Friday, March 12, 2010

Maiden Voyage

I finally finished it-my first *real* quilt. The first one I've finished that isn't just a wallhanging or a stocking or a pot holder (ok I've never made a potholder-but I've made other small things). I pieced this top last year-or maybe it was the year before-in just one day. And then I sandwiched it and then it just sat in my fabric cabinet, neglected. I suddenly got back into sewing recently so I decided to just go for it and get it done. I took these before I washed it-it's in the washer right now so it's still a mystery how it'll be when it's all shrunk up.

the top


the top and part of the backing


the binding-I decided to machine stitch it to see how it turned out. I've always hand stitched it on the wall hangings I've done but I wanted this to be quicker and stronger. I used a zigzag stitch and I really like how it turned out.


I'm going to keep this one for us but now I am working on another one that will be a gift plus I'm going to be making some Downy Quilts for Kids soon. I'm planning to use up as much of my stash as possible making gift lap quilts and more quilts for kids so I can buy NEW stuff.

16 comments:

jimlynn said...

This is just beautiful!!! You're so very talented.

CathyRose said...

Your quilt is just lovely. I have made a lot of wall hangings and three crib sized quilts but never a larger bed sized one yet. This is very inspiring!

Kathleen said...

It looks great. Nice job on the quilting. I do my bindings that way too... it's stronger and faster... more time for sewing more quilts!

Jenn Embry said...

So beautiful!!! I am in the process of learning how to quilt. I can see myself being a fabric hoarder just like I am with paper. LOL

Traci said...

OMG! That is so beautiful! I love the colors of fabric you used. I love quilts but have never tried to quilt.

Louise said...

Holy Moly... This is AWESOME! Love the pattern and wow you are clever, I struggle with curtains.

Deb S. said...

So beautiful Gale! I love the zig-zag stitch as well. Wish I could sew! :)

jennifer said...

I LOVE this Gale! Good for you! I have so much appreciation for quilters and the time and effort that goes into the work. It astounds me! This is so pretty. Love the colors and patterns.

The Mama Monkey said...

Use our stash for new stuff? Really?? Is that what we are supposed to do with it? You are ruining my hoarding fun!! :)

This is AMAZING. AMAZING. Did I say AMAZING? Wow. You have mad talent, Gale!

Cassie_lu said...

oh my this turned out amazing! I love quilts, esp. handmade ones.

Larissa said...

Wow you made this? Great job Gale. it looks so great.

Greetings,
Larissa

Cris A said...

Great job! I love the idea of machine stitching the binding, but how does it look on the front?

Dawn said...

this is beautiful. I want to snuggle under it with a cup of cocoa and read a good book! Awesome job... be proud of yourself!!! it is lovely!

Naomi said...

Gale, you are a lady of many talents!!! This quilt is amazing! The colors are great, and I love the backing material. I must learn more about sewing! It honestly looks like fun!

Aunt Spicy said...

What great colors, I love how you have arranged it!!!!

QuiltyGirl said...

My mom likes to zig zag stitch her binding, as well. I'm always pleasantly surprised with the result! :)

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