Friday, January 11, 2013

finished quilt top: no-waste subway tile quilt

Yes, it's mid-January. But I couldn't quit working on the Christmas quilt I started late November last year ... I have to admit, it's kind of nice having a little of the holidays still around the house. I'm a little sad when all the decorations gets packed up and put away--it makes the house seem so stark! 

I have some cute green with white polka dot flannel fabric for the backing ... now for the most intimidating part for me, the machine quilting. I've chickened out and just tied my last couple of quilts, and they've pulled apart at some seams a lot faster than I'd like. So I'm hoping that if I take the time to properly quilt it, I won't be seeing that kind of wear and tear as quickly ... we'll see!

I'm loving how cheerful this turned out! I'll post fabric requirements and the fabrics I used when I (hopefully soon!) post about the finished quilt.


  1. I really like your quilt (even though I'm not sure I would choose so much pink but it really fits well). I've never quilted before and now am testing a knitted version.

    1. Thanks! It is a lot of pink, but it is for a three year old! :-) When she grows out of pink I'll have an excuse to make a new one!

  2. very, very pretty! I'm not a big pink person but I really like it paired with the green. It'll be perfect for the giftee.

  3. I love the combination of Christmas and pink, How original. Love it!

  4. It is so bright and colorful, very cheerful! I cannot wait to see more photos!

  5. I machine quilted my first quilt last spring. There are some patches of really evenly spaced tiny stitches,and some streaks of fat stitches. More reason to use this quilt all winter long and maybe turn it into a picnic quilt next summer. Hopefully I'll have stitched up something new to drape across the couch back by then.
    Go for it!

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