Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Finish!

I finally have a finish to announce! These are relatively rare for me, since I do love starting quilts more than finishing them. But I must say how much I enjoyed working on this quilt. You can read about the beginning of it here and although I didn't enjoy piecing the blocks at first, I learned the tricks as I went along, achieved nicer looking blocks and started having fun. One of the trickier things about this pattern is which way the seams should be pressed to get a flat block, and then quilting in the ditches, which always switch direction half way along. Don't know if you can see it in this close up block, but again, once I got used to this, the quilting was easier. 
It was also fun deciding where to quilt, sorting out which quilting lines I like the look of, which ones I didn't like and needed to unstitch, and when is there "enough" quilting. 
I tried to control my tendency to "overquilt" and here you 

can see the quilting from the back. 
And when I say "finished" I really mean completely done...l
abel and all!! Woohoo!
I really want to open up one of my other John Flynn kits and start piecing, but I am a little motivated today to get a

 couple of other UFO's finished, and clear off my work table. We'll see how long the self discipline lasts!

16 comments:

Darlene said...

Applause, applause - doing a big happy dance for you! It's beautiful, Kathy!

Mary said...

Amazing quilting. I is just what the quilt needed. Remember No quilt Police are looking at your BLOG! Done is better than Perfect!

Jean said...

This is beautiful, Kathy. Your quilting really compliments the quilt. I love the circles that show up with the pattern...which UFO is next?

Ariane said...

I love it. It is beautiful. I love the way you quilted it. Wonderful!!!

Tracy said...

OMG - that's gorgeous!! Yay! Rah-rah!

Seriously? GREAT job!!

Fiesta said...

Kathy this quilt is stunning. You did a beautiful job.

Quilt Rat said...

Absolutely LOVE it! Great job.

Karen said...

Beautiful work Kathy. And congrats on getting one more UFO finished! I applaud your getting through all those curved pieces. That's one thing I haven't tried yet.

Libby said...

Great job . . . . and a label, too! That gets extra points *s*

Greenmare said...

yeah! gorgeous!!!!!! love the colors, love the pattern, love the quilting! love it all!!!!!

susan said...

its beautiful
i love how you quilted it!

Gina said...

it's fabulous. I love everything about it. I was hoping you'd get bored of it and send it to me to finish. Boo Hoo.

Seriously though it looks great, you've done a fabulous job on it.

love and hugs Gina xxx

Rosaline said...

LOVE IT!!!!

Rose Marie said...

Bravo .... it feels really good, eh! Love this quilt and the quilting just gives it more zing. Love the triangle quilt you are working on.

Vicki W said...

It turned out great!

Nancy said...

What a stunning quilt. Nice job!