Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quilt Quest 2013 - The Big Finish

Yes, yes, I know.  Monday was a big tease.  You'll get over it.  This is the big finish for my Quilters' Quest quilt from 2013.  The pattern is from Capital Quilts.
All that quilting took ages and ages to finish.  Feathers and swirls.  Ruler-work and free-motion.  All of it is in there.  I love every stitch of it.  It spent two weeks on the long arm frame with me working on it after work.  Did I mention it took ages?
Over the weekend, we went camping and I had some time to finish the binding and take some pictures of the (mostly) finished quilt.
The binding was made using four fat quarters from Jinny Beyer Studios.  I bought this fabric during the Quilters' Quest Shop Hop.  It is scrappy and wonderful.
I love the back almost as much as the front.  No forgotten orphan blocks, just a plain purple fabric.  I'm torn between wishing I'd used a busier background and the fact that you can see the quilting.
I did get a couple pictures at one of the local state parks but it was before I finished the binding.  Now I have to come up with a name for this beauty and get a label stitched on.
If you're over in my part of the country come November, you should totally check out the Quilters' Quest Shop Hop.  It's fun and you can go on an adventure to new quilt shops.


  1. love the colors and movement in this quit!

  2. beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Love back too. And colors are graet

  3. ohh my that is awesome, I love the purple back I think it was the perfect choice

  4. Beautiful quilt: top, back and quilting. I know how you feel when they take so long to finish but aren't you glad you did it this way! It looks great and I'm sure you're more confident in your skills. Congratulations.

  5. Wow! This is incredible! Such gorgeous quilting. I love how well it shows up on the solid backing. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!


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