Sunday, August 31, 2008

Labor Day of Love

I left work early on Friday to go home and whip up four additional blocks for my Common Threads quilt and to put the quilt top together. I was back at the sewing machine at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday finishing up the quilt top and quilting. Besides an exercise and dinner break, I finished up around 10 pm last night. It was a long day.


There were also two special quilter elves that helped me get this job done. This is the largest quilt I have ever done and working with so much fabric was a tough, sweaty job for this hot labor day weekend. It was a lot of work but I am so excited to have it finished and on my bed. My quilter elves really made the process so much easier, so thank you!

I probably could do some additional quilting in each of the individual blocks to reinforce it better but I am going to put that off for another weekend. The quilting will blend in with some of the blocks better than others and I need to work myself up to sewing over some of these gorgeous blocks. Any suggestions on how to incorporate additional quilting without detracting from the blocks would be greatly appreciated.

5 comments:

Jacquie said...

well i'll be....i couldn't even imagine how these blocks would look together...it's amazing...simply amazing. do you love it?

~ said...

awesome!! you are so freaking talented!

Rebekah said...

No way! I can't believe you finished your quilt already!!! It looks fabulous! The white sashing really pulled everything together. It looks so great. Now I need to get started on quilting my quilt...you're making me look bad, especially because I've had mine waiting in the wings for quite a while :)

Really, this is so great!

Amy said...

I LOVE it!!!

n.a. said...

my oh my it's just beautiful! this is the first time i've seen my quilting work all finished up like that, and the blocks are just amaazing! what a project, and i love it in your bedroom! hooray!!! common threads works!