. . . . . . Enjoying the journey of quilting

Friday, August 16, 2013

It is Finished!! Oh Happy Day!!

Craftsy Block of the Month 2013 Quilt is officially finished today!
And that makes me quite happy!!

This is the back of the quilt. As you can see the quilting is dense. It ate up 3 spools of thread.

Another snapshot of the quilt looking at it from a distance in my garden. My neighbors were probably wondering why I was taking so many pictures of all things a quilt!

I borrowed my neighbors fence to take a picture of it.

Binding and sashing. I used the Quilt Halo by Sharon Schambers in order to have more control while free motion quilting the circular design on the sashing. I actually used two halos stacked up on top of each other. I purchased my first halo directly from Sharon Schambers when she had a booth set up at the American Quilt Show in Paducah several years ago.

Mike and I thought we might make plans to go in 2014. Here it is 8 months out and we can not find available hotel accommodations. While on AQS's website I learned that next year AQS is having a show in Charlotte July 30 - August 2, 2014. It can't get any more convenient than that!

Closeup of the Chevron Block.
The busy fabric has quilted lines. I figured that anything more than  that wouldn't show. Feather roping is the quilt design in the plain fabric zig zags.

Closeup of the Modern Dresden Plate Block.
It's not hanging straight and is the reason it looks distorted in the picture.

Closeup of the Asterick Block. Each block has a feather plume
that are encased with crosshatching.
They aren't showing very well in this picture.

Closeup of the Off Center Frames has more feather roping in the lighter fabric. The center was quilted by following the circular design of the flower.

Now I can say it is done! I was happy that the slow steady rain stopped long enough for me to take pictures outside. It feels chilly outside so not typical of Charlotte in August. Feels like Fall is coming. It was a great day to sew and quilt!
Linking up with:
My Quilt Infatuation


  1. Yay! It looks awesome and the quilting is wonderful. Wish I could see it in person as I know there is a lot of detail work.

    Send some of the cooler weather here to the PNW. It has been way too hot and dry up here. We like our rain!

  2. Stunning....and contraulations of the finish!

  3. What a beautiful quilt! You did a great job quilting it. I love the colors too! Congrats on the finish!

  4. This quilt is so beautiful! I love the color palette and I love seeing so many unique blocks in one quilt! I'm so glad you shared this at Needle and Thread Thursday and I would love to feature it next week, if that's okay!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

    1. Thanks so much Kelly! I would be honored to have my quilt featured on your blog! Wow you began my Saturday morning well! :)

  5. Beautiful quilting! And I love samplers. I signed up for this year's Craftsy, but so far have only watched the various sessions.

  6. Beautiful!!! Love the colors you chose! Whoever gets that one will treasure it!

  7. You should be quite happy!! This turned out beautiful!

  8. It looks terrific! Great job on the blocks and the quilting!
    xo jan

  9. You're so talented! Love everything on this quilt. The colors, the blocks, the quilting, etc, simply amazing!
    Came here from TGIFF :)

  10. Congratulations! Mine is still in block form. Your looks fantastic!

  11. Wow lovely finish - and what a setting for a photo shoot!! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  12. Congrats on the finish! This quilt is stunning :)

  13. GReat job, great quilting, great pix..

  14. Congratulations on finishing a stunning quilt :)

  15. Congratulations! It looks great!

  16. Oh Joanie I can't tell you how much I love your quilt!! It came out beautiful...and has so much energy! (Love your pictures too!)Jealous you have had rain!

  17. Great quilt, love the quilting on it. And such a great setting for all the pictures, love it!

  18. How beautiful Joanie and what an accomplishment! I think most of us have neighbors who wonder why we take pictures of our quilts! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  19. This quilt is just stunning! Every photo is quite lovely. Would you mind telling me what fabric line you used?

  20. This is gorgeous! You're very talented!

  21. Not sure how I missed this one, it's gorgeous!



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