Tuesday, August 14, 2012

And it's only been 5 years...

Goodness, but it feels good to finish a big project.  It was this in May, 2007...


And for a long time -- years -- it rested in the closet in the form of these blocks...


You might remember that I played with ideas on Electric Quilt to get to this:


And then, after some more piecing and sandwiching, it looked like this for a while in July:


(If you click on the photo, you can see how I quilted it, with a mix of straight parallel lines and in-the-ditch quilting to outline the star triangles.)

And as of yesterday, it looks like this, ALL FINISHED!


Well, okay.  It needs to be blocked.  And labelled.  But it's finished enough for me to celebrate.  I call it Independence Day. 

Now, on to the next UFO!

12 comments:

Fran├žoise said...

Great! Congratulations.

Leslie said...

Celebrate! It's lovely.

Vicki W said...

It's really lovely. I love patriotic quilts.

Kristin L said...

Gorgeous! Well worth the wait.

Gerrie said...

Beautiful. It must feel good to finish something like this. Remember I am coming down next week.

Gerrie said...

Beautiful. It must feel good to finish something like this. Remember I am coming down next week.

MV Pat said...

The quilt looks stunning. You must be elated. Hope you share it in October at the Ranch.

Del said...

It makes the heart sing! Congrats.

Deborah Boschert said...

Wow! What an accomplishment! It's really fantastic.

natalie nessi said...

Your quilt looks absolutely beautiful. Those patterns sewn one by one is really difficult and time consuming. But you've finished it. All you hard work is paid off.
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nettiejdear said...

This is MAGNIFICENT!!! Excellent job!!!!!

Kekoa Pika said...

Congratulations on your work. I love it. Very creative and artistic. I know how much effort you put on this one and I truly appreciate it.
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