Thursday, February 15, 2007

A finish for this year

This is Gratitudes that I made for Bill for Christmas. I marked it and quilted the centers with a feather wreath. I marked the borders, but I had already bound this quilt and that is not a good combination for the longarm, so I finished the borders on my Bernina. It's been washed and the label is on (amazing that I found the label in my many piles of stuff on the sewing table!).

As far as Happy Days goes: I took it back off the longarm. I really like the quilt and hate the batting I used, so instead of adding more quilting, I'm going to take all the quilting out and redo it with a thinner batt. Not right away, mind you, but I just couldn't live with it the way it was.

I've ordered some Hobbs 80/20, which I think will be much better for most of my quilts.

Gratitudes:
Finally moving off square one and finishing something.
Refocusing on the next project
Pot roast
Bill.

8 comments :

tami said...

I LOVE the quilt. You used all my Kansas Troubles. Don't they make gorgeous fabrics?

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

If something is bothering you - well, you are right to stop and fix it now.

Great job on finishing Gratitudes! And pot roast - one of my all time favorite dishes to serve to company - so easy and yummy.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Fiona said...

Very pretty top. It's a lot of hard work to rip out the quilting but probably best if it would have annoyed you every time you looked at it.

Screen Door said...

I'm sure you've shown us this piece, but I just love the colors. It's nice seeing a person not willing to settle. Have a good weekend.

Vicky said...

Such a lovely quilt, and your feathers are great!

It's a big decision to make to unquilt something, but it sounds like a good decision for you.

Your quilt is beautiful!

cher said...

I commend you on taking out the quilting you have done as it just isn't right for you-in the long run you will be so much happier-though it's a tedious task. the gratitudes quilt sure came out nice.

Shelina said...

Congratulations on a great finish. Your gratitudes quilt is really pretty.
I understand about redoing the Happy Days quilt. Better to fix it now than always regret not doing it. You want your Happy Days quilt to make you happy!

Karen said...

Congratulations on finishing your Gratitudes, it is scrumptious.