Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hip-Hopscotch quilt completed!

In September last year,  Quiltmaker organized a Back to School Party, where an easy quilt project was started. Step by step instructions were given over the course of one week. I saved the instructions and made the quilt top before the year was over.

I decided to finish the quilt as my ALYoF Goal for February.


Here the quilt is hanging over my porch wall. I hurried home from work today to catch the last decent daylight. We had a very nice and sunny day today, but there was a nasty, cold wind that tried to ruin the good feeling.


As you can see, there is very little snow in my yard. Normally in late February, we would have a huge snow pile where I took the picture. With the relatively warm weather we have now, I guess the snow will be gone by tomorrow.

The quilt is approximately 48" x 60" before being washed and dried. The backing is Britten Number from Ikea, on of my favorites. I free-motion quilted loops and daisies all over the quilt, using my almost 50 years old Pfaff and a variegated green Aurifil thread. My old sewing machine runs like clockwork, and is amazing to quilt with. My only objection is that it doesn't have a needle-down function, but you can't have it all with a vintage workhorse like that, right?!


My porch floor is also snow-free and dry. I used only fabrics from my stash for this quilt, but it doesn't seem to have made a big dent in my piles...


The old (and dead) plum tree is a good quilt stand. The last rays of sun  really compliment the quilt.

With this, I have reached my ALYoF goal for February, and it is my second completed UFO for 2015, in addition to being my second finish in the 2015 Finish-Along hosted by Adrianne at On the Windy Side.
2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Link to my original goal post: 2015 Q1 Goals.

Keep on quilting!

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7 comments:

  1. It turned out really nice and I like the colors.

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  2. Really nice. So nice to get finished things

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  3. Very pretty! I like the bright green against the brown shades.

    -Soma

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  4. That turned out really nice. Great photos, too!

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  5. Beautiful finish on your quilt! I also like your photos!
    Susie

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  6. Oh, this is indeed a fabulous finish! Love the colours you chose. Looks so pretty hanging around out in the sunshine! The backing fabric is perfect, too!

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