Thursday, July 1, 2010

Quilting Week 1: FINISHED!

Quilt #1 is all curled up on my window sill - FINISHED! Yay!

I quickly realized while quilting this why I have so many unfinished quilt tops.

I hate machine quilting.

It takes so long - just about as long as cutting all of the fabric and piecing it - not to mention that it's pretty difficult to do on a small machine.

For the quilting, I used a large meander stipple around the larger border. On the inner thin brown border I used a smaller meander stitch. The inside squares were stitched "in the ditch" or along the existing seams.

I'm not perfect at quilting yet, but I think the imperfections give it character. It's finally done and it feels good!

Check out Projects Anonymous: Quilting Week 2 (tomorrow)


  1. Good job Alli!! I really like fabric you used and how your quilting turned out:) Where are you going to put this quilt?

  2. It is gorgeous!!! I love the colors and patterns you used for this quilt. Seriously you are sooo talented!

  3. It turned out awesome!! I am impressed, after quilting my first quilt, I swear I will never do it again. I'm sending them out from now on. Your stippling turned out great!!

  4. Thanks girls! This quilt is for me - it goes perfectly in my bedroom. Now I just need a cushy chaise lounge in the corner to lay it across ;)

  5. Looks pretty perfect - I love it! I've never done machine quilting. I assume you have to have a special machine to do it? Yes, No? Seriously turned out so pretty!