Friday, February 22, 2013

It's finished! Rapid City Quilt done...

So on Wednesday I promised to post the finished "Very Blue" Rapid City Quilt and so here it is!

My husband is extremely happy with his present and even went so far as to say he thinks it's the best quilt I've made so far, of course he's going to say that though :)  I was very happy though when I finished it and it was perfectly square.  That doesn't happen every time :)

To make it look a little more manly I got the step ladder out to take some photos.

For the binding I used a simple navy and white pinstripe which I wasn't too sure about before sewing it on but I am very happy with the way it looks having finished it.

I kept the quilting simple (mostly because I'm too scared to use the free motion quilting foot, I will one day though).  I started by sewing a diagonal from each corner of the quilt through the middle.  I put the guide on the walking foot and used those lines to follow the triangles.  So it's looking a little chevron or like an X but meeting in the centre of the quilt.

We are heading out for dinner tonight which will be nice.

 Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!


  1. Love your quilt Kristy...great color choices. I relate with you and the FMQ foot. I only do small items...I hand quilt my large quilts. But it won't change if you don't use; or that's what they tell

  2. Beautiful! I smiled when I saw the ladder... I've used a ladder for pictures before as well! :-)

  3. Knockout job and I LOVE the black lines.

  4. Beautiful quilt and happy husband! Win Win!

  5. Such a stunning quilt - love the ladder pics!