Monday, January 24, 2011

Baby Quilt...gone big...

Wanna see what I'm working on? It's supposed to be a baby quilt for a friend, seems I've made it a little larger than I should have though!
So do you ever get super motivated and want to finish something TONIGHT? And you get halfway through and realize...this is NEVER going to happen tonight? Yeah, that is where I ended up tonight. Because I'm a newbie-lazy quilter, I ordered some charm packs to make this quilt....also because I am a little challenged when it comes to matching fabrics!! They came in the mail today and I got the idea in my head that I would piece the entire top, and back, and free motion quilt it all together (mind you I've never FMQ'd before) and I would bind it tomorrow while I am at my mothers.
HAAAHHHAAAAAHHAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah right. What a JOKE!
I did manage to get my top finished...and that is as far as I'm going to get tonight. I also realized that because the quilt ended up larger than expected, I now have to go buy MORE fabric to put the back on. Wooooppps!!! My husband had the wonderful suggestion that I just simply CUT the quilt back to fit the backing!!! GASP! Not in this lifetime! As much time as it took to make that, there is NO WAY I'll be cutting it back. Thank you though, my Dear Sweet Husband for the suggestion. Silly, silly, Man. Would you like to see a pic of that silly silly man? Sure, here he is! Gosh I love him!

Now, because I'm blogging about my journey, and because I know that I love a lot of pics, I will share my progress pics!

So here is the piecing together the rows. 

All pieced and stacked in order ready for extra threads to be trimmed, and to be pressed. 

Ironing the rows. Please ignore the yucky ironing board cover...I guess I should make myself a pretty one! 

Sewing together the rows. 

Phew! I got all my rows together! 

Annnddd the completed top! 

On top of my queen sized can see how big it ended up. 

Anyone want to give me any ideas on how to incorporate this train fabric into the backing of the quilt? It is very important and has to go somehow!

Thanks for Looking, and now I'm off to bed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so excited to watch your progress, Sheila! Your quilt top is beautiful! As for the back, I would piece it in strips. I love the idea of mixing the sentimental train fabric with very feminine fabric in similar colors. You could piece it together like the 4th or 5th pictures here: