Friday, November 15, 2019

Cape Cod Toile

I finished the Cape Cod toile little quilt. Suzette, in Bend, was kind enough to share that center piece with me and this is how I chose to showcase it.
I decided I didn't really want a traditional binding so thought I'd try facing for the first time.  I saw a few different videos and chose THIS ONE to do it.
It looks a bit wobbly but it is very square- just laying on the grass isn't the best choice for a photo. It's been dark and dreary so hard to get decent lighting inside. I used the same fabric as the backing, but fell a few inches short. The other fabric blends pretty good though.
It didn't matter how hard I tried I couldn't get my corners to be square. I would try this again, but likely only with flannel as my batting. And check out my corner square!! (now sort of rectangular)  LOLOL  The usual humble version. 
But, if you don't ever try anything new you'll never learn anything- so, it's only a little quilt. I'll still enjoy it. 

Now that I'm done hand quilting this little one, it's time to bring out Beyond the Cherry Tree for my continued hand quilting. 

I hope your weekend is stupendous and includes some quilting.



18 comments:

  1. It is lovely. I put up the first completed border of my Beyond the Cherry Trees on the design wall and the 5 bottom row blocks. I can hardly wait until I get another 100 cherries sewn on so I can complete the thing. You are years ahead of me.

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  2. we are always our own worst critic...it's lovely...

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  3. A great way to showcase that fabulous toile. Your quilt is lovely

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  4. OOooooo pretty!! Toile is just lovely, and your stitches make it more so!!

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  5. really love this little quilt...I am fortunate to have lots of toiles and considering framing one section up to do this !!

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  6. Just a lovely toile--there is something about toile fabric that just draws me in...lovely little bordering on this one...enjoy it...hugs, Julierose

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  7. What a lovely little quilt. I really like the faced finish, it looks authentic and antique.

    Why is this called a Cape Cod toile? Is it a scene from early CC? Perfect for Thanksgivng!

    lizzy

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  8. Such a great idea!!! I would like to do this with one of Jo Morton's toile. Very cute!

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  9. Beautiful work Lori. I also love a faced binding sometimes. That toile fabric is beautiful too.

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  10. this sewing trick may work for your corners. before you turn the quilt look at the corner where the stitching lines meet. cut the excess off on the diagonal, be carefull not to cut the stitching line. this removes some of the excess in the corners to get a sharper pointed corner. hope this helps in the future. love the troille and the 9 patch blocks in the corners.

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    1. I did actually trim it out. I felt like the batting was too thick to turn properly. Not sure what the answer is.

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  11. Perfect little quilt! Love how you showcased the toille with classic 9-patches and finidhed with hand quilting. Humble? Not from my spot on the couch! Lol!!!

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  12. Thanks for sharing. I really like toille but we don't see much of it. I am glad you aren't worrying about the corners. Who cares? That is not the focal point, just something that bothers you.

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  13. Absolutely love the toile. Your quilt is perfect. I round corners off all the time because it is easier. I never meet a toile that I didn't fall in love with. I wish fabric makers would make more of it.Thank you for sharing.

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  14. "if you don't ever try anything new you'll never learn anything".... so true! Your attitude encourages us all - I certainly appreciate so much how you take us along through your process. Love your little toile quilt!!

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  15. I'v been looking at the facing method of finishing quilts. I need to figure out how to do it without the necessity of hand work!! Love the way you showcased the toile!

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  16. That toile mini quilt is just about the prettiest mini I've seen yet!

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  17. LOVE IT! I've been told not to tell the mistakes, the parts that didn't go right, and no one will really notice. Especially the non quilters. We all love it the way you finished it, and find any mistakes encouraging to us who are not a skilled.

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