Saturday, October 4, 2008

Call the National Guard. I finished something!!!!!!!!

Well, that's how I feel! It takes me FOREVER to finish anything it seems. This little quilt is supposed to be a table cloth but I think I might actually hang it up. I don't know where but that's what I'm thinking. It measures 48 x 48" and I used some fat quarters I bought at Road to CA a few years ago. The pattern is from Honey Run Pattern Co. and that pattern is simply called Table Cloth Quilt by Jo Ann MacDonald. I quilted it on my Juki. This is what the back looks like.
I just used solid Kona white. I thought it would keep a vintage feel that way. I meandered the center panel and outlined around the scallop design, did 1" grid lines on the setting triangles marking it with my hema marker and my ruler, stitched in the ditch around the red polka dot borders and outlined the 4 patches. Then I decided they were too puffy that way and needed to be stitched down each one so I stitched around the 4 patches again going down the centers each direction. This outside design on the outter border....I don't know what that is. Kind of a feather/half heart. The border is so busy, you can't see it from the front and I thought it would be a good project to practice that shape. I'll wash the quilt tomorrow. i'm a little worried about that red rick-rack. It sure did frey when I trimmed it so it didn't show through the front.

Now where did I put those Christmas ornaments that I never finished last year????

9 comments:

Conni said...

Hurray! Hurray!! You did it! I'm sure an accomplishment of this magnitude will be announced on the 10:00 news!! LOL!!! It's beautiful! Wonderful workmanship on the quilting, Liz! Congrats to you!

ojaiquilter said...

Liz, it look fabulous!! It looks good on the back against the white, you really get to see the quilting. You always do such a good job. You'll have to show me how you used the hera marker. ttys,

peggy said...

Liz,
Yahoo!!! A finished project!!
The front is beautiful but the back is smashing!!! You did a great job kiddo!!!
Peggy

Michelle said...

That is beautiful Liz! Good job finishing it!! Can't wait to see it in real life at Retreat Show & Tell! :)

greetingarts said...

That is gorgeous! Your quilting is so nice, you should feel pretty darn proud of yourself. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you about the ric-rac not getting messed up!

Angela said...

Gorgeous darrrrrrlin'! Simply gorgeous!

Kris said...

Wow, what a beautiful quilt! You are such a talented lady. I'm feeling like I need to go finish something!!!

3anklebiters said...

very nice! love the red, love the 30s, love it, love it, love it. you can hang it at my house.

Laura-IH said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Liz! Nice job!