Country color quilt finished!

Remember the post I did in February about that country fabric that jumped in my cart? Well, the quilt is finished and although it’s not my favorite colors, it did turn out surprisingly beautiful.

IMG_7949_edited-1The quilting, while repetitive (and after a while, quite boring!) was surprisingly simple and forgiving. I was going a bit “loopy” after a while. Bwaaa-haaa-haaa! I crack myself up sometimes. Hey – the voices in my head thought that was funny.

IMG_7960See how forgiving this quilting is? No matter how thick or thin I quilted those loops, it looks great. I almost like the back better than the front! The quilting enhanced this rather dull quilt and made it beautiful! Shoot, I can’t stop looking at the back. It’s almost prettier than the front.

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No, the edges aren’t wavy. It’s clumpy grass that’s not been cut yet this year – still a bit early to mow!

This was great practice for me, since I did the same pattern throughout the quilt. I had planned to give it as my Girl’s Club Christmas Exchange gift, but our group decided we’d rather try becoming millionaires and had a blast scratching off eighty $1 lottery tickets instead. And won $36. No quilt machine upgrade for me, LOL! Instead, I will give it to Shirley, who I wrote about in this post. I can’t think of a better person to receive it. She has created a memory that will always make me smile. And remind me why I quilt.

IMG_7984_edited-2I pat myself heartily on the back as I say I absolutely rock at perfect binding corners…..and the crowd goes wild in awe and amazement…..

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I love this quilt – especially how you quilted it!  It’s kind of cool how such a simple design can look so pretty.  I think the loops compliment the triangles beautifully!

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8 thoughts on “Country color quilt finished!

  1. I know the sentiment…I finished a project at the first of the year where the back had as much appeal as the front :0) I really like the quote you used on your label. Can I borrow that? Sarah

  2. I absolutely agree with you about your corners lol. Great job :0) I feel like I know the sentiment regarding the back…I finished a project at the first of the year where the back had as much appeal as the front :0) The quote you used, what I made with my hands I give with my heart, can I borrow it? Been looking for something and I like that :o) Sarah

  3. So beautiful! Just another reason I want a long arm. Or rather anything upgraded than my little standard sewing machine. Everything I do is hand quilted and that quilt screams “dont even think about it” 🙂

    • Thanks, Pamela! It’s such a simple design, yet really added much-needed punch to this quilt. I love my LA, even though it’s not one of the “big boys” – it’s a Voyager 17 on a Hinterberg frame. Much less expensive, but does everything I need!

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