Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Finished baby quilt top..

Before I start sharing with you today's post, I want to thank each and everyone for linking up to this week's Anything Goes linky party.  We're at week 21, and so far its peaked at 22 link ups, the most since I've started this linky party, and more are added daily.  Remember its open for a full week, so be sure to come back and read the ones you've missed... 

...It is very gratifying when piecing a quilt, and everything just works out.  The seams match up, no need for adjustments or using my seam ripper.  Admittedly if not for a ¼ inch piecing foot it would be a lot more complicated. 


So all that was left to do, after I had all the blocks and hearts done for this baby quilt, was to start assembling the quilt top.  I did use quite a bit of pins to secure the rows before sewing them together.  The last thing I wanted was shifting and having to do it over again.


I was not too picky about placement, but I did try and match the blocks up in a way that it did not have the same print and colour in the same row.


Almost done, but not quite.. The last bit, was the outside borders.  To make sure I did not mix them up, as they were placed dark, light, dark, I worked in rows.  I also marked them with stickers to makes sure once the rows were completed to add it to the quilt exactly as planned.


Its completely sewn together and all that is left to do now, is basting it, and of course to start quilting.  I do however want to plan it out first and not jump right in.  There are quite a bit of negative space to fill, and I want to do a bit of custom quilting instead of a meander.

I don't yet have a full view of the quilt top, but will share it with you very soon.


If you'd like to read up on the process of this quilt that includes a few tutorials, you can find it here, here and here.


Happy quilting.

18 comments:

Elita en Suisse said...

Awww, Marelize, that's looking so beautiful! I love your colour choices!

Carolyn said...

So beautifully done Marelize. I love it! It really pays to be precise with your ¼ inch seams when you see how nicely everything goes together. I will get your thread off to you so you can start quilting - for me the best part!

Vera said...

It's pretty but I just wonder why you choose to stitched the hearts with dark thread? The colors are so subtle.

Jackie Kirner said...

Ah, that 1/4" piecing foot - I've just discovered my machine came with one - it works wonders for my piecing!!

Beautiful little quilt coming along there - lucky baby!

ipatchandquilt said...

WOW this is super cute! Love those colours together!!!
Esther
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

Sara said...

The pastels are wonderfully placed and those hearts are the sweetest part!

Pat Merkle said...

So sweet!

Alyx Patterson said...

That is adorable, I LOVE the hearts! And congrats on your linky party!

Tanyia said...

aww, those soft baby colors are so sweet and perfect!

I am stopping by from the WIP post, hop by if you get a chance! http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2013/06/wip-wednesday-june-12th-edition.html

Susan Owenby said...

Lovely!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful, soft dreamy colours. Like summer ice cream. Very pretty xx.

madfabriholic said...

Lovely soft colors... :-)

Kelly Young said...

Beautiful baby quilt. I love the heart applique- so sweet!

Thanks so much for linking to Needle and Thread Thursday!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Cloud CouCou said...

This is sooo pretty, very cute colours!

The Sassy Quilter said...

Looking good, those hearts came out so nice. Can't wait to see what FMQ you have planned:)

hydeeannsews said...

i don't think i could piece without my 1/4" foot either! it's a life saver. your quilt is looking lovely and so calm with those colors. very nice

Michelle said...

So pretty and delicate -- and I really like the way the black thread keeps the hearts from fading in with everything else.

Jackie Sorich said...

The quilt is gorgeous. You are an artist and an inspiration. Beautiful work.

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