Saturday, April 2, 2011

Map of the States completed!

 I finished the quilt top for my baby two days before she was born so I could take it to SLMQG
 I also wanted to add a label, so using my Silhouette, I cut out my initials and date with heat transfer material and put it on some ribbon. 
 Then I just sewed it right into the binding. 
So far so good, I think I will keep it up. 
 I love all these blocks! Finished quilt is about 48 inches square. 
1. These squares take a long time to make, but totally worth it.
2. I used the poly batting for the first time because I wanted it fuller, but that made it a pain to quilt and I probably won't do it again. Back to Warm and Natural. With a 50% off coupon of course.
3. Sewing on the binding it not for me. I tried and don't love how it turned out as I didn't do a great job and had to go back and fix several places. Maybe with practice. It was WAY faster obviously; very nice to get it done in less than an hour as opposed to days.
4. I love this quilt! I can't wait till we have our meeting on taking pictures of quilts because I am sure I am failing to let you see how totally awesome it is. :)


  1. It looks great! What is the backing again? And the binding turned out great. I just tried a machine binding too and wasn't super happy. Practice, practice, practice!

  2. So gorgeous! I love it! And I'm so glad you're doing a blog on your projects.

  3. Can you give me some more info on how you make the label? That is a great idea!