Saturday, August 21, 2010

Oh Happy Day!!!

I did it ...I did it ...I did it!!! Can you tell that I'm excited about finishing Amy's Simple Sampler (see her link on the right sidebar)? Amy, my dear, you ROCK!!!



I learned a lot and saw quite a bit of improvement in my cutting and sewing. I also learned ...be careful of stripes and that they might not be the best choice for corner blocks :) No matter, I love it!

Another thing that I feel made a big difference was starching my fabrics before I started cutting.

Amy presses her seams open, while I didn't do it on this quilt ...I might give it a try in the future so I'm not going nuts at the end trying to have opposing seam allowances.

One other thing ...I don't have a design wall and think it would have been helpful with the layout, I see a couple blocks that would have looked better in a different spot. I'll have to add that to the list of things to do ;)

Now to think about a backing and quilting this baby!

Again Amy, a big huge thank you for this wonderful project and your great instructions!!

15 comments:

SheilaC said...

wOw!!!!! You quilt is gorgeous!!!! Congrats on a beautiful finish!

SheilaC

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

It's beautiful!! Great job - I hope you are so proud :)

harleywife said...

NICE JOB ! I like your layout ! and the colors ; mine is all a hodge podge ; but that's how I do everything !

harleywife said...

NICE JOB ! I like your layout ! and the colors ; mine is all a hodge podge ; but that's how I do everything !

Jacqueline Korteland Boller said...

That is so gorgeous!! Spectacular!!

fi said...

Wow! That is so beautiful!!!!
Can you believe you did that? I can't believe I'm related to someone that can quilt like that! You're really something. Wow again.
:)
My knitting is coming along just fine though, it doesn't really resemble the picture on the site, but it still looks likes knitting! lol

Stray Stitches said...

It's lovely! I like the colors you selected. If you are looking for a design wall, check out this http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2010/08/design-wall-giveaways.html It shows a roll-up design wall.

Brittany said...

Great job! I realy love the blues all together.

BaileyGirl5 said...

This looks great! I love your fabric and the layout. I can't wait to finish mine now. You've inspired me :)

Heather said...

So pretty! I love your colors, so peaceful and soothing.

Shannon said...

I love it!! Those colors look great together. Very nice!!

Joanna said...

Those colors and the layout look really nice. Your quilt top is beautiful. I agree with you on starching - it adds a nice finish.

Sherry Hogan said...

Thats beautiful great job

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creativedawn said...

WOW! YOur quilt is beautiful! I love the colors...so, so serene!

hugz
Pam