Monday, July 20, 2009

Boxed in is quilted!

Yippee! I really like the quilting on this. I just used my walking foot and quilted 1/4" to the side of each seam. What's exciting is that my straight quilting skills have improved. It's almost all straight this time :0)!!

The middle piece for the back was a test piece I initially used when I was trying to figure out the sizes for the blocks and it was a tad too big. I used to as a starting off point and added more Kona white and AB goodness until I got this:

I originally planned to quilt along in the other direction too but had second thoughts when I realized it would look too much like graph paper in the back .


Ya'll wanna see my view when I'm attaching the binding to the back? The other one's under the quilt. You can see a little bit of his ear if you look hard enough. They love to snuggle in the quilt and snooze while I sew on the binding. Speaking of bindings, love, love, love polka dots for bindings!

This little beauty finished at 56"x58".

35 comments:

  1. So I'm really thinking I might do this lil pattern with the Summer Soiree fabrics I've been jonesing for... But trying to figure out what to use where you have white...

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  2. That's awesome! Love those yummy colors all together. Love the quilting too. Just fantastic!

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  3. I love the simplicity of this pattern, it sets off the fabrics beautifully! Great job!

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  4. Chen, this quilt is gorgeous! I love it! simple yet so beautiful! I'm going to try this one someday!

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  5. How sweet are your pups? Mine like to lay their head on the presser foot while I quilt. Leads for a little surprise when I think I am stopping. My cat likes to lay on the extra portion of the quilt on the table when I am actually quilting. Not to helpful, but oh so sweet. =]

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  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one! How pretty! You are going to be so warm this winter:)

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  7. Hey lady. I like that side by side quilting! looks nice! geez, i gotta finish something. I'm just back and I feel overwhelmed, because I don't know what to dive into first!!!

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  8. It looks fabulous! I love it. I love that pattern - and the quilting is perfect!

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  9. I love it! Those colors are just wonderful together. Just did some "straight" line quilting myself last night. It is more or less straight :)

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  10. Love the colors! Great job on the quilting!

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  11. I love this! What an inspiration!

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  12. this is beautiful...the color palate is so soft and pretty

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  13. A beauty is right, Love the soft pretty colors. I also love the back as much as the front. Beautiful!!

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  14. I love how the back is just as beautiful as the front!

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  15. Wow! What a great quilt and LOVE the back!

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  16. It is wonderful and your quilting is genius. Perfect! I love when the top and the quilting work together like that. Cute quilt.

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  17. Just found your blog! (thanks for your comment, too!) I LOVE this quilt, the back is great and the quilting is perfect. The straight line quilting is inspiring!

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  18. you're so funny....I just saw your comment on Michelle's blog about me seeing her placemat. Goofy girl. I love my partner....you are awesome!

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  19. Congratulations! What a beautiful finish!!! I especially love the quilting... so very effective! And the back is gorgeous as well.

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  20. Hi Chen I cannot seem to get a hold of you through emails, and I was wondering how you were doing on the Halloween blocks, could you please get back to me. Thank you, Jane

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  21. Hi Chen, I have tried every way I can think of to get a hold of you, the blocks are due and I have not heard a word. In fairness to the others in your group. I am going to have to replace you, I hope that whatever is happening in your life settles down and things become better for you. I know that you are a responsible person, for you have been in my other swaps, I know things happen. I wish you all the best. Jane

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  22. been missing your posts--hope you're alright.

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  23. I have gone back and forth, read many posts and loved your blog.Just couldn[t find a Follow box. (am I blind or what)I keep a dash too, and love all of them. They all look the same! They are all so sweet. You`ll take a look at Lua whenever you drop by!

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  24. I know it's been several months (I hope you're okay), but this is too cute! Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog, I look forward to seeing more in the future.

    www.aqsquilts.blogspot.com

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  25. Great work! We look forward to seeing and reading more from you.

    www.aqsquiltnews.blogspot.com

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