Sunday, October 13, 2013

FINISHED!!!!

 

Way back on September 13, 2009, I posted about the start of a project…..

I then posted again on March 31, 2010 about the next step in the process……

On April 11, 2010 I posted about making the back and getting it basted…..

Finally, on July 24, 2011, I wrote about the quilting designs that I had picked…..

 

Notice that the dates have ranged over a period of 2 years.  NOW, over TWO years later (4 years since I started), I have finished the quilt!!!

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I am pleased with how the Mandala patterns look quilted in the alternating blocks…..

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I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do in the outside border, but thought that I wanted to do more flowers.  I eventually decided to work with a vine of flowers and leaves…..

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The first ones that I did were pretty simple and straight forward, but as I worked around the border, I became more adventurous and my flowers became stranger and stranger, but lots of fun!!!

I started the border by using the walking foot to quilt an undulating line around the entire border.  When I got back to the beginning, I switched to a darning foot and re-stitched the vine, adding flowers here and there.   At first I put X’s where the flowers were going to be, but after doing one side, I decided to just go with the flow.

The back was made from leftover fabrics as well…..

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This quilt will now go into a closet next to my favorite chair and will become my “go-to” quilt when I want to snuggle under something!!!!

It is SO good to have finally finished this old friend!!!

2 comments:

Maggi said...

This is just gorgeous. I really like the way that some of the blocks appear to be spinning. Your border quilting has a lovely freedom about it too. Fabulous back.

Karen said...

This is a wonderful finish. The pattern you have used on the blocks looks great and I really like the border quilting. The variegated thread is really effective.

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