Wednesday, August 25, 2010

yes, another quilt

I saw a really cute design here for a quilt and decided to do it.  My friend, Heather, gave me some cute fabric that I was sure would work really well for it.  Monday evening, after I got done with work, I started it.  I got it mostly finished yesterday and now all there is left to do is finish binding it...BY HAND!  I have NEVER finished a quilt by hand.  I like to take the shortcuts and just do it on the machine.  But this time I thought I would do it the right way.  So far I am only about 6" into doing it.

Take a look at the progress:

Sewed on the letters and bird.  Don't worry, I will give the little bird feet later.


I added the first rows of colored fabric to the white fabric.


I finished the other two sides.


Then I added the batting and stitched a zigzag stitch around the border.


At this point I cut out and sewed all the pieces for the entire back piece but for some reason didn't take a picture.

Then I put the front and back panel together and adding the binding.

Front:

Back:

Close up of binding.  Right now it looks finished but really it is all pinned waiting for me hand stitch the rest.  Yikes!


I really like it.  And like the other things I do, it is far from perfect but I don't care.

5 comments:

julie said...

i really like it, too! good luck with the hand-stitching!

Valarie said...

I actually finished the hand-stitching today! AND it has been washed and dried and nothing came undone! I am very happy.

Cutzi said...

I love it! So have you taken quilting classes or is this pretty much self-taught?

Valarie said...

No classes. I just break it down in my head of how to do it. AND, I am not the best. You know how there is rustic cooking? Well, I am a rustic sewer! :)

My grandma sewed and my mom does too so I guess I just kind of picked it up along the way somehow. But, no one really taught me.

Joyce said...

You are so crafty...My grandma always said "measure twice, cut once"--I think that is what you are doing with the breaking it down and thinking it through before you make your project. Keep up the good work. I love seeing your pics!