Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Quilt Along Catch-Up, Part Deux

FINALLY! I just sat right down the other night and put together the last blocks for the quilt-a-long. I am very proud of my quilt blocks as this is the very first quilt I have ever made. Joel's grandmother is a quilt-making machine so I've never really felt the need to make a lot of these since we are already covered in beautiful blankets. But now I see why she does it. They are so much fun to make!

So, when I finally finish this quilt, it will be a special one since it was made by me. I'll probably try to hand embroider my name and the date for the back of the quilt so I can live in infamy and people can marvel for decades to come at how sloppy my seams are even with using a sewing machine.

Here are the blocks, starting from . Some of them may be repeats for you, but I am sure that I have at least shared the first two blocks. I have been way behind on this so it's really a recap.

Block 3

Block 4

Block 5

Block 6

Block 7

Block 8

Block 9

Block 10

Block 11

Block 12

And here they all are in my final layout:

Now I am on to more cutting and sewing as I try to finish the massive border!

On the path...


Em said...

Wow, good job! Those all look great - and I'm glad I'm not going to be the only infamous quilter with weird seams! I had the hardest time matching some of them up. I can't wait to see your little strips and stuff all sewn together! Maybe years and years from now, someone will become a collector of 'sampler' quilts and mine and yours could become 'museum buddies'! Ha ha!

Jackamo said...

Your squares look awesome!

It occurs to me that I should change my "Blogger name." Watoosa set me up on her site the first time, and I show up as Jackamo on everyone's blog now. I know that most people don't have a CLUE as to who the heck I am. - Nikki

Jenny said...

Thanks Jackamo and Em. Acutally, Jackamo is my friend Nikki - THE friend of the two weird life experiences I described when tagged for the last meme. So, that might tell you something right there about her as a person...

She's cool.

Philigry said...

that is going to be so beautiful! i love the fabrics you picked! quilting scares me a bit! i am impressed!

Cheryl A said...

Go for it! You are doing a great job for your first quilt.

Betsy said...

Oh my goodness, that is darling! I wish I would have finished mine! I am going to jump ahead and do the next one!