Wednesday Quilting and Stuff – Top Completed and Making Shop Plans

I completed my bento box quilt top:

Got it done. Next step is to do the quilting.

Also I got word from the shed people that they should be bring out my new shop building next week!  With the weather getting warmer here, it will be nice to get to work on a few more shop projects so I’ll be at on the computer at bit drawing up the final plans for the workshop and all the benches, cabinets and such I’ll need to get started on.

If you need me – I’ll be at the computer.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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23 Responses to Wednesday Quilting and Stuff – Top Completed and Making Shop Plans

  1. Dave says:

    What a beautiful quilt. Now I have to ask the stupid question: so what’s left to “quilt”? It looks like a finished product, but I note you say it’s a “top”, so does this mean you attach everything to a bottom layer?

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    • A quilt is a sandwich of three layers, a top, batting (filler) and a backing. Next step is to get a roll of batting, a piece of fabric for a back and sew all three together.


  2. A beautiful work indeed. You are a talented soul.

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  3. wolfsrosebud says:

    Double congrats. The quilt is lovely. I have at least two quilts still unfinished for years.

    So exciting to have a workshop where you can be creative and have everything in one place. I look forward to seeing your projects.

    Being at the computer can be fun. I’m in the process of publishing my first children’s chapter book. So exciting!

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  4. Maybe a wood version of a quilt. I am eager to see what you create, Andrew.

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  5. I love your quilt top! I love doing any type of sewing and it looks great. Will you be doing the quilting by hand? I had a small quilt with cats (of course!) that is hanging in my kitchen. I did the top on the sewing machine and did the quilting of the layers by hand. It was very enjoyable. I am excited for you regarding your shed. I can’t wait to see it! It is always fun to set up a news space. What fun!

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    • This will be machine quilted. My wife has been saying that she thinks that because of my skill at the scroll saw, I should be a natural at free motion quilting. We’ll see if that works out. I excited too – this weekend I have to take out a section of fence so they can have enough room to bring the shed in and assemble it. This shop space will be setup for my marquetry and scroll saw work.


  6. Christi says:

    Being at the computer doesn’t sound near as much fun as being in the sewing room or workshop, but if it’s working toward that, then it’s all good. 🙂

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  7. Baydreamer says:

    That is beautiful! I’m so impressed!

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  8. Debra says:

    Beautiful! I am so impressed. 🙂

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  9. It looks great – you must be pleased. And hooray for the new workshop! Life is good indeed. 🙂

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  10. Pied Type says:

    As I’ve noted before, I’m very impressed with all the precision involved. Very straight lines, perfectly squared corners, etc. Not to mention getting each piece in the right place in the pattern.

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    • That’s what really takes the time. It’s not hard to do, just takes a lot of patience and a slow pace to not mess it up. And if you look really close you’ll see a number of small errors. My rule is you can only view the quilt from six feet away.


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