Sunday, July 14, 2013

The American Sampler Quilt is finally quilted!!

I can finally count it as a finish! I finished it by turning under the top as per the instructions, but it really looked bland, like it needed something else.

My solution was to add a blue binding to it to  pull it together a bit more.

The color didn't show up the best here. It is a soft, hazy, denim blue.

I was determined to use what I had in my stash for the backing. I came up with a light blue gingham.

It is very lightweight, sort of a springtime quilt.

I am very glad it is finished because now I can go back to making x's!

I continued working on the Mary Eaton Sampler. Here is what I have so far:

The Mary Eaton Sampler - Au ver a soie on 30 count linen

I have had this in my stash for years. Although I love the pattern, I was a little hesitant to tackle it because of the freehand stitching, There is quite a lot of it in this pattern. Actually, there are two graphs that come with it, one with the freehand stitching, like the original, and one that is all cross stitch. Of course, I have to do the freehand!

The trick with doing freehand stitching is to try to keep it contained to the allotted area. It seems to grow quite easily. LOL!


Margaret said...

Your quilt is lovely! Congratulations on the finish! Great progress on Mary too!

Giovanna said...

Beautiful quilt, congrats on the finish. And nice going on the sampler.

Barb said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

you did a fabulous job on the quilt, makes me want to learn how to quilt lol! look forward to seeing more of your Mary Eaton Sampler - Amanda

cucki said...

So beautiful x

Karoline said...

Great finish & Mary is looking lovely

Penny said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully! I've been hesitant to choose pieces that require freehand stitching too. I'll have to remember your tip, and give it a try. :) Love the border on Mary!

Anne said...

Congrats on your finished quilt! It's so beautiful. Love your Mary Eaton start so far!!