October 13, 2011

Improvisational Quilt

Well if you know that I've been busy quilting lately, you've been wanting to see what I've made!
So it all started with Robert's friend giving us a king size bed. Sweet! But I didn't realize that meant all new bedding. I started with buying sheets....then I realized as fall and then winter were approaching we would need a bigger blanket. SO... of course I decided to MAKE one. I found a cute book with modern quilts and picked this one. Its an Improvisational quilt, and yes it's colorful. And no, this does not present any design technique for our room. I just saw the quilt and loved it, and I tend to pick pieces that I love without thinking ahead of how it will fit into a design theme:) That goes for picking out clothes too:) So with no further adieu, here it is:
-from the side-
-from the foot of the bed-
-the back-
-Using a quilt frame, each square was HAND QUILTED, this is viewed from the back so you can see the stitching-
Each square varied between a round spiral, square spiral, two squares, three squares, diamonds, and rounded edge square spiral- as follows:
I was going to hand finish the binding, but I was just to excited to be done with it that I just finished it off on my trusty sewing machine my mom got me at a yard sale, with a zigzag stitch. I probably spent less than $150 on everything; fabric, batting, thread, rotary mat and cutter. It felt SO good to accomplish something so big and awesome. And for my first quilt, I know a king size was ambitious, but that's what we needed! Being my first quilt, I made a lot of mistakes, but I learned a lot, and I'm overall very happy with the outcome! Whadda think? How do you think I could design my room around this masterpiece?


  1. Good job. It looks awesome. We are very impressed.

  2. WOW! I love it. Great job!

  3. Oh my gosh girl that is AMAZING!!! Love the colors and the back is so clever but that hand stitching is something on it's own level. I quilt...alot but never have I hand stitched the quilting part of it.

    Nicely done!


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