Monday, January 26, 2015

Design Wall Monday - A 2014 Finish

It was a relaxing weekend.  We spent Saturday running errands in Tulsa.  Sunday was clean house and laundry day.  But I did manage to get in some stitching time in the afternoon.  Not that I have much to show for it.  There has been some progress on Grand Illusion, but not so much that the design wall looks all that much different.  It's the same  deal with the 2014 Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler.  So I had to look back a bit to find something that had been on the design wall, but wasn't there now.  

With all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas holiday, I never found time to post about my last finish of 2014.  Probably because I didn't get the  binding on Scrappy Stars till the day before Christmas Eve.  Talk about just in time finishes.  


Pattern is Folk Art Christmas Stars
by Robyn Pandolph


I didn't have time to get a lot of pictures before it was wrapped and placed under the tree for our Christmas Eve celebrations.  I'm so happy with how it turned out.  Plus I was very pleased to get my oldest UFO moved off the list. The stars were my leaders and enders project starting in 2011 and last year it was one of my "to finish quilts".     

Trudy used a leafy vine motif in a gold/tan for the quilting  




The quilt was a Christmas present for my Mom.  In the 15 years that I've been making quilts, I had never made one for her.  I didn't get a picture of her opening it, because it is generally pandemonium when we open gifts.  But both she and my sister were admiring it afterwards.  I'm pretty sure she loved it. 

So that's one more off the UFO/WIP list.  That still leaves 18 projects on the UFO list and 3 WIPs.  I've dubbed 2015 as the year of UFOs.  Hopefully I'll do better this year in getting projects finished than I did last year.  

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15 comments:

  1. Lovely finish - great color and fabrics and perfect quilt motif.

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  2. Your quilt is so gorgeous! I especially love that border fabric.
    I'm sure your mother was thrilled to receive this beauty!

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful quilt. I am sure your mom loved it. Who wouldn't??

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  4. Wow that's gorgeous! I usually don't like large scale prints but you made it work!

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  5. Well, it's just beautiful, Kate. I love your fabrics, and the design is very striking. Beautiful work.

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  6. Really beautiful. I love the red border fabric.

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  7. It is gorgeous and I bet your mother does love it. I sure would. Nice to get it off your to do list too. Have you decided what's next?

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  8. Lovely quilt and you can bet it was appreciated. I made a similar one a couple years ago, one of my favorites of all the quilts I've made, but I gave it away. I think a replacement for me might be in order one of these days.
    The simplicity of stars on point and lovely fabrics is a winning combination for anyone. Well done!

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  9. Very pretty, you did an excellent job!
    Terry

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  10. Gorgeous! I love the layout of the stars - the light backgrounds are placed perfectly to appear random even though they're not. Lucky mother!

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  11. Wow what a beauty!! Moms deserve quilts, so glad you made her one. I bet she loved it. So do you think it feels better to give quilts or to get them? Great quilt and the quilting pattern was so perfect.

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  12. Beautiful finish! I hope you get a picture of your mom with the quilt sometime.

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  13. Your Christmas quilt is just beautiful. I know your mother loves it. Way to go on getting those UFO's finished in 2015. You are off to a great start!

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  14. Yay for handmade gifts and the people who appreciate them!

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  15. Talk about bringing a finish down to the wire! You did a beautiful job on Scrappy Stars and I’m sure your Mom totally loved it.Love the colours and the quilting is perfect too.

    It feels like so long since I’ve had a finish of the quilty variety. Hopefully once my training for the new job is over I can start having an actual life again!

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