Monday, January 19, 2009

Alphabet Sampler Quilt Top is Finished


I am really happy with it. It is 41" x 60".

The row of yellow dots went up at the top. The lavender ones went below the numbers, the soft green went below the house, and pink ones are at the very bottom. Now I am working on piecing the backing and making binding.

I also have to figure out how to quilt it, which is going to be interesting because I don't have a longarm machine, and my elderly Kenmore is not designed for stipple quilting.

You can click the photo to enlarge.

17 comments:

Tina said...

Beautiful! I've enjoyed watching the progress. You've done a magnificent job.

Sharon said...

Your quilt top is truly awesome! What a beautiful quilt...it really does look like an old-fashioned sampler, and so personal. I think that's the best part! Oh, and thanks for sharing how you made your hand. Very enlightening and educational. It was fun to watch this one evolve and grow!

Paula said...

It's wonderful! Can't help but admire those wonky stars.... thanks for letting us be a very small part. It was a lot of fun watching it come together.

Callie said...

What a happy huggable quilt!

Gina said...

I love how it's turned out

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Joyce said...

It's perfect! The quilting part is always a difficult decision on these kinds of quilts. Good luck with that.

Monty Q. Kat said...

MomBean says she has to go visit now to try and sneak it back to Maryland...

I told her it wasn't worth the world of hurt if she got caught.

holly said...

What a beautiful quilt top. Very bright and pretty.

Ariane said...

I love this quilt top. I kept checking to see your progress. It was very interesting and inspiring. Thanks for sharing!I can't wait to see it all done.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Good for you for rearranging the rows of dots!

Your top is absolutely wonderful!!

Have fun piecing the back (I love pieced backs, too).

Dionne said...

Wow, this is really beautiful workmanship. It looks fabulous!!
Cheers,
Dionne

Karen said...

I *love* this quilt. I used to cross stitch samplers and this looks just like a cross stitch project. Wonderful work!!

Karen

france said...

C'est superbe .... congratulations

Clare said...

It's great. I've loved watching it's progress and it really does remind me of a sampler.

Congratulations.

Denise said...

Ingenious! I am very impressed by the clever way you figured out how to piece your hand rather than applique it. I love the quilt. It is reminiscent of a cross-stitched sampler but your quilted spin makes it sing!

Mr. Karate said...

as usual, i will gloat about how AMAZING it looks in person. the red row of squares are perfect, as are the blue, and yellow ones. It's got PUNCH.

beautiful work Mom!

Exuberant Color said...

this quilt is spectacular. I agree with others that it reminds me of the old time samplers. You did a great job with the layout.