Thursday, July 31, 2014

July UFO Finished

This quilt was finished in a nick of time, just under the deadline of July 31st! If you see any layout mistakes, don't tell me cause it's too late now! LOL   
It is called "Plaid Beauty", since it is 100% plaid fabrics in the top and the backing. Some of the fabrics were purchased yardage, and some are cut from old shirts. The finished size of Plaid Beauty is 59" x 71". This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern called Blue Ridge Beauty and was started in a Bonnie Hunter class way back in 2010.  

Can you see where I added in a few tiny 4 patches to use up some little plaid scraps?  I think it makes the quilt sparkle!

This is the pieced backing, made from leftover plaids. I think it looks nicer in real life than it does in this photo!



Here is "Plaid Beauty" hanging in the tree in my parent's backyard.

I just love this quilt! It has such happy memories and holds lots of positive energy. The problem now is that I was intending to give it away as a gift. But now I find myself hesitating and wanting to keep it.



This photo shows the feather quilting in the border a little better. 


To see more finished projects, hop over to A Lovely Year of Finishes July linky party.


30 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

yes I see the little squares - neat - I don't see any mistakes but then I'm not going to inspect it - I just love looking at them!

julieQ said...

Keep it!!!!!! I love it.. You know I would!

Terry said...

It's beautiful...I love all those plaids together! :0)

Shari said...

It's beautiful. You should send a picture to Bonnie. She would love it!

Janet O. said...

Oh, love this --the name is so appropriate!
Keep it. You have to do nice things for yourself sometimes, you know! : )

Mary said...

I'm so happy you got it done! It is a Beauty hanging on the Tree. I finished a July NewFO today. Just need to Bind it. YEA!

Nana said...

Lots of little squares developed into unmistakable beauty. I would keep it.

scraphappy said...

I can see why you want to keep this one - it is a beauty. You can always make another though. Congratulations on the finish. Doing great on your UFO list.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just love plaids and homespuns - this is a very special quilt.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I really like this one too! I think since it holds a lot of memories for you, you should keep it. No one will appreciate it as much as you do. This quilt makes me want to get out my plaid basket quilt and start big stitching it! Love love the plaid

Chantal said...

Congrats on a GOOOORRRRGEOUS finish. I love this beauty.

The Cozy Quilter said...

This quilt is a real beauty! I would have trouble giving it away too!

Mary Bolton said...

So...I am not the only one who wants to keep them. Live with it awhile, start something new and one day it will feel right to send it along to someone new.

Deanna W said...

Easy and simple...keep it or just make another one!!! Come on you can do it!!

Lesley said...

Plaid Beauty is indeed beautiful. Congratulations on finishing such a gorgeous quilt!

Andee said...

I love it! Really a nice version of Blue Ridge Beauty!

Kitten said...

She's lovely...and I'd want to keep this one for myself, too! I'm sending you a pat on the back for finishing your quilt.

Every Stitch said...

It is beautiful Kathie - well done! A very warm colour palette and your quilting complements it perfectly.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I'm not sure I could give that one away - it is gorgeous! I do,love scrappy and plaids!,

Missy Shay said...

It turned out great! It is hard to give away some quilts, I understand your pain!

Rebecca in AK said...

This quilt is just beautiful! I love the plaids and the extra little four patches, the backing, everything about it! I would not blame you a bit if you kept it!

margaret said...

the plaids look wonderful in this quilt, can see why you want to keep it, wonder who will win you or who should be having it.

Jo said...

Well done. You did it....looks good

Raewyn said...

Congratulations on the gorgeous finish - I can understand you being reluctant to part with it! This pattern has gone to the top of my list for my next scrap quilt!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It is indeed a beauty! Pattern, colors, everything. Congrats on the finish! :)

Monica said...

Congratulations on the finish! I can see why you want to keep it. There's just something about plaid. Maybe if you didn't actually promise it to anyone...

Ellen said...

Fantastic finish...it really is a beauty!

Quilting Nonnie said...

Hurrah for you! It was worth the wait, for me, to see the absolutely gorgeous finished quilt. I went and got my Bonnie Hunter book to see what was needed for the quilt. I have 3 boxes filled with plaids. I love plaids but haven't made 1 quilt with them. I pretty sure this wouldn't even make a dent in them. Congratulations! It is lovely and you have inspired me!

Kate said...

Congrats on the finish! It's a beautiful quilt. The colors remind me a a crisp fall day. I'd have a hard time parting with that one if it was mine.

Kevin the Quilter said...

You are so right! This turned out to be amazing! It does sparkle! Way to go! Thanks for sharing!