Thursday, August 11, 2011

Quilt #2.

So, I took a quilting class at Whipstitch a couple of weeks ago and I learned all the quilting secrets that alluded me during this disaster.

And I made this!I put on the binding by HAND!!! It took soooo long. That is the way the teacher taught us to do it and I decided I would do this quilt the *right* way. But I am seriously considering doing the rest of my quilts the *wrong* way...
Here is the back. I know usually the back is plain - but I didn't have enough fabric and I didn't want to waste the fabric I did have - so I used up some left over squares.

:). Also, I called myself designing a pattern before I made the quilt - but when I was putting it together it just didn't *feel* right... Too much white space... not enough white space. So I rearranged it until I got the feeling I wanted. It was kind of like putting together a puzzle.

I still have a few more things I need to do to her room before she gets here. So, I am off to Target and Lowes. More pictures of her room are coming soon!

6 comments:

Mom said...

I love it love it love it. Good job. Now make zeke one

Libby said...

You know, I was fine with the first one, but now that I've seen this one, I feel your joy! This is very beautiful and your little one will definitely enjoy it.

Rochelle said...

This is just lovely! You DID that!

Beth said...

Beautiful! Wonderful job. I saw a picture of a quilt binded the "wrong" way yesterday and I thought to myself "no one would even notice and it'd be way faster". Just sayin.

And let me also just say I'm so jealous. My girl's quilt is just going to have to wait until after she's born. By the time night rolls around, the thought of sitting at a sewing machine makes me want to vomit.

Ayana said...

Thanx Mom!

@ Libby, thank you so much :)

@ Rochelle, Thanks, girl ;).

@ Beth. EXACTLY! I am totally doing it the wrong way from now on (unless, I really want to sit around for 8 hours).

Becca said...

Turned out nice! I love quilting this way (figuring it out as you go). I don't like to bind by hand, I prefer putting it on by machine. Especially for kid's quilts. They just hold up better. The machine way still takes me a good two hours for a lap size. Not my favorite part for sure!