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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Crossing the finishing line...

...the 2014 Olympic torch has been extinguished for 1 1/2 weeks now...but I just completed my race...

This was a beast of a quilt...fabrics that exploded with endless threads, poor pattern directions and a gazillion bias edges...

I will approach any long arm quilter on my knees who is brave enough to make it all "quilt out"...

Difficult to photograph in its paleness, totally square only in my dreams, but a finished top...

Once it is quilted, the plan is for scalloped edges using Darlene Zimmerman's technique which I really like...

...wish me luck on this one!!

Do you have your own "beast of a quilt"?

Happy stitching everyone...

Pat


 

12 comments:

Kyle said...
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Kyle said...

I wrestle with most of my quilts, one time or another during the process. The soft colors and the scalloped edge definitely feel like springtime. Maybe your quilter can be bribed with cookies!

March 4, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Nancy said...

I sure it will all turn out fine in the end. Looks like a lovely quilt with all those soft colors.

Susan said...

I'm sure you will conquer The Beast! Much better to have a go than leave it guiltily in the cupboard.

Every Stitch said...

In my humble experience of 'beasts' - quilting can work absolute magic! Looking forward to seeing the scallop edge too. Lovely soft colours in this one :)
Hilda

Pastor John Meachen said...

I am sure it isn't as bad as you feel it is having worked with it 12" from your nose!!! It will quilt out!! Jan

Mimi said...

Beast or not, I can't wait to see it completed.

Kindred Quilts said...

I predict this beast will be tamed by lovely quilted stitches! Very pretty fabrics!

Janet O. said...

I wish you well with your "beast". I think mine may possibly be the DWR that has been in a box for a few years. I may get brave and face it later this year.

Barb said...

Good luck with your beast! Looking forward to seeing the scalloped edges. I've never done them, so I'm interested to see yours.
I'm working on my beast at the machines...going slower now ;)

Aunt 'Reen said...

Congratulations on conquering your "beast"! Your quilt top looks really pretty in your pictures. I commend you for your perseverance in completing this quilt. Hopefully one day it will become one of your fondest! (grin)

yarnjourney said...

I am looking forward to seeing the scallop edges too. I love the pretty delicate colors you chose.