Sunday, March 21, 2010

At long last...my project is done!


I'm not sure anyone is still checking this blog, but I'm posting my news anyway! LOL
After a full 2 years, I am finally finished with the assignment. This is "Tree Everlasting", a completed top (not quilted yet). I have worked on it in spells throughout these past years, and I finally finished it last night. I think a border of any kind would look too heavy, so I plan to add only a dark binding.
I want to hand quilt it, but I'm afraid of all those seams! Some are only 1/4-1/2" apart. I'm thinking the quilting will go easier with a polyester batting, but I prefer cotton. Decisions, decisions...
Tonya, you have been a great inspiration. Thanks for all your encouragement and advice in this class and others. I'm hoping to enter my "masterpiece" in the local quilt show this Fall.

7 comments:

Nancie said...

I forgot to add that the quilt is 50" x 59". --Nancie

Brenda said...

It looks great. I guess I was still following the blog, so that's how I saw it. good for you for plugging away. scroll down thru the blog to find the K is for Kindness quilt, and then go over to Kristen's blog at Knit one Quilt Two where she met Cher in real life with the quilt.

shaulap said...

I haven't been inspired to add words to the FRONT of a quilt until this one! Thanks for the inspiration! and yes, still following you. That's what's great about the RSS feed.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Fantastic. woohoo, congrats, it looks fab. It really does, I am so proud of you. I know what you mean about wanting to hand quilt and yet looking at all those seams. Try a batting that's 80% cotton and just 20% poly, like the Hobbs. you get the advantages of cotton but it's a bit easier to quilt through. good luck!

jmbmommy said...

This is fantastic, good for you for sticking to it! I love all of your different types of trees.

Clare said...

Chapeau Nancie.

Anonymous said...

I just found the tree quilt. Love it. Watched the TQS show three times this week. I will make some words in my quilts.

Karen