Sunday, August 30, 2009

Biggest Quilt Yet

I finally finished my quilt for the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along. Well, it was finished about a month ago, but I haven't had the time (or the space) to photograph it. This baby is a big one - my biggest quilt yet.

It was meant to be used in the guest bedroom, but I think I'll be using it (and loving it!) in my room for awhile. Who cares if it doesn't match, right?

I haven't done much strip quilting in the past, and I have to say that I'm not a fan. It is nice and fast, but I found myself a little bored toward the end of the piecing process.

Here's a view of the back, which is my favorite part of this quilt.

I could no longer find the fabric that I wanted to use for the binding, so I used my second choice - this happy blue with triangles.

When I was still in the piecing phase, I began to be a little concerned about how I would ever manage to quilt this on my little workhorse of a sewing machine. Then I saw this flier at Broadbents and decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did! Kristin is so nice (and very patient!) and it was a treat to get to use a long arm quilter. Thanks Kristin!


  1. Holy sha'molies. I'm tired just looking at it. Well, it IS late...

  2. Yours turned out beautiful! I felt the same way about all that strip piecing... I received your scrappy christmas blocks yesterday! Love them, thanks!
    Just figured out you have a blog....!

  3. Thanks Wendy! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's finished scrappy Christmas projects.

  4. What is the dimension of your cuts? 2x8 or so? It's very pretty.


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