Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday

I feel like I have to write a post today just because it's Wednesday.
I basted this quilt this week

I've been machine quilting it since Sunday. Lots and lots of straight lines.
I am backing it with this great looking duvet cover I bought at IKEA.

And I finally finished quilting it today. I love all the straight lines.
I am binding it with the pillow case that came with the duvet cover.
I can't wait to show you this finished quilt. It looks so good. I am just a tad bit excited about it and happy that it will be ready in plenty of time for it's April 15th debut...my friend's birthday!

I have also been working on lots of other things this week but it's late and I m tired, so I will catch up with you another day.





Thanks for stopping by,

"di"

16 comments:

**nicke... said...

it looks great di! love it!

Canadian Abroad said...

It looks wonderful and I love the idea of using the pillow case for the binding.

Susan Snooks said...

Oooh! This is going to be fabulous!

Karen said...

Looks fantastic! I love the duvet & pillowcase idea too!

Cindy Sharp said...

It is looking great. Sweet dreams.

LuLu said...

Oh my, it is GORGEOUS!!!! I can not wait to see it all done. Your friend is one lucky lady to receive such a gift!

Leanne said...

The quilt is beautiful! My son has that duvet and pillowcase, a perfect compliment to the fabrics you are using.

Geri said...

I need to stop by and see some of this work in person - so beautiful Di!

Annabella said...

It`s so lovely Di! Clever you. Congrats on your win over at Katy`s!

Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Echo browns are acceptable, in fact lovely - this looks great Di x

barbara woods said...

i'm backing mine with ikea sheets but them are full so i will have to add on to them

Katy Cameron said...

Love the backing and binding that you chose, perfect!

Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane said...

Di it looks beautiful! And BIG! I know you are so happy to have it finished.
Hope your week has been a good one. :)
xo
J

Suz J said...

Do you have any advice for gaining perfection with straight line quilting? I have had my first attempt - and lost of unpicking later - am needing to add some FMQ to correct puckering. Do you have problems with the top migrating downwards as you sew? Do you perhaps have a magic solution? Some of my adventures are on my blog http://suz-allthegoodonesaretaken.blogspot.com

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

It's a wonderful looking quilt! And love the backing from IKEA! :) Your friend will be happy for sure! Lovely present :)

Heather said...

Oh, wow... that is looking SO pretty! What a fantastic gift! :o)