Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Quilt Accomplished

I finally finished my quilt. It took several months and quite a bit of cursing but I'm really pleased with the result. Here are lots of pics:

quilt top

quilt back



close-up

I'm so glad I took June's advice and invested in a walking foot for my machine. It definitely made the quilting process much easier. I'm also grateful to this helpful tutorial on continuous quilt binding. I think it will be a while before I attempt another project of this size, but it feels good to know that I can do it.



action shot


gratuitous adorable cat photo

5 comments:

Beth said...

Hello-- I work with Kristin on the Sew,Mama,Sew! blog and we'd like permission to post one of your photos of your wonderful quilt on the blog... It's amazing that it's your first quilt! I saw the blog post via our forum but couldn't find a contact email.

Please email me at your convenience and I can give you more details. Congrats on the quilt!

beth(at)sewmamasew(dot)com

Bethie said...

That quilt is so stunning! I love the way it all looks together, the fabrics are beautiful, and what a great choice on the binding! It looks amazing, brilliant work.

alanajo said...

Wow! Great job!!! I love it. Its so beautiful!!!

How did u quilt it? Just sew straight up and down? Ive been trying to figure out how to quilt mine, the easiest way. Its my first quilt.

SandyQuilts said...

I must say every curse word was worth it ... your quilt is stunning. Congrats on a wonderful job. Can't wait to see your next one.

lizap said...

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments! I just might have to make another quilt.

Alanjo-- I tried to keep it simple for the first quilt and just stitched straight lines "in the ditch". I used a walking foot which was very helpful. Good luck with your quilt!