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May 01

A Finished Top!

Surrounded by Scraps (or in my case, Surrounded by Happy Scraps) is now a finished top and is off to the longarm quilter! Yay.

Last week I started assembling the rows. Here are the first two:

Today, I finally completed the top. I realized once I got the center together that I really liked mine without the borders. The original pattern has 5″ borders of the background fabric. That would make it plenty big for a queen, but I just wasn’t feeling it. (I will be honest; it didn’t help that with the borders it might be too long for my backing fabric. And I’m lazy.)

Here’s how far over the sides of my queen-sized bed it goes without the borders:

But, I do like it an awful lot without the borders so I decided to call it done.

Then I found this while I was pressing it. (I tried so hard to avoid two of the same fabric being next to each other!)

I delivered it to the quilt shop this evening so maybe by next Tuesday or Wednesday it will be back and I can bind it and call it done!

What have you been working on?

Quilt on!

3 comments

  1. Jaye

    Great news! And it is a very happy top. GREAT job! Keep it up; you are on a roll!

  2. Ronni

    Wow! Wow!! Stunning! I always wanted to try Burgoyne Surrounded. Luv it even more in scrappy. How big are your blocks? Looks like lots of 1″ pieces from here.

    1. Gretchen

      I think the blocks finish around 17″ each.

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