Thursday, October 21, 2021

Another Quilt Off The Frame!

It appears I have turned a corner. The Tin Lizzie is becoming less and less intimidating all the time. After finishing the Harvest Pumpkin quilt earlier this month (click here for that post), I knew this quilt of roughly the same size would be up next for me. 

This scrappy churn dash quilt with 9-patches for centers was a well-aged quilt top made in 2016 at our Canter's Cave Retreat. The Frankfort Girls all had the option of making this pattern at the retreat. and I was happy to participate; I love my finished quilt top. The quilt is by designer Kim Diehl, called All In A Row. It has just 25 blocks (5x5), and is 60" square; with all the cutting done ahead of time, it made up fast at the retreat.

Ever since, it has hung in my closet with a gazillion other quilt tops waiting to be quilted. Well, except for the day I attempted to correct a wavy border issue - that aggravating effort made its way to a blog post, which you can read here.  

So, it came out of storage and is now quilted. I loaded it last Thursday and in just an afternoon, I took it from closet to loaded to quilted to trimmed. On Sunday afternoon, I attached the binding, and have been slowly stitching it in the evenings while watching television.

This looks like a scrap quilt, and perhaps some of these fabrics were scraps at the time I made it, but mostly I just pulled a wide variety of fat quarters for a very scrappy look. The sashing fabric is consistent as is the cornerstones, and the border. That helps contain the haphazard nature of each block.

When I was trying to decide what to use for the binding, I pulled a variety of red and burgundy leftover bindings out. I opted to sew them all together and have a scrappy binding to match the scrappy nature of the quilt center. Here are a couple of pictures of the backing and binding. If you need to take a closer peek, then you'll probably have to click on the pictures to enlarge.

Mostly, I have just one side remaining to be stitched, and part of another. It could be finished tonight while we watch the Browns on Thursday night football.

Next up for the long arm is the special request quilt for DD Emma. Remember that low volume Ohio Star she wanted? I know she is anxious to get it on her bed, so I am committed to riding this wave of long-arming confidence and getting it quilted ASAP.

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. Very pretty. Add another quilt to my list! Lol

  2. So glad that you and Lizzie continue to build your friendship :). Your quilt is terrific - love scrappy - and the binding suits perfectly. Nothing like getting a long ago project to the finish line, is there?

  3. Congratulations! I love this one. Great job! ;^)

  4. It's a lovely quilt. Well done for persevering with the Tin Lizzie. It's really paying off now with finishes rolling off and looking good :-)


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