Sunday, April 11, 2010

Nearly done...

Yay!  I'm nearly done with this quilt that has been lingering around my house for thirteen years.  The top is done; I just need to quilt it.

Yes, I do need a bigger design wall.  Notice that I have the upper right hand taped to the door!  It feels really good to have this top done.  When I started it, I of course planned to hand quilt it.  Back then, I wasn't any good at machine quilting and thought real quilts were hand quilted.  Now I can do machine quilting, but this is such a traditional quilt that I think it needs hand quilting.  On the other hand, I really don't want to spend months more working on this quilt so I will probably end up machining it.  I'm a little stumped on how to quilt it too.

I did mitered corners on the outer border because I thought it would look funny since it's such a directional print.  I had to cut the fabric cross grain so I took some care in piecing the two pieces for each side.  I had dreams of matching up the designs in the miter, but that really didn't work out too well and it was more work than I wanted to do.  I do kind of wish I had taken the time though since I'd never done that before.  

Anyway, another top off my to do list and onto my quilting list!  I need to start quilting really, really soon as I have way to many quilts on that list.