Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Finished Quilt

It's done! Yay! I stiched in the ditch for the quilting part (my husband thought I made up that term but it's real). And I learned the most common way to finish the edge (binding) from a couple of Youtube videos, and it magically turned out perfect. The hardest part was figuring out how to get a good picture of it. If I could have laid it down outside I would have, but it was too wet.
Here it is laid out on the floor inside so you can see the whole design and a little of the purple back (no my squares did NOT all line up ... didn't know that was important until the end). As soon as I finished, Jacob said, "Can you make one for me?" So that is my next project. What I like about quilting is I can have it all out and do a little bit at a time - whenever I'm bored with everything else.


18 comments:

  1. There is no end to your talent, Carol. I love this! Your colors and fabrics are so fun. I see why Jacob wants one! :)

    I know nothing about quilting, but I love to haunt quilt shops for the "fat quarters" they sell. They work really well in my painting shadowbox and are fairly inexpensive.

    Thanks for sharing your pics with us; they're so fun to see. Stay warm!

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  2. That is gorgeous! Who is it for, if not Jacob - it looks like a twin size. I also saw you pinning ceramic ideas. I really can't wait to see what you create in that class!

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  3. Absolutely cool!!!
    Sort of Frank Loyd Wrightish.

    love it!!

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  4. Very nice....and yes....stitch in the ditch is real.....What a talent....but that is no surprise. Love the design and colors.

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  5. So pretty! I love the colors and the design!

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  6. What a beautiful accomplishment. Love your choice of colors (as always) :)

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  7. my favorite quilts are those that were improvised. I've seen some old quilts where the maker obviously ran out of a certain fabric and continued on with something close. I always love those. Yours would make a nice wall hanging.

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  8. I'm so inspired to pick up one of my unfinished quilt projects from years ago. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This is so neat,Carol! I love it. Very happy you have found yet another outlet for your creative talents!

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  10. Love this quilt-has a very Amish look to it.

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  11. Very nice! I made a few small machine quilts several years ago and then got it into my head that I wanted to hand quilt one. I started a full size quilt, I would throw it out across the living room and hand quilt until I couldn't stand it anymore, lol. Hand quilting is not for me, I never finished it,lol. I like quick things, always learning something about ourselves.

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  12. This is so pretty...I like the color palette used!
    AWESOME QUILT!

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  13. Isn't fabric magical? I have SO much. I started making little stocking ornaments at Christmas. I'm STILL doing them! So many fabric combos. I have over 200 at this point. No more than 2 of any combo. It's nice to have hands busy whenever possible. Glad to see you joining the crazy club.
    Sharman

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  14. Nice quilt Carol, your multi talented :) my Gandmother used to make quilts, this one looks really cool.

    ~Randall

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  15. Cool, Carol.... I've been making quilts forever, and especially recently with new grandbaby coming any day. (I'm working on the 3rd one for little Vivian now).. The latest one is called "I Spy", and contains 80 different images for the little one to learn about different animals, numbers, and other stuff. It keeps me from my easel, though, so I'm doing a series of travel images in 8 x 8 for the baby's room, too..... Ah, a Grammie's work is never done.... ha
    I love the colors and asymmetrical look in yours. It almost could be a cool table runner. really nice !!!!

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  16. Oh yes, I used to have a church group hand quilt my quilts, but in the last 4 or 5 years I've had them machine quilted. The design of the long-arm machine does interfere a bit with the look, but it is cheaper to have it machine quilted, and doesn't take nearly as long to get finished. I've done the stitch-in-the-ditch, too, but it's not that fun. Ha ! I love the 'piecing' part the best, and designing the colors and pattern too.

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