Thursday, February 28, 2013

A February Finish!

I am pleased to say I have finally finished

 "Almost A Rainbow"!



Finally, because I started hand sewing this in 

January 2012....

Oh, look- I have forgotten a round of stitching on the blue spots!

My plan was to make one block a month

 and have it done in a year....

but, of course, I got side tracked!


and it took far longer to piece together!

This is not a large quilt (42" X 48"), but does have 

about 900 pieces in it!



I have kept the quilting to a minimum for fear of 

messing it up completely.....


with a little Perle thrown in for good measure!


I love the backing and the matching green binding!



I had hoped to get some better outside photos but the 

weather was far too windy-


I'll get some at the beach this weekend!



Linking up for a February finish to...

A Lovely Year of Finishes!

Happy days!

SUZ

39 comments:

  1. Stunning! This is a quilt to be so proud of. So vibrant, perfectly pieced and a great finish.

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  2. Congratulations on finishing such a wonderful quilt! That size would make a great wall hanging where it could be appreciated and admired for the beautiful quilt that it is.

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  3. What an amazing quilt! I love everything about it.

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  4. Absolutely stunning! 900 pieces all hand stitched? I'm amazed it didn't take longer. Hope you are enjoying this bright and beautiful quilt :-)

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  5. What a beautiful quilt Suz! It is stunning!

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  6. It looks so good! Great design, wonderful choice of fabrics and the hand quilting is the perfect finishing touch. You've done well to complete it in 14 months.

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  7. Hip hip hooray!
    Its a beaut, surely its never to windy for quilts?
    Love that rolled up pic x

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  8. Looks FABulous!!! Congratulations on such a fantastic finish!!!

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  9. Wow! What a happy quilt - the backing, binding, colours and quilting are just right. It's amazing.

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  10. Honestly, this quilt blows my mind. I cannot even imagine creating it. It's really awesome!

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  11. Love it! Every stitch and all that time was well worth it--you have a gorgeous piece of color and shine. And the perle cotton...the perfect touch!

    Great job!

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  12. It's perfect Susan and it should have taken time to quilt - saying it took you a year to hand quilt is much better than saying I hand quilted this in a few weeks :-) I love it - you should be very proud.

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  13. Oh my goodness! What an amazing finish!!! This is stunning in every way!!

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  14. Yay for a finish! It may be a bit smaller but it packs a punch! What an amazing rainbow of spectacular color! And 900 pieces....unreal! You should be very proud :)

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  15. Love it!!! You did an Amazing job! May I ask what pattern this is?

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  16. Beautiful!
    Congrats on such a stunning quilt...love the hand pearl stitches and the green binding!!!

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  17. Wow Susan, fantastic! Love the addition of the perle cotton.

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  18. Fantastic finish! It's wonderful!

    Thanks for linking up

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  19. *Love* this quilt! It's gorgeous and cheery. :) Nice touch with the perle.

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  20. I know you are most likely tired of hearing me say this... But once more... It's fantastic!

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  21. Yay for bright, fantastic and finished!

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  22. What an accomplishment, Susan! It is just gorgeous and I am so impressed by your ability and stick-to-it-ness! What color of the rainbow are you missing, by the way?

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  23. It's really pretty, Susan! You can be very proud of your accomplishment - hand pieced and hand quilted! Wow. It seems Aussie quilters do that much more frequently than we do here in the US. Good on you!

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  24. That was a lot of work for one year but the finish is stunning. A big pat on the back coming your way!

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  25. It's beautiful! I feel cheery just looking at it.

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  26. This is absolutely amazing. I love it! I love hand piecing and quilting too - find it more relaxing than sitting at the machine. Can I ask what pattern this is?

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  27. This is a totally amazing quilt. I love all the colours and fabrics. Your work is stunning. I have to be impressed with knowing that all this work is done by hand! Congratulations on a great finish!

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  28. Susan this is incredible! What an amazing amount of work and it is so stunning. Love all the colour and the quilting is the perfect finish. Outstanding!!

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  29. it looks great Suz............you should be pretty pleased with it.......

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  30. It is an amazing finish! So many colours!

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  31. So wonderful. It gives me inspiration to keep going on mine, although I'm two year in the hand-sewing of it. I love how your turned out and I'm keeping it bookmarked for quilting inspiration, too!

    Yay!!!

    Elizabeth E.

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  32. What a cheerful quilt. I love the bright colours and all the detail including the perle cotton stitching. What a lot of work and heart went into this one. The green binding. Killer!

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  33. I think you did brilliantly to make such a lovely quilt all by hand in just a fraction over a year. Well done!

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  34. It's a beauty!! The colours really make it pop!

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  35. Love this quilt. It's so happy and vibrant. I agree, the backing and binding are perfect.

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  36. Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! I can't stop jumping up and down! I am so excited about your quilt. It is amazing! I love it :-D The hand quilting is like a perfect over the top awesome touch. You rock. This quilt rocks. I am HAPPY about it. Congratulations on your beautiful finish!

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  37. Wonderful! Oh how exciting, so glad I came by and got to see the finish! Things always take a bit longer than expected, eh? I may never finish anything ever! Must be nice to cross this off your list :D

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  38. Gorgeous! I'm hoping to make one as well, I have my little template cut and am now playing with fabric ;)

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