Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My first completed quilt!

I’m so excited!  I just received my first completed quilt back in the mail yesterday!! I had the top done months ago and finally decided that I just loved it too much to let it sit around my house and fray away. Thanks so, so much to Deana in Canada for finishing it up for me. ;)

The fabrics are from the Modern Meadow collection by Joel Dewberry. I've had these plus some of the blue colorway stashed from before we even started purchasing by the bolt. The pattern is based on one from  Sweet Jane's shop. Seems like a simple design to put together, but it really helps to have and I usually need at least a starting point.

Deana quilted it on either side of the blocks which I love. I'm generally not one that likes quilting lines running all across such beautiful fabrics. There are always exceptions, of course. For the back I chose a solid, non-directional print from the same line. I was hoping to make the piecing job easier. :)

Here's the before:

Yep, she even did the boarders and pieced the back for me. I know, I know, so I didn't have it completely finished when I sent it to her. (Did I say a BIG thank you Deana, so, so much!?) 

I’ve never completed a quilt of this size before. It’s just a throw size, but hey, baby steps, right? Quilting is new to me and what I’m discovering is I think it’s going to be a good fit. I’m one of those “never finish what I start” people and one of the great things about quilting is that I don’t have to! All I need to do is the top and then send it out to be quilted and bound. Why didn't anyone tell me this a long time ago?

And guess what? I already have my second quilt top completed that I’ll be sharing soon. Remember I said I’m huge fan of Joel Dewberry (hint, hint)? I just need to get a back made for it and I will send it out for finishing as well. 

The quilting bug has definitely hit me. :)


Chris S said...

Very pretty quilt! :)

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