Thursday, September 3, 2009

Quilt Tops

So today I finished sewing together the quilt top. I think that it would be fine without a border don't you? As long as the binding can calm the scrappiness of the whole thing, I personally think it will be alright.

So I have been using these little squares and assembling them into four-patches as Leaders and Enders. I am pinning them together with safety pins in sets of five so I actually have twenty. And that was just from assembling this one top.

I actually designed this sampler quilt a while back and am now just thinking about how to finish it. I need to decide what color to use as cornerstones as well as what to use as borders. I also need to decide how many borders and then need to get those fabrics.

I thought all of you would also like to see my stash over a period of time so I decided to start with my denim jean scraps! I keep them in a shoebox and then whenever we throw a pair of jeans out, I keep a piece for my box. I am actually trying to save up enough to create a jean quilt.

Also, a few people asked how I was marking my baptist fans for quilting so I decided to show you a picture!! My dad created this for me and it works pretty well! It is just a piece of cardboard cut into the right shape. But if you don't wan't to make a template or even buy one here is an article on how to freehand Baptist Fans.

Also, I would like to thank all of you out there who decided to send me scraps. I really am looking forward to receiving them and if anyone else would like to send me some goodies, I welcome you to post your e-mail in the comments and I will get back to you. One last thing, if you would like to check out my website, here is the link to Jordan's Jewelry. I hope you come and visit me soon!


  1. You've done a great job on this quilt top.
    I read that you're a home schooler. That's terrific. I home school my girls, one of whom is 12 and in 7th grade just like you.

  2. Jordan, this little cardboard tool that your dad made for making Baptist Fans is so creative! I wonder if you could post a tutorial on how to make one? Just a suggestion.