Orange You Green With Envy is a TOP!!!

I can’t believe I am already done with the piecing. After I finished the Rue d’Osage items I had nothing to sew which required leaders/enders. So I just focused on the OYGWE top. In no time I had the borders on and it is now tucked away in the closet waiting for quilting. With the 9 other various sized tops! One of these days.

Friday was spent finishing all the 3.5″ Nine Patch blocks. Then Saturday was spent sewing them into Double Nine Patch blocks with the 2 orange fabrics. I laid them out on the sewing room floor to get the placement set, and didn’t change too much about the arrangement. Taking photos helps me keep track of where things are supposed to go once I pick them up off the floor!

Blocks sewn together, sides trimmed
1st border added
2nd border added

So I must say, I am very pleased with the colors now that the entire thing is done. It really just needed the entire piece to show well. The lighter shade is exactly what I envisioned, so glad I kept with it. The piece measures about 54″x61″ with fabric pre-washed. Hoping after the quilting and final wash I end up with at least 52″x59″? Quilting? Don’t even ask, I have no clue what I am doing with it.

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I hope everyone had a good Mother’s Day. We celebrated with Diva and her Beau, my sister, and 5 dogs! This one contributed to a lot of the chaos.

Brutabaga is his new nickname.

Mac is at the Dr’s. It’s a basic $250 price tag just to get him working again. For another $150 they would “recover” my data, assuming it’s lost or missing. I declined that offer. I will see what the last back up had on it, but I fear that was at least a year ago. I am not very good at backing it up! I will be better from now on. I will try to find a friendly person to attempt to retrieve the data from the old hard drive. I have already looked at online videos to see what my options are. It looks to be a lot easier than $150!!! Fingers crossed it’s not as bad as feared.

15 thoughts on “Orange You Green With Envy is a TOP!!!

  1. Kate says:

    Love your orange quilt! It’s a color not many of us sew with, but it does make a very dramatic and colorful project. So sorry about the Mac. I try to back up once a month, but I’m not always on top of that.

  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Chris,
    Oh Brutabaga is SO cute!! I love him and he looks like he is full of mischief. Yay on getting Orange all together! I love the lighter color in there – I know you weren’t sure, so I’m even more thrilled that you are happy with it. My fingers, eyes and toes are crossed for a full recovery even if it’s only a short term one so you can get your data off. Ugg. Technology is great when it works. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Christine says:

    What a beautiful quilt! It is really amazing! Yikes, sorry about the Mac! I hope you can find your last back up has most of your data on it! Fingers are crossed for you!!

    • chrisknits says:

      Thank you. I can’t wait to figure out who/how the quilting will be done. Not sure I am ready to tackle it myself! Hopefully Mac is fixed and I can get the data off the fried hard drive soon.

      On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 12:32 PM, chrisknitssews wrote:


  4. Rebecca Grace says:

    Congrats on finishing your quilt top, Chris! It’s gorgeous! I’m sorry to hear about your computer woes. Technology is awesome — until it STOPS WORKING!! Hope you are able to recover what you need without cutting into your fabric budget!

    • chrisknits says:

      Thank you. I love these colors so much! Mac is getting fixed, hoping I can retrieve lost data. The fabric budget is safe! Not sure which is more important?


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