Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Starting with a Finish

A finish is a great way to start the new year! All the blocks are done, with the exception of trimming down a few of the appliqued pieces. I always like to cut the background bigger, that removes any stress of the block shrinking when doing the applique.
There will be a few set in seams to put this top togehter, but I think the final piece will be worth the effort. I just have to pay attention while putting the blocks together. There are lots of little "filler" blocks, Bow Ties, Pinwheels, and some Birds in the Air type blocks.

Here is my favorite block in the quilt.
With every quilt that I make, I always learn something. This BOM taught me a very valuable lesson. Don't sweat the small stuff, and when you think the small stuff is big stuff, look out, cus the big stuff will smack you into reality.
Thank you Carol, for not letting me bail on this project when the small stuff got the better of me. After setting it aside for a year to deal with the big stuff and then just picking away at it over the last year, I am going to have a quilt that I will treasure.
Sharon

15 comments:

Nicky said...

Oh I agree it will be a treasure ! Are the blocks all 30's fabrics? It is very cute and yes it is good to start with a finish!

Kathie said...

Looks wonderful I like your favorite block too but I really love that carolina lily block! good for you finishing it! glad Carol inspired you.
great job
Kathie

Jackie said...

Job well done! Love the quilt and good for you for sticking with it! Love your favorite block too!

Karen said...

And a very good way to start the year. I like to have my applique backgrounds a bit larger also. That can be good as long as I don't get things too spread out on those prim style designs. The ones that have no layout pattern to match up too. I have gotten too close to the seam line once or twice.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on finishing such a special treasure. Love it.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

You are going to have an amazing quilt! The blocks are beautiful!!

Exuberant Color said...

I really like this quilt. It is like a puzzle fitting all of the different size blocks together but that gives it so much interest. I may have to get out my 30's repros this year and make something out of them.

Janet O. said...

Wow, this is quite an accomplishment. I tried to choose a "favorite" block, but there are so many that catch my eye. This is a visual treat. Congrats on a major finish!

taylorsoutback said...

Wonderful way to begin this new year...love your colors and the way the eye moves around the quilt - too many pretty blocks to pick a favorite - but I sure like your favorite!!

Happy stitching.

susis quilts said...

dear sharon,what a beauty!i just finished my clamshell quilt,to begin the year with a finish is quite good,i think,susi

Louise said...

Just fabulous Sharon! And just think less than 24 hours ago that lovely quilt was just in blocks here yesterday!

Janet said...

Wow, it looks fantastic, I love the setting and that you persevered. It sure was worth it.

Tonya Ricucci said...

cute!

Margo said...

Looks great Sharon! All of your blocks look wonderful.

doris batting said...

I like your favourite block too, very elegeant