Sunday, June 21, 2009

Crinkly goodness!!!

I DID IT!!!! :D
You have nooooo idea how nervous i was about machine quilting this!! And the big one to come still!! Well... after finally finding quilting gloves, the right foot, some awesome cool thread, and took a big gulp of air, I dove in! About 10" into it, I wanted a curly cue ... and once i did one.. i wanted it ALL to be that way! So went with lots of looptiloops and just had FUN with it!!
Well... I AM IN LOVE. LOL
I stayed up late last night hand sewing on the binding. Cuz I wanted to get this in the wash and dryer as soon as i could!! I couldn't stand it any longer! Those 3 hours of hand sewing seemed to last forever (not normally an issue for me! lol) just cuz i couldnt get it in the washer fast enough! hahaha!!
I was questioning if i had quilted too close together... and was it "too much"?? But now that it is fresh out of the dryer.... my answer is and emphatic NO!! It's just what i wanted!!! :D YAY!!! YAHHOOOOO!!!!! I AM TICKLED PINK!!!
There is such a crinkly goodness about the puckers in a quilt! Love love love!
So here are a few pictures to bore you to death, i'm sure. But I am beside myself, and so thrilled to have done this! You have noo idea!! LOL
This is what my wonky quilting looked like before being washed. Loops, swirlys, and just plain whimsical! :) I know to any good quilter's eye, there are many many mistakes and i probably broke 100 rules. LOL
And here it is after binding and washing. I tell ya. It's love! :D
Thank you sooooo much to Dana for putting on this quilt along for all us new naive quilters!! And now to tackle the BIG HUGE HONKIN alter ego quilt!! Wish me luck!!
And to all my primitive loving friends.... remember.... i am immersed in pink day in and day out, as i have two little girls!!! LOL

13 comments:

WoolenSails said...

It came out really wonderfully. Love the stitching and I do love to wash them after to get the crinkles.

Debbie

Jacque. said...

Hey Breni

It is BEAUTIFUL!!! Great job! Love the piecing on the back...love the crinkles...love the whole thing. And, ya know, I'm thinking that with an entire new generation of quilters, there aren't so many 'rules' as there may have been back in the day. I think you can do what makes you happy and that is that! Love it!!!

moosecraft said...

Ohhh Bren! Your quilting is super duper gorgeous! I love that crinkled look too! Standing ovations coming to you from Joisey!!! YAY! In fact, here's the whole dang state doin' the wave for ya'! ~~~~~~~~~~~ ! Ha!

Dianne said...

Congratulations! It's beautiful...and I agree...there's nothing like that fresh "crinkle"!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Really nice, Bren! I didn't know you were supposed to wash a new quilt ~ it does give it a great look, doesn't it?? You've done a great job!

Joanne said...

I absolutely love your quilt Bren - what a fantastic job you did with that sewing machine! You rock girl!

kelley said...

oooh it looks wonderful...really amazing job with the quilting girlfriend...

TamboinMO said...

Love the pinks, love the greens, love the crinkly-ness....it's love!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Totally Awesome Bren!!!! Love everything about it. Makes me want to learn even more!

why not sew? said...

it looks absolutely fantastic!!!! you did a great, great job! it really is a beautiful quilt. Did the gloves help?

Sheri said...

I sure hope you're proud of yourself! It's beautiful! And I love the bright cheerful colors. Love the back too, with the subtle color blocks (if you can call anything about this quilt subtle!)

Lori said...

You did a fantastic job on the machine quilting Bren! Having all the right tools can make a big difference, can't it? I personally love the crinkled old quilt look and your quilt has such an antique like quality to it. Job well done!

Lori R

Treasuresofjoy said...

I LOVE your loop d loops!