Sunday, November 25, 2012

Slow Sunday Stitching - Big Finish!

A big finish to announce...

drum roll please...

I finished the hand quilting and binding on my 36 patch scrap quilt, and it has already been gifted to it's new owners. 

Here it is, in it's new environment up in gorgeous cottage country.
Just look at that amazing sky!






I like this photo which shows...
*the scrappy border made from the leftover squares,
*a bit of the white backing 
*the diagonal quilting lines, and 
*the light floral binding.


This was such a fun and happy quilt to "work" on, and I enjoyed every moment. I was amazed at how much I like the finished quilt, since I did not like many of the old (1990's) floral fabrics I used in piecing the blocks and was happy to be using them up. 


I actually felt sad when the quilting was finished and the binding stitched down. The last stitches took way longer than they needed to, as I lingered over each one.  I have some great memories stitched into this quilt! 
Luckily I have another special quilt to enjoy more hand quilting today. 
What are you stitching this week?

29 comments:

Candace said...

Wow, another great header and a lovely, lovely quilt. Your quilt and your feelings about it are very special. I liked mine a lot too, but not as much as yours, your soft colors really made it special and I'm sure that the hand quilting is awesome. It's nice seeing it in it's element. I liked it so much that I plan to make another one of these days.

Teresa in Music City said...

What a cute quilt Kathy! As Bonnie Hunter says, "If it's still ugly you just haven't cut it small enough!" LOL!!! Those fabrics sure did cut up pretty :*) You did a lovely job! And your header picture makes me smile every time I open your blog :*D

Kate said...

Congratulations on the finish! It's a gorgeous quilt.

Love your new header!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Oh! It's so lovely! You did a wonderful job! The border is perfect! I will be stitching on a mini punch quilt today. Hopefully I have a finish by the end of the day!

beaquilter said...

great job on the quilt and I love how you changed the top banner!

Hilachas said...

What a gorgeous quilt. Isn't it fun when you find a quilt where you enjoy EVERY stitch?

Darlene D said...

It's beautiful. I'm tempted to start one.

Debbie said...

A great finish! Fabulous way to use those fabrics you don't love as much as you did several years ago.

scraphappy said...

What a great quilt! It looks right at home in its new surroundings. It sounds like it this one was a joy to work on. I hope your next quilt brings you just as much happiness in all its stages.

Quilt Rat said...

Beautiful quilt in a beautiful setting. The new owners must be very happy . Love the way you chose to border it. Well done!

LuAnn said...

What a beautiful quilt. I just love it. And the little dog in your header is just precious!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

This quilt turned out wonderfully, and I especially love the binding you chose. Scrappy, simple squares, doesn't get better than that!

Béa said...

No hand stitching for me this week, but your quilt is really beautiful !

Carrie P. said...

Congratulations! I is a wonderful quilt and I am sure it will be enjoyed very much by the new owners.

Denise :) said...

Kathy, congratulations on a lovely, lovely finish! I know how GOOD it has to feel to not just have a finish, but to have one this beautiful! :)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

That's just beautiful. Congratulations on your finish!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Ooooh Kathy, I love your quilt! It almost makes me want to pull out my older fabrics and play. ;-) Great job!

Kindred Quilts said...

Not only is it a beautiful quilt but the first picture of it looks like it should be on a magazine cover! (I'm thinking COASTAL LIVING...)! Love your new header too! Can't help but put smiles on the faces that see it!

audrey said...

Congrats on a wonderful finish! I love the ones that feel so good even at the very end.:)

Angie said...

Thanks for sharing your quilt AND the lovely setting. Kudos for hand-quilting it!

Deb said...

That came out beautifully. Love all the pictures of it in it's new home. I hope your next quilt brings you as much joy to work on.

carol fun said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love the colors!

Pokey said...

You have a wonderful finish in this one, Kathy. I'm sure it will be cherished, I've sure enjoyed watching your hand process. I know the feeling of wishing the process would last longer, but you'll have another beauty coming along soon!
:-}pokey

Cyn said...

Great quilt. It looks cuddle-ready.

AnnieO said...

Gorgeous! It just goes to show that scrappy is best, even if they are not your favorite prints :) Lovely finish--congrats!

Janet O. said...

I have loved this quilt as you have been working on it. Just beautiful! It brings a smile each time I see it. What a caring gift!

Rose Marie said...

Love the quilt ..... great place for a photo!

Greenmare said...

that is gorgeous! and what a great set of pictures of it! pin able for sure!!

Nancy-Rose said...

Hey Kathy!

Can you tell me the size of your squares in this quilt? I fell in love when I saw it was in your header.

Nancy