Friday, August 20, 2010

Quilt Update

I posted yesterday that I have decided to take on a quilt.
Yesterday's plans were to cut the fabric, and hopefully start putting the squares together.

I got them cut.
Pieced them together in rows of three.
Pieced the rows of three into blocks of 9
Cut those sets each into quarters.
...Spent what felt like YEARS trying to arrange them and figure out a layout that didn't have the same fabric touching each other.  I finally came to the conclustion that it was impossible with the way I had sewn the peices together, and called this good.  After spending 7 years aranging the peices, I labeled each one in the top left corner (1-1, 1-2, 1-3 and so on for row 1, piece 1...I was determined to make darn sure they didn't get out of order!)
I'll admit. This was the most difficult part thus far.  Making sure the fabrics are evenly distributed, not touching, cohesive. It was daunting! But worth it.
I was even able to cut the pieces for the strip in the back, and make the back.
This morning I sewed the front together, now all I need to do is add the border, and wait for my darning foot to arrive so I can QUILT it!
Woo hoo!

I have really ejoyed making this, and definitly encourage you to give it a try! Care's tutorials are amazing, and so easy to follow.  She even has some Q & As in there that answered a lot of my questions.

I just wish that I didn't have to wait for my quilting foot to get here before I can really do more! 
I started yesterday morning, just working here and there (and after the kids went to bed). I can't believe what I was able to accomplish.  I honestly thought this would take so much longer than it has so far. 

The quilting will take the most time (and patience) I'm sure.
It looks like fun though!

Today I am thankful for that ice cream pie.  Oh, my! Have I been enjoying that!


Care said...

WOO HOO!!!! :oD Any more progress?? It's looking gorgeous so far!

Kaylee said...

Looks good! Honestly, I tried to use my darning foot for the first time the other day and everything I did looked rediculous...I put it up until I had more time to practice!

Susan said...

Absolutley love your fabric choices. And you got that done in record time! I've made a few quilts in a class, but I will have to try out that link..Thanks!

Angie said...
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Angie said...

Thank you! I FINALLY got to work on it again today. I did all of the quilting, and I'm hoping to start on the binding tomorrow! :) Thanks Care for the AMAZING tutorials and encouragement! I have really enjoyed doing this, and have already started buying fabric to make my daughter one, as well!