Friday, April 20, 2007

Chinese Coins top finished


I got the final borders on this morning. I wasn't sure yesterday how much I was going to like it but now that the top is finished I do (like it). I don't know if anyone else is working on Chinese Coins for HeartStrings so I may or may not get additional sections for another quilt.

I wasn't using a pattern and debated how wide to make my sashing strips and borders. I did searches on google and webshots looking at other versions before deciding on 2 inch sashing and 4 inch borders.

In response to a question about the size of my coins - they're trimmed to 5.5 inches wide. My sashing was cut 2.5 inches, and my borders cut 4.5 inches. The overall quilt is 55x70. I would have made it a bit longer but the green fabric turned out to be only 1.8 yards and not 2 as I originally thought. I barely squeaked the sashing, border, and binding out with just the piece below left - how's that for cutting it close?

7 comments:

Laurie Ann said...

When you started this project, I wasn't sure I was going to like it. But as I saw it progress I thought, "maybe, maybe". And now that I see the completed flimsy, I love it!!

Nancy said...

I was going to do some coins but not sure I'll have time now. Maybe as I'm liking the way yours turned out. I might work on those next weekend during the sew-in instead of the traditional heartstring blocks.

Dianne said...

Another beautiful quilt finished, Mary. I'm just in awe of you!

Great job...

Jan said...

So, so pretty!!

Vicky said...

Your coins are lovely! I'm going to copy you for a couple of charity quilts! Great inspiration!

(Hugs)

Bonnie said...

Another wonderful quilt by Mary! Even though green is my favorite color, I wasn't too sure about your choice for sashing - BUT - as usual, you knew what you were doing and the finished product is delightful.

Nicole and Phil said...

This is lovely. I really like the green borders/sashing as well!!