Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hallelujah! It's finally done!

I have been working on my first quilt for 2 1/2 years now, and it is finally done! With the help of my mom I was able to finish the edge over the Christmas holiday while we were down visiting. We set up our two sewing machines and each did two sides simultaneously, it was cool! I cut out the squares for the quilt in the summer of 2006 when we were in Payson for the summer. I sewed them all together to complete the top when we moved back to Flagstaff, and I also basted the top, batting and bottom together. I then handquilted the entire thing while we were back in Payson. I think the handquilting definitely took the longest, since I have never done that before. I just used a hoop so that I could quilt while sitting on the couch watching TV. I am totally in love with this quilt, even more so now than when I first began. This quilt is huge! It more than fits our king sized bed, as it hangs over on all sides! The pattern is Trip Around the World on point. The "on point" part makes the edges zigzagged like you can see in the picture. That was the hardest part about doing the edges! But, hooray it is finally done!

This second picture is of where I signed it with my free-motion quilting foot. If you can't read it, it just says, "Caitlin Wilhelm 2008." And of course the final picture is of me posing with my beautiful quilt!


Sheryl-lyn said...

That is beautiful. You must be so proud of yourself. make another one!!

Sewgirlie (MJF)

K-Falls Farmgirl Cheryl said...

VERY VERY NICE! It's did a fabulous Job. You deserve to be Proud farmgirl!

Caitlin said...

I have been commissioned by my Grandma to put together and handquilt some blocks that a friend of hers made for her over 50 years ago. I'm a little nervous, but it should be a really fun project. The blocks are hand appliqued, and the few that are sewn together were also done by hand. Crazy! I will definitely be sewing the blocks together with my machine!

Denise said...

Oh my, that is one beautiful quilt! You must be very proud. I'm sure the hand quilting must have taken a long time to do.


Anonymous said...

Caitlin - it is stunning. Your color choices were wonderful, and congrats on finishing! Ann (soapmommy60543)

smoothiejuice said...

great job good for you for sticking with it!!!