Monday, January 20, 2014

Katy Finished Her First 'international stashes' quilt!!

I decided that I should start the year off finishing all unfinished projects. My quilt from 2012's group effort was top of the list, and so this weekend I got down to business and tackled the final leg of my beginner quilting journey, learning how to make my own binding and sew it on...

Thankfully, the fear was way worse than the actual sewing. I'm really happy with how the quilt turned out, given that it was my first one ever (besides baby quilts and flannel throws, which don't really count, do they?). I love the retro backing fabric I found for it at Tonic Living.

I found great joy in remembering how each person's fabrics contributed to the final look and feel, and took time to really look at each little 3x3 block when I was top stitching the final squares this Saturday. I haven't washed it yet so I think it will take on a more wrinkled appearance after that, which I'll like very much. I need to sew in the dangling threads still but it's 99% done!

The kids and I had fun playing ISpye this morning with it...I see a bird, a boy, a butterfly, a lemon! A castle, a princess, a worm, an owl!

Thank you all for helping make my first quilt! I'm now ready to tackle the "Colour Value HST quilt" from last year, with the goal of having it done before April!!!


  1. Great job! I love the bright blocks against the white! Congratulations on your finish!

  2. I love it!!! I love your blue binding. Gorgeous!!!!

  3. Bravo Katy. You must be feeling very satisfied. It looks lovely.

  4. Yea!! Congratulations! It is so colorful and beautiful! It makes me happy just to look at it. You have inspired me to also get busy and finish mine from last January. I know I have been telling you Katy since last summer that I was working to get it finished...It just needs to have a little more border put on and then to be layered and quilted. Really, seeing yours completed does motivate me. Thank you dear Katy!!

  5. It is lovely, wow.

  6. YIPEE!!! I LOVE your finished quilt! Seeing these blocks brings back wonderful memories. Have you slept beneath this quilt yet? Bravo Katy!! xo Shauna