Monday, January 4, 2010

An OLD UFO Finished.....

Don't you just love the crinkle yummy-ness? I love a quilt after it's been washed and dried. Before you look to closely at this quilt and think "wow, she did a horrible job on this, and WHAT there's two quilting patterns going on there". This was one of my very first quilts I started 5 years ago. Remember, I said I was self taught. This quilt shows that. This is how I did it....I sewed my blocks together to the desired size I wanted, I made up like 20 blocks, and quilted each block separately. Don't know why I taught myself to do it that way, it just seemed right at the time. Then once I've quilted them all, I start sewing my rows. And, I did the back the same way, so it is quilted as well. Then I stitch in the ditch to have the whole quilt intact. Now, I know this isn't the right way, and if it were to ever be entered into a quilt show they would laugh their butts off at me. But, that's OK.......I love it and it works for me. I have learned how to quilt the right way and do that most of the time. However, I have to be honest and say I like my way much, much more. I don't have to worry that during the quilting process the back of the quilt is going to wrinkle or pucker. And, doing them this way I'm able to make much bigger quilts.

20 comments:

  1. That is so interesting. It also looks like you didn't quilt each block the same way. How in the world did you sew them together? Actually it was very creative on your part.

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  2. Yahoooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

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  3. Tonya puh-leeeze! That quilt is fabulous! What I can't believe is that you started sewing by starting with a quilt! Keep it up Gal!

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  4. I love the scrappiness and is that purple binding? I love it!

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  5. You know, this is one area where we only have to please ourselves. Besides, I haven't heard of a quilt police raid in quite awhile, so there's no worry there. Love your quilt!

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  6. Now I want to understand better HOW you did this (can't quite get it from what you said)....because I think it looks good and I just might want to do some this way...REALLY!!!

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  7. I love it. Tonya, there are no rules when it comes to quilting. You do it anyway you want. If others don't like it, too bad. I always say it's about creativity and doing it our way. And you know how I love scrappy quilts. Hugs

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  8. Tonya, I think it is wonderful.

    I am like Pat, I can't quite get it in my head HOW you did it. I am thinking you should publish your method and make some $$$.

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  9. Tonya, Gene stole my idea. I was thunking the same thing he said ... Maybe you should publish the method!

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  10. Looks great from my house & best part is it's done!!! Ta da!!

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  11. There isn't a "right" or a "wrong" way! It looks gorgeous and I really love the purple binding. Congrats on getting a long term UFO finished!

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  12. Hi Tonya! I was told at my first quilting class last fall that there is no right or wrong way. I think your quilt is beautiful! A finished quilt is what matters. I'm hoping to have one soon!

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  13. I think it looks great and in showing it you encouraged at least one person (me) to actually take the plunge and start quilting this year. Thanks for showing how even a beginning quilt, self-taught no less, can look so fun.

    Helen

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  14. I actually really liked it. It looks very cuddly!!!! I think you did a great job!

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  15. Very nice quilt well done
    Hugs Janice

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  16. Tonya it looks great. I love it.

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  17. You know what, I'm of the opinion that done is better than perfect. At least now you can actually enjoy the quilt. And, I KNOW it feels good to have it out of the UFO pile. Good for you!!!!

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  18. I love your style. I am quite overwhelmed by "the correct" way to quilt, and free form is so much more rewarding to me. This is much like my first quilt, but I did it in long strips and it was King size!!! Yikes! Your 20 patch blocks make complete sense to me. I'm going to try it. Way to go girl!

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  19. I love this quilt...all the colors just jump out at me........

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