Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Finish!

I stayed up until 3 this morning to get it done, but done it is, and I am so glad I got it done before the end of the year. This quilt has dragged on way too long. I started quilting it at 10 last night, finished that at 12, then it took me 3 hours to bind it. I have never timed myself before, and found it interesting that it takes me longer to bind a quilt than to quilt it. I would have thought the opposite was true. All I have to say now is - ehhh - I'm not quilting again until next year!

29 comments:

Suzy said...

I just love this quilt. The colors are so bright and happy. The applique is a wonderful touch. Great job! :o)

shellysquilts said...

Looks beautiful! Well done! Hope you have a happy new year! Merry quilting!

Trisha said...

It's beautiful! Great job getting it done before the new year.

Nedra said...

It looks perfect over your red couch.

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

It's gorgeous! Congratulations on getting it completed before the new year. I bet it won't take you long before you're itching to do another project. ;-)

em's scrapbag said...

This is gorgeous. Good Job!

wishes, true and kind said...

Oh, good for you! A fabulous finish! I am sometimes quite quick to get a top made, but then drag out making the back, getting it quilted, and then doing something with it -- like hanging it. I am impressed that you quilt is already up and being enjoyed! So pretty!

Lisa said...

LOVE IT! I love the swirly quilting you did! Great work!
And doesn't it feel good to complete a project!

Kim Walus said...

Wow! What a beauty!

Marls said...

That looks amazing hanging there above the couch. What a terrific job you have made of it.
Happy New Year

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It is just gorgeous!!! Good for you!

Kelly said...

It is really beautiful! It looks fantastic on that wall!

Carmen M. said...

Great job and with that great quilting that I just cannot do! And no yellow border! You have chosen and executed well.

Brenda said...

The picture doesn't do it justice. You've outdone yourself, yet again!
B=)

Janet said...

Wow, great effort in finishing. It looks fabulous. I always fool myself by how long I think the binding takes too.

Moira said...

It is beautiful and reflects your happy, vibrant nature. What a great gift to everyone who sees it, completing 2009 as a celebration of life.
I have two Amish quilts that have been in the cupboard for three years since we moved. Time to get them out and celebrate our journeys. Happy New Year moira x

Strlady said...

Love it! The border turned out beautiful!!!

belinda said...

....LOL....I CAN'T BELIEVE WE WERE
UP AT THE SAME TIME LAST NIGHT DOING THE VERY SAME THING..( I finished mine at 2 am though ) I posted my 'night owl' project just a while ago.
I must say...I like your little year end quilt. I'm just in love with the colors and you have a perfect place to hang it and enjoy!
I'm really taken by the applique around the edges!!

Anna Fogg said...

You're the best, girl. Just gorgeous. I still am partial to the blue and red one of this version, but this one is just as beautiful as you! Happy New Year.

~a

Anonymous said...

There's so much to love about this beautiful quilt that I just don't know where to start! The colors are lovely, the quilting pattern (stitching) swirls and twirls and makes me feel happy just looking at it and the applique is just the frosting on the cake.

Jan from http://www.unique-baby-gear-ideas.com/baby-gear-blog.html

Janet said...

Love the quilt. Gorgeous!!!

prashant said...

The applique is a wonderful touch. Great job!

Work from home India

Vicki said...

Beautiful! I stayed up late on New Year's Eve just to finish a certain quilt before 2010. :)

Sharon said...

I love, love, love this quilt and your color choices. Yes, binding is a process. I quilt for others and the binding is usually as much or more than the quilting price wise. I enjoyed peeking into your quilt world today, great work!

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