Monday, February 3, 2014

My Very Own Quilt

I have been quilting for over 2 years now, but I have never made a quilt just for ME, before now!

This quilt was started in 2012 as a Row Along with Lori Holt.  Every one/two weeks we got a new row to make. In the spring of 2013 I assembled the rows and attached the border. The back was pieced and the cute Bee Block attached, this can be seen in a later picture.

I started quilting it with decorative seams in between the rows, but then I stopped... I don't know why I just stopped, but the project was put aside. Last month I joined a UFO-busting project, and one of the projects I chose was this one.

There was not that much work left, but it is just the treshold to step over! Last weekend I finished the quilt, and here it is on a sunny, cold day in the forest:


The quilt is twin size, and it is basically made of scraps. If you click on the label "Quilt Along" on my side bar, you can see the different steps in the process.


In the nice late-winter lighting you can see the quilting. A decorative seam in between the rows, and then slanted parallel lines using the walking foot. The wind did its best to mess up the picture.


Here is the back with the Bee Block which I used as the label. But the block is so nice; maybe I will make a whole quilt with these ones?!


This stack of timber just begged to be used as a quilt display!

The last picture was not meant to be taken. I walked on my way home when I came upon this over-turned tree.  It went down in the storm during New Years.The quilt was thrown over what was left of the railing, and together with the tree it creates a dramatic display!
There is a steep drop next to this path, and the tree is just resting its top on the rocks to the right of the walkway. The poor tree had very little soil to grow in, and it couldn't take the tough winds. But, that's nature!
Keep on quilting!

Linked up to Link a Finish Friday and Crazy Mom Quilts .
 

8 comments:

  1. Anita, this quilt is just gorgeous!! And that last picture - very cool!

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  2. You did a lovely job on this Anita! :) I love it! I am so glad you are keeping this for yourself--I'm sure it is well deserved! Thanks for stopping by and linking to Fabric Frenzy Friday!

    -Lindsey

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  3. Very pretty! My rows are languishing in UFO land. Makes me want to dig them out and finish them up and make a quilt for me, too ... :) Pat

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  4. What a great quilt! That will be great to keep for yourself. Great pics by the way.

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  5. Yay! A quilt just for you! Beautiful quilt!

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  6. Great quilt -- so glad to hear you keeping it!!

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  7. I love this quilt and have it on my to-do list! Great job!

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  8. It is just beautiful. I have yet to keep one for myself. Maybe this year.

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