Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ancient Block of the Month Finished!

This Friday and Saturday night I finally finished the Amish block of the month quilt that I have had in progress for 8+ years.  I worked out the math and remembered that I found out I was pregnant with my now 7 year old when I started this quilt.  The colors and solid fabrics are the only things Amish about this quilt.  It is machine quilted and the binding was machine sewn on. 

I do believe I like this quilt more since it is finished than while I was working on it!

I used painter's tape to mark a straight line around the border.  This always helps me to get a super straight line.

After using a ruler and getting the tape just where I want it, I follow the line with my walking foot.  How easy can it be?

Look at that corner, isn't it great?  I'm really impressed with this since I have only used this binding technique one other time.

This makes three quilts totally finished since the beginning of the year.  Not bad, considering I work full time and am chasing around all of my very active children when I'm not working.

I think I know what I want to conquer next, but who knows, I may change my mind when I start digging through my unfinished projects, patterns, scraps and other goodies. 

Off to my stash, maybe I can get started tomorrow.



  1. Gorgeous!!! Nice corner too! You are having a very productive 2011. Keep up the good work...

  2. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!