Friday, November 15, 2013

A Boston Quilt Finish!


Finished my Quilt for Boston!  I love getting these quilts because they're all ready to be quilted, and they're all different blocks.  The first one I did, I just quilted loops all over to get it done.

I had a little bit of a problem with this quilt.  I meant to just do a simple all over quilting pattern, but it just begged for something more awesome. And because I wanted to get it done for Friday (an entirely self-imposed deadline) that meant I needed to pull an all-day sew-a-thon!


I started around noon, and finished sewing the binding on at 1 a.m.  Then I hand stitched the binding down while dropping off the dude at school, during a playdate/lunch, and then while picking up the boy from school.  It was my own little sewing speed race.


This is the first block that I did.  So many little spaces for different designs!


I managed to use all the different spaces to practice some things I've never done before, like this pattern my friend Jess rocked in a quilt a while back.  I love all the wavy lines and the strings of pearls.  It really grew on me, and I may have to do this more and in bigger scale on another quilt.


Love this little goldfish.  He needed scales.


I LOVE doing those wavy, echoing lines.  They're so easy once you get the arm motion down, but they pack such a punch!


Here's another block with those wavy lines.  They're the best.  And the figure eights are another really easy, but beautiful pattern.  Love putting them in squares!


I loved this plus sign block.  I think I'm going to have to do a whole quilt of these, because I get a kick out of blocks that make designs when you put them all together.  See how the corner pieces will make more pluses?  Awesome.


And you may have noticed all the pebbles.  I kind of love the look, but hate quilting them because I don't think I'm really good at it yet.  My arms just don't move that way naturally.  So I decided to pebble all my backgrounds and teach myself some muscle memory!  Take that pebbles!  I win!

Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish It Up Friday!


15 comments:

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    1. That linked not so pretty. This is my first time on the internet so forgive me :)

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    2. Aaand it doesn't even work...so here.

      raevenfea.com/quilting/c-plus-plus/

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    3. Any chance to get just a little nerdy with the crafty!

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I am going to have to crash one of your sew-ins and just watch you work and soak in how you approach quilting. You've got a real gift for this!

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    1. We really do need to have a sew-in. Maybe at one of our meetings, or I'll host a sew-in after the holidays!

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    2. I'll be your personal ironer again :)

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  3. Great and ambitious quilting in this top!! Stunning work!

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  4. Holy mackerel! That is some amazing quilting!!

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  5. This is just absolutely gorgeous! I wish i could quilt like this!

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    1. Thanks! I just look at one block at a time. Any more than that and I get overwhelmed.

      And I was lucky enough to take a class with Angela Walters during QuiltCon, and she's an amazing teacher. She didn't really hold our hands and walk us through quilting, instead she just told us to go for it and be okay with what you get, and then cheered us on while we practiced. It was such a great class.

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  6. The quilting looks great. Hey, can you write me, you're a 'no-reply blogger' & you won the drawing tonight :).

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  7. You did a beautiful job on the quilting! I hope that the quilts brings a lot of joy and comfort to someone :-)

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