Feb 21, 2011

Quilt Work In Progress

I've been dying to work on my "gypsy quilt" ever since my mom got me the kit for Christmas. But it's been so hard to find time to do it with two little kids running around, one of which doesn't like to nap! So I have ended up doing little by (very) little in the evenings after they go to bed. 

It took a while to iron all the fat quarters that came in the kit, then cut them up into many (many) different pieces (this was my least favorite part of all), and then sew the pieces and iron the seams.

Finally, when things started to come together, I got really excited!


Here are three (of the nine) the big blocks that would make the quilt top. It's coming along!
Finally, finally, finally, I got the whole quilt top sewn up and I was so  proud of myself for sewing the seams at every step! (Something I actually have never done before.)
Close up.
My next task is to go buy some batting and fabric for the back (the kit didn't come with these. Darn.). I will then quilt the top. (Right now I'm thinking I will do straight lines about 3" apart down the quilt, but am not positive yet!) Then I have to work on the binding. I'm NOT looking forward to that. Then I'll be done! Yay!


I'm linking up with W.I.P. Wednesday at Freshly  Pieced. Check out all the other great works in progress on this inspiring blog!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

5 comments:

  1. really, really pretty!

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  2. Wow, that is going to be a very cool quilt! Your piecing looks great, excellent job. And I love those big floral prints in there.

    Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday, have a great week! : )

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  3. Great bold colors. I like how all those different block sizes come together. It makes it interesting to figure out what the block is :)

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