Friday, April 1, 2011

Finished!!

Three for three! I've finished my 3rd UFO Challenge project in as many months! If you know me, this is totally unexpected! I'm the one with 2 stacks
of finished tops never to be heard from again! Yet,
Judy's encouragement has some sort of magic effect on me and I'm actually finishing projects!

I loved this quilt top, begun in 2008 at a "Strip Club" (tee-hee) in Sacramento. Why didn't I finish it? Same reason as always: I hate to pin! Love to piece, love to quilt, love to hand stitch binding, hate to pin! And another thing I did that is astonishing: I marked this quilt before I quilted it! I don't like to mark (takes too much time for a peddle-to-the-metal quilter like me--that, and the fact that I've always had trouble "coloring inside the lines") so I'd rather just wing it with free-motion quilting. Here's a little detail of my "fancy" quilting for this quilt though:

Once again, thanks to Judy for the support! (Peer pressure from the other fabulous quilters on Judy's blog doesn't hurt either!)

12 comments:

Ava Louise said...

That's beautiful, Diane. Congratulations on another finish. I got side tracked by a sock monkey tutorial and then a sock bunny. And then there was the cute little pot holders and then the new knitted scarf pattern the list goes on. Finishing is hard! Good job.

Katie said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the colors and your quilting. (Uh oh, this UFO challenge has been good for me too, except that my list of quilts I want to make is getting longer with each passing month!)

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the finish - I have that pattern too and look forward to making it.

queenpeach20 said...

Isn't it a great feeling to get things finished!! It is a beautiful quilt....enjoy the good feeling!

JCnNC said...

Love your quilt top and your quilting. Very nice in those colors. Judy C

Donna~~ said...

Really pretty! Congrats on finishing a lovely quilt! Isn't it funny what stops us? For me it is the borders--the rest just flies by. This UFO Challenge has really made a difference for me too!

swooze said...

Lovely!

Beth said...

In the thumbnails our quilts look very similar... same shape and color placement.... Good for you in 3 for 3!!! I like your quilt too.
I began this quilt in N CA... (Paradise/Chico), it's a long way from there now though.

BetsyE said...

You did a great job! It's really lovely. I know what you mean about basting, and Patsy Thompson's spray basting technique has changed my quilting life!

Kathy T. said...

Well, it turns out that you're a great "stripper" (teehee). That's a gorgeous finish ... congratulations!

Mary said...

Way to go, Diane! What a beautiful finish.

Quilter Kathy said...

Beautiful! Congrats on ANOTHER finish...way to go!