Wednesday, November 12, 2008

on my desk ...


on my desk ..., originally uploaded by edwardandlilly.

It's getting to the point where every spare minute (and there aren't many of them) is spent on this baby quilt. I'm expecting the top to be finished in the next day or two.

Got any super quilting tips/links for me? Please leave a comment, this is my first quilt so I need all the help I can get.

There are more desks here

and have you seen this? I'm loving it.

10 comments:

Tina said...

Love these fabrics! These are some of my faves. This is one beautiful quilt.

bubbachenille said...

That's going to be awesome when its finished mmm delicious

Kirsty said...

It's looking wonderful. I can't wait to see it finished.

Hoppo Bumpo said...

The quilt is going to be really beautiful - the prints you have used are lovely.

I have just had a quick look at Swapbot ... I think I'm going to regret having had this pointed out!!

handmaiden said...

wow, only yr first....you've done a great job on colour and pattern

ElegantSnobbery said...

I don't have any tips, but I am ooohing and ahhhing over your fabrics. That will be just beautiful!

Marian said...

what a neat desk! love all those fabrics. I have never tried quilting but I would really like to. Dunno where to start though...

Elizabeth said...

oh, this is looking lovely!

and tips - i've got a couple:
from trial and error -
use a thin, very tightly woven batting. non of that loose, puffy really easy to stretch stuff.
baste it like crazy! crazymomquilts - linked on my sidebar - has a great tutorial on this.
if machine quilting - start at the center and move out to the edges.
if tying - same thing.
DON'T put the binding on or finish the edges until it's quilted or tied. this allows some room for stretch.
you can tie with yarn or you can do french knots with embroidery floss if you don't want to quilt it.
umm, if you have other questions - feel free to ask - i may have an answer for you.

and like i said - it is looking lovely - can't wait to see more of it!

Molly said...

crazy mom quilts blog also has a very thorough tutorial on how to bind a quilt.... good luck!

faz said...

it's looking so great! I can't wait to see the finish product! Love the patterns!