Sunday, May 2, 2010

The Quilt from Hell

Tom has a new great niece and he asked me to make a quilt for her. No problem. I have been wanting to make a quilt I found on the internet that featured mainly white fabric (I'm liking white a lot). Super easy. No half squares, triangles or any odd shapes. Just squares.

I dug in my scrap bin and found a lot of different fabrics I could use and started cutting it out. I had problems from the very start! Even though I have been quilting for forever, it seemed I couldn't cut straight. So, my squares are uneven, my borders are a bit wavy, my quilting is slightly off and I had trouble with the binding. All in all, it turned out ok but it is certainly not one of my better attempts by a long shot.








This last shot shows my new way of attaching the binding. Not show quality by any means but definitely durable for lots of washings. I need a little more practice but the miters came out pretty good. One thing that went right.

5 comments:

Kathleen C. said...

It may have been from Hell, but it looks just HeavenlY! Really!!!... really gorgeous and inspiring!

quilteddogs said...

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for you comment. It is on the far side of heavenly.

sewnews said...

It looks great can't wait to see it in person and hear your way to bind also.

sissie said...

It looks nice in your pictures. I like those colors with the white. Great idea. Remember it is never as bad as the stitcher thinks!

quilteddogs said...

Thanks Lynn and Sylvia. It will be at sewing on Saturday.