Friday, October 23, 2009

The Quilt From *H *E *double *hockey sticks*!!!!

simply square buttonI finally finished this one after a long time of dreading the work in front of me... Each block has 64 individual squares and over 100 seams.. That makes over 2000 pieces for the whole quilt.. This project seemed to never end!! I started it back in April. The task was so daunting that I dreaded every minute of sewing it together. I spent so much time chain piecing and ironing that I even burned a hole in my ironing board cover! Yikes! My goal was to make perfect points on the blocks, but after 2 blocks I kinda-sorta didn't care! Even though some of them did not come out as planned, the whole quilt turned out pretty good! By the time I got to the point of actually quilting I decided to bag the idea of quilting a nice pattern on the front and just do a basic meander over it so I could just get it done--brainlessly. The quilt is not quite done in these pictures. I still have the binding to put on..









11 comments:

Sue said...

Oh my, this is absolutely stunning!Beautiful quilt!

I think we should quilt along without counting the pieces. I'm sure I'd be intimidated with such an intricate pattern!

Dee said...

Holey schnikes sister! This is incredible! I love all of it. You did an awesome job!

Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see more of your work!

Heather said...

That is GORGEOUS!!! I can just imagine how tedious it was to piece, though. Your meander quilting looks fantastic on it, too. That's something I just cannot get the hang of! Thanks for sharing. I'm sure someday you'll love it again! LoL

Rene' said...

What an amazing quilt!!! Such detail. You did a beautiful job...love all the meandering. What's your next project now that you're done with the quilt from you know where? ;-))) Enjoy your weekend.

sherri@lavenderfields said...

Just beautiful! You should be proud. Many hours of work there! Have a great week...Sherri : )

Mishka said...

Wow, it's absolutely gorgeous. What a great accomplishment.

Happy quilting,
Mishka
Quilting Gallery

ktquilts said...

Wow!!! You were courageous to even start it! It is a beautiful pattern. What an accomplishment!!

Blessings,
KT

Leslie said...

this is beautiful and looks amazing quilted. YOu did a great job

KQuiltyBee said...

What an accomplishment! You're braver than I--too much precision for me to even attempt. But the results are really worth it. Nice color choices, too.

Michelle said...

But it's soooo Pretty

I probably wouldn't have made it through anough of those blocks for a table topper..but it's worth it!!

amylouwho said...

It is gorgeous! I love a quilted star!