Sunday, February 15, 2009

It grew.

I started off this quilt with honest intentions. Just a large lap, maybe twin size quilt so I could get rid of my charm pack lust.

I was happily sewing away, not really caring where the squares went, except to make sure they didn't touch each other.


That was my one goal for the quilt, no squares must sit next to each other.

I put the whole top together, spread it out on the bed... and wow. It looked fantastic.


It was even matching the fleece sheets pretty well, and my dark green couch in the bedroom.

Country and homey feeling. I asked my husband if he liked the quilt, and he said yes. Hmm.


Why not add on two more rows and make the quilt from 16x20 to 18x20 squares? It's almost queen sized!

Toss in a 4" border, and you get a 89"x98" quilt. Perfect!


So, it grew. It grew into a monster!! :P I had delusions of hand sewing down the binding this weekend. Of washing it next Tuesday. Of sleeping under it Tuesday night. Now I hope to get it done by the end of the month.


On the bright side, 6.5 yards have been used up! Just for the squares. There's still the border, binding and backing to cover. No worries, plenty of fabric here. ;)

Leah

14 comments:

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

WOW good for you. I love it! I am saving up squares to maybe making one like that only not so large.

Anonymous said...

This quilt top looks so warm and snuggly.Wig.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Ooh pretty :) You got the colors nearly the same as the charm packs too. :)

Rosaline said...

This is definitely a traditional quilt. Love it, and I particularly like all the grays. Several years ago, I needed grays and had the worst time trying to find them locally.

Jeanne said...

It grew from a lovely lap quilt into a large and beautiful bed quilt. Nice work. Nice work.

Sweet P said...

It is a lovely quilt. Great job on it.

Dana said...

Ooooooo!! I absolutely love it!! I definately has a country homey feel to it!!

But you have to slow down,lol or I have to stop checking your blog so much, lol Seems like every time I come here you have whipped out something fantastic and wonderful and I get to thinking, hmm I gotta make one of those.lol I am hopelessly lost, lol I'll never catch up!!!

It really is an awesome quilt top though!!

Keep'em coming I will just bookmark and make notes!! :)

Dana

Lori in South Dakota said...

isn't it fun when you make something and you like it so much it GROWS??!

holly said...

It is going to be beautiful. Just my color palette. I love it.

Niki :-) said...

Hello Leah! I'm in Mesa, What city r u in? Love the newest quilt top. Niki :)

Sara at On Simplicity said...

Lovely! It's a very soothing palette, and I love that it happened so naturally, without much planning on your part!

And did you say fleece sheets? Aren't they the best?

scrappy quilter said...

It turned out great. I love those charms.

Babs Schmidt said...

Wow, love it!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That is one monster quilt!!!!