Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Great news!

My Double Delight quilt top is finished at last! I started cutting and sewing on New Year's Day, so that's only 3 months...not bad! (You can read all about my progress on this quilt top if you missed the saga - click here.)
I had a miserable time sewing on these borders. I sewed two of them on with the fabrics in the wrong order, which was such a stupid mistake caused by rushing to be finished and not checking my work before sewing. And then it took me almost 2 hours to unsew that mistake. But I persevered and was amazed at my determination to finish the borders, versus my old tendency to work on something else and kick the border problem to the UFO pile! And you know what else? I have already purchased a large backing and the batting, so this one will maybe be finished in record time!

18 comments:

Jean said...

Very nice job....you will be finished before you know it!

Andrea said...

Great news indeed - it is wonderful. Maybe I will attempt borders on mine this weekend - who knows - lol !

swooze said...

Very nice. I like the turqoise and raspberry together.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

It looks fantastic. I particularly love the pink dancing through it.

Rhonda said...

Wow! This quilt looks worth the pain and agony and tears that you put into it.

Lady of the Cloth said...

I have the same thing about borders, I can't tell you how I wanted to quit on that quilt when it was time for borders or how many I have in the closet that just need borders. I'm glad someone else has the same affliction!

Jantine said...

II just can't find the right words to express how much I like your DD. Even not in my own language (Dutch)

knitnoid said...

It's beautiful. I love the colors.

Sweet P said...

Love it! I agree with swooze - the turquoise and pink look great together.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Kathy, it is gorgeous!

Sølvi's blog said...

Your DD looks great! I regret i newer started one...

Michelle said...

It looks absolutely fabulous! I love the border fabric.

Zoey said...

I think your guilt is just beautiful. The corner blocks were worth a day's work and I like the extra raspberry border, too.

Looking forward to your next project.

Jeanne said...

It's gorgeous! Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

Suze said...

Your Double Delight is delightful. Great fabrics.

Pat H. said...

Love that your setting triangles are the same fabric as your borders. Your borders and corners are great.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Your DD is yummy...I love the way you did it up. Mine is still without the borders.

Kucki68 said...

Lovely, the stars were worth the extra work.