Saturday, June 30, 2012

Finished Quilt Top!


I can't believe I actually finished something, lol. I am starting to get back my motivation and working on finishing what I start and it is a good feeling. Of course the idea of quilting it, is overwhelming, but I have decided to look at it, as a section at a time, starting with the middle and working out. That way I can decide on the design I want to use for each part and fit the design to the patterns and shapes. At least that is the plan, I may get crazy and make a mess;)

I hope those who are in the paths of the storms and fires, stay safe and my prayers are with you all.

I went with a hit and miss border, then a dark red cloth, that my friend Kelley gave me for amish quilts. It is a nice weight but softer to the touch, so nice for a border and my binding. The main fabrics are from the 1862 Battle Hymn collection, by Barbara Brackman.

This makes it look like the border is thin, but I couldn't wait till it got darker, since I would have had to use a flash and I wanted to try an outdoor shot. I am not sure if I like the brighter white shirtings, I might have to soak it in tea after I quilt it?

My bad editing made the red look more purple, but is a really dark red, so goes nicely against the other red shades.


17 comments:

Carrie P. said...

the extra borders are perfect! well done!

annie said...

it looks great!

Fiona said...

looks fantastic.... great finish...
Hugz

quiltsbycheri said...

a beautiful finish.....

Deborah O'Hare said...

Well done!

acorn hollow said...

looks wonderful such a great pattern.
cathy

coinguyslady said...

I love how it turned out.

Karen said...

The added circles make such an interesting design. When I enlarged the picture of the quilt, the border fabric does look red and not purple. It is so hard to get true to the color pictures.

Terry said...

That came out great! Congratulations on getting the top done! :0)

paulette said...

WOW!! Your quilt is PERFECT!! LOVE it!! EVERYTHING just came together!!
Well done...good eye!
P

Rugs and Pugs said...

LOVE IT!
Hugs ;)
Lauren

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really is a work of art! Beautiful!

Natalie Santini said...

GORGEOUS!!! Wow, super impressive. ♥

Kathie said...

congrats a finish! job well done!
Kathie

doris said...

Beautiful, such wonderful colors.

Carole said...

Beautiful! That was such a lovely fabric line. Speaking of which, you should see her newest one coming out in October - Metropolitan Fair! Oh so sweet! I have a FQ tower at Fibre and let me tell you, I've been bonding with it! Yea, the full line is coming to Fibre! Cheers!

Just Carol said...

The fun thing about visitors to my blog is that I can go check out their blog. That is a beautiful quilt! Nice!