Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 29

Thread: Finally done!!

  1. #1
    Senior Member Stitching4Fun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Eastern Shore, Maryland
    Posts
    329
    I finally got the binding put on this quilt..........yippee!! I had it pinned and set aside and then I moved. I finally finished it today!! I started out using scraps from another quilt that I did.....and ended up adding to it for a queen size one. I put gold binding on it. It is tucked in the picture. I just love finishing a quilt!! Now I will look in the closet for the other ones that I started and didn't complete. I am now on a mission.

    Barb

    The second one is the first one that I did. I am so attracted to the blues and golds together. But I am trying to make a variety of quilts with different colors. My favorite is a black and cream that I did. I love cuddling up with it.
    Attached Images Attached Images


  2. #2
    Izy
    Izy is offline
    Super Member Izy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Halifax, W. Yorks, U.K.
    Posts
    5,996
    Wowwww stitchin4fun - those are both stunning!!!! No wonder you like those two colours they are perfect together...So have you had a root and decided what you are going to get on with next yet?? :D

  3. #3
    Senior Member Stitching4Fun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Eastern Shore, Maryland
    Posts
    329
    I forgot to mention that I also made the dark blue pillow cases with the gold on the end. I think I am going to do matching cases with each new quilt I make now.

    Barb

  4. #4
    Izy
    Izy is offline
    Super Member Izy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Halifax, W. Yorks, U.K.
    Posts
    5,996
    Thats something I have been thinking about, to make patchwork pillowshams to dress the bed...but then you are covering up part of the quilt...but I think it would be lovely!! :D

  5. #5
    Senior Member Stitching4Fun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Eastern Shore, Maryland
    Posts
    329
    I have another QIP that I got from Quiltmaker magazine that I am doing, but I am changing the layout. The pattern is Happy to be Scrappy by Leslie Lott. It is a bright one with cream background and scrap squares. Its a split nine patch. I have all the blocks made (144 of them), and now I just have to square them off. Once the sewing starts it will be done in no time.............the squaring takes the time. I will post once I get it done.

    Barb

  6. #6
    Izy
    Izy is offline
    Super Member Izy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Halifax, W. Yorks, U.K.
    Posts
    5,996
    Quote Originally Posted by Stitching4Fun
    I have another QIP that I got from Quiltmaker magazine that I am doing, but I am changing the layout. The pattern is Happy to be Scrappy by Leslie Lott. It is a bright one with cream background and scrap squares. Its a split nine patch. I have all the blocks made (144 of them), and now I just have to square them off. Once the sewing starts it will be done in no time.............the squaring takes the time. I will post once I get it done.

    Barb
    Barb, How DO you square off your blocks, its something that I haven't had explained properly to me??

  7. #7
    Senior Member QuiltinLee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    536
    Beautiful!!! :D :D :D

  8. #8
    Senior Member Stitching4Fun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Eastern Shore, Maryland
    Posts
    329
    Each 9 patch has to be the same size. Mine all have to be squared to 8" (7 1/2 inch finished). I just put them on my cutting matt and cut to that size. since my squares are finished at 2 1/2 inches I try to line up the center one so the end ones will be 2 3/4 because of the 1/4 inch seam. If you don't square them up to the same size, once they are sewn together they will pucker some if they are off.
    They lay so much better when they are squared off. It makes a huge difference.

    Barb

  9. #9
    Izy
    Izy is offline
    Super Member Izy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Halifax, W. Yorks, U.K.
    Posts
    5,996
    Quote Originally Posted by Stitching4Fun
    Each 9 patch has to be the same size. Mine all have to be squared to 8" (7 1/2 inch finished). I just put them on my cutting matt and cut to that size. since my squares are finished at 2 1/2 inches I try to line up the center one so the end ones will be 2 3/4 because of the 1/4 inch seam. If you don't square them up to the same size, once they are sewn together they will pucker some if they are off.
    They lay so much better when they are squared off. It makes a huge difference.

    Barb
    Thanks Barb, I had been doing it like that, but just wondered if there was any other way...as it can be a pain... :?

  10. #10
    Senior Member Stitching4Fun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Eastern Shore, Maryland
    Posts
    329
    It gets time consuming also. I have to be in the mood to square off my blocks. I try to do a little at a time. Maybe I should start doing it as I go, but I am impatient at times. Once I get started on a quilt I will burn the candle at both ends to get it done. I so enjoy the finished products!!

    Barb

  11. #11
    Moderator tlrnhi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    In the middle of a mess...
    Posts
    19,993
    That's really nice!
    I love the blue and yellow together.
    That would be my favorite color combo.

  12. #12
    Super Member zyxquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    So. California
    Posts
    3,806
    Those are both gorgeous Barb! I too love blue & yellow together - there is something so cheerful about that combo. :D If you ever get tired of either one, I'll be glad to pay for the shipping..... :wink:

  13. #13
    Super Member purplemem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Misssissippi
    Posts
    3,303
    Blog Entries
    1
    I love those colors too.
    I've been collecting yellow and blue fabrics to make a quilt for me and dh bed, but I keep working on WIP and UFO projects.

    I love this forum, it is such an inspiration.

    Mary Jane :D

  14. #14
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    SW AL
    Posts
    334
    those are both really neat but I especially like the second one...

  15. #15
    Super Member Celeste's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    N. Ca
    Posts
    4,507
    Blog Entries
    32
    Beautiful!

  16. #16
    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    5,722
    those are great, they are the school colors here........need my addy...great work :D

  17. #17
    Super Member Harmony's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Brea, California
    Posts
    4,411
    I love 'em both. Blue and yellow are always so pretty!

  18. #18
    mgshaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,079
    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Thats something I have been thinking about, to make patchwork pillowshams to dress the bed...but then you are covering up part of the quilt...but I think it would be lovely!! :D
    I almost always make matching shams for my bed sized quilts, They are kind of fun for a change after doing a big quilt.

    Love your quilts Stitchin4Fun :thumbup: The Blue and Gold do look great together!!!

  19. #19
    Super Member Barb M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Mission, BC
    Posts
    2,143
    Wow, they are gorgeous! :)

  20. #20
    Super Member jbsstrawberry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Central Illinois
    Posts
    3,326
    Those are awesome! I really, really love the second one!!! Beautiful work, can't wait to see more of your completed WIP's!!

  21. #21
    Super Member Chele's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Belle Isle, Florida
    Posts
    6,737
    Gorgeous! You do such nice work!

  22. #22
    Senior Member Stitching4Fun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Eastern Shore, Maryland
    Posts
    329
    Thank all of you so much. I really enjoy doing quilts. I love the finished products.

    Barb

  23. #23
    Power Poster sandpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    18,757
    Blog Entries
    9
    Yummy yummy yummy! Its no wonder you like that color combo..it does look spectacular! Got anymore that wonderful? Feel free to send them my way!

  24. #24

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    115
    Thos are beautiful! I love the blue yellow combo as well.

  25. #25
    Super Member sondray's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Natural Bridge, VA
    Posts
    4,784
    Sooo pretty, the colors are great! Good job!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.