Wednesday, April 1, 2009

First Finish for 09! No Kiddin'!

There is a front moving in, and it was pretty windy... but I got a shot of my "Bears in the Farmhouse" quilt before the rain.
I did the Quilt Along with Judy Laquidaria and friends... and all I have to do is piece the backing and off this puppy goes to Louisa for its turn on the longarm!
Thanks to Judy and her deadlines, I actually finished a quilt... not only that, but it was done in one day under a month! (well, I'M impressed anyway) I like the way it came out, too. I waffled on the fabric selection; resolving to use only my stash. I wasn't happy with the stripes I chose... they were too 'regular'. Then I found that wavery sort of stripey fabric that I couldn't live without... but all the rest is "pre-purchased".
You can't even see a dent in the boxes, Kerstin! There are still SIX! I guess I'll sign on for the next one of Judy's QAs, it is fun to do quilts with other people... lots of encouragement from new friends as well.
Cheers, all. I'm off to find backing for this quilt, then maybe to the Post Office with the box for Louisa!
YYAAAY! I'm done!


  1. My mouth is hanging open! It is really beautiful and stunning. I really want to be able to do something like this.

  2. WOW this quilt has really come together. Your fabrics look great and interestinly enough you still have plenty of stash left. Great Job!

  3. This is the quilt that grew and grew and grew. ROFL, is there more to come? Just keeps getting better and better!

  4. I think it is just perfect. I like the stripe fabric very much.


  5. I love it, love it, love it!!! Wasn't it great fun to quilt with new friends? I hope she does more. :-)
    I just loaded mine on the longarm and now need to wind some bobbins so I can get it finished. I backed mine with flannel and it will go to my almost 9 yo grandson.

  6. Great accomplishment, and wonderful colors