Fan Quit Top Finished

I finished the fan quilt top today.  It finished at 82″ x 88″ after I added the border.  I almost always add a border to a top even If I don’t need the additional size.  The border is like a picture frame…It enhances the picture.

The second reason I add a border is that it allows me to fix any irregularities in the edges of the top.  These vintage blocks were all slightly different so the edge was a bit off….when I pin on a true straight-edged border I can work around the irregular edges and make it straight.


I just make up the differences in the seam allowance.

I need to give it a good pressing now and it will be ready to quilt


(I hate pressing!)

Happy Quilting


24 thoughts on “Fan Quit Top Finished

  1. Cathi says:

    It is gorgeous! I’m amazed at how quickly you got this done. Have you decided how to quilt it?
    I hate pressing too – but it makes such a difference that it’s worth it.

  2. Barbara says:

    I can’t wait to see it quilted. I hope this one is next on your list.

  3. Barbara Wells says:

    Just curious-do you mark the quarter inch with tape or marker or just eyeball it? It is a wonderful quilt-can’t wait to see how it looks when you quilt it!

  4. Ginny says:

    what ta ya got??? A bunch of elves working for ya ??? That was fast !!!

  5. Una says:

    It is amazing! Congratulations on the finish. I love the way you have asssembled the blocks – they look like fans! The border is spot on imho:) I just knew there was something special about terriers:) Greetings from Una in Norway

  6. hélène says:

    Looking beautiful! Congratulations!
    I don’t like ironing, but I love pressing fabrics and quilt-tops!
    Courage! 🙂

  7. Ann Hancock says:

    Another awesome layout, Tim. I don’t know how you get all of it done…and you taught all day at Garden Day, too!?! (Loved the eggplant in the arrangements, BTW!)

    Well done!

    • timquilts says:

      thanks Ann….I think eggplant is beautiful!…and tasteless!!!
      I always have quilting going whenever I am sitting….and I try to avoid being distracted by silly things like housework

  8. Byrd says:

    It’s just beautiful! I love the blue border, too. I can see it in a guest room with freshly pressed sheets and a lovely little flower arrangement. Nice work! Take care, Byrd

  9. audrey says:

    I will never look at unfinished quilt tops in quite the same way I did before I started seeing your work with the same! Such potential in the less than perfect!

  10. hélène says:

    Strangely there is no reply-button after your answer about how to “ship back”. Is it because I can see there a very simple solution ?!??… ;))


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