06 May 2010

Luke's dog quilt is finished!

I've had the top done for this quilt for over a month now. Maybe a few months. But I've been stalling because 1. I don't like moving everything out of my living room to baste quilts, and 2. I'm always nervous that the quilting is going to turn out terribly and so I put it off as long as possible.

Last Saturday I met with my Modern Quilt Guild for a sewing saturday. It was a lot of fun AND it turns out that the church gym floor is the perfect place to baste a quilt! I think I will be basting all of mine there in the future.

And since I've been mostly laying around for the past 2 months (since I found out I was pregnant) I figured I'd better get something done this week!

And so - I quilted and bound the dog quilt. I love how it turned out. I did a loopy quilting pattern and I'm not so good at keeping everything even, but there are NO tucks! Amazing. Enough writing, here are the photos.

(Inspiration for this quilt from this quilt and this quilt)












21 comments:

Pants said...

I love the binding! You've got mad skillz mama!

Kristine Hanson said...

I LOVE IT!!! love the little strip at the bottom the back is awesome and it looks like your son LOVES it too, what a cutie pie!

sara said...

Oh Leigh I love it!

Dana - Old Red Barn Co. said...

LUCKY boy!!!

tasha said...

oh my goodness leigh!!! this is so super amazing! i love the colors and the doggy theme and even the back is way cool! awesome job!

teaginny said...

this turned out so GREAT! love it!

Liz said...

I love it! Again, YOU are amazing!

carrie said...

love it. and i love little tired luke.

Meg & Josh said...

You did an AMAZING job! I love the binding! Riley Blake?

Marianne & Clayton said...

That is incredible, sadly I expect nothing less than incredible from you. Amazing quilt that would take me three years to finish? From Leigh? Yawn. Totally kidding of course, I'm just running out of adjectives to let you know how seriously impressed I am. Are you doing the top-quilting on your own machine or do you send it out?

Jeni said...

That is gorgeous! I love the pattern, colors, quilting, binding! Beautiful!

Congratulations on your pregnancy! That's so exciting! :)

Somehow your blog managed to disappear from my google reader! I didn't realize you'd been posting!

Mel said...

I know I always say this, but this quilt is amazing and sooooooooo cute! Leigh, you are my hero once again!

sewshesews said...

This is so cute!!! I love the quilting!

Lynne said...

That quilt is just gorgeous.

Laurie said...

I really love your sense of color and style. I wanna quilt like you, but I'm too slow and lazy.

peaknits said...

What a great quilt - good use for the sweet little munki/ HR bits!

Jamie said...

Looks really great all put together.

Brooke said...

This turned out so great! I loved it when I saw it at the quilt guild sewing Saturday. Great job!

Stuart and Kimber said...

Super cute! You do a great job!

Do you have a quilting machine or do you do that on your regular sewing machine?

It is incredible!!!

leigh said...

Marianne and Kim -

I did the quilting on my regular sewing machine. It's called free motion quilting. Maybe I'll do a post about it soon so you can see what I'm talking about.

sewkatiedid said...

That's stellar Leigh! I love that print and the binding is perfect.