Sunday, February 27, 2011

My first FINISHED quilt!

I started AND finished a quilt this week! I usually just start quilts and never finish them. It was a gift for my brother's birthday. I would have started it sooner but I couldn't decide what to make him and then I had to wait for some fabric to arrive. I wish I would have gotten a better picture but I finished at the last possible moment and didn't have anyone to help me take a picture.

This is actually officially my first finished quilt. I have several tops pieced but haven't finished them mostly because I have been afraid to ruin them. It is difficult to quilt large pieces on my machine and this quilt ended up with a few tension problems because of that but overall I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. 


Here is a close up of the blocks. I used Heather Ross LBAOM dogs in orange. My brother has two dachshund's so I fussy cut three of them from a fq I had and then used other orange fabrics for the remaining blocks.



I had the intention of using a single color for the binding but of course didn't have enough of one color remaining so I pieced together what I did have left. Also, in the interest of time I machine sewed on he binding. I made three passes that meander around the quilt so it looks like it was intentionally supposed to be sloppy.



The back of the quilt is Riley Blake flannel.


The finished size is approx. 50x72 and was intended to be a couch blanket. I wasn't sure if he was a blanket on the couch kind of person and luckily he is! I guess that runs in the family.

8 comments:

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition said...

great job! I'm in the midst of my first quilt - -

Beth said...

It looks great! Congrats!

Inspiredbyfelix said...

Fab! love the random placement of the squares and the dachshunds

Vickie said...

Lisa, this is a great quilt!!! I love those floating squares in squares! And flannel on the back!! Cozy! Your brother is a lucky guy!! Hugs!

Kelly said...

It looks marvelous! :) Great job!!!!

Debbie said...

Great job, Lisa! I love it.

Lisa said...

thanks everyone!

Hollie said...

Congratulations!