I was so excited to finish this quilt top. I tend to put things off that scare me a bit and cutting into the limited amount of fabric scared me. See I generally follow a pattern. I can change it up or improv my way through but generally when I make a quilt I have a pattern and know what I need. So on the string heart quilt, no pattern. I knew I wanted to make this as a wedding gift after seeing the wall hanging on Don't Call Me Betsy.
So the part I was afraid to do is cut into the yarn dyed essex in black for the background. I bought a little extra since I wasn't sure how big I was going to make it. Me and Math - we don't really get along real well. I am definitely a visual person. So I planned out the quilt wrote the measurements and then measured my fabric. Then I had my hubby check my work. I was taking no chances on me messing it up.
I cut the fabric. Now when I know I have only a limited amount I somehow screw it up and cut wrong. Well, I went for it on Sunday night so I could figure out a back when going to the my LQS Monday night. I sewed it up and it went according to plan! I even have a little left over. YEAH! I was so excited.
We took a quick picture in the quickly fading light.I took one in the house and then one outside. I need to get better ones once it is done.
So now it was to figure out the back and binding. I had Moda club last night and they just got in Shades of Black. Wow, that is a really pretty line. Here is what I went with. I am pretty excited to get this one done. Hopefully the quilting will be as cool done as it is in my head. This is the most modern thing I have done. I am still a little unsure of it but as it is coming together I am just really excited to see this all come together.
Hope everyone is feeling inspired and getting time to sew! I need more time since the weather is finally nice it is hard to get into the sewing room in the basement. Here is to a productive week!
Linking up to Let's Get Acquainted over at the Sewing Chick. She has some great quilts and inspiration over there too!