Wednesday, February 20, 2008

finally!!!


After working on it for nearly 3 days straight, I got the top together. (Well, 3 days of my free time, anyway.) I am a little burnt out on the precision piecing now. I need to get back to some random piecing to calm my nerves a little bit. That being said, I LOVE IT! It's better than I had imagined.

There is a border pieced square border on the top, you just can't see it because that is what my little assistants are gripping while I shot the photo. :)

61 comments:

Ali said...

How beautiful is that?! And I love the little hands (hadn't noticed them until you mentioned it!)

Em said...

That's really pretty! Great job! I've really gotta get cutting now... I haven't started the sashing yet!

Patty said...

This quilt is so nice! Working with 430 small squares really added a nice touch to the quilt.

I am so amazed at how much quilting you get done in your “Free Time”; you are truly a gifted quilter.

Catherine said...

Your quilt is wonderful! So spring-like!!

Linda said...

It is lovely! I love the wonderful spring-like colors! Um, yeah, um, I'm wayy behind....

Danetta said...

How pretty this turned out. I hope mine gets to this point before you start the next one...but if not it's all good it will happen in time.

Stephanie said...

Great JOB! I love the outer patchwork border- It makes it POP!

simplysewn said...

This is really special. Your piecing is really amazingly perfect (she says with jealously). Great job!

Lina said...

This looks fabulous. I'm working on finishing mine tonight too. I made a baby quilt version by picking my 6 favourite blocks. And, there's no way I'm cutting 430 squares for the border!!! Hopefully it'll be a bit quicker!

Sarah and Jack said...

It's gorgeous, and I am having regrets about not playing along.

G'G'ma said...

Beautiful!! I haven't started to cut all the squares yet...but will very soon. I'm anxious to see your green quilt finished. I voted for green!

Sherry said...

It turned out just beautiful!

house on hill road said...

you've got great helpers!

the quilt looks wonderful, amanda jean! hooray!

lera said...

Pretty, pretty!

Anina said...

It's lovely!
Maybe I'll have time to work on mine tomorrow.

Amy Jo said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Looks fantastic!! You should be proud!

Mama Urchin said...

So I started cutting today...

Tina said...

It's just beautiful!

beki said...

WOW!!

Susan Flemming said...

Oh how beautiful! And the pieced border... I love it. I wasn't sure that I was going to attempt that part, but now after seeing yours all sewed together, I just may have to.

sulu-design said...

Awesome. Totally awesome. I'm so impressed with the whole process, and I love the final product (I didn't have the vision throughout the stages to imagine how great the final quilt would be). The little assistant hands are super sweet.

Marcia said...

I, only have one row of small blocks on. I thought I'd divide up the cutting and sewing. You've given me the inspiration to keep chugging along.

CONNIE W said...

It looks so great!

Jeanne said...

It looks so pretty! I loved watching it grow from a few blocks to a lovely quilt top.

Shelli said...

it's SO fantabulous!

(and I'm SO behind!) Ack - I'm still working my sashing...

I now understand the "WIP" phenomanon. I've just also started a baby quilt for a friend. OY!

Kim said...

very pretty I too am working on sashing- actuallly it's put away till I finish up some other blocks I need done by the end of the month and then it's ago. But I'm not sure I'll use the same borders as I have lots more blocks in my top (30)

Hip Mama Crafts said...

I love it. You're right the border really makes the quilt:)

Stacy said...

love it.
it's beautiful.
and i like seeing all those little hands holding the top of it, too. :)

~stacy

Roxanne said...

I agree, the little hands at the top are adorable! The quilt turned out amazing, seriously. Fabulous job as always!! 430 squares is definitely worth it!

Julie said...

gorgeous.
I guess i should get started on my blocks --now that the quilt along is over hehe
nice job
julie

Chookyblue...... said...

great work and so many people now nearly or should have a quilt top together.........

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

So nice.......

Satu said...

It´s beautiful :)

Patchworkheike said...

Oh what a wonderful quilt. I like the colours very much.

de vliegende koe said...

The quilt looks so wonderful and cheerful. Those funny little fingers to crab it and hold it for the photo are cute!!

ginger said...

So lovely... I love the fabrics you chose, and the border you made.

Kieny said...

Wow, it turned out great!

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful quilt. I love the border.


Allison

Cindra said...

Absolutely beautiful. So much work! And so worth it.

Heidijayhawk said...

qbsolutely stunning!

HobbyMommy said...

Looks fantastic! I'm still so behind! Better get stitching!

Make and Takes said...

I thought the 430 squares was insane, but now I see the light. The quilt is absolutely beautiful. I wish I had quilted along with you. I think I will start now. Never too late!

I really love this blog and am so super inspired from all of your posts. Thanks, you Crazy Momma!!

qusic said...

lovely layout, I am a little scared of the 430 squares, so I choose a border fabric for a broad second border and will make another small one pieced with the scraps, photos coming soon.
Amandajean, your quilt-along was such a joy ! Big Hugs!

Katie said...

OMG!! I love it, it is so sweet. I love how the pinwheels are all different shapes, it gives it a touch of whimsy. adorable!

Blakely said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love it!The colors look like spring to me.

Heather said...

You amaze me. Fantastic quilt! I also think the previous picture with the 430 blocks was about the prettiest thing I've seen.

Chara Michele said...

Wow it looks absolutely lovely!

Dedee said...

It's beautiful!!!

Jackie said...

Very, very nice!! Love the colors!

alotalot said...

I didn't join in because i didn't have the fabric, then I got behind, then I was jealous because the blocks looked so nice, then I stopped being jealous of everyone cutting out 430 little squares and sewing them back together, no I am back to being jealous. I hope everyone who made one of these with you will post pictures because I can't wait to see the different interpretations.

Katherine said...

Love it! The colours are making think of spring flowers and I absolutely adore the pieced borders. Great job, Amandajean!

VERO said...

Thanks Amandajean !! The quilt is very beautiful , I´m doing mine and I love it !!!Muchas Gracias !!! Huge from Chile , Vero

Louise said...

That looks great! I would love to do it in a variety of reds with the white. Love the little hands - great to have such helpers!

Shelley Jo said...

I love the colors and fabrics you used in this. Really a lovely job!

Quilt Nut said...

LOVE it! so springlike with the colors-the blocks are fantastic!

Pieces said...

I absolutely love the pieceds borders. It looks so fantastic!

Pieces said...

pieceds = pieced

Time for bed.

Jeanette said...

It's beautiful! I can't wait to make one! I am in the middle of a 1930's print quilt and I would love to use my scraps to make one of these to coordinate with it.

Clair said...

Pretty.

Clair said...

Pretty.

littlebitsnpieces.typepad.com said...

This quilt is really lovely and I think the border is really makes the quilt!!