Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Sarah's quilt is ready for use

Sarah's quilt is finished. I am very happy with this quilt. It was my first one to make after reading Jane Brocket's book, The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking, and I was able to use so much of the information I got from her book.

First of all, I don't think I would have mixed different-sized rectangles with squares had I not seen and liked her quilt designs. I also had the firm notion that a quilt backing had to be made with a solid color, and not a fabric with a design on it. Finally, I believed that one had to baste the quilt layers together before quilting, and that is what I had done in the past. This time I just pinned the heck out of the quilt layers and quilted in hand - no basting.

It all worked! And it was fun and much quicker (almost three weeks from start to finish) because I loved working on it.

The back is my favorite part - I loved that fabric when I bought it (paisley is pretty!), but didn't know what I would use it for until Sarah decided that it would be fine for her quilt.



Blogger Christian @ Modobject at Home said...

This is gorgeous! Stunning work, Laura. And, I love the back as much as the front... the lime green next to the paisley pattern is beautiful.

7:15 AM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

It's so pretty! Projects always go faster when you love working on them.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Margo said...

So beautiful!! Vibrant and so attractive to my eye. I love the cool lush green with the pinky back! I'm so impressed with your 3 week timeframe :)
I used different sized squares when I made Kim's quilt - I loved that effect and I think I need to try one with squares and rectangles too, after seeing yours.
I always pin my layers for machine quilting and yesterday I bought the final sashing for a quilt that I'm going to handquilt. I'm hoping to get it quilted in the week at the beach my family has coming up.

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very lovely - you put together colors so well! When things calm down around here I hope to try my hand at quilting (again) after many many years hiatus!


3:31 PM  
Blogger cathleen said...

Oh...your quilt is so pretty. I love that backing fabric too. Jane's book is just exquisite!!!

11:58 AM  
Anonymous ana @ iMadeItSo said...

what a stunning quilt! those colours are wonderful, the pink with the green.

6:20 PM  

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