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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Quilt--done!!!

How often do you finish a project that you started YEARS ago?  My quilt is done.  I tried finishing it last year but didn't take the time.  So, then I set a goal to finish it before the end of January and that didn't happen either so now it is finally done!!!



I am so pleased with it.  It isn't my best effort but it is so pretty that all the 'labor' pains of it so to speak are done and forgotten.




In the previous rants I've had about this quilt, you may recall I mentioned that I purchased most of the fabric as a 'kit' from a local quilt shop in Chamberlain, South Dakota.  Chamberlain is literally in the middle of the state which pretty much amounts to the middle of no where.  Seriously!


I pulled in a few more purples and some greens as I was putting this together as I discovered I didn't have quite enough fabrics to make this in a usable size, which is the size I like to make.  I like using a decorative stitch to tack down the binding.  I used variegated thread to quilt and also on the decorative stitch as well.  I mean, why not?  


Isn't the sparkle in the fabrics fun?  I tried to make each flower look more like a flower with the quilting on the petals.  In the center I decided to make a bunch of tiny circles so it looked like a flower center.  What do you think?  Does it?  

I also made bubbles on the borders.  Bubbles are fun to quilt!  

While I enjoyed making this quilt, I am glad I'm done with it and am moving onto more garments and quilts!

Thanks for reading!
Sue 

10 comments:

  1. Your quilt is beautiful and the extra stitching is awesome.

    I have several flower garden quilts made by my grandmother. Love them.

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    1. Thanks AC!!! I really do love this pattern. It has an old-fashioned look about it. I appreciate your kind words!
      Sue

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  2. I love the fabrics you've chosen for this design. It's just beautiful!

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  3. Congrats! such a big project and so beautiful! I have a couple of quilts going, just to keep the sewing machine happy between other projects. : )!

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    1. Haha, Julie,! I do the same thing with my quilts!

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  4. Sue,
    Your quilt is gorgeous! I've always liked the Grandmother's Flower Garden blocks. You've chosen beautiful colors and really brought the flowers to life.
    Isn't it great to finish a project that has been sitting around? I've just pulled out an unfinished quilt that I started about 8 years ago. It's all basted together and only one block hand quilted...and I put it aside all this time. I decided it certainly wasn't getting done sitting in a corner of my sewing room. Now it's in the family room where I can spend bits of time on it. Maybe by next year....

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    1. Thanks Bernice--you sound like me!!! I hope you'll find time to finish your quilt as it is such a great feeling!

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  5. Sue, this is a beautiful quilt and all the work you put into this Grandmother's flower garden is impressive. I love this pattern.

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    1. Thank you Lori! I really love this pattern.

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