Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Quilt-a-long I


Yay! I finished a quilt!

After I finished the binding, it had to go in the wash for "puckering". I love that puckered look and it softens up the quilt to make it more snuggly. This was a tense moment since I don't pre-wash fabrics and colors sometimes run. Fingers crossed...

Relief!

This was 100% a stash quilt, so by binding time I had pretty much run out of fabric. Then smarty pants decided to piece the little binding pieces on the diagonal because that would look really, really cool. 270" of binding strips very quickly turned into 200". Be warned! More fabric scrounging ensued, this time pieced straight. Finally - 260" of completed binding.

I'm very, very happy with how this turned out, considering the mish-mash of fabrics that went into it.


Why, I even put a label on it. My very first quilt label. Ever.

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26 comments:

Dinah said...

This is just beautiful!!

Marcia said...

It's wonderful! You inspire me. I still need to complete mine. It just needs a little more border and quilting... You have every right to be very proud of a job well done. p.s. I love your label.

Mama Urchin said...

It looks so good.

house on hill road said...

your label is cute! the whole quilt looks great.

anne bebbington said...

I'm a non-wash-first person too - risky I know but I just love the feel of unwashed new fabric to work with - love the citrus cushions too - mouthwatering!

Louise said...

This looks just great! How big did it turn out?

Mikilana said...

how awesome! I love the label too....

Teri in CO said...

It's beautiful! I love the puckering too!

CONNIE W said...

It looks wonderful!!! Job well done. I never got past block 4 (shame on me) but saved all the instructions. My background is also white, and your quilt inspires me to finish the project definitely! I too love the puckered look after they're washed.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Lovely lovely quilt. And with a label. Impressive. I love the puckering too. It really turned out well.

Jacquie said...

Oh my...you're done! This is simply beautiful. My plan is to piece the back for mine today during Judy's quiltathon...so what am I doing? Surfing to look at your beautiful work. Time well spent!

hunnybunny said...

That is such a beautiful quilt, and your binding is stunning!

hetty said...

It's beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me!

Danetta said...

This is just beautiful. You are inspiring! I need to get mine finished. I want to cuddle up with it.

Lisa said...

This is awesome. Love the pattern too. What a great job you did!

Erilyn said...

It looks so great - I love how you have managed to get the colours to work so well, especially from the stash! I have been enthused enough to look at my stash and see what I can come up with - off I go now :-)

Kieny said...

Congratulations! It looks great label and all. I just finished my top last night now I have to buy backing fabric first.

Laurie said...

You did a great job! I love the colors and the patterns.

Berlinswhimsy said...

Oh yay, I love that puckered look, too! Your quilt looks fabulous!

Bloom said...

Congratulations, the quilt has turned out beautifully. I love the way you have quilted it, & your choice of colours is wonderful.

Tammy said...

Love it! It really turned out wonderfully. I love to pucker mine up, too! :)

Junie Moon said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love many aspects about it, the fact that you used stash fabrics, the puckering (I agree with your view on that), the adorable quilt label--just every single detail is wonderful. Congratulations!

Phyl said...

Gorgeous!

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Sue said...

Lovely quilt, mine is not finished, someday!

Minka's Studio said...
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Minka's Studio said...

I've looked at this post before but today is the first time I realized what you did with the label photo to protect your privacy and the privacy of the quilt recipient. I've been struggling with this issue and had not figured out what to do. Thanks for the idea!
Minka