Sunday, June 3, 2012

Quilting Instead of Weeding

And this is another reason why I wasn't helping Kevin with the garden this weekend. I spent Sunday doing the quilting I should have done last Sunday but didn't.

I'm really happy with how it's turning out. It came together so much better than I thought it would. It's not too wonky at all. Not everything matches up 100% and, after having to trim my squares, I knew they wouldn't but things match so much better than I had even dared hope! Yeah! Here's some close-ups of squares where you can see that my points matched up quite nicely for the most part.

And there are some, such as these, that didn't match quite so nicely in placed but still, not too bad. Not too bad at all! By the time it's all quilted and snuggly, those little mismatches will hardly show at all!

After I finished this part I had to decide if I would simply quilt and bind it as it is or whether I would add borders to make the quilt bigger. After laying it out on the bed, I decided to add some borders, which I did this evening. I added a 3" tan border all the way around and next I'm going to put together another narrower border using bits of all the patterned fabrics in the quilt. That will make it a bed-sized quilt.  This has turned out to be a very good learning experience.

And here's the "stained glass" shot of the quilt top. Pretty!
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  1. Lovely! Good for's going to be a great quilt!

  2. Wow, Heather! That's a beauty. Good job!

  3. it is beautiful! and I think you did a fabulous job matching up! I really love the back shot too, sooo pretty with the sun shinging through it!

  4. I love it. But being the amateur (or even less than amateur) I don't understand the "stained glass" ~ is that the seam side with heavy shadow?

  5. The fabrics you selected seem to have been made to go together. That is a pattern I would like to try some day. I look forward to the pictures with the border in place.


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