Thursday, December 29, 2011

My first "real" quilt just came off the frame!! and year end summary

This is Fair and Square by Bonnie Hunter.  I had started quilting this on my DSM. I had everything done except the string blocks.  Those were finished on April.  I couldn't wait to share so there's no binding, that will happen later today :)  It will be nice to sit down and sew!  This is another practice quilt and my practice quilts are pretty densely quilted, but I really need some practice on April - we were bonding.  Here's some pictures.    The quilt definitely has texture.  This was all done free hand.  The veins in the feathers and edge of the petals on the flowers in the red squares were marked.

Update - Binding is done!  This one is coming off the waiting to be quilted list and on to the 2011 quilts list!  I think Smith Mountain Morning is going to be next - it's a Bonnie Christmas vacation for me :)   And I'm all caught up in Orca Bay, ready for clue 7 tomorrow.  I think that's something to Whoop about so I'll be linking up with Sarah, stop by to see what everyone else is Whooping about. 

Update:  2011 year in review.  I've added a few of my favorites, what a great quilting year it's been.  Hope 2012 is even better!!  Happy new Year everyone.
 

20 comments:

  1. You suck! Wait, that came out wrong. You Suck because you are so good at using April with so little experience!

    Jealous... Love the quilt and how you did the string blocks, especially. :)

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  2. Yippee! It's just gonna get better and better :-)

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  3. that's great and you did that on your DSM??? it looks awesome!

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  4. Oh, when you are down pat with April, I am sending you a quilt to do for me! Yes, you have picked up so quickly with your new long-arm, but that should surprise me with the gorgeous work you did on your home machine.

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  5. Yep. You just jump right in - brave and sure. I had no doubt that you would be a natural with this machine. POTB!

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  6. HOLY CRAP THAT LOOKS FANNNNNTASTIC!!!!!!
    OMG. . i hAVE TO AGREE WITH "sarcastic quilter" and say YOU SUCK!!! HAHAHAHAHAH
    ;c)

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  7. Oh - what a great job. You have INSPIRED me to make this quilt. BETTER YET, you have inspired me to try to do some quilting - I can do it, right? I am in awe that you did this on your DSM....REALLY!!!!!!!

    You are doing a fantastic job and I am very impressed. OK - so in 2012 I am going to try it!

    Thank you for sharing.
    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  8. Very beautiful job ! Congrats.

    Happy New Year, XO

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  9. OMG!!! If I could only quilt like that! AMAZING!!!

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  10. Ditto Sarcastic Quilter and Katie. I've had Ruthie for 2 and a half years and I sure don't quilt as well as you do. I think I may be missing a long arm quilting gene... ya think?

    Congratulations on a great finish!

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  11. That is awesome! The quilting is amazing. Big whoop-whoops for you!

    I just recently put one of Bonnie's quilts on my bed for the winter and was reminded how much I loved making it and using my scraps, and how much I love looking at it because it's so interesting with all that variety. I think another one is in order soon. Love this pattern!

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  12. Goodness, Sue, what beautiful quilting! And seeing all your lovely quilts in one place is just overwhelming!! Whoop whoop!!

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  13. Your Fair & Square quilt is wonderful. I 'rediscovered' this one on re-reading Bonnie's books the other days and put it on my 'to make' list!! Looks like you've made a whole host of beautiful quilts this year - congrats :)

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  14. I love this quilt, which pattern book did it come from? I can't find it on her blog. Great quilting too!

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  15. What a fabulous year you had! All twelve are simply gorgeous. And now with April - you'll surpass 11 in 12.

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