Wednesday, February 20, 2019

So, So Excited!


I finished the quilting on my split nine patch quilt this morning and I am thrilled and amazed. I am so happy with the way my quilting turned out and I am totally amazed that I was able to actually do it. I mean....I actually did it. :)  I guess I can do this thing called custom quilting. Of course, if you spend any time examining it you would certainly see lots of oopsies but I am good. I know that with practice I will get better with my precision.
quilting design I created
This is the design I came up with and I was able to reproduce it on the quilt fairly well. In the photos of my quilt you can't really see the quilting lines very well on parts of the straight line quilting. I am not 100% sure why but maybe it has to do with quilting with or against the grain of the fabric.

I wanted to work on it yesterday but I didn't get to it until much later in the day and I was only able to do a row or two.  I was a bit too tired so I was having trouble focusing and kept making lots of little mistakes so I left it until this morning.
back of quilt
I was up really early this morning to get on my treadmill and I just had to visit and admire my quilt while I was down in the basement. I couldn't wait to get back to the quilting so after I took care of my Mom I practically ran downstairs to finish it up.

Oh happy days!

6 comments:

Jo said...

It is amazing and you should be very proud

Chantal said...

Congratulations! It's GORGEOUS! I love the quilting design you made. Excellent job! ;^)

Ramona said...

Great job on your quilting! I'd be super excited, too. It's a beautiful quilt.

Deb A said...

Beautiful job Ellen! You always amaze me with everything you get completed.

Birthe Marie said...

Congratulation! ! This quilt is amazing! Beautiful quilting! Well done! :-)

Cathy said...

Yes you can! That is gorgeous quilting. The quilt is pretty darned nice too!