Monday, March 16, 2009

Quiltville Finish!

I am so thrilled to announce that I have finished my Orange Crush quilt!
You can read about the creation of this quilt by reading the blogposts I have made since April 1st 2008 - click here. I enjoyed finishing the free motion "C" design I quilted in the light squares of the 4 patch chains. But I sure laboured through the quilting of the orange blocks (and the half blocks on the edges). I made a list of the number of blocks to quilt, and ticked off the blocks on the list as I quilted them, so that I could see my progress. That seemed to take a long time. Then, to get more momentum going for myself, I sewed and pressed the binding and set it in the middle of the table wrapped around a roll of paper towel, so I could see that I was so close to being able to sew the binding on.
This encouraged me to finish the free motion swirly "C" designs in both borders. I like this photo because you can see that I really was using up all my green scraps to finish the border of the quilt.
And here it is...not a good photograph because a) it was a sunny and windy day and b) it is a big quilt (72" x 86") and my 6' tall son had to stand on a chair to hold it for me. You can see the bottom left corner really well. It is a really wonderful feeling of accomplishment to finish this year long quilt project and to know that the whole quilt top was made from stash fabric! Thanks again to Bonnie for organizing this mystery (one of my favorite quilting activities) and for giving us a great quilt design!

15 comments:

  1. WOW, it looks great! I gave mine away for a Christmas gift and have regretted it ever since...I love this pattern! Congrats on a stash completion!

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  2. It's beautiful and the quilting is so exquisite. I'm sitting here on my bed with my laptop and enjoying my OC. I hope that you enjoy yours.

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  3. It turned out great! I love your border.

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  4. Very pretty quilt. Your quilting looks good too.

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  5. Your Orange Crush is FABULOUS!!!! Congrats on finishing it!

    Quiltingly Yours
    Andrea

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  6. what a great quilt. I love the quilting on it. You must be so pleased now that it's finished

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

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  7. Looks great! I really like how you did your borders *s*

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  8. Congratulations on finishing OC. I've still got to quilt my borders.

    Your free-motion quilting is fantastic. I tried some meandering this weekend on my OTR and hated it so I ripped it out. I guess it's just practice, practice, practice. Plus, I'm too impatient and a perfectionist.:)

    What DSM are you using to free-motion quilt?

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  9. Congratulations on the finish-- that is beautiful and impressive that it was all from stash!

    I just found your blog and have enjoyed the first few posts and looking forward to reading more.

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  10. Oh it is absolutely wonderful! And I love how you quilted it! See!!!! Isn't it wonderful to be done and have such a gorgeous quilt too!

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  11. It's soooo WONDERFUL!!! I'm so envious!!!! I don't suppose you want to do mine too now that you know what you are doing? Quilting the Orange Crush is at the top of my to do list but I skip it to do everything else. Congratulations! Now where is your Orange Crush going to reside?

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  12. Congrats on your finish! Your quilt is wonderful and beautifully quilted. Béatrice from France

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  13. Kathy, it looks wonderful! I love how you quilted it, too. Congrats on a terrific finish.

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  14. Your Orange Crush is lovely! I like your borders a lot and you are allowed to be proud of yourself ;-)

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  15. Slow and steady wins the race, it is just lovely.

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