Sunday, January 18, 2009

Merry-Go-Round Finished!!!!

Here it is.... my finished Merry Go Round quilt! I'm so glad to be finished. There were a lot of little pieces to match up. This pattern was from McCall's Quilting magazine. I love quilting magazine's because you get several patterns often for less than the price of one. After I started I noticed the original pattern by American Jane called for 3 jelly rolls and each block was made of 3 hexagons around instead of two. I was a little disappointed at first until I started to put the quilt together! Two was enough! I started this quilt in September and just finished Friday night. I kept putting it away to work on other things because I needed a break. Actually, I did the first half in just a few days, but needed a break then and then I kept putting it away to work on other projects when I got it back out again. Here is a close up of the hexagons. That middle red one looks like it's a bit curvy, but it's just the way the pattern on the fabric happened to work out.
It took forever to sew the binding on the front. Maybe 30-45 minutes. It wasn't bad to stitch down at all on the back though. I really like that it doesn't have four straight edges. It's kind of fun to do something different. Now I kind of want to do Black Diamonds, Flags, or Triple Crown.

I got a little polka dotty on the backing and binding. I bought the back on clearance (as usual). Then I knew I wanted a black binding and found a polka dot too. I didn't realize until later I got polka dot for both.
Over all I'm happy with the quilt. It's always fun to try something different for a change. I like the happy, bright colors too.
Now.... to finish 1974 and two other long standing projects.






8 comments:

Sherri said...

Your quilt is great...I especially love the polka dot binding! Seeing yours finished makes me want to work on mine...the half hexagons are complete...two rows sewn together...only 16 more to go!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well done. I love it. This is such a fun quilt.

Mel said...

Love it! very cheery!

V and Co. said...

okay that's one of the cutest quilts i've ever seen!

Carol said...

Great finish! It is just wonderful!

cornbreadandbeansquilting said...

It turned out so sweet! So what I want to know is when are you mailing it to me? hehehe

Anna M. said...

Wow...it turned out so great! I'm so glad you left the black in, and I love the polka dot back and binding! =)

Kristin Barrus said...

Congrats! What fun to do an edge like that, very inspiring.