Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Quilting the quilt!

I spent most of Monday finally quilting my quilt. I was really nervous that I had forgotten what went into sandwiching and basting etc.  My kitchen table was just slightly too small for the whole top but I think I did alright. I know for sure I should have trimmed my batting down a little more but like I said, I was so nervous!

Quilting the quilt!

It took me a while to figure out where to start with the quilting. Really, I'm not all that used to sewing, let alone trying to wrangle a bunch of fabric around and through my machine. I got the hang of it after a little bit. I definitely need some practice getting my stitch straight, but overall I'm happy with what I ended up with.


I decided to just stitch diagonally across the dark blocks and the little yellow ones. You can see it a little better in the next pic.

Almost done!

So it's alllmost done. I am still stitching the binding in the back. You can see along the left side and a teeny bit on the bottom where it's not done yet. 

I can't even tell you guys how excited I am be really close to saying "I'm done with my first quilt!". SO DAMN EXCITED.