Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Quilted!

I know, you're right! I have already finished quilting the Strips and Bricks quilt that I made on the weekend.


I chose to quilt it just like in the magazine as the straight line quilting style really appeals to me. Although initially I thought it was going to be a disaster as the quilt top was pulling up or down depending on the direction I was stitching in, the quilting has added great interest and detail to the quilt top.


It is quilted with straight lines quite close together, and I was worried that any wobbles in the lines would be obvious (and they are), but I have decided that I can very much live with this quilting style. I like it.


And I also pieced the back (the solid fabric here is Kaufman Kona Cotton in Ash):


It took about 7 hours to quilt this quilt, not including the time it took to baste it, but it does include the time it took to unpick about ten rows of stitching when I had apparently bumped the tension knob! (Talk about tension!)


Today I am hoping to sew the binding onto this quilt. This has been a great stash busting project. All fabrics used are from stash, no purchases made, including the batting. (I used Matilda's Own Cotton/Wool blend batting).

37 comments:

  1. Wow - it's absolutely beautiful! And I love the quilting - even though it does take a lot longer when you do skinny lines like that it always looks so nice!

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  2. Wow! You sure are speedy! It looks great.

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  3. The same thing happens to me when I quilt in straight lines on my machine. I always just assumed it was my very, very old machine or my inexperience. Please tell me if you ever find a solution!

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  4. This looks fantastic! I love the straight line quilting, it really sets off the bricks and rows of fabric! 7 hours...you were one BUSY bee yesterday!

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  5. It looks great! I love it. Love the quilting, too.

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  6. Love the straight line quilting! It gives the quilt a very modern feel.

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  7. Oooooh, I just love it - quilting, too! Can't wait for my linens to arrive!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  8. as always another impressive quilt, love it!!!

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  9. LOL -- I get hot flashes when I have to rip out more than a few stitches!

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  10. it looks great.. i love the straight line quilting.. and, I got lucky and found the magazinh Sew Hip. Got it home yesterday,cant wait to start on this quilt!!

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  11. Great job, I just got some tiger tape and I think this might be the quilt to try that on. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I really like how you are doing the straight line stitching. If I ever choose to machine quilt I will do it like that too.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  13. Hi

    Just tried to post a comment in your Sewn Up giveaway but it is half hidden in a column and I can't see the magic word to enter to verify the comment - not sure if it's you or me - but thought I'd mention it in case!

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  14. I had the exact same problem today

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  15. This is my first visit to your blog- LOVE this quilt!

    http://craftalittle.com

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  16. so so beautiful...i can't see a single thing amiss. It looks wonderful

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  17. Hobbies are supposed to be for relaxing and enjoyment......but sometimes I wonder about patchwork and quilting?????

    It looks great....

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  18. I love all this straight-line quilting. It's so inspiring.

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  19. I LOVE how you have quilted this one! and the whole thing looks fantastic!

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  20. You ARE so incredibly fast...even with unpicking!!! I absolutely love your backs, you are so creative. Another gorgeous quilt xo

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  21. Your beautiful work is so inspiring and your blog is a great favourite of mine. I have this magazine and am determined to make this quilt!

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  22. it's gorgeous. I have this quilt planned too - it's one on the to-do list!!!

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  23. the quilt looks great! I like your straight line quilting and the backing is just as pretty as the top!

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  24. Love it; front AND back. Thanks for letting us know the Ash color for the solid. So very versatile. Another great quilting job.

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  25. Your quilting looks perfect from here. I love it! I can definitely empathize with you. I spent an hour yesterday picking out quilting stitches due to tension as well. Sometimes that just happens.

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  26. Wow - you are fast! I love the quilting - it totally enhances the design. And ugh to tension issues - I hate that!

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  27. I really, really, really like this quilt and plan on doing one like it myself real soon! I think I might even quilt it like you did!! It really looks GREAT!! I need to straight line quilt more than I do. It just seems that it takes soooo much longer than stippling. FABULOUS!!

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  28. I'm still in awe over how quickly you work!!! Any tips? As always, this one is gorgeous! I'm going to have to get my thesaurus out to pick up some new adjectives!! ha ha

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  29. Gorgeous! Straight line quilting does take some time but it looks great! I just finished a baby quilt using straight line and it probably took me 3 hours!
    LOOKS LOVELY! I adore the white and tan blocks thrown in~

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  30. The quilt turned out so great! I love the quilting. The pattern is so fun. Can't wait to try it!

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  31. Love the Quilting of straight lines...it really suits this quilt...also love your backs..very creative...
    cheers

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  32. It is a beautiful quilt. I love the straight line stitching.

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  33. The straight line stitching just finishes it so perfectly!

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  34. Where do you get your energy from?! Can I have some of it, pretty please? Looks fab.

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  35. It is an absolutely awesome quilt from fabric to color to texture to quilting!!

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  36. it's fabulous! i love the quilting!

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  37. I'm having trouble commenting on blogs now. Internet pages pop up. So I haven't been commenting but I love your stuff. I have to tell you how much I enjoy your blog and let the comment glitch be darnded today!

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