Monday, August 30, 2010

Finally Finished



You are probably thinking the same thing I am..this quilt has gone on forever and it is finally done.  Last week I signed up for Amy's One Week One Thing Challenge and my goal was to finish this quilt and the Authentic bag that I shared late last week.  All I had left to do was block this quilt, add a hanging sleeve and bind it.  Yesterday afternoon I talked my husband to making his debut into the requisite role of holding the quilt up for a few backyard photos.



As you may recall from my previous (and numerous) posts, this quilt was a challenge project for the Minneapolis Modern Quilt guild.  Each member brought 2.5 inch strips of polka dot fabric to swap and we were allowed to add one fabric to the top.  I used Sandy Klop's Wee Play cream and black alphabet print and added a cream and black modern plaid from Mary Lou Weidman's Happiness Is line to the back and also for binding.




And you may also recall, I had to delay blocking this quilt because my dryer was out of order for about 10 days (I wanted to dry it part way before blocking), so accordingly I had to include my new clothesline for a quilt photo! (I made it thru the 10 days with a retractable clothesline, several drying racks and NO trips to the laundry mat!)


To see more from the One Thing, One Week Challenge, check out Amy's blog...

11 comments:

Sara said...





It looks great! I am quilting one of these tessellation numbers as we speak. I love them:)

free indeed said...





What a fun quilt! Wonderful job and it must feel great to finally have it finished and checked off the list....what to do now???

Jackie said...





A terrific finish! And your husband did a fantastic job!

Chartreuse Moose said...





Charming! Done feels so good too! Plus now you've got a delightful little quilt for cool weather or display!

Needled Mom said...





It looks great and I really like those cute legs that the quilt has!!!!

Mama Mel said...





Great job! I love it! :)

lindsay said...





great job on your finished challenge project, its lovely!

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...





Love your quilt! All the colors play really nice with that wordy print - fabulous finish!!

Mrs Quilty said...





It always feels great to finish a quilt! Looks Great!

Cindy N. said...





i love quilts hanging outside on the line....it just make me smile!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...





I think you won the challenge Karen!