Baby's heart quilt top is DONE!

Yay! I finished all the hearts, got them all put together and added the borders. I am working on the back, then I guess I will quilt it on the Gladys, the Gammill long arm. There is a huge part of me that would LOVE to hand quilt it. My right wrist would probably fall off but there is nothing like the softness of hand quilting. However, there is nothing like the speed of a machine quilted quilt. Emily says to machine quilt it so I guess that is what I will do. This way my arm will be happy and the baby won't get the quilt for her first birthday! I love the top, so does Emily which is good! When she first picked Grey and Yellow I was a bit skeptical, but take a look.
top
The colors are great and are not anything I would have picked. When Emily was going to college I wanted to make her a heart quilt to take with and she hemmed and hawed on the colors of her room. Finally she picked Violet and Willow. Um, what? I even said at a quilt store, can you show me your violet and willow sections? But look, her heart quilt worked out great so I should have trusted her on the color choice.
college
Once I get this quilt on Gladys, I want to make another one with solids. Here are my choices and the book from Underground quilting that I want to use. These are packages of hand dyed fabrics, two grey packs and one yellow. Aren't they yummy? I wish I had even more time to sew.
new
After that I want to make throw pillows, rocker cushions and a cushion for the window seat. Plus more quilts! Bibs! And the list goes on and on! Yep, Emily is right, I am going to machine quilt this one.

Sew happy!

Comments

Leave a comment
  • It is so cute! And it is finished before the baby makes her entrance..Bravo! I am sure that Emily and Joe both love it!

  • In reply to VickiB:

    Well, the top is done being pieced. The quilt still needs to be quilted! But I will get it all finished, I swear I will, before that baby is here!

  • Quilts look great. Emily and Joe will love it. Hopefully Tough Cookie is allowed to use it.

  • In reply to Kliffjo:

    If she's a good girl, maybe she will!

Leave a comment

  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Advertisement:
  • Meet The Blogger

    Kathy Mathews

    My passions are quilting and sewing. Add to that French, Spanish, books, swimming, travels, new restaurants, biking and chocolate and you have me. All of these are best shared with family and friends. Except for chocolate, I prefer not to share that. You can email me at QuiltingSewingCreating@gmail.com

  • Recent posts

  • Monthly Archives

  • Categories

  • Follow on Bloglovin
  • Follow me on Pinterest

    Follow Me on Pinterest
  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: