Tuesday, May 20, 2014

An annual May finish

It seems every year - the day before I have to take it - I finish a quilt for the outdoor quilt show at Heritage Park.  I think having this annual deadline must be good for me :0)  This year's finish is a single bed size quilt for my DD#1.
The pattern is  Rosy Posies from the May/June 2011 Quiltmaker magazine.  I added an extra row of flowers to make it longer -  it is 66"x 100" in size.
 I kinda got talked into using a solid for the sashing/borders.  It works I think - but I still think prints are more interesting :0)
I'm so very pleased with how the quilted feathers turned out.  I usually do the boringest machine quilting so this much feathering surprises me.  They are far from perfect but at least I tried and practice makes perfect (or something like that)
 I even think the back looks interesting.  You can spy a label in the upper right corner.  I almost never label any of my quilts but DD#1 insisted on it.  (I'm usually too excited about starting the next project I guess)
Speaking of next projects...  I have a ufo all picked out and I'm excited to get working on it! 

I'll be sure to take pictures at the quilt show this weekend to share.
Happy Quilting!!

15 comments:

Kindred Quilts said...

If DD#1 decides she doesn't want this beauty, I can give it a good home... just kidding! LOVE the fabric colors for this design... and your feathers are wonderful!!!

Kyle said...

Love the blues and cheddar. It's a great combo. Your quilting is great. It looks like all your practicing has paid off. I especially like all the feathers too. Glad you got it done, just in time.

audrey said...

Really great colors together, so complimentary! Love your quilting! Those feathers are wonderful. I never put a label on unless I'm putting a quilt in a show or giving it away. Too lazy for that I guess.:)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Love the blues and cheddars together ... splendid combo! Like you, I prefer prints over solids ... and there are so many gorgeous fabrics out there that read as solids without the boring flatness of solids. I think your feather stitching is fabulous!

Barb said...

congrats on your lovely finish! It will surely look great in the quilt show! can't wait to see photos.

Cheri said...

A beautiful finish! The quilting is great, it will look good hanging outside. Have fun at the quilt show!

Scrapatches said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors and fabrics your used and the quilting is wonderful ... :) Pat

Every Stitch said...

Janet you have done a wonderful job with that quilting - love it! Just the right amount - and the back looks so beautiful too. The plain sashing is perfect for showing up the feathers. I bet your daughter is thrilled!

Jeanne said...

Love your May quilt! The colors are great. I've been way behind reading and posting, but today I caught up with your blog. You make all of my favorites! The six inch blocks are awesome. Love everything you do!

simplebirdapplique said...

I love everything about this quilt!
What a lovely feeling to finish something. Can't wait to see what you do next...
Kerry

Dixie said...

What a gift of love for your daughter, and you will also get so much enjoyment seeing her wrapped up in a quilt you made for her! Handmade gifts are just the best. Congratulations on your finish!

Karen said...

Love the colors and the movement in this one.

Emma said...

I love that she insisted on a quilt label. Good job DD1!

Emma said...

I love that she insisted on a quilt label. Good job DD1!

Carrie P. said...

love it and you did an excellent job machine quilting. YOu should be very proud.