Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A {SWEET} quilt

I ♥ getting a quilt back from the quilter.  I can see the finish line on the horizon.  Just a quick binding and then I'm finished!  It's such an exciting feeling! 

This is my "Sweet" quilt. 

The fabric line = Sweet by Urban Chicks for Moda
 The pattern = Shortnin' Bread by Fresh Cut Quilts

[Fresh Cut Quilts is doing a giveaway right now so be sure to check out Kari's blog and give her some comment love!  She is a fabulous Utah designer.  I love this pattern ~ it's perfect for charm packs and so cute!!]

  I know this fabric is kind of past it's prime, but I still love it.  My problelm is that I whip out the quilt tops and then I get stuck because I hate forking over the big bucks to buy the batting, backing and get them quilted.  I usually have at least 4 or 5 quilt tops waiting to be quilted.  This one has been sitting in my quilt cabinet for many months.

Well, I'm trying to be better.  It's my new goal ~ trying to see projects all the way through to the finish before starting a new one. 

I will be posting a binding tutorial next; including instructions & photos on how to cut fabric [FAST] on the bias and how to do mitered corners on a quilt.  Basically, the whole sha-bang.  Doing a great binding is an important thing to know if you ♥ quilting.  Don't let it scare you, it's really quite easy.

12 comments:

Susan said...

Your quilt is beautiful. My mother use to make some wonderful quilts. I am a quick project person. I think mostly because I work full time.

Pokey said...

It does cost to get these things done, huh? But, it is so neat to have another accomplishment off the list. Good for you, slow and steady finishes!

MandMStudio said...

Lovely:) Its really beautiful, the fabric is awesome.

b davis said...

I am really looking forward to your bias binding tutorial. I was all over youtube getting "taught" how to do a bias binding the other night. Luckily, my binding turned out okay, but it will be nice to get some pointers from you too.

Jackie said...

Amber, it's a beautiful quilt! A fabric as cute as that would never be past it's prime.

Denise :) said...

Your *Sweet* quilt is darling! I could never stick to finishing one project before I started another; I'd never start anything new! Looking forward to your tutorial, too. :)

L Johnson said...

Love your beautiful quilt Amber! Looking forward to your tutorial;)

Katie B. said...

Looking forward to the tutorial! The corners always give me trouble. I need all the help I can get :)

Keri said...

I still love those fabrics too. Way cute.

Elizabeth said...

I'm the opposite with getting the quilt to the quilter -- all that hard work and I can't wait to get it to the quilter so she can finish it for me. Beautiful quilt, BTW.

Kari said...

I love your quilt! How fun for me to see it on someone else's blog! It turned out great and thanks for mentioning my pattern and blog!

I am truly flattered by your nice words.

Sherri said...

Love this quilt!!!