Monday, March 9, 2009

FINALLY....

Here's she is...almost all done. The hard parts are done, just have to add the buttons to the lower half but I thought you all deserved a picture. Poor hubby's arm were dying!

Sweet Land of Liberty
59 x 82
pattern by Cheri Payne
everything else by ME!

I used an Aurifil thread, color #1318 that was shared to me a while back by Libby as a fabulous color that blends with everything. It's fantastic and is so easy to use for quilting. I did switch to a light off white for just a few areas. I left the picture really large so if you can't see the whole thing you can go in through flickr and view it all all sorts of sizes by clicking on the picture to the right under Just Completed!

Here's a couple close-ups. I don't worry about every stitch being perfect especially on quilts where I make up the quilting as I go along. I like the birds big goofy wing, and it covered the space!An easy graceful curve done up and down with a wide turn at the end.The checkerboard...it's not necessary to quilt every line.
I wasn't going to quilt the embroidery spaces but they puffed too much and had to be tamed, so I used light and meandered around the words.
The big star has...is it called wine glass? on the points, and meandering.
I loved every minute of doing this quilt and I'm loving the next ABC Quilt Sampler too. Please think about doing yours soon. I know so many of you got the bom kits and I even got a final one today which I didn't know was coming. I know big quilts like this look daunting but if you do them one block at a time, before you know it they are done! I'll finalize the last of the detailed blog posts soon. My arms are very tired after pushing and pulling this thing around so I'm saving the typing for later. Thanks for coming along while I muddled through doing this one!

21 comments:

Sharon said...

Congrats, finished is such a good feeling, it's lovely. Thanks for sharing with everyone!
Sharon T

Quilt Hollow said...

Judy, you did a fantastic job on your quilting selections! The quilt is just oozing with charm!! I could just imagine your DH now telling you to hurry up with that photo....I get it here too!

Jana said...

What an heirloom you have! Gorgeous quilt and wonderful quilting! Do I dare try this one???? :)

AllisonK said...

so inspired to work on this! It's lovely!

Thimbleanna said...

Very Cool Judy! Thank Hubby for us!

Carla said...

Absolutely fantastic!

Jeanette said...

Wow, that's amazing!! I still can't imagine quilting that myself, yours is very inspiring!! You should be very proud of yourself for finishing it. BTW, we got our kitties!! :-D

Vicki W said...

It looks great!

Carol said...

Judy it is absolutely phenomenal!

Darlene said...

Oh, Judy, it's fabulous! Applause, applause, applause!!!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Judy, it is absolutely wonderful! And the quilting is awesome! I love aurofil for quilting! I need to look up that color compared to my favorite color.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I absolutely love it! Someday I would like to do something like that!

Libby said...

Congratulations! It is one of my all time favorite patterns - lots of work, but worth every single stitch *s*

Cathi said...

Congratulations, it looks faaabbbulous, dahling. And I love the choice for the binding. I know you have worked very hard on this one!

Mary L. said...

Just awesome!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh so pretty! You've done a fab job!

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

Wow Judy - What a lot of beautiful work.

Stina said...

Oh...oh... I love it... and you did all this quilting on your sewingmachine... such a large quilt and all that quilting...WOW!!!!
Im impressed... and amazed..lovely work!! :o)

amandajean said...

what an amazing quilt! i love your free hand quilting. it bet your arms are tired!

i'm hoping that the geese in the forest quilt isn't so bad because it's a block of the month. it's a big undertaking...and i'm starting to freak out about it a little bit. :)

Esteemarlu said...

I have visited your blog many times and have loved hearing all about your kitty's. I just love that quilt I have planned on making one myself and now that I see yours I'm convinced I will. The colors that you picked are so great. How long did it take from start to finish?

julieQ said...

Yoru quilt is stunning, absolutely beautiful!