Thursday, June 9, 2011

I Wish...

I finished my nephew's quilt a couple of days ago...finally!  I started it right after he was born.  I used the Kitchen Windows block in Elizabeth Hartman's Practical Guide to Patchwork.  I was really excited to cut into these Castle Peep fabrics, and I was really loving it all.  However, once I put three of these blocks together all I could see was "GREEN!".  It bugged me, and I didn't know what to do about it.  So I just didn't touch it.  

However, my brother's family is visiting right now, and I really wanted to finish it up to give it to them in person.  So I decided just to make four blocks and add some white sashing.  I was left with a square, and I was going to add more white sashing but decided just to add some strips to the top and bottom. I really like the look, although I am thinking that maybe I should have added some more white to the sides because it still looks slightly unbalanced to me.  However, I am pleased with how it turned out for the most part.

I didn't add any batting this quilt.  All I did was use minky for the back.  I love how soft and flowy it makes this quilt.  It doesn't feel stiff at all, and I think it is just perfect for a baby.  It did make free motion quilting a little tricky.  The minky seemed to stick, and I really had to pull at it more to make it work.

I added the binding on by machine because we just did a little class on binding at our modern quilt guild meeting and felt a little more confident after learning a few tips.  Love how fast and quick it made finishing the quilt up!  

I finished this quilt Tuesday morning and was having such a great productive day (I wish today was going well!), when I decided I needed to clean out my fridge a bit.  I had a run in with a jelly jar, and I ended up slicing my wrist.  A little jaunt to the urgent care, and I got all stitched up.  It wasn't really bothering me yesterday, but today all I can think about is how sore and itchy it is.  Such is life!

I decided to join in on Don't Call Me Betsy's Kaleidoscope quilt-a-long for my next quilt!  I have always wanted to make one of these, and I have the perfect set of fat quarters!


  1. what a gorgeous quilt!! And oh my gosh, your hand! Hope you are ok! :)

  2. Meg i love it the white with the green looks so fresh,hope your hand heals quickerly

  3. The quilt is beautiful. I think the white is so interesting... I never would have thought to do anything like that, and it looks amazing. Heal quickly, Meg :)

  4. Super fresh and funky quilt! Those castle peeps are so cute. Hope the hand heals quick!

  5. what a great quilt! love the greens!

    that's such a bummer about your hand. hope it's completely healed soon!

  6. Oh, your poor hand! Hope it heals quickly.

    The quilt is beautiful. I love the dotted minky backing. :)


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