Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What I'm Quilting Today




  
So, at the moment there is a lot going on around here, but today I thought I would pop this quilt of my own that I finished over the weekend onto the machine. The idea being that this would be a little Valentine's present to myself.  I will get back to working on customer quilts tomorrow and hopefully get caught up again by the week's end  I am really loving the simple honey comb quilting design on this quilt.  The only issue I have with it is that it has been a pain to get it lined up after each advancement of the quilt (every two rows).  Since it is a quilt for myself, I'm not as concerned and it is good practice for working on lining up the registration marks precisely.   Gosh, can I just say how fun it was to make the dresden plates?  It was a quick and easy quilt to make, which surprised me.  I did chain piece all blocks--there are only four different blocks (16 in total).  I also machine appliqued everything (no hand stitching) with a 2 by 2 length/width zigzag. The entire quilt measures 98" x 98" and is used from my stash of the "old" mono pez.  I am debating on what binding I will add.  I might do a color binding or perhaps a darker black... 

17 comments:

Janine said...

i'm in love ... it's beautiful. i would never have thought of using the background that you did - truly inspired and inspiring!
might dust mine off and finish it :)

Monkeysinmypocket said...

OMG! That looks massive! I'm yet to have a go at dresden plates but I'm pretty keen! Well done, it looks awesome!

Jeannette said...

okay seriously how are you accomplishing so much? That pez was just realeased too! I love it and it will be fabulous!

The Calico Cat said...

Do you have a rainbow print - that might make a fun binding...

The Calico Cat said...

Do you have a rainbow print - that might make a fun binding...

Katy Cameron said...

Wow, can't believe you've got this done so fast, it looks fab!

Barb said...

Wow, I can't believe how fast you finished that quilt. It is gorgoues! Enjoy your valentine's present!

Kritta22 said...

Wow!!

Marls said...

That looks amazing. You are a real speed machine. Need to get my Dresden Ruler dusted off.

Lanlizzy said...

Gorgeous! I love your Dresden plates and how they pop out from the background print. I agree with Calico Cat that a rainbow border would look great, perhaps a scrappy border of the lovely Pez fabrics.

Little Island Quilting said...

Beautiful

Julie said...

Gorgeous!! Love the colors, the design, the dresden plates, the background. SO awesome!

Lotti said...

It looks amazing! I cant believe how quickly you whipped it up. How are you getting so much done with a business and kiddliwinks? Great work, sooo looking forward to seeing it all finished

Hitch and Thread said...

You don't sleep right? Is that the answer to achieving so much so quickly?! I wasn't sure about the background to start with but now I'm loving it!! The way they pop off the background is FAB! What about a pieced binding of the Dresden fabrics?

Hitch and Thread said...

Sorry, me again! I've changed my mind, go the black binding!

Mama Spark said...

Let me say just how much I love this. I wasn't sure about the blocks until you set them with the black and white pez. Now? I think it is amazingly cool. Rainbow binding?

J said...

really, really beautiful. I love the pezzy print as the background! Well done. Can't wait to see it quilted.

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