Wednesday, August 26, 2009

100 Quilts in 100 days: twin-size quilt, finished

This is what it looked like when I was quilting last night.  I think I am getting the hang of free motion quilting.  It is not perfect yet, but good enough to want to keep doing it.  Scott told me he will make an extension table like this one, which should really help.  
       
I LOVE all the colors in this quilt.  I am starting to feel sad that I have to let it go.  I wanted to make something I would be happy receiving and this feeling tells me that I did.    


Here is the back.   I used a twin-size flat sheet, to which I added the two strips of colors to make it big enough.  I had problems keeping the flat sheet flat, and got many creases.  Starching the sheet heavily would have helped, but I didn't think about it until I was too far into quilting.  I use those quilter's safety pins and I should have pinned more closely.  I just didn't have enough pins.  I am not very proud of the back, but it is done.      
Next up:  fall/winter sewing for the kids and myself

10 comments:

Anina said...

It's very pretty!
Just wash it in warm water for that wrinkly effect and the unplanned wrinkles will be as good as invisible.

Dawn W. said...

I love the peiced border and the colors. Very nice!

Kimberly said...

Oh, Marie' it is so pretty! You did such a great job!

Mommymita said...

Wow! that free hand looks great! I thought you were just stitching the squares.

Who ever gets this quilt will be very lucky

Meredith said...

One day I will learn to quilt. It is a beauty.

Melissa said...

Your stuff is so gorgeous you actually make me feel like sewing. No kidding, I looked at sewing machines on Costco.com. I have you to blame for this craziness.

Bravos Grandkid said...

Hi! Firstly, I love the colours in this quilt too, this quilt is gorgeous. Secondly, are you just learning free motion? Because this looks awesome. ;)

カローラ said...

すごい!こんなに大きく見えるのにツインサイズなんだね。いつかゲストルームにあるフルサイズのベッドにキルトを作ってみたいと思っているんだけど、とんでもないね…。

Janene said...

I think it's beautiful. I love the fabrics you selected. Where did you get them? what is the line? Love the pattern!

Marie' said...

Janene,
The fabric is Heather Bailey's debut line called "Freshcut". I got a half yard lot on ebay.