Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The end of procrastination

January was my month to plan the quilt for the Comfort circle of Do. Good Stitches. I chose a green and brown, nature-based wonky nine patch block. I loved the way the blocks looked and was anxious to put it together. Which I did. And then it sat there. Waiting to be finished. Hoping that today would be the day it could finally be complete.

January quilt, quilting detail

Well deadlines are a motivation when all else fails, and I had till the end of this month to get this baby finished. February being a weird short month means I could no longer put off the inevitable. So today, with much sighing and groaning and neck tension, I wrestled some binding onto our quilt and finished it already.

January Do.Good Stitches quilt, 2

I'd chosen to use wavy intersecting lines for the quilting because it echoed the blocks and, in my opinion, gave the quilt a more masculine feel than say, loops or stippling would have. Yes, it's for a baby but I wanted it to be something a little boy could grow into--which is why it's big and doesn't have a babyish feel to it. 

January quilt {back}

I was really impressed by all the blocks I received and couldn't be more pleased with the end result. I had so many extras that I had plenty to put on the improvised backing. 

January Do.Good Stitches quilt

I know the person for whom this is intended will be completely blessed to receive it. Thanks to all my Comfort peeps who worked so hard to help the quilt I envisioned come to life!!

3 comments:

felicity said...

What a gorgeous quilt! You've chosen the perfect backdrop for your photo too. Love it.

Rachel Hauser said...

Great job, Jenn! I love the way you put together the blocks with the solid blocks interspersed. And the back is actually as nice as the front. Love!

tusen said...

oh, this is great! I like the quilting, too.
My very first crazy nine patch quilt top is still waiting for me to get some more experience at quilting (and to buy some backing ;) and I'm very curious to see how others quilt over this particular pattern. Would you mind very much if I used yours as an inspiration?