Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sew-N-Tell Quilt top done!

Hey everyone! Long time no talk, I know i said i wouldnt go this long with out posting but boy have i been busy. I had my finals week and i graduated from college! and then i had a fun filled week with my boyfriend before he started his 40 hour week paid internship, so i spent all my time with him. Then last week i spent all my time finishing my quilt top and getting ready for a big graduation bash thats happening TODAY! yay.

So remember when I was talking about doing this quilt, from a long time ago?

well......My first quilt ever and I finished the top! here are some pictures!!

So what do you think? I am very proud of it it is soo awesome! Its not very square, but no one can tell right? haha
So I went to Keepsake Quilting in Center Harbor NH yesterday becasue they were having a huge sale. And i picked out some backing fabric, and the binding tell me what you think:
The top will be for the bigger back Piece
The bottom is for the smaller back piece
And this one below will be for the binding

Im not sure about the binding, I got it before the two back pieces I might change it

So the pattern calls for machine quilting, which i dont dare do on my first time, so i want to hand quilt it, which I have never done before. So HELP ME PLEASE! I don't even know where to begin with that!

This is all for now i have to go to work and then come back and party so i will put up another post later about my keepsake quilting adventure!


Make sure to check out the other finishes over on amy's blog!

Peace & Love J-me


leslie said...

this looks great!!

pinksuedeshoe said...

I started a hang quilting project..... it takes forever. That's what I have to say about that. FOREVER. Get some scraps and sandwich them with batting and practice on that if you want, machine quilting is like a GILLION times faster if you already have a walking foot. Love the backing fabrics though, they are so fun!

Sue said...

Come to Maine, I'll show you!! The top looks great.
Hope you have a fun party.

Katie B said...

Congrats on the graduation and the quilt top! Pretty big week. I think the binding would look good, especially if you cut it on the bias. I second PinkSuedeShoes on the machine quiltling. I didn't think I could do it on my machine, but I can. There are lots of tutorials online for help.

Sarah C. said...

Your top is wonderful! I just love the colors in it. I would highly recommend machine quilting over hand quilting - hand quilting takes forever and requires a huge commitment of time and space. Invest in a walking or even feed foot for your sewing machine; use spray basting to put your quilt sandwich together; and start out by "stitching in the ditch" around all the squares. Then, after it's secured by the stitching, you can play around with Free Motion Quilting if you want to! That would be my recommendation. Good luck!!!

Dayna said...

I think this is going to be spectacular when it's all together! Beautiful colors!

Carla said...

Congrats on graduating! That in itself is a large accomplishment. Love the pattern and color in your quilt. If you are going to hand quilt, I suggest just keep it simple for the first time and do straight line quilting. Good luck!