very pretty. Thanks to Heidi for her suggesting this quilting design.


I did a simple backing with a scrappy border.


I love it soooo much, that it is pushed it's way into my living room. So sorry to be packing away my Amy Butler brick quilt, but have to make room for this little gem. My husband is happy too...this quilt doesn't have any pink in it.

So now I just have to create a label for it. I think I'll embroider another one like Hopscotch.

Oh ya...and I named this one "Tootsie Roll" for two reasons.
1. It was the first jelly roll I worked with, and,
2. I kept wanting to break out in dance to that ol' school song "Tootsie Roll", which kept playing in my head as I was making this quilt.

*****

On a similar note, have any of you used Retayne or Synthrapol??? I'm worried a little about washing this one, and the Hopscotch quilt, because of the bright colours & the white sashing. I bought some Retayne, but I'm too nervous to use it. Some sites say it's okay to use it on a completed quilt, while others say no. Any experience with either of these??? It's nerve wrecking because I truly love both of these quilts!
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8 comments:

CJ September 29, 2009 at 6:15 PM  

Beautiful!! Aren't you so glad you finished it??
I would just use a Color Catcher. I just washed a runner and napkins made with Panache. There was some pink color to the color catcher. I really think MODA colors don't run much if at all.

Carmen September 30, 2009 at 3:19 AM  

LOVE IT!!! Is it for me??? Huh Huh Huh??? Good Job!

Kandra September 30, 2009 at 7:34 AM  

I love this pattern you whipped up! How big did it end up being? Looks like something my mom would love (and simple enough I could do it for Christmas ;D)

affectioknit September 30, 2009 at 10:29 AM  

They are both just so lovely!!!

Leslie October 6, 2009 at 11:16 PM  

this is beautiful...hooray for a new sewing machine. I love your name for it

Rafael's Mum October 12, 2009 at 1:40 PM  

Really love this quilt and its scrappy border with the white sashing goes so well! It inspired me to put a strippy quilt on my list (the one of the quilts I want to make :-)

Our One and Only November 12, 2009 at 4:52 PM  

WOW!!! seriously awesome! great work!!

Abi December 23, 2009 at 6:57 PM  

Yay! It looks great :) I use Shout Color Catcher sheets - they work great. I NEVER pre-wash, and always have lots of reds and oranges with white fabric. I've only had bleeding one time, and it was because I used a solid red back, and the bleeding came through on the quilting stitches. But it kind of added to the quilt. I definitely recommend color catcher though.

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