Saturday, March 13, 2010

It’s done!

Here’s the finished quilt top.
IMG_9580Here’s a few of the steps leading up to the finished product.
Sewing the strips together. Here I have 4 of the 6 sewn together.IMG_9441
Here are all 6 sewn together.
Then I cut the strips into squares.  I got 3 12.5x12.5 squares and 1 7x12.5 square out of each strip.
Here are all the squares laid out in the order I wanted them to be in, although I don’t think they ended up in this order…
And here are the rows sewn together.  Somehow I managed to sew the wrong sides of two of the rows together so I had to rip out that entire seam, but I got it fixed in the end.
And here’s my new machine.  I LOVE it!!!
Today I’m going to pick up more supplies for the quilt.  (Batting, backing and binding.)  I probably won’t start quilting it until after we get to Italy because I’m not sure I’ll have time this week. Boo..  I’m VERY tempted to put the sewing machine in our “fast” shipment, just incase it is faster than the other shipment.  =)
And as I promised, here are the clothes I bought for Abbie on Thursday.  I hear the Italians LOVE babies and give you perks when you travel with them (like move you to the front of the line, etc).  Here’s hoping!  (Elyse, you’d be proud, I actually bought her some brown!!!)
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Donna said...

Love the quilt and the new sewing machine... nice. I know Abbie will look adorable in her new clothes

Pat said...

Pretty quilt, nice fabrics, and a great machine. Thanks for sharing.