Thursday, January 17, 2013

First 2013 Finish

Happiness! My first UFO of 2013 is crossed off. See "On the Horizon" tab.

Thinking I'd use up some big pieces of fabric stash, I put this BQ top together when we still lived in Iowa. The BQ pattern is from Maple Island Quilts.

Blocks are 18" X 18" and made into a 53" X 72" quilt.

The back.

With all that negative space, I tried out lots of different quilting designs. It's really sort of sampler-ish.

Dare I say... "It was fun to quilt!"

Most of the quilting is free-hand. Unmarked. Only this blue block was quilted following a design drawn on Golden Threads paper. I buy my paper through J. Hittle Sewing.

Quilting took more time than piecing!



Score: Linda 1, UFOs 17.

20 comments:

LynCC said...

Woohoo!!! Yay for the UFO finish!! :D This is a fun one. I love the quilting you did with it.

KaHolly said...

One check!! Good job. It's just beautiful!!

Val Laird said...

Amazing quilting, as always, Linda. Well done on a finish too!

Carrie P. said...

congrats on your first finish.
the back is great too and look at all that fabulous quilting. well done.

Patti said...

Great pattern, and your quilting is wonderful! Yay for finishes!

Patti said...

Great pattern, and your quilting is wonderful! Yay for finishes!

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh, this is fabulous! I bet you had fun working on all those quilting designs! (I didn't realise you lived in Iowa previously- the only thing I know about Iowa was from "The Field of Dreams" movie...!)

Carla said...

Congrats, Linda! You are really chugging along. I like that you were so daring with your photography on the fence too!! As usual, your machine quilting is enviable!! Great job!

sandra said...

Hi Linda what a beautiful modern quilt I love the colors and the quilting is really awesome Looks like you had a lot of fun quilting this. Blessings Sandra

Oops-Lah said...

Well done! I love the idea of a list of UFOs on the blog. I have a scribbled one in a little note book, but I think it's not the same and I might take up your idea (if you don't mind).
I LOVE your finished quilt. And your quilting!!! What can I say! You really have masted the art of FMQ. I have never tried the Golden Threads paper, but always wanted. I will get some and get practicing. You've inspired me (as always). xx

Carla said...

What a gorgeous backdrop! The quilt is beautiful too!

QuiltieComments said...

Beautiful!! Of course, you're not scared of all that space to quilt!

Anne said...

Great quilting Linda! Something for me to aspire to both in free motion and getting UFO's done.

Elyte said...

Well done Linda, must be satisfying to stand back and enjoy the results.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Very striking quilt Linda - the colors are bold and strong and I really like it! blessings, marlene

cinzia said...

Always love checking out your quilting ideas. I am still stippling but am improving in my control...and when I have that control I can always check back for many great ideas.

Madame Samm said...

This is gorgeous Linda.each quilt you create is magical

Edith Bieri-Hanselmann said...

Congratulation on this great quilt. I like the pattern as well as the quilting!
Edith

MNichols said...

Love this one . . . the pattern and the colors and of course your quilting is amazing as always!

Ivory Spring said...

Beautiful quilting, Linda!

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