Thursday, January 26, 2006

Resolutions Update







It is finished -- first finish for 2006. I consider this an ufo -- even though I only started it a couple of months ago -- anything I start is an ufo until it's finished! I'm not real happy with the quilting -- but this is a learning process for me. I have been quilting for many years now, but have always hated machine quilting, because I could not master it and would not take the time to do so. Now, I am working on learning -- so my quilting is beginner-level! I'm concentrating on learning to make nice even stitches -- no toe grabbers and no stitches so tight it looks like a long line! One mistake on this quilt was using a variegated thread on top -- didn't like the colors of the thread through the white patches. I am pleased with the back though! Stitching looks nice and I used one dark red thread for the back. Lost the original label, so made a new one quickly -- nothing fancy, obviously.
So, this is my first finished ufo for 2006; one down and 11 to go (and hopefully more!).

12 comments :

quiltpixie said...

Way to Go! I too am trying to learn to free motion machine quilt.... Everytime I've tried it on something other than a sampler/practise patch I've ended up ripping it out, but soon I'll get there....

cher said...

it's hard to be happy when you are working on the learning part...I feel the same way Joanne..but the pineapple looks good!

Mary said...

I can't see the quilting in the picture but I know what you mean about a dark thread in a light fabric - sometimes its hard to find just the right thread.

I like the pieced back too.

Carolyn said...

I love how the pineapple quilt turned out...it looks great! Congratulations on a finish!

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Joanne, your pineapple blossom quilt turned out beautifully! Congratulations on your first finish of the year. You're on a roll!!!

The Calico Cat said...

Looks GREAT! I actually liek the multi-thread on the white it "adds" something.... The back it wonderful too - really "goes" with the top.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I think sometimes we can be our own worst critic. From the photos, it looks wonderful. I really like it!

You might be interested in the Yahoo group HomeQuiltingSystems.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Jan Mac said...

I love this quilt and also love the pieced back. I've been doing that as well to bust some stash. Well done on another lovely quilt.

Finn said...

Looks wonderful Joanne!!! I do love those colors..*S* And congrats on the first finish!!
Good to see you are still hard at work...*S* I'm hoping to get back to normal soon myself.

Dona said...

Love your Pineapple Blossom. With practice you'll master the machine quilting.

Holly said...

Ohhh, it's beautiful! I love the scrappiness and your backing.

Sewbaby said...

I love your Pineapple Blossom!!! I had to go to the website and get the pattern myself.

Thanks for sharing!
Traci