Tuesday, 28 January 2014

ALYOF January COMPLETE

Yay - it is FINALLY complete!!


It only took two bloomin' years to get this one done and I'm still not in love with it!  Am I allowed to say that?  Who actually admits that they don't like a quilt that they've made?  Hours and hours have been poured into this quilt and even more hours spent trying to ignore it!  I think I'm mostly embarrassed at my non-precise-piecing, or maybe my get-it-done-quick quilting?


Can you believe that this quilt was started in January/February 2012, soon after I went to the first London Modern Quilt Guild meeting. So, it is a GREAT feeling to have it out of the WiP pile and looking for a home - yay!  All of the pictures are before washing and it measures 51 x 70 inches.  I will definietly add some colour catchers in the wash in case any colours decide to run.  Fingers crossed they don't otherwise it will be two years totally wasted!  Here is the back - I love the back!
 

I chose to do some organic straight quilting as you can just see in the picture above which I think works pretty well - much better than the stipple I did on it and ripped out ages ago.


I do love the white binding and my corners - both of those worked out really well.  I can't wait to see it all washed and dried and all scrinkly - that is the best bit of a quilt right!?


But alas, it is done. Yay for me.  One quilt off my to-do list, 13 more to go!

Linking to ALYOF January party
and the 2014 Finish Along finishing party!
Finish Along 2014




A Lovely Year of Finishes

Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts and to TGIFF




9 comments:

Sandy said...

I think that is a darling quilt!! And I love the back.

Flying Blind... said...

Nice feeling to have got done, and I reckon it'll be a grower xxx

Shauna said...

I think it is beautiful, love the straight line quilting.

riddleandwhimsy said...

Congrats on your finish! After 2 years, I'm sure it's a huge relief!!

Kathy said...

Amy it looks awesome..love all the things you think are its detriments. Love the color, backing and most of all that straight line quilting.

Patti said...

Yes, I have had quilts I didn't particularly like either. Quite annoying isn't it! I think this one looks great, especially with the change you made in the quilting. The back is fabulous!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Congratulations on this finish! The colors in the fabrics are bright and happy! Great decision on the quilting!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

That is such a pretty quilt! I love the colours and I think you made a good decision with the quilting of it. Well done!

kelly o! said...

Yay for finishing!!

If you like the back better than the front, then why not call the back the front?