Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Holiday Finish


It's been a long time since I finished a quilt so it was nice to pull this from the dryer last night and say:  "Done!"


I quilted a small loopy line in the red sashing...


....and an even larger loopy line around the outside border.


The quilting didn't look too bad before washing and it looked great (imho) after it was washed and dried.



I got the idea for this quilt from a tutorial by Missouri Star Quilt CompanyThe finished quilt is about 57" square and is now draped over the back of the sofa in the living room.










19 comments:

  1. Great quilt - love the colors -and I do so love how they look after the 'crinkle'!!!

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  2. Whoo hooo...aren't finishes great! And I love having a quilt on the sofa to put over my shoulders if there is a draft or if I just feel like I need a blankie....

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  3. What a great finish!! It's beautiful!!

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  4. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors. Happy sewing!!!

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  5. What a pretty quilt! I really like it. I also LOVE that feeling of taking one out of the dryer. I must say that your quilting is awesome. The loopy lines are great. I'm going to try doing that the next time I want a little something different in the borders.

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  6. Your quilt is beautiful! And thanks for the link! It's a really easy pattern, but looks so much more involved! And yeah, I really love a quilt AFTER it's been crinkled up in the dryer! Then it looks and feels more homey!

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  7. Beautiful job and congratulations on a finish! I am so happy you are feeling well enough to be behind the machine!

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  8. It looks fabulous, Freda. :o)

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  9. Your quilt has come out of the dryer lovely and crinkled, looks good. Thanks for the link, I had a quick look and the tute makes it look quite simple, maybe that will be a nice quick project for sometime next year.

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  10. What a great finish, you quilt is lovely. The say 'it's not a quilt until its quilted," I add and washed and dried.

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  11. Very cute quilt. I love the colors. Your fMQing is getting quite good! Who is the lucky person getting this quilt?

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  12. A real Christmasquilt and finished just in time, I love the quilting.

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  13. Looks great !
    I love it when they come out of the dryer......

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  14. I really like the pattern and your fabric choices are just right, as usual.
    Lillian
    lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

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  15. Great job on the FMQ! Your loops are lovely, and the (gray?) thread looks amazing. What a cheerful and cozy holiday addition. I know it feels good to finish! Gonna have to try the pinwheel HST pattern soon!

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  16. Yay for you! The quilting does look lovely! Hurrah for a finish! (Take it easy, don't get over excited and do too much!)

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  17. What a great Christmas quilt, Freda! I LOVE the loops in the quilting. Oh how I love a finish. Feels good.

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  18. Wonderful finish, Freda! Isn't that the greatest feeling?

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