Joseph’s Coat–Finished!!

by Karen on May 31, 2012

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That’s right the final stitches were taken!  I am so pleased to be finished with this monster quilt top.  Of course it is very hard to get a photo of a large quilt in the house – Joseph’s Coat is done!!

Before I forget today is the last day for voting on the quilts over at Amy’s Creative Side – if you haven’t voted yet I sure would appreciate you voting for Star Crazy.  see this post for the photo and how to get there.

I started this quilt top in July 2011 so I finished it in less than a year! pretty good for hand piecing.  I didn’t work on it in September and October and didn’t do a lot on it in January – so I will say it took about 8 months of off and on work.  I have no idea on the hours, I didn’t keep track.  It will go on the quilting frame soon.

The corner finished the last circles sewed in place.


Nope that’s only half of it


Out to the swing for one of those shots like in the magazines – nope still can’t see all of it.


On the lawn, in between wind gusts I got this at an angle hanging off the side of the deck.


I’ll give it another try little bit – I have an idea I will see if it will work for a full shot.

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Archie the wonder dog May 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Hurrah!!! Well done! JC is FABULOUS!!!!!!
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Julie Thomas May 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm


Karen May 31, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Congratulations! It looks great and was well worth the time and effort.

Ruth May 31, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Stunning! I’ve been reading your blog and watching your progress. You’re amazing!
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Jo May 31, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Wow..the most unique, beautiful quilt ever. I’m in love with this stunner. I’ll sure miss seeing it. Congratulations!

Deanna Neumann May 31, 2012 at 2:11 pm

WOW!!!! It is lovely. The best part of it being done is now we can watch you quilt it. I look forward to see your progress often. Thanks for sharing your beautiful journey.

Marianne May 31, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Wow! Congratulations! It really turned out beautiful. I love the scallopped edges but I do know that will make binding challenging. Still, you can think about it while quilting in the coming year. You must feel really good right now!

Mary LeClerc May 31, 2012 at 3:37 pm

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Nedra May 31, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Congratulations! 2 BIG finishes in just a week. you are amazing!
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Simone May 31, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Looks great I have been following the progress. Give yourself a huge pat on the back.
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Penny May 31, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Karen, I have not been up to commenting since last September, too many family trials being sorted through, but I have followed daily. Congratulations, you must be truly in seventh heaven with this beautiful finsih. It is going to look incredible on your bed next year. Smiles from Australia.

Karen L. May 31, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Another beautiful hand pieced quilt! I do not know how you do it. I voted so got my fingers crossed for you.

Vivian May 31, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Just gorgeous!!!!
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Leslie May 31, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Wonderful achievement!
Take care, Leslie
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regina chronister May 31, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I love it the colors just flow.

Tim Latimer May 31, 2012 at 7:32 pm

It looks great Karen!
I enjoyed watching it all come together in your posts and now that it is done I think it is even better than I imagined it would be….just beautiful and I can’t wait to see you get it on the frame and get some quilting
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Vicki W May 31, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Congratulations! It’s fabulous!
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Yvette May 31, 2012 at 9:32 pm

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jojo May 31, 2012 at 9:59 pm

It’s beautiful Karen. Your workmanship is outstanding.

Pip May 31, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Stunning, I’ve enjoyed watching your progress, it doesn’t seem as if it was all that long ago that you started it. Now we get to watch the quilting progress, can’t wait.
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Elzaan June 1, 2012 at 12:12 am

Congratulations on the finish (of the top at least)! It is well worth all the effort and time.
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Barbara Sindlinger June 1, 2012 at 12:26 am

I have enjoyed watching the piece come together throughout the year. Thanks for sharing. It’s beautiful

Fiona June 1, 2012 at 12:27 am

I’ve been watching this quilt top grow and can’t believe it’s been 10 months! It looks fabulous and I’m looking forward to seeing how you are going to bind it!

glen in louisiana June 1, 2012 at 12:40 am

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Chris C June 1, 2012 at 12:56 am

Wow – congratulations – l00ks fantastic – and it looks like common bride is your next quilt! I”m working on it – it’s fantastic! I’ve been following your blog for a little while now – your red and green applique is calling my name! Congratulations and well done!

Debbe June 1, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Loveeeee it!!!!! It’s AMAZING!!!!!!
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Jessica June 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Looks fabulous mom!! :)
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