Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Quilt Top Done .........

All pieced and pressed ............... my first I Spy Quilt top


There's a few bits I would have moved and a couple that perhaps don't sit so well but which I was determined to include because I like them.  Damn I am just too finicky for my own good sometimes.  It's not going to be hung on a wall and, after all, it's the "I Spy" game that's the important thing ............. lots of different novelty prints!

This will be my first every quilt.  I've quilted bags and done some experimental stuff but not an actual quilt.  It might not be bed sized at 48" square but a quilt it is.  I don't have a walking foot so have got some fusible wadding which I hope will minimise shifting whilst machining - time will tell no doubt!

Now to work out the binding.  What to use?  Straight or bias?  How wide in which case will the wadding and backing need to be bigger?  Some googling is in order I think to see if there are better ways to do it than my way which happens to be no idea at the moment!

I do wish I hadn't started messing about with the template/colours of my blog a short while ago as I can't seem to get it with anything I'm happy with now .......... a few hours playing about with the options is needed!
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6 comments:

Createology said...

This quilt is amazing...especially for your very first large piece. I don't quilt however I most certainly appreciate all the work it has taken you to make. Great job. Happy quilting...

Ann Flowers said...

Your quilt is AWESOME. I love how you did the arrangement. Great job!


Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail(dot)com

Wendy said...

I just love the layout! Great quilt!!

jovaliquilts said...

Totally awesome! I have made lots of I Spy quilts, and lots of rainbow quilts, but never in an arrangement with them both together. I just love it!

Karyli said...

I really like your top. It is nice to look at up close and far away. I only wish my collection of I Spy square was big enough to do the same. Nice work!!

Freya said...

I just realized it's now finished! It looks incredible!