Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A finish.....!

At last, it is done.

Voici Coney Island by Fig Tree & Company!

I love how that quilt turned out! It's hard to believe that the top had been sitting, or would that be hanging, in a closet for so long.

It's such a great feeling when a quilt has been completed. For me, complete means the binding has been sewn.

No, it doesn't have a label, yet! I keep a yearly record of the starting and finishing date of my projects on a Word document. I began this system when I joined Stashbusters in 2007. I needed to know how many UFOs I had. It's amazing how much I get done in a year! Really!?!?

So, when I get in the mood, that's when I'll stitch a few labels on my embroidery machine. The mood just hasn't come on yet! lol

For those of you who, like me, wants to see the machine quilting up close....

I didn't do anything complicated. I used the square points on the cones as a guideline for my loops!

I was going to do feathers on the sashing but...... I didn't like how they were turning out. So I croaked!

I just wasn't able to figure out how I would connect the feathers between rows. Given that each block is done in the ditch, leaving the sashing area blank just wasn't an issue for me.

Simple is good! ;o)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

33 comments:

Darlene said...

It's beautiful, Carole.

Leigh said...

Lovely :-)

Andrea said...

This is really pretty and I love your quilting - well done x

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love it, love it, love it! I have had a huge affection for the Nosegay block for as long as I can remember. I would say that your approach to quilting this one was the perfect solution, it looks just great! Well done~

La Mañosa said...

Oh my goodness, this is just beautiful! I've long wanted to try this pattern and I think the fabrics you chose work perfectly with it!

May Britt said...

It is so beautiful. Love the colours you have chosen in it. You are not the only one having quilts in the closet that should have been finished long time ago.

Connie W said...

Carole, it's gorgeous. Love it.

PunkiePie said...

It's so pretty! Looks like big, yummy ice cream cones.

Denise in PA said...

Beautiful! I do love that Fig Tree pattern (well, I love most Fig Tree patterns). I love your color choices too. I'll remember your quilting ideas when I do mine!

MARY PERNULA said...

Nice. I love Fig Tree Quilts fabbric......my favorite.....XO MARY

Sherri said...

What an absolutely gorgeous quilt!

sandrahttp://floresascores.blogspot.com said...

It's gorgeous!

Cardygirl said...

Looks gorgeous Carole...the quilting is perfect & the whole quilt looks great. I always liked that pattern...well done!

Vicki W said...

Beautiful!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks amazing...you did a great job!

Anonymous said...

Great fabric selection for your Nosegay blocks. I do like seeing how a quilt is quilted so thanks for showing us.

Nancy E

Teresa said...

This is so nice. I have never made this block (is this the nosegay block) but I have seen it on several blogs lately. It really makes a pretty quilt and I think your quilting is perfect.

Lizzie said...

You do lovely work. Lizzie

Meredith said...

It's beautiful! And, yes, simple IS good!

Take care!

-Meredith

julieQ said...

Really gorgeous, Carole! I just love it...scrappy is the best ever!

Wendy said...

Oh my Carole....it's spectacular....I love the fabrics you used in your version. Oh boy add this one to my list. I'm with you simple is sometimes better.

Nishant said...

It's gorgeous!
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Thimbleanna said...

Wow Carole, it's beautiful! I love the way you quilted it too!

Quilt Hollow said...

Late getting here...and loving this one!!

Shasta said...

It is beautiful. Congratulations on a great finish.

Quilts And Pieces said...

It is absolutely wonderful!

Donnasue said...

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to see this quilt during it's creation. Looks incredible. Is it hanging on the new treehouse?

Donnasue said...

Oh, wait, that is the new-ish barn. Not the new treehouse.

Sinta Renee said...

Your quilt is stunning! It's just a clasic- beautiful job on your quilting too! Love it!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love it!

slrquilts said...

Love your quilt. Block 2 is my favorite.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Carole, that quilt is beautiful. I love it. You did an awesome job.

Shelayna said...

Wow it is gorgeous! Great work! IT must have taken you forever (I know it would for me)

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