Sunday, May 20, 2012

Finally!!

I finally finished the top!!  My latest leaders and enders quilt top is finished and ready to be loaded onto my quilting frame!!  Well, ok, I have to find/make a backing for it first but you get the idea ;-)

 

Is it weird that I am THIS excited about finishing this top??  I have been working on this top for soooo long now so it just feels really good to have completed it!! 


Here's a close-up of the quilt top.  It is completely pieced!  that was the challenge that I set for myself with this quilt.  There are no long straight strips to this quilt it is completely pieced.  Whew!!

If you are not familiar with the leaders and enders technique you can check out my video here:

And if you would like to see how I pieced this quilt using my 2" squares you can see it here:
Crossroads Quilt Video (aka this quilt)

This quilt is completely Accuquilt Go! friendly!  It requires only 2 dies - the 2" square die and the 3.5" square die - or of course you can rotary cut this as well.  I love the simplicity of using only 2 different sizes of squares to make this quilt!  However, if you have the 1.5" finished half square triangle (HST) die you could use that instead for your X-Blocks and you would have a bit less waste.  If I was to make this quilt again I think I would construct it this way since I now have that 1.5" finished HST die ;-)  When I made this quilt I didn't.

Ok now to find something for the backing and to decide how to quilt this!  I am thinking a loose all-over pattern in the center - this will be used on a bed so I don't want the quilting too dense.  Any thoughts??
 
 
 

12 comments:

Vicki W said...

Oh, I like that a lot!

paulette said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Just the border alone looks like it was a lot of work!! Well done!!
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Linda said...

Awesome! I love it.

Sandy D said...

I love this Katrina.Good use of our leaders and enders

Material Girl said...

Incredible work, it is absolutely beautiful!!!!

Suzy said...

Quite an accomplishment! It's beautiful! I love my Accuquilt also. :o)

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a beautiful quilt! Any quilting will be fine - it's beautiful as is so I would think less is more for this one since you plan to cover with it. blessings, marlene

susan said...

I love the orange and rusts int the quilt, I really need to add more of those colours to my quilts too.

Ariane said...

I love it!!! Gorgeous!!!

gale said...

Beautiful!! My goal is to someday make a leaders and enders quilt. Once I get enough scraps going.

Adél said...

Wow,fantastic quilt!!!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

I just love your quilt so much! Perfect for those strips cut from fabrics now and then, ready to be used :-)