Sunday, March 29, 2009

I'm trying

I have been working on this quilt for my mother in law since last July, it has been a harder one to do, adding corners to over a hundred squares, so I took my time on it. I also decided I would quilt this one on my own. I've been practicing on mini quilts and tablerunners. The finishing of quilts is what I really put off. I don't like stretching them, and pinning them (kills the back!) and then tying or quilting them. It just is hard work, and I can't bear the thought of messing up on a quilt top I spent hours on. Well, I finally bit the bullet yesterday and pinned this one together and started quilting it. I am just doing stipple quilting all over it. I wanted to try some sort of pattern on the border, but I don't know what yet. My goal is to have this finished by June, my mother in law might come out to visit us then, and I'd love to hand it to her completed :)
For those of you who are to scared to try quilting on your own, just practice on smaller stuff first and get comfortable with it. I am realizing as I quilt this, I need to work on it for about 30 minutes at a time, because it hurts my shoulders pushing it around.

So, what do you think, does it look okay so far? :D

16 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Is it alright so far? Are you kidding? It's stunning!!!!!

Meredith said...

It looks gorgeous! You are SO talented! Your Mother-in-law will love it! Meredith

Kathy A. said...

Way to go girl!!! it is looking great. What a lovely job you are doint!
Keep it up

Lurline said...

Looking just gorgeous - so fresh and clean looking, too!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Loraine said...

You are doing great! What a cute quilt. Love the colors. Keep on going with the stipple. It hurts my arms after a while too. Just think, you might be building some muscle! (That would be a class I'd take at the gym. The quilting upper body workout!)
Thanks for the comments on my blog. So nice to chat with you.

Purpleflowerpatch said...

More than okay, Heather! That is so pretty...I love white backgrounds, and the fabrics you have used for the blocks are so welcoming and homely. Well done!!

Dawn said...

It looks fantastic!! I love the quilt you made for your sister, too.:)

loulee said...

It looks great, you're doing a wonderful job.

Brigitte said...

OMG, Heather, this is such a beautiful quilt. And the quilting is so well made so far, it just looks terrific.

Anne Ida said...

Heather, this quilt is gorgeous! And you're doing a wonderful job on the quilting! Your MIL will be thrilled with it!!

Linda said...

I am VERY impressed with your quilting! Are you doing it on a regular sewing machine? I pay big bucks to have mine long-arm quilted by a friend, and she gives me a discount. Your stippling looks as good as hers! Beautiful quilt. Your MIL will love it!

Siobhan said...

WOW!! It is fabulous! Your mother in-law will love it. Your stippling is fabulous. I agree with you--I always hated the pinning/basting bit! Basting & binding were my major ughs with quilting. Your quilts are beautiful!

Sherry said...

What a great scrappy snowball quilt! I love it and am sure your MIL will too!

Sonda in OR said...

Your quilts are always fabulous!!

Vee said...

You are quilting it "just right"...Great job! I am sure it will be much loved and very much appreciated.

Lennu said...

Hi Heather, it was great to visit your blog again! Oh your quilt looks absolutely stunning, you've done wonderful job with it! Have a happy Sunday!