Tuesday, January 13, 2015

First Pieced quilt

This is the first pieced quilt I have completed.  I gave it to my daughter earlier this year but hadn't blogged about it.  It was a 2013 Buck a Block from a the Quilt shop the "Back Door Quilts and Fabrics"  in Greenwood Indiana.   I had a lot of fun making this from  thangles and the provided black and white fabric.   The shop had a sample done in the bright colors which I really liked so I make mine similar.  The blocks are 12",  the sashing between the blocks is 1-1/2 inch and 2-1/2" on the outside of the blocks The border is about 7".  That makes the finished quilt about 70 x 100 inches

I was really happy to find the border fabric which has the same colors as the pieced blocks.


 I took a long arm class with the Back Door and as part of the price, I received free rental time on the machine.

Here is a sample of how the quilting looks on both the front and the back.  I used grey thread top and bobbin.  I am really happy with how this turned out, it made a perfect and much loved Birthday gift.  I actually finished a project that I started and it was fun!

    I  will be doing another quilt soon so I'll get more practice on the long arm.


  1. Love the colors. Have you started the second one? Long arm is easier to quilt a large quilt than a sewing machine.

  2. Hi Nancy, I was given a completed quilt top and I quilted it on the long arm yesterday. I'll post about it as soon as I get the binding on. It is much easier to quilt on the long arm.