Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Finish!

My Star Sampler is all done! I finished sewing the binding down last week and almost forgot to post this! I'm so glad I stuck with it. I learned a lot about machine quilting. Each block is quilted a little differently. It's not perfect but it was a great learning experience for me. And the best thing, it's finished!! I'm not sure what I'll be doing with it. My daughter did help me pick out the fabric from my stash. She may want it. I'll let her decide. Today is her 23rd birthday! I already have bought her presents but she can add another if she likes!!

This is just a close up of the center block. This block was the hardest to quilt. It's in the middle of good sized quilt and the shapes are all very different. However, I marked quite a few patterns which really made it easier for me. The quilt finished at approximately 65 inches square.

Time to start thinking about machine quilting the next one!!


19 comments:

  1. Wow! This is great and what it is all about. I would love to be able to see a closeup of the different quilting. I need to spend time just practicing! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I did post most of the blocks as I quilted them but you'd have to look at my old posts to see them. The hardest part was choosing a quilting pattern that I could actually quilt! I did do feathers on one block. It was hard but a great learning experience overall!
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  3. What a lovely, feminine quilt! Congratulations on all the machine quilting that you put into it. You've become so good at it!

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    1. Nice of you to say, Auntie Em! Not sure how good I am but working at it! Missed you the other night. Hope everything is okay!

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  4. Wonderful job!! It is just lovely!!

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    1. Thanks, Sandra Kaye! Wonderful to hear from you!

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  5. Awesome! Congratulations on your finish:)

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  6. it's sooo pretty!!! Well done on the FMQ too - was it difficult to quilt that size on a domestic sewing machine?

    a very happy birthday to your daughter and I won't be surprised if she would add this beautiful quilt as her birthday gift from her Mom! ;)

    have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks! You seem to get used to the bulk as you go along. It wasn't too bad to quilt! My daughter will be home tomorrow so we'll see if she takes it with her!

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  7. Lovely finish, Rosemary; I'll bet your daughter would just love it! Have a great weekend Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! Hope you enjoy your weekend too!

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  8. Happy Birthday to your daughter! I'm sure she'd love to have it for an extra present! :) You did a wonderful job on it and it looks great!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! So nice to have it done!

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  9. Love the colours you have used. The blue makes a great contrast. I'm sure your daughter will be delighted.

    Pauline

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  10. Beautiful quilt. The colors are so alive. I think your daughter will love it.

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    1. Thanks! She saw the finished quilt this past weekend and really loved it!

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