Thursday, October 20, 2005

It's Finished!

It's finished! This is a queen size quilt I started I can't remember how many years ago -- It's called Shakespeare in the Park and the pattern is by Judy Martin, from her Creative Patterns book -- I made it the same year the book came out, but the book is on the second floor and I'm in the basement and no -- not running up two flights of stairs for it! Anyway -- I quilted the center of it a couple of years ago, on my Handiquilter -- then took it off and had to frog stitch part of the top, and long story short, finally finished quilting it last week, put the binding on and finished stitching it down today - washed, dried and on the bed and that's where it's staying! Feels good to have it done, plus it's totally scrappy from stash, all blues, yellows and lights!

Felt so good, I pulled out the Labor Day Madness blocks and spent the rest of the day playing with them -- I have 12 blocks finished and another 18 or so are subcut and stitched, just need to square up (which is a pain -- I'll do it later! LOL). Here's the 12 I have done:

Tomorrow I have a road trip to a quilt shop in Fulton, IL (on the Mississippi River), so won't be sewing, but will be fondling fabric (not buying -- just fondling!).

Now I need to catch up on email and the Mavericks -- haven't been able to spend much time on the computer reading what you'all have been up to!


Carolyn said...

What a gorgeous quilt! It may have been a long wait until it was finished, but boy was it worth it! You did a beautiful job, congratulations!

Sarah said...

I love the new quilt! Of course, Nines will tell you that I love anything in blues and yellows! Congratulations on getting it finished!

Sarah N.

Dawn said...

Your Labor Day madness blocks are looking great!

And so does your Shakespeare quilt! We just decided to make that quilt for our 2007 Quilt Show Raffle quilt in our guild! I hope ours turns out as nice as yours!

Finn said...

Oh Joanne, the Shakespear quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I saw it once before on some webshots page, and downloaded it as a screensaver. I probably would never attempt to do make it,but I love looking at it..*VBS*

And I'm MAD for your Labor Day Madness...borrowed the book from a friend, as I have a HUGE pile of nickle charms that would work really well for that one...hope you don't mind if I trail along and make one too..*G*

Lynn Dykstra said...

You are going to sleep well under this quilt!

LNLisa said...

Beautiful quilts!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I love this pattern (Shakespear in the Park). I made one using navys and creams. Liked the way the pattern went together so perfectly (love that in a pattern, I just hate it when I get everything cut out and then have to re-adjust). Made another one in all purples and creams. I am thinking I should do another in reds... Congratulations on finishing it - a finished quilt is always so much more enjoyable than one folded up in the closet!

Evelyn P.
aka Starfishy