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!

susan said...

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

Patchwork and Play said...

Oooh! This is going to be fabulous!

Karen said...

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

Cindy 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 Centonze 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!

Flying Blind... said...

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

quilt happy 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 @ Ellison Lane Quilts 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 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)