Thursday, November 24, 2016

A Hand Quilted Finish!

I am so excited to show you that I finished my hand quilted bow tie quilt! It's completely done... including the label!



The edges look a little wobbly but they're not. The quilt is pinned to the design wall so the waves are an optical illusion.
And now the 'thank you' list:
*Thank you to Barb who started this quilt with a bow tie block swap last fall. 
*Thank you to the quilters who sewed most of these blocks, made with reproduction fabrics and muslin. I made a few more full size blocks to add to the blocks I received in the swap, and made all but two of the mini bow ties to make the top and bottom border. 
*Thank you to Sharon over at Vroomans Quilts who inspired the layout idea.


*Thank you to Stitch by Stitch in Kingston where I purchased the backing yardage in the sale room for $5... it just happened to be the perfect size for this project!



*Thank you to my amazing quilt holder - my niece Ellen. This is my favourite photo of the bow tie quilt, taken just as I was finishing the quilting. Here she is just getting ready to head off to Saturday morning fire fighter training classes. In the afternoon she was teaching lifeguarding classes, and during the week she studies chemical engineering. I just feel so inspired by her and I am so very proud to be her Aunt. 

*And the final thank you to the Slow Sunday Stitchers for all their encouraging words when seeing this quilt week after week after week! It's finally a finished quilt! 
LInking up to Amanda over at Crazy Mom Quilts.

27 comments:

KaHolly said...

It came out just beautiful! Your niece sounds like quite a young lady! You should be proud! XO

Jo said...

Fantastic finish. It looks wonderful. Now on to the next project....

The Cozy Quilter said...

Thank you for your inspiring blog posts and quilts, and for hosting Slow Sunday Stitching each week. You have created an wonderful and supportive online community! Great quilt and quilt holder!

Ellen said...

Congratulations on the finish - it looks wonderful!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Congratulations and no wonder that you are proud of your beautiful and accomplished niece! :)

Ariane said...

This quilt looks amazing!!!

hetty said...

Wonderful finish! Fantastic quilt and quilt holder!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Beautiful quilt! Congratulations on a great finish. Your niece is amazing.

SandraC said...

Lovely little quilt! My favourites are how the little bow-ties set the quilt off....and the off-set setting!

Cheryl@home stitching said...

Great finish. Great looking quilt and a beautiful quilt holder too!

Scrap and quilts said...

Congratulations Kathy! It is a beautiful quilt. Love the addition of the little bow ties in the border. Yep, your niece is quite an inspiration for all the young out there. Enjoy! ;^)

Deanna W said...

A finished quilt...yahoo!!!! Now don't let"finished quilt letdown" set in. Move onto the next project quickly!!

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

love your quilt and hats off to your niece - loving seeing a young woman do what she wants to do!

Barb said...

yay~ what a wonderful finish! I love the photo with you FF niece~

MissPat said...

What a great finish. Now you are all ready for the start of Bonnie's mystery quilt on Friday!
Happy Thanksgiving.
Pat

Monica said...

Congratulations, it's beautiful! I didn't notice those mini bowties in the border before. Love them! Great job. :D

Margaret Gross said...

Love your bow tie. I've got one that is in the beginnings stage and has been for two years. I only work on it during car trips and it's been awhile since we've headed out anywhere. Except for baby quilts, all of my projects seem to take years to complete. I follow your Slow Sunday posts and it gives me motivation to keep stitching. Blessings to your beautiful soon to be first responder. Happy thanksgiving!

FairviewFarm said...

Congratulations! I love scrappy quilts. Your niece is indeed an inspiration.

Since it is American Thanksgiving Day, I'm sending belated Happy Thanksgiving wishes to you my Canadian friend.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Congrats on your amazing finish!

Kris said...

Now that is one gorgeous quilt!! And your niece is amazing!! And that is why quilting is such a wonderful sport - it's a team sport with lots and lots of loving, caring members who would set down their needle to help another with their quilt!! Grand job, Kathy!!

Pamela said...

Beautiful! What a lovely quilt - I love the mini border!

Pamela said...

Beautiful! What a lovely quilt - I love the mini border!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great quilt! Inspiring niece.

Helen said...

Looks great, congratulations !!

Jennie in GA said...

And it is perfect!!! Congratulations.

Kate said...

Congrats on a gorgeous finish!

mary lynn kebler said...

This quilt is special. I do want to make one of these myself. Maybe it will me my leaders/enders.