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Thursday, January 19, 2012

One down...one to go

                                                 I finally finished one of quilts for my boss.
                                                      I love how some of the quilting looks,
 not happy with some of it.
A little hard to see the quilting from this angle.
Leaves in the corners.

Tree in the center. 
 I could not get a real good picture, Mr. Quilt holder upper was getting cold and when he gets cold his feet and legs really really hurt, so I didn't want him to stay out too long.
The tree really looks awesome.  The tree and the leaves are the parts I really like.
I think it turned out good for my first time of more custom quilting.
The borders look really good too. (pictures are not so good)

What I wasn't pleased with is my loops and inner borders.
 Borders too plain and loops, I don't know ...
a little off.  Over all I love the way it turned out.

Here is something else I have been working on...
I found this in the bottom of a box of quilting notions.
I don't remember putting it there when we moved, and I don't know how it ended up
at the new house.  I still have a lot of old quilting stuff in storage, mauve and country blue
calico,etc., you know what I'm talking about.  But anyway, UFO found it's way to the new house.
I thought it would be good to finish it up, since I probably made it 7 or 8 years ago.
It would have looked really good in our log house in the country, not so good in our current house. 

If my memory serves me right, I never quilted it because I never could decide
on a border.  So I decided no border.  It measures 62X62, perfect size for the quilt ministry.
I need to sew on the binding and deliver to Sarah, http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com
So Sarah this UFO is coming your way. 

I hope there is someone on your list that likes plaid.
I quilted in a large meandering with navy thread (looked better than any other color I had).
Very soft navy flannel for the back.
Even though this quilt was not on my UFO list I going to count it as one and
 link up with Susan at http://blackberrycreek.typepad.com

That's it for me this week...what about you?
Thanks for stopping by.



15 comments:

  1. Oh. My. Gosh. It is fabulous!! No wonder it took a long time, look at all that wonderful quilting. So proud of your work!

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  2. Congrats on the finish, Diane. The quilting is amazing. And I like your star quilt too.

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  3. Your boss is sure to be delighted by the Carpenter Wheel quilt and I love the plaids and wonderful cozy look to the Friendship Star quilt.

    The quilting on both quilts is beautiful and you should be proud of yourself. Well done!

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  4. You did some nice quilting on that carpenter's wheel quilt! I can just imagine the time it took to do all that. I like the second quilt too. Very cozy looking! Someone is sure to love it.

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  5. Your quilt for your boss is awesome. Someone is going to love your quilt ministry quilt.

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  6. Wow, that quilt you made for your boss is amazing! So beautiful!

    I like the quilt that you're donating. About a year or two before my grandma passed away, she received a lap quilt that she appreciated so much.

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  7. love both these quilts! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Wonderful quilting on your tree & leaves! You should be very proud!

    Congrats on your Friendship Star finish!

    Whoop Whoop!

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  9. Whoop Whoop! Congrats on your finishes -- and the quilting is lovely! That plaid quilt looks so snuggly and warm, someone will be very happy with it.

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  10. Wow!! You must have a really good boss to make a quilt like that. I LOVE the tree in the middle, that is just incredible. Great job!!

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  11. Oooh, Diane, that's a beautiful quilt! And we've had lots of requests for quilts for men lately, so this is perfect!!

    And I love your boss's quilt - the quilting is amazing! You are always welcome to come over and use my clothesline to take your pictures - you can rotate it to get the best sun exposure, and it never gets cold!! There's always clothespins on it, too, so you don't need to bring your own or find a time when I'm home....

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  12. Hey Diane, I completely forgot to send you my address like you asked. And I can't find your email address anywhere. If you will email me your address I will send you my snail mail address right away. Thanks so much. My email address is suscleve@yahoo.com

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  13. Diane, gorgeous quilting! I also love the Dresden Plate quilt, and what you are doing to help cheer others up a bit. I am inspired, and hope to do more of that in the future.

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