Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wholecloth quilt done!

My hearts and feathers wholecloth quilt is finished! For the last 4 weeks at The Free Motion Quilting Project Quilt Along with Leah Day, we have been making a whole cloth quilt with lots of quilting on a line and micro-stippling. 
I finished the quilting a week ago. This week, I had to be sure all of my markings were removed. First, I erased the ceramic pencil marks and then I soaked the quilt in water for about 30 minutes. Then I put it in the dryer for a short while. While the quilt was still damp, I blocked it. When it was totally dry, I trimmed the quilt - I probably should have started with a larger piece of fabric so I could have done more 'outside stippling'. As I have said, this has been an educational journey!
Anyway, my quilt is now bound - I sewed the binding to the front and finished it with hand stitching on the back. My quilt is about a 16" square and I think looks pretty good! It is still hard to believe I did it! 
I have never blocked a quilt before so that was new this week. My question for Leah is: When the quilt is washed again, does it need to be blocked again?


  1. I love it! love the color!! You did a great job.

  2. Wow~what a great setting for your finish! That was a great question you left for Leah, the thought crossed my mind, also. I haven't done blocking, etc on a quilt project before. I have done it for counted cross stitch and other needlework, though. I love the soft color yours perfect for Spring (which really is coming! even though tonight's freeze must be very much pushing the limits on our apple and cherry trees which are in bloom.). I am really looking forward to Leah's next challenge for us!!! Hugs, Doreen

  3. Great fabric and colors - really make the project shine! Bet it feels great to have this under your belt!

  4. Beautiful little quilt! I've never really blocked a quilt either. (i know...shame on me!) I wonder how you would block a bed quilt...or would you?



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