Sunday, September 8, 2013

A Finish Finish!

I'd like to share with you my completely finished 2010 $5 Quilt.  I originally shared with you when the top was completed but now it is quilted and bound!  I'm happy to have another finish of a large(ish) quilt this year.   My husband was the only one at home and at 6'2", he wasn't quite tall enough to get a great shot of the full quilt.  You can see a picture of the flimsy here that is a bit better.
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Nancy Wines quilted this for me.  She is a local longarm quilter and this is the first time I've used her.    I didn't give her any information other than requesting how the applique blocks were quilted and asking for the borders to be quilted differently.  Since this is a sampler quilt, each pieced block was quilted differently.  
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The color is more accurate here but it's a little bit more difficult to see the quilting on this block.
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Nancy quilted feathers in the outer border and a geometric pattern in in the inner (burgandy) border.  I think this picture shows both pretty well though the outer border color is off.  I bound this quilt in the same fabric as the outer border.  I didn't want any additional contrast as I like lattice look.
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All of the applique was echo quilted.  I really like this!  You can also see the flower like pattern Nancy used in the cornerstones pretty well here.
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I've really started thinking more about improving my own quilting techniques to hopefully get to the point where I can do some of my own quilting.   I think echo quilting would be something that would be forgiving.  I need to move from the thinking stage to the action stage!  I do have a project I'm working on that might be a good one to begin with.  It has sashing strips I could do something with and the rest could be echo quilted easily.  More to come!  

Thank you all for your visits and comments and for standing by while I work myself out of my funk.  I appreciate you all and am inspired by you!  Thank you!

33 comments:

Melissa said...

This is just beautiful - congratulations! It's good that you found such a good finisher for the quilting part.

Enjoy your quilt!

Tammy said...

Oh Jackie, what a beautiful quilt. I love the blocks, the fabrics, the quilting - just stunning!! Congrats on such a beautiful finish!! Hugs!!

Annie said...

This is just gorgeous! You did such a beautiful job on the piecing. It's so great that you found such a talented quilter to put it together. The detail is incredible! Enjoy your creation.

ruthsplace said...

This is fabulous and the quilting sets your work off beautifully.

I'm aiming to improve my own quilting this year too. I've got to finish the top first though.

Sometimes I think the mental hurdle (not wanting to mess the piecing up) is the biggest hurdle to get over.

Margaret said...

Wow, such a beautiful quilt! Lovely quilting from the quilter too! Congrats on such a stunning finish! btw, do you do craftsy classes? Angela Walters does some machine quilting classes. She's amazing!

Penny said...

It's beautiful, and the quilting is amazing! I love sampler quilts. Hope you'll give quilting a try - it looks like it might be fun. :)

Carla said...

Wy to go Jacquie! It's gorgeous

Annette-California said...

OMG!! Spectacular, Beautiful and AMAZING quilt. I love it Jackie.
Congratulations on your Gorgeous finish. The colors are soooo wonderful together. WOW!
love Annette
I am going to have a another look:)

Barb said...

Oh wow!!!!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Merveilleux bravo à vous !

bisous bisous

Mouse said...

ohhh wow that is gorgeous ... love the quilting and would love to be able to do the long arm side of it too .. no room for one .lol
love mouse xxxxxx

Chris said...

Jackie!!! What a gorgeous finish!

Kathleen Wilson said...

This quilt is fantastic! I like everything about it, the colors and the workmanship are great and the quilting doesn't take away from the piecing. Beautiful, just beautiful.

Brigitte said...

Absolutely great! Such a beauty.

Brenda said...

Beautiful!!! What a lovely (and large, which is extra nice)quilt you made...love in every stitch!

Carol said...

Oh, Jackie, you should be so proud of yourself--it is just lovely. I love studying each little block--all are so beautiful.

Congratulations--it was worth all your hard work!

krayolakris said...

You are created a real heirloom Jackie! It's stunning! Nancy did a great job too. Congratulations!!

Deborah said...

Beautiful!

Teresa said...

Your quilt is wonderful and the long armer did a great job. Like you I want to work on my machine quilting. I know it takes a lot of practice, and time is a premium for me these days....but in 19.5 months I retire! Woohooooooo

Teresa said...

Your quilt is wonderful and the long armer did a great job. Like you I want to work on my machine quilting. I know it takes a lot of practice, and time is a premium for me these days....but in 19.5 months I retire! Woohooooooo

Marie said...

Beautiful---you did an outstanding job! The finisher did very nice work too. It is so good to be in the grove again. Take care and look forward to your next post. HUgs, Marie

Karen said...

What a beautiful quilt, you have a real heirloom there. Don't ever get rid of it. It looks like it took a long time, it must feel good to have it done. I still haven't finished my green piece block of the month. Do you have any other BOM's waiting?

dixiesamplar said...

LOVELY Jackie!! Congrats on such a stunning finish!!

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous, congratulations

Catherine said...

Love this!!

FlourishingPalms said...

Yay for you and your finish! This is a work of love, and is truly worth showing off. The fabrics are so nice, and the quilt really sets off the piecing. Love the borders. Such a pretty finish, Jackie. I hope you enjoy it for many years.

FlourishingPalms said...

P.S. Don't forget to make a label, including being sure to tell how you made it for only $5.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Congratulations Jackie - what a gorgeous quilt! I love all the different and beautiful blocks, such a treasure!

kwiltnkats said...

I tip my hat to You and Nancy for the lovely quilt. I'm a big fan of echo quilting around applique work, but a tiny stipple is always good too. I would really enjoy a little more applique in my projects; for now though the 9-5 leaves me little time for what it takes to achieve the best results. I admire your quest to learn and do more of your own quilting. My 9-5 keeps my wallet available for my quilting! Sandi

Melanie said...

GORGEOUS! Just a fabulous, fabulous quilt. And I learned about something new: echo quilting. :)

Sally said...

That is beautiful Jackie. Love the colours.

yarnjourney said...

Exquisite!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful. I wish we had $5 BOM like this in my area. I love the mix of applique and pieced blocks. Amazing job.