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Friday, 12 October 2012

Shakespeare is done

I have no idea why it took me this long to get this quilt finished. Looking back, I started sewing on this quilt in July of 2010 and finished the quilting back in August of 2011, and then it sat, buried under a pile of quilts sitting on a chair in our dining room, waiting for the binding to go on. Well, it is now on, and totally finished.
This is another Judy Martin pattern, from her book The Creative Pattern Book. I love the movement in the quilt. I love the way the dark background shines through the gold stars.
I used spiraling feathers that follow the movement of the snails trails blocks, and the feathers also reach into the outer background areas of the large stars. The star points and interiors are quilted with continuous curves.
And, as usual, I used the faux piping technique to completely machine sew the binding. The binding fabric was a stripe printed on the diagonal that I found a year or two ago, bought expressly for binding this quilt. I'm linking this finish up to Amylouwhosews, who's having a virtual sewing sewing summit party this weekend. Unfortunately, I'm working this weekend, so can't participate, but she's also invited Friday finishes, so I can do that. I'm also linking up to Finish it up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts.

17 comments:

  1. Your quilt is amazing in every way! What a beauty.

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  2. I love the way the yellow pops!

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  3. I love everything about this quilt, the colors, the movement, the binding, the piping - You did a fantastic job.

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  4. I love this quilt! I've always liked it. It looks beautiful all finished.

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  5. Stunning, more detail the closer you look. Enjoy this one!

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  6. wow! I love how the stars and snail's trails mingle

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  7. Congratulations on a fab finish...wow! Love that binding too!

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  8. This really is a happy, wonderful quilt. I'm so glad you finished it, it *deserved* to be finished!! Your binding on it is a perfect compliment, too. Great job!!! :)

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  9. A wonderful finish Cathy!!! I'm with you - I LOVE the way the fabric sparkles with those stars! Snail's Trail blocks are among my favorites because of the movement and interest. You did a wonderful job on this quilt and should be very proud! And doesn't it feel so good to finally finish a quilt that is almost done and has been sitting there begging to be finished for way too long? :*)

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  10. BEAUTIFUL!!! love to combination of fabrics and patterns.
    Ann

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  11. that's just gorgeous-great job!

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  12. Love your Shakespeare in the Park; I too started mine a long time ago; worked on it this weekend and posted about my progress, but the giant mass of pieces still is not pieced. I'm closer though. Back to yours, it is beautiful and congratulations on getting it completed.

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  13. I made this quilt too - love your color choices.

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