Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hand-Pieced Quilt...

Back in January of 2012, Erin of whynotsew blog fame, started a quiltalong for a hand-pieced doll quilt.  Well, never having done hand-piecing, I was curious, so signed up for it.  I used all oranges with white as a background and sashing fabric. 


My plan was to hand-quilt this.  But, I didn't.  It sat around forever!  I'd pick it up and try some hand-quilting and decide that I didn't like what I was doing...then let it sit around some more.  I finally decided that I really needed to finish it.  The batting I used was given me by my lqs to try.  It is so soft and a much more lofty batting than what I'm used to (warm and natural).  I machine quilted it...each block its own pattern determined by the lines of sewing.  I made 2 rows down the sashings.  It's a bit poofy, but okay, I think. 

This little quilt measures ~20" square.

Here it is now...



For the backing, I used a piece of vintage fabric given me by a coworker...I had planned to do the quilting in an aqua or teal to match, but went with white thread when I decided to machine quilt it.
  

I am finally able to cross something off my list!  I seem to keep adding, but never subtracting from it.  




"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.". Jeremiah 29:11

6 comments:

moosecraft said...

Congrats on a finish! It looks great! What was the batting you tried? I recently bought some Dream Wool batting because it has a higher loft than the warm and natural... haven't tried quilting with it yet though... are you surprised? lol!

WoolenSails said...

You did a beautiful job on it and beautiful fabric choices.

Debbie

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

It looks beautiful! love it! That vintage fabric for the back is wonderful.

Farm Girl said...

Oh it is so pretty, I really like the orange and white. I like each block. You made me laugh about never subtracting from the things you have made. I keep doing the same thing. I am driving myself crazy because by the time I finish something I already have 10 more things I want to do. I think it is the great minds thing, whatcha think?
Have a nice day.

Createology said...

Hello. I adore and follow Donna of Brynwood Needleworks. Your Strawberry gifts to her are wonderful. Taking the time to personalize them means a lot. Creative Bliss...

kks said...

really nice!
xoxo
maybe see you later?....

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