Another Finish


tn_FreeVintageImagesofChristmasClipArt39_jpgDone with another one!  The signature quilt is now finished other than making a label for it.  I will get it sent off to my niece after the new year.

The only other  piece I would like to get finished before the end of the year is the table runner that I have been working on.  It is almost finished.  I have a little more quilting to do and then the binding.  After the binding is done then I will see if I want to add any other little bits of quilting to it before I consider it done.

The Signature Wedding Quilt, measures 58 x 72 inches I think.  I measured it the other day when I cut the binding and now I have already forgotten what it was!  There was a little shrinkage when I got it wet.  I didn’t wash it with soap – I only put it through a rinse and spin cycle to get the blue pen color out of the quilt.  Then I put it in the dryer.  I’m happy to report I had no fading and no colors ran!  I did do sample checks before I started making the quilt of course and was happy with the way it went.


The photo panel.  The wedding was in the fall and she wanted fall colors so I appliqued some leaves on it too to go with the fall theme colors.


One of their engagement photos.


The backing.  With mostly straight line quilting this one did not take a super long time to do once it got on the frame and would have been done several months ago if we hadn’t been on the road in September and October traveling.  It went on the frame in early August.  It took about 55 hours of quilting in between working on other projects.


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  • Vicki W Dec 18, 2011

    It’s beautiful! What a special quilt!
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  • Debbie in Alaska Dec 18, 2011

    Very lovely. Seems like it went fairly quick which is amazing to me.
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  • Wanda Dec 18, 2011

    A great finish! I’m sure your niece and husband will treasure it.
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  • Marianne Dec 18, 2011

    What a lovely keepsake. They will treasure it, I’m sure. And doesn’t it feel good to finish!?!

  • CJ Dec 18, 2011

    Very nicely done Karen! This is the best signature quilt I’ve ever seen!
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  • Vivian Dec 18, 2011

    Oh Karen. I think it is fabulous. I so regret no making one for my son. I love how you added the leaf applique and the vines.
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  • Astrid Dec 18, 2011

    Congrats on the finish! It’s beautiful and I’m sure it will be treasured forever! Love the autumn colors.
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  • Erlinda Dec 18, 2011

    Beautiful just Beautiful

  • Nedra Dec 18, 2011

    You’ve really been working on this one for a long time.
    Congratulations on a finish.

  • The most beautiful signature quilt I’ve seen!

  • You’ve done such a wonderful job with this quilt – it’s fabulous!
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  • Tim Latimer Dec 19, 2011

    It turned out beautiful! What a special gift…she will treasure it!!
    an heirloom to be sure
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  • michelle Dec 20, 2011

    The quilt turned out wonderfully! Great colors, and I love what you did with the applique.
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  • Chris Daly Dec 29, 2011

    Oh Karen, What a fantastic quilt. They will love it!
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  • Eva Roberts Oct 10, 2014

    I love your quilt and was wondering what pattern you used. I am making my cousin one for her wedding and she wanted one similar to this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Beth Cassel Finn Jul 25, 2015

    thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt
    the inspiration has started me making one like it for a friend’s mom for her birthday this fall
    (September) I have my work cut out for me (pun intended, lol) as this is July 25 already…
    when I showed my friend this quilt she was over whelmed with it… the colors, the photos, the layout and the places for signatures from the guests attending the birthday party for her mom… so the fabric has been picked out and I’ll be starting at my earliest convenience…
    thanks again…

  • Krista Oct 5, 2016


    Do you have a pattern for this?

    • Karen Oct 5, 2016

      no I made it up! Really – I saw a drawing of a postage stamp quilt with the body of the quilt like this on pinterest – no pattern and no link to it so I made it up with 1.5 – you could use any size squares – my white outside strips are not all the same width – so it is a little wonky. The applique idea came from a wall hanging in Wendy Williams book – the one in the book is quite a bit smaller than these borders are but made generally the same way – I free cut the applique pieces although there are patterns in her book a person could trace.

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