Friday, May 11, 2012

I Defeated the Rat's Nest...

Or I at least finished the quilt! This morning I decided I was tired of this unfinished quilt taunting me... I had been avoiding it because I didn't know what to do about this.  Today I reminded myself that the purpose of this quilt was to learn how to do some new things... and to finish it... so I re-pinned the crap out of what was left to quilt and finished quilting the darn thing.

While I was at it... I decided to try machine binding the whole quilt... and it went okay.  I am thinking I probably wont be hand-stitching any binding again for awhile. 

This quilt is certainly not perfect... but I am glad I finished it and I learned a ton along the way. 


I tried to get a few pictures while I still had some decent light... it is currently in the wash (and I am praying the thing stays together). At least I have evidence that I actually finished!

And while I was sewing... Lucy was smelling the fresh air and taking in some sun :) Linking up to Whoop it up Friday! and Show off Friday!


  1. This has to be one of the nicest color schemes that I have ever seen on any quilt. The simplicity shown in all of its vibrant squares appears basic and yet it seems quite elegant and appealing to the eyes. It's obvious that you have spent a vast amount of time and gained some viable quilting experience. The stitching seems impressively painstaking, although as you have explained, the precision isn't what you desire. I am positive that as you tackle your next masterpiece things will start to mimic the design plan that you have created in your mind.

  2. Good for you to keep at it and finish the quilt! Great colors :o)

  3. What a pretty quilt! Sometimes we forget that simple can be beautiful too. And I tell you, once I learned how to machine bind, I haven't hand bound a thing since!

  4. It's always so nice to have a finish, Congratulations!! I only machine bind my quilts, using a few different methods. I don't think I would have the patience to hand sew a binding. By the time I get to the binding, I usually just want it DONE!!! I love your fabric choices. Very cheerful!