Monday, February 7, 2011

Reporting on Quilt Status...

Last November I shared the start of a quilt for my Granddaughter.....

So My Teenage Granddaughter has decided.....  

I was hoping to finish the quilt for her Christmas gift...well...life sometimes interferes with our best intentions and the quilt is not yet finished, although I was able to show her the completed quilt top :)

I thought I would show you the continuing process of creating this quilt.

After completing the blocks I needed to lay them out, determine the pattern I wanted, then start sewing them together into strips..


The strips then were sewn together creating  the quilt top....
The next step was to make a sandwich of the quilt top, the batting (or padding) in the middle and the quilt backing..
The fabric for the backing was not quite big enough so I added striped fabric strips to each side, this required mitering the corners :( which is not easy for me!

Once the 3 layers were pinned and basted together I tied 5 of the blocks in the 9 block set with black embroidery yarn through all 3 layers to help stabilize the quilt....
This is really a black and white fabric, I think the brown is shadows from poor lighting!

Now the part I love the most can start...the hand quilting  :)  I am quilting around each of the large plain white blocks and each of the black musical appliques...

I am also quilting an outline design of the music symbols in each of the large plain white squares..
I have about a third of the quilting done.....after that I will need to bind the edges of the quilt and sign and date the back....I will show you that in my next and final installment of the story of the quilt!

VE

4 comments:

peppercorns said...

Oh my gosh! How do you do that quilting? The outline of the music symbol is amazing!

This is going to be a real treasure for her.

jfreda1 said...

Beautiful VE!
What a wonderful quilt that I'm sure she will treasure forever.
Thanks for sharing your progress

goodgosh said...

That is an heirloom in the works for sure!

I'm impressed with it all ~ can't wait to see it all finished!

Runs With Scissors said...

OMG, this is awesome! Great job VE and thanks for the update!