Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Huge Finish!

Last week I finally finished my Philadelphia Pavement quilt:
Its a huge quilt, measuring around 96" square. I did add 2 borders (due to popular demand lol) and I think it finishes and frames it nicely. I was worried about getting it under my machine but it all went smoothly and painlessly!
I love how all the crosshatching puffs up the squares and its all quilted with a lovely soft gold cotton called "Honey Butter". By the time Id finished all the squares I wasnt up for trying anything too complicated in the borders so its just quilted 1/4" from each seam!

Im so happy with this finish, I kept my promise to Anne Ida to finish what I started in 2009 and I havent added any UFO's to my list (except for a few blocks I was playing around with, which never became a quilt top)
Although this quilt doesnt have an "offical" home in our house yet, its just lying on the quilt rack, Im sure over the winter months it will grace our bed....it is far too heavy for the summer!!
A huge finish which I know will be loved in the coming years!!!

18 comments:

Lappetausa said...

I am so impressed! You are so clever, and these huge projects...how come you have no problems in quilting such big quilts? Look forward to the progress on the mystery quilt too!

Vicki W said...

It's beautiful!

Elaine Adair said...

I am only the 3rd person to congratulate you for this amazing quilt?? Hey, not enough people know what a gigantic and beautiful quilt this is. I LOVE it - and thanks for the photo/eye candy.

Joyful Quilter said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Isabella said...

OH BOY Rose thats a quilt and a half congrats on that one must have been soo long in the making but then again it's you we are talking :-)

LAPPETUSSA said...

It's so beautiful :D

Anne Ida said...

Oh, it is fabulous, sweetie! Not that I didn't know that *lol* You have done a huge job, and now you get to enjoy the finish! Congratulations!!

Well done laying on the guilt, there *lol* Yes, you have kept your promise and have finished what you started in 2009 - no new UFOs for 2010! Me...? Well, you know... *lol*

heather said...

Amazing. I love the colors and the design.

Heather
www.spiritblog.net

Vesuviusmama said...

Congrats! It is lovely, and I am so impressed that you finished what you started this year!

simplestitches said...

what a beautiful quilt!
cheers Julz

Lulu said...

Wow, that's magnificent. It really is an heirloom.

Jeanne said...

Rose, it is gorgeous! You did wonderful work.

Lissa Jane said...

Rose.. I figure if you are gonna make a quilt you may as well make a big one! I dont think I have made a quilt under 90"x90" for years. LOL.. I start small but stuff happens and it turns out huge!



Lissa

Kelly said...

OMG that is just gorgeous! What patience you must have to complete that!

Rose Marie said...

Fabulous quilt! Are those 2" finished squares? I can just imagine all the seams in the back.

imquilternity said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous quilt!

Irene said...

Just beautiful!

Quilter Kathy said...

This is a gorgeous quilt...wow!

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