I just finished piecing the top of my Love Beads quilt for the Modern Quilt-Along. Wheeee! I’m happy with how it turned out.

Love Beads Top

I really wish I could take some better pictures. Part of the issue is that I still need to give it a good ironing before it will look better. After that, I’ll need to sqaure it up and trim the edges (the last two circles on each side will end up looking like they’re moving off the quilt) and the top will all be done.
I’ve been debating trying machine quilting for finishing this, but I think I’m going to end up hand quilting it after all. I just like the look of it so much. I do have a different strategy for going at the quilting though. I’m going for close quilting to give the effect of a lot of texture. It’s such a visually stimulating pattern that I think I need to continue that with the quilting too.
I’m so excited to have this part done!

9 Thoughts on “Big Dots

  1. That’s looking great! I can’t wait to see it quilted!

  2. that is neat.

  3. I love it! I’m totally blown away. You rule!

  4. Looking good! What color are you going to bind it in?

  5. I’m not really sure what I’m going to use for the binding and backing yet. The quilting fund is a little low for the rest of this month, so I think I’m going to wait until I can afford to go out and shop again!

  6. Did you machine or hand piece this one? Looks great!

  7. I machine pieced this one. It was nice to do a quilt top that I finished in a little over a week, as compared to like, three months.

  8. It looks amazing! I’m not nearly so far along, but I can’t decide whether I will machine or hand quilt either.

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