Saturday, March 02, 2013

Sea Glass Quilt

It is with excitement and a proud sense of achievement that I present to you a completed quilt!  The numbers on this quilt are, for me, staggering.  I could not be more pleased with the final product, and I'm so glad it has found its way to the intended bed.

Final dimensions: approximately 116" x 124", king-sized bed quilt

Yards of fabric used: about 25

Colors of fabric used: 25

Spools of thread used: 6

Yards of binding: 15

Amount invested: $200

Hours spent on the quilt: around 175 (and at a meager $10/hr, that's $1,750!)

Actual time to completion: eight months, fourteen if you count the failed purple quilt

Lessons learned with this quilt: color selection, joining backing in the "quilt as you go" method, "seam-free binding" with no obvious start-stop point, and how to roll quilts for machine sewing

Number of new proud owners: 2, my parents

Did I miss anything?  More pictures can be found here.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much,it is a beautiful quilt! We love the colors and how it looks on our bed! Mom & Dad

Anonymous said...

So happy for you - that you finished it - that it turned out beautifully - that you learned a lot as you did it - and hopefully encouraged to make more quilts. Now to learn how to hand quilt?
Thanks for sharing photos.

Kate said...

Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous. What an undertaking!