Friday, February 4, 2011

Accelerated quilt along- top done!



Been sewing like a Psycho and finished the patchwork step of Rachel's quilt along Wednesday night.

Sliced up those strip sets into over 200 segments, then re-sewed them together into 42 blocks. The pattern calls for 48 blocks to make a 60 X 80"quilt, but I am going to shorten mine up to 60 X 70" and save some goodies for the back ;)
Oh yah and I ironed seams....a LOT of seams.

Last night I figured I may as well just finish it off so I could enter for the prizes. So, here she is (excuse the crappy lighting):

I love it. I absolutely adore this Hello Betty line- how did I not know about it before? Thanks, Katie, for tipping me off :-) The colors are so fresh, and I love them paired with the linen. The linen was a bit of a pain to work with, kinda stretchy, and MANY of my corners don't match up, but it is good enough to make this girl happy. This quilt will look amazing in my family room....may need to use some of my extra bits to make some coordinating pillows for my couch.

Phew! I am going to go enjoy a sewing-free weekend now ;) Happy Friday!

13 comments:

Riel Nason said...

Okay, now I know for sure that OCD is the perfect name for your blog. ;-) You are bionic! The linen looks great with it! Happy Weekend!

Red said...

You don't mess around! lol - Beautiful quilt!

Rosalie said...

What a lot of work! Well done :)

Ann Marie said...

I love it when I have the time to sew like that and go from start to finish in no time flat. Great job.

Kelly Irene said...

OMG. This look ssooo good! I am still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that you finished all of that already...way to go!

Katie B. said...

WOW. You're a sewing maniac! This looks fantastic. I'm a little jealous of your linen...

Bree said...

Oh wow! I can't believe you got it finished up in what, a couple days?! Looks amazing!

randi---i have to say said...

i. love. this. quilt!!!

the addition of the linen is just great. i still have part of my fat quarter set, and you are inspiring me to do something with it. i have a doll quilt for a swap to make and i may just follow you! :)

Megan said...

Looks wonderful! Congrats on this finish! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Amy said...

Holy cow that was fast! It's really very pretty. I bet the linen was a bear to work with but it really is lovely!

Liz said...

Looks great!

Little Blue Mouse said...

That's fantastic! I can't believe you got it done so quickly.

Kathleen said...

Looks amazing Kristie - well done! Can't believe how quickly you brought it all together