Tuesday, September 13, 2022

17th finish for 2022

The vintage rail fence quilt top is now a finished quilt! I threw it in the wash last night and it came out all nice and crinkly. It shrunk about 2 1/2" in both the length and the width. The finish size is 61 1/2" x 80". It is not perfectly rectangular. The maker had pieced together scraps what she had of the green and gold border fabric and it just wasn't quite long enough at one end. Scraps of homespun fabric were used for the binding along with fabric from two blue plaid shirts I bought at Goodwill.
For the backing, a blog reader and friend sent me the green plaid fabric which was just enough for the width of the quilt. (Thank you Cherie!)I  bought the blue plaid. This quilt definitely needed a plaid back!  Not the greatest photo.  The wrinkles really show up the way the light is hitting it.  
The next project will be that vest. After I get home from work I usually take a walk around the yard. I have been watching my zucchini to see if the one last fruit was going to mature and it looks like I will have one more. The picture makes it look like it is bigger than it really is. It will be ready to pick in a couple days.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I bet that quilt is really soft. I have an all plaid one with a plaid back and it is the softest and most lightweight quilt I own.
You did well with the Zucchini this year. You never know if it will be a bountiful crop or a plant that gets eaten by bugs or caterpillars.

Vicki W said...

Congratulations! That was a fast finish and it turned out great.

Cherie in St Louis said...

Hooray!! You’ve done the old quilt top proud. The plaids on the back look terrific together…fun!

Kathy S. said...

Love that homespun, rail fence quilt. Glad you got one more zucchini. Mine are pretty much done too.