Friday, August 26, 2016

Love Blooms Here Finish!

I rescued this quilt from my UFO pile at the start of the Olympics--it was about half way done with the quilting.  It is Love Blooms Here. It was a Quiltmaker magazine BOM in 2014. It is a combination of wool felt and cottons--I made it completely from my stash! I only subscribed to the magazine that year for the patterns. 
The backing is a striped brushed cotton I had in my stash. I decided to hand quilt it with perle cotton #8 ecru. It finished 46 x 59 inches. I decided to use the rose color for binding to modernize it and make it pop a little.
The happy sunflowers make me smile! I outlined all the wool felt appliqué and stitched in the ditch on the pieced parts.
I cross hatched the border using 1.5 inch squares. Masking tape was my friend for the border stitching.
I made the label back when I finished the top in 2014, but it was definitely not complete until last night! I am pleased to have this finished and it will be hung up in February and stay up through spring. 

With the NFL football season only days away and my new empty nest status, I am planning on starting a couple of new wool felt projects to keep my hands busy as I stitch my way through many games. By the way my daughter is having an amazing time at college--
This is her freshman seminar class at their invocation ceremony! Do you notice the ratio of males to females? She sure did--she is the tall one in black in the front!

21 comments:

  1. Lovely! What a testament to patience. It turned out great!

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  2. What a beautiful quilt! I like the backing fabric. It seems to go perfectly with the front. Congratulations on a great finish!
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  3. This looks great, Tanya. I have those magazines in digital. Bet it was a fun quilt to make. Congrats on using your stash, too.

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  4. This looks great, Tanya. I have those magazines in digital. Bet it was a fun quilt to make. Congrats on using your stash, too.

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  5. What a lovely stash busting quilt! And you hand quilted it! Wow! One day......Such an awesome accomplishment! You have inspired me to learn hand quilting!

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  6. I am so glad you rescued this darling quilt from your UFO pile and finished the handquilting on it :) It is lovely!!! So glad your daughter is having a great start of her college life and you are enjoying your peaceful empty nest too! Looking forward to seeing your wool projects you have planned... Does wool and cotton wash up well in quilts?? Kathi

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  7. The Olympics sure came in handy for a lot of quilters to finish some projects. Love Blooms Here is lovely and a fitting ending to the summer. It's a great feeling to use only stash.

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  8. Congrats on your lovely finish--very cute!

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  9. It's lovely! And I love using things from the stash. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. It is very pretty! You must have super fast fingers to accomplish the quilting so quickly! Thanks for sharing at Finished or Not Friday.

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  11. Lovely finish Tanya! If you are interested in some free wool patterns check out Cheri Paynes friendship group on Facebook, she is doing a gathering of crows. Pieced log cabins and wool appliqué. Jeni Gaston also has a wool basket sew along on her Facebook page. Check out herbJeni from the willow blog for info!

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  12. Fabulous quilt! Love the wool appliques with the cotton. Yippeee, football season is almost here! Watching preseason games this weekend.

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  13. What a pretty quilt! I do love wool and pearl cotton. Your daughter is gorgeous, and it's so wonderful that she is so happy!

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  14. This is such a happy quilt...congrats on the finish! Glad to hear she's adjusting and happy there! :)

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  15. What a wonderful quilt! I love projects made entirely from the stash.

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  16. So glad you rescued Love Blooms here! What a great outcome you must be so pleased

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  17. Loved seeing Love Blooms done. Glad your daughter is adjusting (and you) so well. :)

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  18. That is such a sweet quilt! I love the idea of having both quilting cottons and wool in the same project. Looks like your daughter is off to a good start!

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  19. Congratulations on a terrific finish! I remember that magazine pattern very well! Glad the empty nesting is going okay!

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  20. That is quite a beautiful quilt. You must have an impressive stash to make something with such a variety of fabrics. Congrats on the finish.

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