Thursday, February 07, 2008

It's never as bad as I think it's going to be


I've finished with the quilting the RWB HeartStrings top and while I'm not really happy with it, it's not as bad as I thought. By the time it's washed and dried I think it will look fine.

I neglected to actually measure the backing provided and managed to run short. Thanks to a post on MQResource , I was able to piece the backing with the quilt still on the longarm. Let me tell you THAT was a big help.

18 comments:

Becky said...

I like that quilt. I also think your quilting pattern choice was just fine. Makes me want to rush out and cut into my RWB stash of fabric.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Mary, I really love those wavy lines and think they fit in perfectly with the quilt theme. Great job!

Marita said...

The quilt is marvellous! I love your quilts from scraps.

Jeanne said...

It looks great! I like the quilting pattern you chose for this quilt.

Vicki W said...

I think it's a great effect! BTW, I got your raffle money today and will send the ticket stubs back to you soon - as soon as I get all of the tickets filled out!

country mouse said...

That quilt is just lovely. I think it turned out great!!

Lindah said...

I like what you did with the string blocks. Good idea! Whew!--piecing your back on the frame must have been quite a trick! I'm glad it was an option. Nice quilt!

Deb said...

Looks great to me!

SandyQuilts said...

Oh gosh Mary (and Sue) it's beautiful. I love it. Thanks for posting a full photo.

Annemiek said...

The quilt looks great. Love the stars in the sashings. The quiltpattern works well with the quilt too.

Idaho Quilter said...

I think it is the prefect design for the quilt, don't be so hard on your self. I am a big fan of RWB quilts.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Its simply delightful.

swooze said...

I love it! What are you unsure about?

meggie said...

Looks fabulous to me!

Carin said...

I stumbled onto your blog looking for quilt ideas. I think you did a beautiful job on this quilt. Its lovely!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I love this one!!! Still a "string" quilt but with a totally different look. And the wavy lines are just PERFECT - like a flag waving!!! Really Mary, this type of design and quilting together is a winner.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Tanya said...

Lovely quilting and leaving the stars unquilted really makes them stand out. Just beautiful!

Helen in the UK said...

The quilt looks fantastic! Love the way the yellow star POP in the sashing. Great job :)