Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bound and Finished

Finally, the last blog post about the subway quilt.  Thanks for all of your sweet comments as I made this quilt.  It's been fun to share my progress.

I quilted it this week and got it bound and washed yesterday.  The rain stopped today just long enough to get outside and take some pictures. (The picture above is technically upside-down.  I didn't notice it until I was going through the photos, and it had started to rain again so we weren't redoing them.)

I'm so glad I added the extra length.  It's the great couch quilt.  With the weather turning nasty and cold around here, it's perfect timing to have another quilt laying around. 

This is the first quilt I have straight-line quilted.  I have only done pillows before with this method.  I struggled a bit because it tended to pull, even with the walking foot.  I'm glad I quilted it this way, even though it didn't turn out exactly how I hoped.  I like how it goes with the pattern of the quilt. 

Here are the stats:
Started: September 1, 2010
Finished October 22, 2010
2080 squares
Finished size after washing: 57" x 73"

Now, I really should take a week off from quilting and clean my house!


  1. what an impressive quilt! It really does look like a subway map. :)

    I love it... has it re-grown on you?

  2. BLOCKS???!!!??? W-O-W!! This is amazing. It's perfect, the backing, the binding, the quilting, of course the top...This was a lot of work! It's fantastic and what an accomplishment! Great job Kati!!

  3. lovely! glad you didn't give up on it, now you get to enjoy it!

  4. Wonderful quilt. The straight line quilting was perfect for the design. I'm sure it will give you many years of warmth. So very cool!!!!

  5. Fantastic! I REALLY love it and LOVED sharing in the process! Way to go!

  6. This is so impressive. It does look so much like a subway map. We took a trip to Washington, D.C this summer. I might just have to make a quilt like this to commemorate the trip! Thanks for the inspiration. Great pictures!

  7. This is really amazing! It's the first completed one I've seen. :) very cool!

  8. You make me want to make one!
    Love it!

  9. Question - you finished it and you didn't do Heather's backing, why?