About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Quilt finally done!



I finally took pictures of my first finished quilt! I am really happy with it and thoroughly enjoyed the whole process. I just love this Urban Chiks 1974 fabric line. I decided to just do straight line quilting in the sashing and the border. I found the squares looked better without quilting inside them, I think the quilted sashing sets them off. I pieced the back with large pieces of several of the top fabrics. I love pieced backs. I am not crazy with how the binding turned out, I cut it on the bias and should have cut it on the grain so the polka dots would look right. I am already piecing the top of another quilt for my mom, I think many more quilts will be in my future : )

Back of the quilt.


Close up of quilting.

15 comments:

Amber said...

It looks fantastic - I love the quilting - and the back is wonderful! What a great job!

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Tonya, I just had to write to tell you what an amazing job you have done on your first quilt! I can hardly believe you haven't quilted before, but being a good seamstress does help! :).....You have inspired me to get quilting again!....Wishing you a lovely weekend!.....Your friend, Heidi XO

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

I have loved that quilt since you started it! The finish is amazing! Have you started another one yet??

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks fantastic - the quilting finishes it off nicely. I am sure it will be the first of many!

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Stephanie said...

What a cheerful quilt! It looks great!

Marie said...

How pretty! I love it! I especially like all of the stitching in between that quilts it...am I even saying that right? You know what I mean...I'm seriously getting closer to trying to do my first quilt. Nothing fancy, just a small one with a bunch of squares. Hope all is well there!

Kelci said...

That is beyond beautiful! Really, really gorgeous. And yay for you for actually finishing it. (My one and only attempt at a large quilt is still sitting unfinished 7 years later!)

Angie said...

The quilt looks great!
I'm glad you are feeling better. When I was pregnant for my oldest, I felt like I slept the clock around, and when I wasn't sleeping, I was sick.
But, after that first couple months, I loved being pregnant.
Have a great day!

Ashley said...

Hi there! I have been waiting to see your finished quilt. I made a (much, much simpler) quilt out of the same fabric from a layer cake. It was my first try at quilting but I just love the fabric so much! Your quilt is absolutely beautiful!

CJ said...

This is beautiful!! I am a BIG fan of that 1974 fabric. It makes me swoon when I see it :D Love your quilting. Going to go back in your posts and see if you tell what pattern you used here.

Lisa said...

Very pretty! Good job Mama! I have never made a quilt myself - maybe someday. Your quilt is a good inspiration!

myinspired♥{sandra} said...

soooo beautiful!

Tine said...

Wow wow wow!! What an amazing quilt! It is so beautiful! You did really really well :) I HOPE there are many more quilts in your future....a baby quilt perhaps?!

ladydi said...

I do love your nice straight lines so close together - very elegant!
I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better. I was getting kind of worried there for a while.