Laupre

January 27, 2010

Working on My Black and White Quilt

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — laupre @ 11:56 am

I took a moment this morning to snap a couple of photos of my black and white quilt. The sun is actually shining today and the quilt was just begging for my attention!

The quilt is officially half way done now.  It measures 70″ by 45″, once it’s done it will be a 70″x90″. There are 54 hand quilted squares there! (and that means 54 more to do, oooh).

I am still really liking the quilt as you go method for joining the squares .  With this technique you never have to have more than one block’s width rolled up under the arm of your sewing machine.  (the blocks are hand quilted, but pieced together by machine). I also love that it is pieced together so that it is patchwork on the front and back, too.  To be honest, I am feeling a bit intimidated with the amount of work left to do.  Each of these blocks takes me 45 minutes to an hour to quilt (I’m slow, but getting better!).  I even toyed with the idea of machine quilting some of the squares just to keep motivated and get some of it done quickly, but a friend told me, “Don’t do it! you’ll never forgive yourself”.  I laughed, but I thought about it and she was right.  I just know I’ll be proud of it when I’m done and know that I put so much effort into it, and didn’t compromise my plan.

Right now I just want it done so I can snuggle up under it.

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4 Comments »

  1. That looks lovely and cosy and you will love it when your done …your halfway there. Yeah:) Love the black and white theme. Keep up the good work.

    Comment by woolbrain@etsy.com — January 27, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

  2. I have yet to try the quilt as you go method, but I must agree with your friend…keep up with the hand quilting of the blocks!!;) It is a beautiful piece you have there, and not too many people take the time to hand quilt anything anymore. I love all the prints you have there. (Can you tell I am a fan of black and white quilts??)
    Happy Quilting!!!

    Comment by seventhsister26 — January 28, 2010 @ 9:43 am

  3. This is really so beautiful! I wish I had thought of a method like this when I attempted to a quilt – I’m afraid I’ll never finish mine.

    I love the black & white and your stitching looks fabulous.

    Comment by Tammy — February 4, 2010 @ 7:08 pm

  4. I am so excited to be making this quilt! I just started cutting fabric. Thanks for the inspiration. The pictures are beautiful. I hope mine turns out as well as yours!

    Comment by Laura — June 14, 2010 @ 5:32 am


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