Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sampler Quilt: Finished!

This sampler quilt started last summer as a class with the local quilt shop owner.  I wanted to learn how to make a half square triangle.  Here it is finally finished!  I really like this quilt. I like the colors, the fabric patterns, the variety of quilt blocks.  There are many mistakes, but I have learned from them and hope to not repeat them again in the future.  That's the whole idea, right?

If you are a regular reader of Fluffy Sheep Quilting, you will remember that I had an issue with the backing slipping out from under the binding.  This was a mistake I made when layering the quilt (getting too close to the edge of the backing with the batting and top).  Thank goodness that Luci of Thymely Stitches spoke up with a suggestion to fix my problem.  I spent last Sunday fixing away and am thrilled with the results!

I also had a small hole in the sashing. I have tried my best to put Steam-A-Seam under the hole to secure it and then re-quilt the area.  I think it will not unravel when washed, but you will still be able to see the hole.  So it goes.  There just was not a good way to applique on top of it and the idea of un-binding, un-quilting, un-stitching the block, and replacing that part of the stashing was just too much for me to handle.  Finished is better than perfect, right?

That being said, I am truly happy with the result.  I am thrilled to be finished and move onto another project, but the completion of this gives me great satisfaction.  It is a wedding gift for my friends and I am sad to see it go :(

I am participating in Fabric Tuesday over at Quilt Story.  You can use the button on the right of my home page to hop over and have a look at what the other creative bloggers have posted.  You are bound to find someone new to follow :)  I am in love with what Not-So-Plain-Jane posted last week!

6 comments:

Jane said...

I don't see the mistakes you mention. Looks great to me!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Oh, its so lovely!! Well done you, its a great finish :-)

Deanna said...

Very nice! Even if it does someday come apart (which seems unlikely) it will give much pleasure before it does, which it would not have done sitting around waiting to be finished.

It is a quilt to be pleased with.

nonniequiltingdreams said...

If you can see a mistake while on a galloping horse then it is a DESIGN DECISION.... NO MISTAKES on this quilt.

NONNIE

nonniequiltingdreams said...

AS for the hole in your quilt... that was why GOD invented APPLIQUE... cute daisy would look wonderful.

nonniequiltingdreams said...

FOR YOUR COMMUNITY QUILT

HAVE everyone put their name and state / country on their fabric. Then you could post a list on your blog when the fabric is finished.

Nonnie

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