Thursday, October 13, 2011

Baby quilt finish

Um, yeah, remember that quilt top I made way back in March? Guess what? It only took seven months to make it into a finished quilt!







My friend had a baby shower last week (luckily she's having a girl) and it was just the motivation I needed to finish it up. My plan for closely-spaced straight line quilting seemed less awesome when it was in fact taking me all of forever to quilt it. I decided that the lines would ebb and flow between close together (1/4 inch) and further apart (2 inches). I think it turned out very nice like that, but then I saw crazymomquilt's big quilt that was done entirely with the close-together straight lines and I immediately wished I'd had the patience to keep going with the 1/4 inch spacing. I'm such a quilting baby.


the back
I love quilts. I love thinking about them and looking at them and planning them and even making them. I don't know why it takes me so long.



{Linking up to crazymomquilt's Finish it Up Friday! Fun way to celebrate getting stuff done!!}

10 comments:

notes of sincerity said...

Beautifully done! :o)

Quilter Kathy said...

Beautiful! That is considered "record time" for finishing a quilt in my neck of the woods!

Shawn said...

Gorgeous quilt, love the straight line quilting!!

Connie said...

Pretty! Nicely done!

I am Just One Mom said...

Yeah! You did it. And it is a great quilt.

badlandsquilts said...

Nice Quilting!

Kristen said...

You and me both. It takes for-ev-er. Enjoy the process. You have a a bautiful quilt there! :)

Debbie said...

Great quilting! It does get exhausting sometimes, doesn't it? So nice you got your quilt done in time for the shower-congrats!

Heather said...

It looks great! And seven months isn't so bad really. I've had a few take me seven years! LoL Congrats on your finish!

amandajean said...

you did a great job on your finish! i love the simple blocks and the straight line quilting combined. it makes for a fabulous quilt! that quilting can be a bugger, can't it? (especially if you are in a time crunch!)

thanks so much for linking up to finish it up Friday!