Sunday, November 27, 2016

"Words with Friends" Quilt

is finished!

I have belonged to this wonderful Spelling Bee for

most of this year, ably organised by Elizabeth. 

The signature blocks

She writes more about it here!

I started with my go-to straight line quilting, then 

really branched out to FMQ lots of flowers 


and other fancy variations!


I know I am never going to win any prizes for my 

quilting...


but I sure had a great time doing it!

I also did a line of quilting in the words, trying to 

mimic my handwriting!


Trust me, it's not that bad in real life!

I love the little picture blocks....

A suitcase

A star

An envelope




Happy sewing!

SUZ





19 comments:

  1. It turned out so well, Suz! I love how your quilting matches the intent of the quilt's message - to enjoy life and make memories (rather than stress over if the quilting's perfect). It looks fantastic to me and I bet you will always smile whenever you see this quilt.

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  2. Congrats on your finish and great work quilting it also...... That is my challenge for 2017.....

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  3. It turned out so so great! Good for you on finishing rather than having blocks hanging around (like me)
    Such a fun quilt ; ) Glad my blocks got there after all

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  4. I love it! It turned out beautifully!

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  5. I love it! What a really special and unique quilt!

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  6. I think your quilting is whimsical and fun like the quilt top--good finish!!

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  7. Don't belittle your quilting, Susan! It looks wonderful, and if you had a good time doing it, even better! I think this is one of the best quilts you've made. The saying you picked out is perfect. How wonderful to have another finish. You're on a roll, for sure, and won't have anything left to sew and finish at the rate you're going!

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  8. Looks to me like you have got fmq sorted, it's great! A very special quilt!

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  9. Beautiful quilt - really love the little blocks amongst the words!

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  10. The other best things are books and cups of tea. :)
    I love the floral quilting. This quilt needed something organic to go with the irregularly shaped letters. Nice choice!

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  11. This is wonderful. What a great finish on your quilt. I love all the personal touches from your quilting, which, by the way, looks great!

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  12. Such a wonderful quilt Susan! It's fabulous.

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  13. I LOVE it!!! It turned out so well.

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  14. Looks wonderful - I can only do quilting with variations on straight lines, so I'm impressed. How big did your quilt end up, did you allocate a word or two to everyone?

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  15. Turned out such a great quilt! I love your quilting - I don't know why you are so hard on yourself. The flowers are fantastic!

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  16. I just have the biggest smile on my face right now, enjoying all the photos of this terrific quilt and quilting. I love all the flourishes and special touches, as I think this quilt can take a lot of that. The sentiment is so lovely, and I love seeing your finished project! Thank you for such a satisfying few minutes at the computer--bravo to you!

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  17. Wow!!! This is wonderful and such a nice sentiment too. A quilt I'm sure you'll cherish for the quote and all the blocks made by quilty friends. I really like how you quilted through the letters kind of like cursive. I didn't join this bee but then ended up asking for letter blocks when my turn came in the Mid Century Bee so one day Ill have a word quilt too. No immediate plans though so it will be awhile.

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  18. ... and the wonderful quilts we make along the way. This quilt will signify so many memories simply from it's own journey... great finish!

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  19. This quilt is so amazing! I love the saying - it is so true! The little picture blocks fit in so well. The quilted flowers are perfect to me! What a wonderful finish!

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