Monday, January 21, 2013

I'm doing the Happy Dance

Yep, I'm excited because last night I finished the quilting on my Whig Rose. I have been quilting a little almost everyday and I can hardly believe that after several years it is finally done. I love it but a full picture won't be posted til I get a binding on it. This morning I have been researching bindings with flange or piping and I need to do a little experimenting before making a final decision.

Oh and I also finished another William Morris block. Though it isn't my favorite it will do. I actually find it much more difficult to select fabric on these 2 color blocks so I am happy that there aren't many of those even though the stitching goes much faster!



16 comments:

Kathie said...

congrats on finishing the hand quilting
all I can say Is OMG it is amazing, this quilt should be a treasure/heirloom in your family for many many many years to come
enjoy it.
Kathie

Donna~~ said...

Congratulations on finishing the quilting! So exciting to be nearing the finish!

Judy Dietrich said...

Heather--you must be just beaming with happiness with all the work that went into this quilt. It seems like it will never get done, but just a little bit here and there does it!!! It is gorgeous. I think a piping or flange would look very cool on the edge. Hope you can decide on an edging. I think your WM block looks good. It will blend in very well with the others due to the style of the applique. Sometimes one color seems to stand out in a block that uses fewer colors--but it won't when mixed in with the other blocks. You get so much done--congrats!!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Whig Rose is just amazing, so so beautiful!! How exciting that you only have the binding to do..,,time for a movie or two..

audrey said...

Yay!! Super thrilling for you! Congrats on finishing up this step on such an amazing quilt.:)

SewWhatsNew said...

Congratulations. Your quilt is gorgeous. Thanks for your reply. The problem with all stabilizers is that they only last a couple of months after you open the package, after that the glue is not as good any longer. But, I still use it, even if it is not ideal. And do make sure you are using the right side down.^-^

Miriam said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations on finishing quilting! Its really beautiful work! :)

I love your WM blocks!

Cheri said...

Yea!!! A hand quilting completion is an accomplishment. I can't wait to see the whole thing.

sunny said...

Heather, the Whig Rose is incredible!! Congrats on finishing it up. I'm sure the binding will take no time at all.

Carla said...

SO gorgeous!

Elaine said...

Stunning hand quilting! congratulations on a beautiful finish

Janet said...

What an accomplishment! You must be so pleased. It looks amazing!! I can't wait to see it bound and finished :0)

Jane in Wales said...

What an achievement! The quilting looks so wonderful, and that is on the photo. In reality it must look stunning! Congratulations!

Carrie P. said...

congrats on your finish!!!

Barb said...

congratulations!
what a lovely heirloom quilt!

pandchintz said...

Just beautiful, Heather - well done!!