Friday, April 10, 2009

the car quilt in progress

i finally finished piecing my car quilt top!



the weather is getting nice enough that i can enjoy spending a lunch break in my car or sitting in the grass and now that i've gotten all of my quilt blocks, motivation has increased and the result is a finished top. now, just the back, the quilting and the binding. so close...



so i couldn't wait to show it to you. in all of it's thready, linty, cat-hair-covered glory. i have to say that i love it, love it, love it. i had a plan in my head when i sent out the fabric and instructions, but i wasn't sure how it would really turn out with so many different contributors, but i really love the way it's turning out. i can't wait to see it all done and in use! (p.s. in case you don't see your block in the photo above, don't worry-- i got so many blocks back that i'm having to save some to use on either the back of the quilt or the carrying bag that i'm sewing up for it to store it in in the car.) so exciting!!!

8 comments:

Lynn said...

It looks fantastic! I love how you put the blocks together!

linda said...

I love it!! Amazing!

Lunden said...

Wowza! It looks wonderful.

jacquie said...

totally love it! love how you sashed each block! fab u lous!

Minka's Studio said...

When I first read "car quilt" I thought of the quilt made to fit over a VW bug -- at a quilt festival in Lowell MA. I like you idea of a "car quilt" better because it has more uses! Very nice design!

Rebekah said...

wow! I love how this is coming together!! The colors around each block really help to unify everything...fabulous job!

Wendy said...

It's wonderful!! I love your design - they all work together so well.

Maple Memories said...

I just found your blog and have to say that I think the "virtual quilting" is such a fantastic idea!! Beautiful work!