Another Finish

by Karen on December 18, 2011

in quilts

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.

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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.

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One of their engagement photos.

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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 December 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm

It’s beautiful! What a special quilt!
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Debbie in Alaska December 18, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Very lovely. Seems like it went fairly quick which is amazing to me.
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Wanda December 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm

A great finish! I’m sure your niece and husband will treasure it.
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Marianne December 18, 2011 at 2:17 pm

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

CJ December 18, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Very nicely done Karen! This is the best signature quilt I’ve ever seen!
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Vivian December 18, 2011 at 6:21 pm

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 December 18, 2011 at 6:32 pm

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 December 18, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Beautiful just Beautiful

Nedra December 18, 2011 at 8:19 pm

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

Hellen S. Helgadóttir December 19, 2011 at 5:33 am

The most beautiful signature quilt I’ve seen!

Archie the wonder dog December 19, 2011 at 11:46 am

You’ve done such a wonderful job with this quilt – it’s fabulous!
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Tim Latimer December 19, 2011 at 2:46 pm

It turned out beautiful! What a special gift…she will treasure it!!
an heirloom to be sure
Tim
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michelle December 20, 2011 at 11:17 pm

The quilt turned out wonderfully! Great colors, and I love what you did with the applique.
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Chris Daly December 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Oh Karen, What a fantastic quilt. They will love it!
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Eva Roberts October 10, 2014 at 8:15 am

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.

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