Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Twister is done!

 
I finished sewing down the binding on my Twister last night! So happy it's done! I'm quite happy with my quilting and thrilled to have a finished quilt. I plan on getting my label done today. I make labels using my sewing machine. The alphabet is quite pretty and makes a nice label. I just print out my name and the year. It's amazing how easy it is to forget just what year a quilt was made. It seems like you just finished something and it's really been 3 years, or more!

 
This is just a close up of the curls I quilted in this narrow border. It was only 1.5 inches wide. It's hard to find a design to fit such a small area. The curls were fun to make and quite easy. My husband says this quilt is his favorite so far. I wonder if that means he's claiming it?!

I have plenty left to do. I'm on the final block of Dresden plates. I can't wait to make that into a quilt top! I went to a quilt shop yesterday and think I've found the fabric for the sashing and borders. However, I was there on a President's Day special. You could buy 20 fat quarters for $20. If you knew the trivia question, you could get another free fat quarter! The question was who was the tallest American president. I guess Lincoln or Lyndon Johnson would have won since their heights were practically the same. So, I got 21 fat quarters for $20! It was such fun. The store was packed with quilters clutching huge piles of fat quarters. You had to buy all 20 or else pay regular price.

My Works in Progress consists of my Dresden plates and 3 quilt tops that need to be quilted. I also have my hexagon project that I pick up from time to time. I have no knitting projects going right now. I do believe I'm making progress! Slowly but surely!

16 comments:

  1. Twister looks lovely and inspires me. I have the templates in a few sizes but have yet to put it to use.

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    1. I've made both Lil' Twister and regular Twister. They're fun and not very difficult. Make nice gifts too!

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  2. Your Twister looks lovely--all done--isn't that great? I haven't had that feeling for a loooong time now. Yesterday, I cut the binding for Blues-ey and plan on sewing it on today...then it'll be onto Fiona's Big Girl quilt. Have fun with Dresdens hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! It sounds like you're almost done one quilt if you're getting the binding ready! One more Dresden to go!! Heard we're getting rain later today. Better than snow!!

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  3. Nice job on the quilting, especially that swirl in the red border. How very nice of hubby to compliment you on your quilt. Have you ever made one just for him?

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    1. I have never made one specifically for him since he tends to use them all anyways! Maybe he's hinting??

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  4. Twister is wonderful! Love the curly cue stitching in the narrow border. Congrats on the finish!

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    1. Thanks, Joanie! Always a great feeling to get something done!

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  5. Congrats your Twister looks great. The blue background shows off your colour selection perfectly.

    Cheers Pauline

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like my color choices. It's always a bit of a gamble!

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  6. Congrats on the finish! Well done! It looks great!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm so glad I finally finished something!

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  7. Congrats on finishing the Twister Quilt! Isn't a good feeling to be able to say that a project is finished? This weekend I finished a small blue and yellow square table topper. It was nice to have that off the stack of unfinished projects.

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    1. I have to keep finishing up stuff! I let my quilt tops just pile up. I want to get these tops all finished. I didn't think you ever had too many unfinished projects! Don't pick up my bad habits!!

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  8. Congratulations on your finish! Love your swirlies on that red border. They're fantastic!

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice words! Thanks for the visit as well!

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