Whale of a Time - Pieced Top

Whale of a Time – Ready to Quilt

I had a fun and productive day today getting this quilt top pieced together. Creating the final top layout and sewing it together is my favorite part of the quilting process; it is just so satisfying to see it all come together!

Whale of a Time - Layout

Whale of a Time – Layout

As I mentioned in my earlier post about these blocks, I decided to use solid color blocks to help extend the size of the quilt. The fat quarter bundle that I bought at SewDown Portland was just not going to stretch far enough to make a lap sized quilt top without some additional fabric.

Whale of a Time - Pieced Top

Whale of a Time – Pieced Top

The top ended up ~46″ by 59″, and I had 2 blocks left over and enough coordinating fabric to make a pieced back for the quilt. I set aside just enough of the mini hexagon dot (black) fabric for the binding. All I need is the batting and I’ll be quilting this one up soon!

Whale of a Time - Backing

Whale of a Time – Backing

As you can see in the photo above, I like to make sure that my backing is bigger than my top before I buy the batting. It would be a shame to find out when you plan to be basting and quilting!

For more about this quilt, you can read my first post here.

Linking up to Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

0 thoughts on “Whale of a Time – Ready to Quilt

  1. Colby says:

    Love your color scheme! It looks so clean and sharp. I like the addition of the solid color blocks, they really add to the visual aspect. Very nice job!

  2. Cornelia says:

    love the soft turquoise tones you used

  3. stitchified says:

    Such beautiful colors in this quilt top, I love it! I’m also totally jealous that you got to go to Sewdown Portland. It sounds like a marvelous time was had by all, good for you!

  4. quiltingmod says:

    I love the colors going on here. Adding the solid colored squares really makes this quilt!

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