Friday, December 6, 2013

FMQ/Finished Friday: Buttons Quilt is FINALLY done!

Can you believe it? I finally finished the buttons quilt. It only took me, what, 3 months??? Whatever, it's done, and I'm happy.

I'm not super proud of it. The FMQ is horrible. I need to practice more... much, much more.
I'm not super proud of the binding either, I attempted to hand stitch it, but it was taking too long, became too tedious, and I got too frustrated. I finally just said screw it and machine stitched it. It's not super even, and I should have taken my time on it, I was just so excited to get it done. Now I know for the next quilt to go slow, enjoy the process and make sure things are going a bit more smoothly.
Not to toot my own horn, but my piecing on this quilt is spot on. Every corner matches up. It looks awesome. This is the first time I've perfectly matched corners on a quilt!

Toot toot. 

I guess you can't be proud of every quilt you finish, but I intend on making this my [first and] last quilt that I am even a little unhappy about.

I also finished these super cute monogram totes! Yay!

Today I'm linking up with Leah Day and TGIFF and of course, Can I get a Whoop Whoop.

Off to practice some more.

Quilt on,


  1. Don't be so hard on yourself. Your quilting looks well spaced. Each quilt you make is a combination of a learning experience and step ahead thanks to what you have learned before.

    1. Thanks, Gwyned. I just need to keep practicing :)

  2. Your quilt is so cheerful! WOW! Continue practicing :D

  3. Alyx, your quilt is beautiful! I love the colors you chose! Please remember, though, that "finished is better than perfect" and truthfully, you should probably be a little unhappy with every quilt you make, because that means you want to improve your skills! Remember, too, that most people won't see the things you see as glaring errors. Enjoy the process and don't sweat the small stuff - most of it disappears in the wash!

    Whoop whoop!

  4. Nice finish! Matching those corners is so much harder than it seems right? Only takes a little bit of lazy and you're an 1/8 to 1/4 off. Maybe I shouldn't worry about the 1/8th - can't help it though! :)


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