Friday, August 25, 2006

The top is finished!

I apologize for the color -- I pinned it to the quilt that is hanging on the wall in the clutter room (hence the flying geese on the left side :0); the ceiling light to the right of the quilt needs a bulb changed and it really isn't a good spot for pictures in the first place -- had to lighten it artificially with the photo editing program. I finally admitted to myself that of all the steps of making a quilt -- I dislike adding borders the most. But I kept at it today (probably should have done two today and two the next time) because I really wanted to see how it came out! The borders are the same background fabric as the blocks, one inner red border and the outer border is a dark blue also used in the blocks. Those light blue blocks do not stand out quite that much in real life :-).

I love the quilt anyway. I've got the binding made, the batting cut and the backing chosen -- I'm going to use some of the ugly $2 a yard fabric that really isn't ugly, for the backing. It needs to be pressed, cut and stitched -- but it'll wait til next time.

Judy mentioned that she might put a new quilt up each month -- I think that'd be fun. I may not be able to do every one, but it sure is a good way to use up scraps and stash and aiming for an hour a day has been a good idea.

21 comments :

Patti said...

Love how this turned out - very scrappy, just like I like my quilts to be!

The Calico Cat said...

Nice quilt!

Gail said...

Loojks good EVEN in poor lighting, that's a good sign. Mine usually look good ONLY in poorlighting, LOL

quiltpixie said...

it turned out wonderfully. Good for you persevering through the borders.

KCQuilter said...

Wow, that turned out beautifully! Congrats.

Bonnie said...

Congratulations - The quilt is done and it looks great in spite of the poor lighting.

Libby said...

Congrats on your completed top. It looks great.

Norma said...

Congratulations on your finished quilt! It looks beautiful!

Melzie said...

very nice :) and way to stick with the borders-well worth the effort. xoxo melzie

Dawn said...

WOW! I LOVE it! Your colors are wonderful!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Super! I don't really enjoy the whole border process either - it is a BIT boring compared to the excitement of seeing how each block comes out, or cutting into new fabric with a new design in mind, or, or, or... BUT - a border does give the top a finished look, so well worth doing.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Tazzie said...

Your quilt looks just lovely! Well done for finishing it up so quickly!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Susan said...

Looks great from here!

Hedgehog said...

what a great quilt! thanks for sharing it.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

very nice!

Sandra said...

I love the quilt. I especially like the pale blue squares - gives it a sparkly "lit from within" kind of feeling. I wish I'd done this project too - I've enjoyed following everyone's progress :-)

EileenKNY said...

Congratulations on finishing!!! I can't wait to see everybody's. I wish we could exhibit them together.

Screen Door said...

Outstanding Picture in your Profile.....Next best thing to heaven.. a rocking chair...

computerpeach said...

looking great - i love seeing everyone's interpretations of this quilt

Mary said...

This is so cute - it's the 3rd finished one I've seen tonight while I'm cruising the blog. I love seeing the different versions.

Passionate Quilter said...

turned out great! And I agree with you--borders are my least favorite part of the quilting process! borrrrring!