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:

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

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

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

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

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

    Seriously? GREAT job!!

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

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  7. Absolutely LOVE it! Great job.

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  8. 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.

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

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

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  11. its beautiful
    i love how you quilted it!

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  12. 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

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  13. 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.

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  14. What a stunning quilt. Nice job!

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