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Friday, 24 February 2012

I have a finish...... woohoo.....

Well, it's finished to a flimsy, at least. But considering the amount of work that was left to do on it, and that it was my February UFO, I think a few celebratory words are definitely in order, especially since there is still almost a week left in the month - double WOOHOO!! The quilt is Bonnie Hunter's mystery from year before last. called Roll Roll Cotton Boll, but I cheated, and changed it up to suit me. I left out half of the string pieced units, because I didn't want to do any more of them, and substituted some red yardage. Then when I got to the stage of putting the border on, there was a surprise. It was supposed to have a spacer border between the body of the quilt and the pieced border. But when I measured the quilt and the pieced border, it turned out that I didn't need the spacer. That's a good thing, since I auditioned all kinds of stuff to act as that spacer and had a hard time coming up with anything that I really liked. In fact, I like it best with them right beside each other. And, since this was February's UFO, and since there is almost a week left in the month, that means I can play with something else. This is getting better and better. I've joined in with the Bunny Hill Scrappy Dresden Plate quilt along. I have 13 of the plates made, with 7 more to go. I'm hoping to get most of them done today, since it is cold and damp and dreary outside, so I'll play with my bright and happy and spring like fabrics inside. I'll put my ipod in its dock, and sing along. Ah bliss. I'm linking this post up to a couple of places that celebrate finishes. One of them is Finish it up Friday, hosted by Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts. And the other is Can I get a Whoop Whoop, hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. And then there is another called Sew and Tell, hosted by Amy at the blog Amylouwho. I really like exploring all the different linky parties. There is always so much to see, different blogs to get to know, and lots and lots of inspiration. If you have some free time, grab a coffee, or a cut of tea, and so some surfing, without ever getting wet. And I'll add on another Friday finish celebration linky at Richard Quilts.

20 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! What an accomplishment. That's a beautiful quilt :-D

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  2. whoo-who girl!! congrats on the finish. it is a gorgeous quilt!

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  3. Whoop whoop! So glad it's done, and it's a beauty!
    I love the border too - don't think I've seen one like that before...

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  4. I LIKE YOUR QUILT, IT'S F.A.B., fab. Luv and rainbows from England

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  5. Congratulations! It turned out just great! The border really finishes it off beautifully!

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  6. You have done very well. Your quilt looks good. Now how to quilt it is the next part.

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  7. Wow--that is heirloom material!

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  8. Just a few pieces of fabric there! All your work was certainly worth it.

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  9. Gratz on the finish it looks great you can link it on my finish Friday if you wish.

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  10. You did it! I like the changes you made it adds a lot to the quilt and calms down all the busy-ness of the quilt top. Can you believe I made two of those.... stings and all! It didn't even make a dent in my scraps!

    Congratulations! and Happy sewing

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  11. It looks fantastic! Way to go!!

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  12. It turned out fab-u-lous! Congratulations - you did a really great job.

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  13. Cathy, this is SO marvelous!! I know you must just be so excited and pleased!!!! Terrific stuff! :)

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  14. I found Bonnies blog the day she posted the last part of this mystery quilt. I've printed it all off and collected the fabrics, but, I haven't done anything else on it. One of these days I'll start the cutting process. I always hate cutting, I'd rather be sewing. I like the changes you made. I usually change each pattern so that it fits 'me'. It's more fun that doing what everyone else does.

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  15. The feathered edges on the blocks make this quilt particularly striking.

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  16. Great looking quilt. Changing things a little bit can have wonderful results.

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  17. Gorgeous!!! Congratulations on a spectacular finish!!!!!

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  18. I love your RRCB!! It's very pretty with fewer string blocks!! Whoop whoop!!!

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