Tuesday, August 2, 2016

finished my big quilt

I have finished up this quilt!

I am pleased with how it came out so I took a lot of pictures!

I started on it back in March, so let's see, I've been working on it, off and on, for about 5 months.

It's a little bigger than I had intended...roughly 74" x 96".

It's machine pieced and machine quilted on my domestic machine.  It's my usual meandering design.

I was inspired by a quilt I saw online.  I did some math and some test sections until I had it figured out. 

The design seemed more masculine than most and seemed to me to have a western cowboy look to it. 

Since it is a gift for a male, I avoided using floral fabrics. There are a few with leaves or vines on them though.

I've got it labeled and ready to go.  Not that anyone will be needing a quilt at this time of the year!

Now to clean and oil my machine, tidy up the sewing room and see what I will do for my next project.


  1. Darla it is beautiful !!!! Love Love Love how it turned out. I don't think it could be any prettier!!! Good Job Girl.....HUGS Diane K

    1. Thanks so much, Diane, for the very nice compliment. It means a lot to me!


  2. Looks great! The colors are wonderful together. You definitely pulled of a masculine quilt in this one. Love the attention you took for a pieced outer border. Too many stop with the center. Bravo =^.^= Sandi

    1. Thank you so much, Sandi. I wasn't sure how to handle the corners in the pieced border...I decided to keep it simple and just cut them off the end and restart then on the side.