Making Progress!

Remember this quilt I was working on? Well, the other day I made progress! For one, I finally pieced together all the blocks. For the longest time I had the blocks laid out in the middle of my sewing room – it was annoying having to walk around them so I pieced them together (only took me 30 minutes!).
Then I thought, might as well baste it now. That took me a little longer, mainly because of my baby bump.
Basting a quilt is a workout having to squat and reach, repeatedly. It was my first time trying it with my 15 lb belly/baby weight! I’m at 29 weeks already…time is flying by! (photo above: I like to use curved pins when basting. It makes life easier).
I happened to find the perfect thread to go along with the color scheme. I chose gold for the quilt top, and purple for the backing. Purple and gold…(gooo Huskies!) 😉
Inspired by the fabric, the thread and the fact that basting (in my opinion, the least fun part of quilting!) was over, I threw the quilt on my sewing machine and started quilting.
Thanks to my amazing Pfaff Grand Quilter (it’s super fast), I finished quilting in about 30 minutes. You might have to click to enlarge the picture above to see the actual quilting. I just did straight lines and made diamonds. I like it simple!

I told you I made progress 😉

If you like the fabric collection I used, I have it on sale at my new shop. Click HERE. The quilt top requires 8 fat quarters. I’ll have the tutorial up shortly.

Happy quilting!

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7 Responses to Making Progress!

  1. Manda December 1, 2011 at 8:04 am #


  2. missavene December 1, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    Looks great! Funny before reading this post I was thinking, "hmmm, should I piece my baby quilt today?" Figured I wouldn't get the chance, but I'm still waiting on baby so why not….. but then your post about the baby bump in the way reminded me…. a 40 1/2 week baby bump won't make it easy to baste, lol

  3. Lin December 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm #


  4. Megan December 1, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    Absolutely Beautiful! ! And yet so simple. The fabric is gorgeous!

  5. Lucy @ Charm About You December 1, 2011 at 11:35 pm #

    Gorgeous, I love that fabric! I can't imagine basting while pregnant, you are clearly very determined 🙂 I love the colour choice of thread too! Is it really stupid that I've never thought of using a different colour for the back?! hahaha!

  6. Claire Jain December 2, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    Ahh! I love it. I love it. I love it. The colors, the patterns, the fun. Well done, and thank you for sharing.

  7. miamihoney December 2, 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    love this one…reminds me of a classic quilt to keep forever.

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