Thursday, May 15, 2008

Determination

The quilt has been quilted. The instructions have you just turn it inside out and quilt it, but I like the look of binding so I decided to quilt it the "traditional" way. I followed the directions in Last Minute Patchwork to lay out the backing, batting, and quilt top. I really spent a lot of time making sure everything was smooth and I think it paid off. I only saw less than a handful of puckers on the back after I quilted it. Hey, now I don't think that's too bad for a first time quilter! Now all I need to do is bind it. I'm nearing the finish line...!


I've been thinking a lot about what I want to make after I finish the quilt. Ever since I saw Adrienne's post about the mini-wardrobe challenge, I've been thinking about my own mini-wardrobe storyboard. I would love to do this challenge, but with my next two weekends completely booked (and a possible move!), the end of May is not possible for me to finish four garments. So, I think I'll just do my own personal challenge and try to complete four coordinating garments by the end of June. To up the ante, I'd like to use patterns and fabrics from my stash. Here are the four patterns I'm currently contemplating. I already have fabrics in mind.

9 comments:

Adrienne said...

LOVE the quilt!!! I want to make one!! LOL, I did iron all the pieces to mine so I could start on it but they are in a nice little pile by the ironing board! LOL

I am LOVING the wardrobe challenges!!!! You should totally try it even if you have to do it in your own time!!

Kathy said...

I can't wait to see and feel the finished product. I love quilts. I love the fabric choices.

I think the challenge is a great idea. I was almost inspired to enter, too, but then looked at the calendar and though, no, no time. So, maybe I'll be ready for that challenge later. I can't wait to see what you come up with out of your stash!

Christina said...

Oh the quilt is looking lovely...

Jessica said...

I adore your fabric choices with your quilt. I love pink and green together!

Kloth & Bolt said...

oh the quilt looks fantastic! sounds like you've got a lot on, very interested to see how the pants come out! -kb

robyn said...

Wow, you go with the quilt! Nicely done - it looks lovely. My guess of Memorial Day weekend finishing is looking like it's too far away! You'll have this done in no time at all.

Raesha D said...

The quilt is awesome - you're almost there!!!!

I'd love to join the mini wardrobe challenge with you - let's do our own with a June 30 deadline:)

Roze said...

Your quilt is looking great!

Philigry said...

the quilt looks so nuce! you zipped through that. i can't wait to see the tunic if you do decide to make it.