Thursday, July 09, 2015

A Finished Quilt!

"Always Home" is a finished quilt!
started this quilt with the hand embroidered strips in December 2012.  The piecing of the houses was challenging since the pieces are 1" finished, but it was fun for me. The only change I made to the pattern was to make some of the windows light instead of all dark. It measures 18" x 44" so it hangs on the wall at the end of a hallway.
The hand quilting began in January 2014. The project then had a brief 'time out' while I was deciding how to quilt the background space, but I am happy with how the free hand designs turned out. 
This quilt took about 2.5 years to complete. It travelled a lot while being quilted, as all my hand quilting projects do. It was at the beach, went camping, visited my cousin's farm, attended QuiltCam (which is on tonight BTW), saw two Masters golf tournaments (on TV), was one of my projects at Quilt Camp North last summer, and was shown on many Slow Sunday Stitching posts.




I am happy with this quilt, although the right hand border curves out half way down the quilt for some unknown reason. I'm saying it's part of it's plaid charm!
Woohoo for a finished quilt full of curves and charm!

29 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Woohoo! I just love this wall hanging! Wonderful finish!

Lesley said...

This is such a wonderful little quilt and so charming!!! Congrats on your finish and thanks for sharing its story!

Lesley Gilbert said...

I could never spend this much time on hand making something, but I'm always impressed when I see something that has been loving made by somebody else. It must look great hanging up :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wonderful work, Kathy!!!

Deanna W said...

Your quilt is just like us...full of charm and a few curves!!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Congratulations on an adorable finish! :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Congratulations on an adorable finish! :)

julieQ said...

It is just darling!! Love it...sometimes my homespuns get a little wonky, and I love it, so don't let the bowing fret you...but I guess you could block the piece if is does trouble you!! Anyway, it is gorgeous!

Missy Shay said...

I love it! I think the curve adds to the quilt! It is so satisfying to finish a quilt that takes a long time to make!

Raewyn said...

Congratulations, a lovely finish, what memories this quilt holds for you!

Barbara said...

Great job piecing those tiny pieces. What a lovely quilt.

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

very nice - what size is this quilt, will it be a table topper or hang in a narrow area on a wall?

Flickenstichlerin said...

Dear Kathy,
wonderful finish, congratulations, you did a great job.
Greetings,
Sylvia

Janet O. said...

I would never guess that 1" pieces would be a challenge for you!
This is SO warm and cozy--what a wonderful finish. You should be very proud of it.
And the mix of light and dark windows was a nice touch. : )

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations on a very sweet finish. We will miss seeing this one on Sundays, but sure you have plenty of projects to sit and slow stitch with us.

Mary said...

Glad you changed the windows to be more light! I love the sentiment. Home sweet Home is where I'll be watching QuiltCAM tonight. I have a binding to stitch down. Beautiful finish.

Karen said...

This is my style quilt. Good finish.

AnnieO said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on completing this well-traveled treasure!

Deb A said...

Great job on a well travelled quilt! It will be sad to not see that on the Sunday posts anymore....

Quiltdivajulie said...

Congratulations for sticking with it and getting it done!

Debra said...

Wonderful finish!!!! Enjoy it for many years. I would have changed the windows too. Looks great!

scraphappy said...

Congratulations! Finishes feel so good, and it evens out your recent starts -- at least a little bit. My small hand quilting projects seem to travel quite a bit too. So nice to have little projects to carry along.

margaret said...

sorry only way I am able to add a comment is through you reply box. A wonderful wall hanging so worth all the effort and love you have put into making it and will bring back memories of stitching it when you see it every day

Design Originals by KC said...

So happy you finished this cool quilt! Excellent job! Kathi

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Woohoo! Great finish!

Jenny said...

Tha'ts lovely - good things take time!!

Kate said...

Congrats on the lovely finish!

CathieJ said...

Quilts aren't supposed to be perfect they are supposed to be made with love just like your saying implies. We all know that love is rarely perfect. This is a great quilt.

Valerie Reynolds said...

OH that's what I love about these kind of projects is all the memories they hold as you make them. Enjoy your finish!