Sunday, February 10, 2013

FINISHED Object Alert

Yes! You saw it right here: The snowflake quilt, Winter Wonderland, is DONE.

The quilt as you go was not easy, because I really wanted it perfect.  It isn't perfect, but I think it looks great.  I did the binding by machine, but incredibly carefully- I pinned and pressed each step of the way, and I took 8 attempts to get the 'seamless' (diagonal seam) finish to the binding so you don't know where I started applying it (I usually just go straight across and it isn't very pretty.)  My corners look pretty good, if I do say so myself.   I took all this care because I really want to try to send this quilt to the state fair, and possibly other shows.  I know the quilt isn't good enough to win shows, but after the AQS judge came to our guild meeting I have a thought that maybe it is good enough to get into a show? (And of course, the state fair is open).

Anyhow- want to see a beautiful quilt?  AAAAGHHH!  So excited!

Where is the quilt right now?  In the bathtub....  There is A LOT of starch in this thing, plus I think some water soluble thread is still hanging out from the initial step, and I don't want buggies eating it.   You can see here how bright the pink fabric I used was. The organza really pales it out, not to mention the mounds of white thread.

And of course, label your quilts.  I put a little message on this quilt to remember the stage of quilting I was in when I made it. Really, I was a beginner.  I took my very first free motion stitch just a year before I made this quilt, and I certainly didn't spend the entire year quilting!  This quilt was me saying "you know what, I'm going to get good at this!"  And doing all these designs and all this quilting- I think I can say pretty firmly now: "I'm good at this."

I want to thank Leah for the fabulous pattern, and the 365 project which inspired me to do this (and where I got a good number of the designs from.)

Posts about this quilt:
Starting the quilt
First steps

Snowflake 1, 2, and 3
Snowflake 4 and 5
Snowflake 6
Snowflake 7
Snowflake 8
Snowflake 9
Snowflake 10 and 11
Snowflake 12
Large Snowflake
Beginning Assembly


Elizabeth said...

This quilt is stunning! Fabulous job! I've not seen this pattern or technique before with the applique and organza. I'm participating in the 2013 FMQ Challenge with the Express Your Love, but haven't done any of Leah's previous projects. Looks like I need to look further. Great job!

Pat Merkle said...

You did it! Yeah! It looks fabulous and very deserving of being shown!

Stella Nemeth said...

The original meaning of the word "masterwork" was the project a journeyman made when he was ready to go from someone who worked for someone else, to someone who owned his own shop and was the Master of that shop.

This quilt qualifies as that kind of project. And you succeeded.

Michelle said...

It looks GREAT!

Danielle Hudson said...

Wow, you mastered it! It's stunning! Congratulations on your finish!!

Kelly Vetch said...

Thats beautiful!!! Congrats on your great finish!

made by ChrissieD said...

Hi, popped over from 'Anything Goes' and your quilt is really beautiful, good to meet you :)

Green Gardner said...

looks great!

ChristaQuilts said...

Yes - you are good at this! Congrats on a beautiful quilt!

Karin said... should be so proud of this. It looks stunning. If that does not get into a show, then I don't know anymore...amazing

Lorna McMahon said...

All I can say is, "Wow! This is snow perfect!" Hope you do well in the fair!

Snowcatcher said...

I hope you will always be proud of this. It is truly beautiful. What a work of art!

Vicki in MN said...

It is just gorgeous!!

Chumkie Mukherjee said...

Love you snowflake quilt! I've just begun following your blog and look forward to reading about more of your finished objects.
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Anonymous said...

It's stunning. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

It's stunning! Congratulations!

Doris said...

I'm looking forward to seeing this in person this week! Congrats