I finished my quilt top today. I hope to post the photo in a few minutes. DH has to help and of course, there's football on.....HA!
I plan on hand quilting a grid on the blocks but am thinking about using Quilt on a Roll and doing the borders by machine. I'm still deciding whether I'll use a black batting. I did on another black quilt and am glad, but with the lighter fabric on the borders...
I really enjoyed this whole BOM. It was such fun having a new pattern each month on the first and with just a block to do each month, it didn't seem that hard. When I put the last border on today and stood back I had to say "Oh MY God!". I just love that OMG moment when you get a look at the finished quilt after working up close on each block for so long.
This was really fun to work on and I'm glad I did it in such odd colors. I DO love all your traditional quilts tho. My DH says it's a bit too "busy" and "loud" but pretty. My next project is a quilt for him - in neutrals! How's that for a change!
Nancy in Western NY where it was wet, warm and windy this weekend! Happy New Year everyone. A new BOM coming soon!
I finished my BOM top today. and I have all the blocks and the quilt top posted on Show and Tell - BOM. It feels great to have it done, and really good to get all the blocks and quilt posted on Show and Tell.
Now to think about the quilting, as it will go to the quilter next week.
I might have to get fabric for the backing, I have a some fabric that would do but I think I want to keep that for the 2009 BOM quilt.
Hi Barbara, Lynn is right, the print does indeed pull it all together, with the holidays nearing the end, I hope to work on piecing mine together, I've got two rows pieced, now for the other two, and then ALL of the half-square triangles to make, what am I thinking??? I'll be glad to get mine posted as well. Heidi
Wow, thanks for the great block show Margo and kudos to the gals who have finished theirs. I am now to all the circles in block 4 as I had to put the block down to get ready for Christmas. My 6 mo kitten thinks if I leave the applique block out she can pull pins out. I have to put everything away each time I stop. Have not had a kitten for over 20 yrs so have a learning curve. This is better than a class as I never get to see anyone's blocks or finished quilt when the class is over. and I am back home. Just love the internet way of teaching and the download info. I have joined the TAS local applique group around here and since I am working on this quilt I feel more like I belong as I am gaining more experience with each block. Being retired for 9 yrs and away from friends that I worked with is very different. I thank all of you for your show and tell and hope to get some pictures ready from Margo's instructions so can send them in. I have also gone to the EQ site and am working on learning the last year mystery quilt blocks to learn that program. One of my Christmas gifts. I want to say thank you to all who are sharing your projects and friendship.
Dear Barbara- I have been thinking for a long time that I wanted to do something other than the triangle border. I was leaning toward an applique border with a mixture of the flowers from the center of the quilt or perhaps doing swags of some type with a flower at the joinings of the swags and in the corners. I must say that viewing your finished quilt top has given me the thought that perhaps I'll do a solid border of one of the printfabrics from the blocks. I really like how yours looks. That dark red border just sets off the blocks and frames them to a tee! Terrific idea and thanks for reminding me that sometimes less is more appropriate. Sally in soggy NE Ohio
I posted my finished top. What fun this was!!!Now I just have to figure out how to quilt it. I'm going to hand quilt it - probably with cross-hatching in the background or maybe diagonal lines. I haven't decided on the 2009 yet. I'll probably do it because I will miss all the people I have come to "know" during this past year.