Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sruti top done!

Done! Well, except for quilting and binding, but I'm doing very simple quilting because the top is so busy (and because I only know how to do simple quilting). It is loud and bright, but I think a toddler will like it. I hope so.
Remember how I said I always put lots of extra fabric on my letters so I can trim them all to size? Well ... sigh ... I had to redo the T because it was too short. I wish now that I had redone the whole letter to make it jauntier, but I didn't and that's that.

This is the first time I've done the piano keys on a paper foundation. I saw on Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville site (sorry, I forget exactly where) about sewing strings on a page from the phone book, so I gave it a try and really like it. It's hard to make those little angled pieces form a straight line. This was easy -- everything stayed straight, easy to trim, the paper stood up to ironing and the ink stayed on the paper (whew!), and when everything was done, the paper came right off the back.

Now, back to work on taxes ...

14 comments:

Joyce said...

Very nice. I like the bright colors and the dotted border looks great.

Sharon said...

Wow, this is cute! And the dotted border is a great counterpoint to the piano key border. Yeah, I think that phone book paper is a great way to go too. Easy! I'm quite sure a toddler would love this quilt too.

sewkalico said...

Very cute!

Mrs Moen said...

It turned out great, Cheri, dotted inner border, piano keys and all!
I have not made this kind of letters or even read the tutorial, so I would probably add a strip to the top of the T to make it taller:-)

Clare said...

Really? You think the T should be jauntier? Oh Pffffffff!

I've always baulked at doing piano keys, but if you say it works with pages from the telephone book then I'll give it a go. Are your pages as thin as ours?

BUMBLE BEANS said...

looks good Cheri! I love all the bight happy colors!!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

fabulous Cheri - great choices all around. I love piecing onto paper just because you can get all those great angles in without ending up with a curve.

AnnieO said...

I like it! Definitely right up a little one's alley with the bright colors and name.

em's scrapbag said...

Sure to be a hit with a toddler. Thanks for sharing the piano keys on phone book pages hint. I'll remember that.

Gina said...

Gorgeous

Love and hugs Gina xxx

belinda said...

W-a-y cute girl.....uh...I just did some piano keys borders for a queen size...l-o-n-g strips...I didn't know you were supposed to sew them to paper....hhhhmmm

Cathi said...

Love it -- it's so bright and cheerful and fun!

Nines said...

WOW! Have you ever been busy! everything looks great! Love the letters.

YankeeQuilter said...

I like the T! Isn't it funny that paper-piecing the boarders makes it easier to be wonkier - so anti-logical!