Tuesday, January 25, 2011

UFO #6 FINISHED!


Six days early too! I'm so proud of myself! I really didn't want to finish this quilt--didn't really like it that much. (See the 'before' photo of #6 here). See, I made this on a mystery quilt retreat and I wanted it to be a Christmas quilt, thus the red and green fabrics. The pattern turned out not to look very Christmassy so I was disappointed. But, of course, now that it's quilted, I like it a whole lot more! You like the quilting? I did it on my regular machine, a Janome 6600. It's 60" x 76" and I'll probably donate this quilt to the next community service organization that holds a silent auction for some good cause. This is a quilt both men and women will like.

Looking forward to February 1st when Judy pulls the next UFO number. THANKS, JUDY!

21 comments:

Mary said...

WOW, beautiful quilt!

Debbie said...

It is so wonderful...and you didn't want to finish it! I hope this quit finds a good home! I'm loving this UFO Challenge

Heather said...

It's gorgeous! And the quilting looks fantastic! (I could use some lessons from you. lol) Congrats on your finish!

QuiltSwissy said...

Congrats on your finish.

glen: and early too

Katie said...

It's beautiful! And the fact that it's not so Christmassy is a good thing - you can have it out and use it and enjoy itjust that much more.

Chris said...

It's beautiful. My first thought when I saw it was Christmas :)

Donna~~ said...

It's very striking! Congrats on finishing number 6!

Carol said...

Isn't it great to be pushed a little to finish something that otherwise would get done? Your quilt looks wonderful.

Melody said...

I like this as a Christmas quilt. Looks very traditional.

shirley said...

it seems christmassy to me....think holly leaves. that is the first thing i saw. good job

Patty said...

This is a very pretty quilt.

Ava Louise said...

Great quilt. I love the look of it. And it's a "finish". Good job.

JCnNC said...

I believe when you framed that quilt with the black (?) small border, and then added the printed border, that is what made this quilt. Love it.

ANudge said...

Gorgeous!

Congrats

Quilter Kathy said...

It's fabulous...a great finish! Congrats!

Dionne said...

I love it! I do that too, get a little stitchers remorse when a quilt doesn't turn out like I imagined in my head. But I usually like it when it's all quilted and done. Of course, you didn't know what it would look like since it was a mystery. I think its fabulous. You are very generous to donate it!
Cheers,
Dionne

Sunday said...

Great finish! Someone will love it.

knitnoid said...

Isn't amazing how a border can transform a quilt? Great finish.

Alycia said...

Great job!! I think it looks Christmas-y

Ann said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the colors!

Erin said...

ABsolutely stunning!!! Love the colours!