Friday, September 12, 2014

Terri's quilt

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
You may or may not know this, but finishing things is a big deal to me. My dad always impressed on me (and my siblings) "if you are going to start something, you need to finish it!" The end. I'm passionate about finishing what I start and sometimes I even adopt other peoples' WIPs and finish them! (No, I'm not offering to finish your WIPs!) :)
This past summer at the annual Gruber's retreat, Terri showed this quilt top that she had pieced a few years ago at that same retreat. Isn't it beautiful??? She was "over it," to use her words, so I offered to finish it. We decided it will be donated to Margaret's Hope Chest. Terri has one less WIP, I busted some stash, worked out a little bit of stress while quilting and I have a finish to share today. Plus, we get to support MHC. Everybody wins!
I pieced the back using larger chunks from my stash. I was able to eek out the backing using the width of fabric. It was close....within a 1/4" in some places, but it worked!
I stippled it using Isacord thread. This is my second time using this thread for quilting and man, it's smooth! I just wish it wasn't so shiny, or I'd use it all the time.
Apple green binding finishes things off. And another quilt is complete! Feels so good!
The quilt measures 42" x 56".

Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday! And please, when visiting the blogs from the links below, be kind in your comments. Thank you!

Have a GREAT weekend! xo

44 comments:

Melissa Corry said...

Oh my goodness, that is so adorable!!! I love it, especially with the pops of the darker pinwheels. So cute!!! Ad your pictures are lovely!!!

Kat said...

What a cute top! The colors work really well together. Someone will be thrilled to have it!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Such a cute quilt and love your binding choice! Great win-win indeed :)
Amanda

Lorna McMahon said...

It really is a very pretty quilt. You are so kind to have offered to finish it. Bravo to you and Terri for donating this sweet quilt, to be cherished by someone in need!

Carla said...

How nice of you to finish it. I'm sure it will be much appreciated in its new home too

Live a Colorful Life said...

Terri is part of my finish it Friday too this week! I'm trying hard to work on the "finish it" part of quilting...This is a beautiful quilt.

Kerstin said...

What a great collaboration! Great finish!

Terri said...

Wow, this turned out so beautiful! You're the best! Thank you SO much for finishing it for me, and for donating it. I am imagining the look on the person's face who receives this. I love the backing and the binding you chose.

How fun to be a part of your Friday Finish this week!

Geta Grama said...

A great mix of colors, patterns, dark and light, completed with a beautiful quilting. A good lesson of what a quilt means. And your collaboration makes it even better!

Cathy said...

I love this one! It is so adorable!

Shelley Folkerts said...

Teri's quilt turned out quite lovely. It would be wonderful if there was service somewhere to help finish WIPs, but then one misses out on all the enjoyment of seeing the quilt through to the end. Quilting the quilt alot of times makes me see a quilt in a more favorable light. Thanks for having this linky party so we can all share.

Chantal Thibodeau said...

About the Isacord thread, all whites are not equal. 0010 Silky White is realy shiny, as 0003 Ghost White is not. I bought the last one after I've done one quilt with the first one and find it too shiny.

Petra said...

Wow I love this quilt; the colours, the pattern and the quilting!😀

JanineMarie said...

Lovely! Aren't you glad she was "over it" so you could finish something so beautiful for MHC?

Sigi G said...

This is just so beautiful! Those are such bright lively colors in the quilt. You did a beautiful job finishing it - I love it!!

SuperMomNoCape said...

Oh what a gorgeous quilt! It's so sweet that you offered to finish it and that it could be donated. Whoever receives it is going to love it and feel extra special at a time when they need it most.

Judy said...

"...sometimes I even adopt other peoples' WIPs and finish them! (No, I'm not offering to finish your WIPs!) :)" Darn! I got a tub full of problem children. LOL I got so far and they didn't turn out as nice as I envisioned them. I haven't figure out how to save/finish them so they set waiting on interspersion.

Terri did a great job of piecing and your quilting-n-binding really sets it off.

Carla said...

Love the color way of this one. Beautiful job and the pictures are just so perfect.

Barb said...

great quilt. I loved a pieced back.
I agree with your Dad and also try to be a finisher.

VeeV said...

i love that quilt.... everything about it is sweet.

procrastinator and finisher.....are kind of antonyms aren't they??? hm....

xo
eva

Suzy Mac said...

Another completely gorgeous quilt! And can I just say; I am also a huge fan of your photography- what a talented woman you are. PS my dad used to say the exact same thing to us!

Sara said...

It's beautiful! I love pinwheels!

Gina said...

you are so awesome for finishing up this quilt; it is beautiful!!! Thanks for hosting and have a fun weekend!!

Rebecca Grace said...

What a beautiful quilt finish! Your quilting is perfect -- not too much, not too little, well balanced, and shows the piecing off to best advantage without upstaging it. I really like how you framed the pinwheels with a softer fabric, almost like an echo or a cloud. I'm not describing this very well, but hopefully you get what I mean. Congratulations on a great finish!

Gotham Quilts said...

Great job, this is beautiful! I particularly <3 the quilting!

Lynne Tilley said...

Love this quilt. Beautiful!

beth said...

Mmm....What a pretty quilt.

Jules said...

This is one of my favorite quilts I've seen in the blogger world. So simple but yummy with the pops of saturated colors! Love it!

Christine S said...

Super pretty!

Lisa said...

Such beautiful colours - they really play off each other well. A very happy finish!!

knitnkwilt said...

Love the colors and the pinwheels. Nice cooperative project. It will brighten someone's day.

margaret said...

and what a winner this is

Susanne vb said...

I'm picturing the happy recipient! That quilt is a beaut! :)

leanne said...

such a pretty top - so glad its going to be used rather than sitting in a cupboard !!

Linda said...

That quilt is gorgeous! I love the colors!

tubakk said...

A lovely quilt with an even more lovely back side.

Suzanne said...

Based on your comment, I now know why your Friday posts are so meaningful. It is wise of you to announce you are not finishing up other people's wips. You might have ended up with a lot of parcels.

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Amanda Jean you are a fantastic person! It look's great and I really like the binding you chose.

Quilter Kathy said...

A gorgeous happy quilt! Great finish and a true win-win for all involved!

Katie V said...

Love the colors on top but the back really came out beautifully. Love the whole look!

Vera said...

That is really lovely finish! Great texture and colors.

Pat said...

That is so pretty and bright. Made me smile.

Kat said...

I love it!

I'm new to quilting (just one completed so far). What's the protocol on copying/imitating a design you see online? I'd like to do something like this quilt for my daughters, but I don't want to outright copy if that's frowned upon.

hungryhippie said...

Love everything you make! I'm so impressed with your methodology with the pattern printing and bar coding....I released my UJ quilt pattern but I'm in the dark ages, as I have to print it myself and mail it out with the template. Such a struggle to learn all the technology AND find time for creativity! Do you feel the same, ever? Lovely work, as ever--you're such an inspiration. :D Have a lovely weekend. xx