Monday, April 18, 2011

Beth is no longer calling...

Posted by Strlady at 5:00 AM
This weekend I can call a finish.
I have been working on this one over the weekends.
Last weekend I finished all the blocks and got most of the rows sewn together.


This is how the quilt looked at the beginning of last weekend.


I had added the four square blocks and sewn the blocks into rows by the end of the weekend.


This weekend, I finished sewing the rows together.
I had completed the quilt as stated in the pattern on Saturday.


But I was looking to make it a bit bigger and added a few borders...


And finally, I stopped adding borders! LOL!


It ended being 83 -3/4". 
I'm feeling pretty good about it.

The quilt was actually quite easy even though it looks sooo complex. Things that I'm still struggling with... all the stray threads! AG! I'm going to spend a good amount of time clipping those threads before sending to the quilter. Also, the size of the quilt requires that I purchase almost 8 yds of the fabric I wanted to buy for backing. A bit more than I wanted to spend and the few places that carry the fabric only have 6 yds. I'll have to buy it from different shops. I'm looking for alternatives. sigh.
Next, will be to cut the batting to size so when the backing is ready, I can just ship this out.

I'm really happy to have finished something!

16 comments on "Beth is no longer calling..."

Jackie on April 18, 2011 at 5:57 AM said...

Congratulations on your finish! I really like the addition of the borders. I hope you find the backing you need quickly.

Joanna on April 18, 2011 at 6:11 AM said...

It's so beautiful! I can't wait to see what the quilter does with it.

angie on April 18, 2011 at 6:23 AM said...

Beautiful!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia on April 18, 2011 at 6:56 AM said...

Just goregous.

Brenda on April 18, 2011 at 6:57 AM said...

Umm, OK. I can do that...not! LOL!That's amazing. The borders give it a finished look. You've outdone yourself, yet again. Congratulations on a job well done.

Cathy on April 18, 2011 at 7:41 AM said...

Looks fantastic; the borders you added for extra size work very well. Have you ever used the fabric sold as backing to back a quilt? It is usually 108" wide, so more than you need for this quilt but I find it works very well and is more economical than the regular width quilting fabric. I think you made this quilt top with Luna Notte and I'm sure that line had backing to match.

Jayne on April 18, 2011 at 8:24 AM said...

I love this quilt! You have quite an accomplishment, you know! Congratulations!
Happy Quilting!
Jayne

Darlene on April 18, 2011 at 9:32 AM said...

Applause, applause - it's stunning! Take a bow, please. :-)

Sinta Renee on April 18, 2011 at 5:11 PM said...

Bravo! Elizabeth is stunning! Wonderful job! She is beautiful!!!

Nicole on April 18, 2011 at 8:57 PM said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Vroomans' Quilts on April 21, 2011 at 10:01 AM said...

Gorgeous quilt. Very nicely displayed with progress photos. As far as backing - You may want to look into a 'wide' backing - will be cheaper to purchase and there are lots of choices now.
108" or 110" wides are carried by several on-line shops and maybe even a local. Or you could go with a wide muslin which would look so great with this. Good luck.

Quilt Hollow on April 21, 2011 at 3:46 PM said...

Congrats on your fantastic finish!

SharePoint Server 2010 on April 25, 2011 at 4:37 AM said...

Beautiful!

LeAnn on April 25, 2011 at 9:30 AM said...

This is just gorgeous! I think the colors are wonderful. I have had trouble with stray threads too and one thing I've found that helps is to use a pet hair lint roller. I do my ironing board before I start putting rows together, then I do the back of the row, then the front. Once my quilt is complete I re-roll the whole back and front again. It really helps pick up those stray treads.

April on April 25, 2011 at 10:13 AM said...

wow looks amazing!! i still dont believe you- doesn't look easy! lol

pinsandneedles on April 25, 2011 at 4:25 PM said...

This is striking! Nice finish!

 

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