Monday, March 28, 2011

One Thing, One Week Challenge...

 ... is complete! I really didn't think I would get this finished in time. I had the quilt basted and ready to be quilted last Monday, but I didn't start quilting it til yesterday. I just couldn't decide what I wanted to do and even when I sat down to quilt it yesterday afternoon I changed my mind again. I was going to stipple in all the white squares and outline the "blocks".

 However, I've been seeing a lot quilts around blogland being quilted with straight lines and no free-motion and thought this is what this quilt needed. I began with making the "x's" through the blocks - still planning to stipple the white squares.

 But I changed my mind again and did straight line quilting on the white squares too. I love how it turned    out. The binding is a vintage blue fabric that I love and have been holding onto.

 I didn't add any of the borders that were in the original pattern, so the quilt measures 56 x 60. This is a gift for my grandmother.

 I used some favourite fabrics for the pieced back.

Thanks Amy for the challenge. Go see how everyone else did with their challenge.

9 comments:

  1. it's beautiful, Rachel. i'll have to make one of those one day...

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  2. I love the quilting and think it was the perfect choice! Congrats on meeting your goal!

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  3. I do like straight-line quilting and it was the perfect choice for this quilt. Your grandmother will love it, I'm sure!

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  4. I like the quilting a lot! I love the fabric too. congrats on the finish and if you`ve got any scraps. . .wink wink!

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  5. I like the way you quilted it, it is perfect for the design. I love the fabrics you've used in it too.

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  6. That's lovely! The straight line quilting really emphasises the block shape. I'm sure your grandmother will be thrilled when you give it to her! :- )

    Hazle

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  7. Really like your choice of colors and you were right to use the blue for the binding. It sharpens the edge and stands out just the right amount.

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  8. I really like the straight line quilting in this one!

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