a dozen years after the 1st one - an actual completed quilt!

Posted Tue, Mar 5 2013 5:51 PM by quiltcrone

As I said before, I had made mom a quilt a dozen or so years ago with all our pictures on it. Nothing but false starts & failures since then... until now. I actually finished one! Well, I couldn't have picked an easier design: 5" (finished) squares set on point, but I wanted to do something that wouldn't push my skill set too far! There are plenty of humility stitches in this quilt, but I'm quite proud of myself. It almost wasn't, though. One day in mid-quilt I came home to find that my dogs had managed to get ahold of it & chewed up quite a bit of the batting around the edges. Fortunately I was able to cut out the damaged parts & piece in new batting from the leftovers.There were a couple of tooth holes in the top, but were close enough to the edge to cover with binding. And bonus! ALL of the fabric and batting came from my stash! A tiny little dent in the pile (unless you count the 10 yards I bought last weekend...) It's intended to be a nap quilt - but here it's spread out on the guest bed. Already working on the next one!

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# re: a dozen years after the 1st one - an actual completed quilt!

Thursday, March 7, 2013 12:17 PM by Carolyn (CarolBeau)

Congratulations!!!  

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 12:07 PM by tallyann

It really turned out to be a beautiful one & has brillant, bright, striking colors !!

GREAT JOB

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Saturday, March 9, 2013 12:46 PM by aroberts

Yea for you. I hope to be able to say I have completed one soon.. Very pretty.

# re: a dozen years after the 1st one - an actual completed quilt!

Monday, March 11, 2013 3:06 PM by quiltcrone

Thanks so much for the kind words! Gives me hope for future projects. :-)