Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mitered Corners and a Finished Quilt Top

In April of 2010 I attended a Quilt Show where I purchased a "Nap Time" Quilt Kit from the vendor The Calico Horse. I purchased it with my son in mind and because I loved the colors also I'm a sucker for striped fabric. =) I started said quilt kit right away and got a lot done on it too, rather quickly! However once I came to the borders I was brought to a halt. I had been sewing this at the sewing group I attend and my teacher was planning to teach me how to miter the border. She gave me enough instruction to piece the border strips together but then class ended and I never was able to take this particular quilt back to class.

The other day because of my New Year's Sewing Resolutions I decided to pull this one out and finish it up. Since it is still very hit and miss for me to attend my sewing group I decided to reach out to the online sewing/quilting community I have become a part of for help.

Amy of Amy's Creative Side came through! She makes the most beautiful quilts! She has a wonderful tutorial on her blog if you were ever wondering how to make Mitered Corners.


I am very proud of this corner!! See how the seams match up just beautifully! *Sigh* It makes me happy just to look at it.


With Amy's help I was able to finally put this quilt top on the finished pile! Now it's not a completed WIP until it gets quilted and it's binding put on. One of my favorite things about this kit was that the binding came with it! It will be the striped fabric that's in the border.



Another shot of the "Perfect Corner" (Yes I know I need to press it still)
What about the other corners you ask? Well, they are all just a smidge, an ever so very small smidge, off. After trying to redo 2 of them and coming up with the same results I decided to move on. It's not like my baby boy is gonna say, "Now wait a minute, Momma! These mitered corners don't match up!"


I would like to quilt this one myself. I think the fabric is way too busy for any type of free motion pattern. Any suggestions?

6 comments:

  1. What a beautiful mitred border! Great job!

    I think an all-over free motion design would be fine, even a simple stipple. Of course you could quilt in the ditch too.

    again, it's B-E-A-utiful!

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  2. Love this quilt!! Would you mind sharing the name of the pattern??

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  3. WOO HOO! Great job on your mitered corners girl =)

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  4. WOW!! Awesome job!! I LOVE the fabrics..sooo BOY!! I am envious of those corners!! ;)

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  5. looks good! I love mitered borders too. :)

    I think an all over meander would be fine though for quilting if you want to go free motion... diagonal lines in one direction might look good too. :)

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