Monday, January 18, 2016

Weekend Stitching - The Last Finish in 2015

It's the middle of January, so why a post about the last finish in 2015?  The stars just didn't align for it to be posted any sooner.  It took me a bit to get decent photos and then I was so focused on this year's goals that it faded from my memory that it had not been posted.  So before the new year gets any older, here's my last finish from 2015. 


Lily Pond (Back to Square One)
Pattern by Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times
Quilted by Trudy Lindemann
Started June 8. 2013, Finished December 30, 2015

Drama Teen named this one, she said the colors always reminded her of a Japanese lily pond. Since there's not a single oriental print in this one, I just shortened the name to Lily Pond. I don't often go with custom quilting, but nothing else seemed right for this one.  Trudy did an amazing job.  She used white thread in the white areas and a bright teal blue in the colored patches.   I asked for quilting that was both modern and organic.  (How Trudy figures out my vague ramblings is beyond me, but she always comes through with something that's perfect).   Here's the quilting in the center. 




There's more leaves, vines and curly-q's in the log cabin blocks and friendship stars.  



It's really amazing from the back (click on the photo to see more details).  



This quilt isn't staying here.  It's going to go live with the family that set up and hosted the writing camp that Drama Teen attended last summer.  DT and I both had a great time, they were wonderful hosts. I have my fingers crossed that they will like it.

 Linking up with:

Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts

29 comments:

  1. Your quilt is gorgeous, and the quilting is fabulous! The recipients are going to love it.

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  2. Your last quilt of 2015 is lovely. If the recipient of the quilt doesn't want it, you can send it to me.
    Kathleen Mary
    https://kathysnest32.wordpress.com/

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  3. Gorgeous quilt! I would have a hard time turning it loose!

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  4. Very very pretty quilt. Lovely quilting. Awesome finish.

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  5. Beautiful! Love the quilting. It really accents the piecing without taking over. Congratulations on your last finish of 2015.

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  6. It's a gorgeous quilt, sure you want to give it away? lol

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  7. Ohh, how could they not like it - it is beautiful! Really just lovely. Thanks for sharing on MCM.

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  8. It's lovely. That touch of green really sparkles. Congrats on the finish!

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  9. congrats on finishing your Mystery Medallion! I miss that judy doesn't do the yearly mystery quilt anymore... yours looks great! mine is done as well. it was a gift for my son and his new wife when they got married in May of 2014.

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  10. What a gorgeous quilt! Fabulous finish for the year and perfect name for this quilt. Quilting really accents this pattern nicely. Super gift!

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  11. Wow! So glad you remembered to share. The quilting is lovely.

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  12. Beautiful, beautiful quilt, Kate. They are going to love it. What a special gift.

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  13. It's lovely, and you're right, the custom quilting is perfect for it. The recipients are sure to love it.

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  14. This is a stunning quilt! I love the color combination. Nice job.

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  15. This is a stunning quilt! I love the color combination. Nice job.

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  16. Such an amazing quilt. I love your color choices! And, the quilting is wonderful. You have a gem in your long arm quilter.

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  17. Beautiful quilt and wonderful quilting. What a generous thank you gift!

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  18. No doubt, the recipients will love it. It's a beautiful quilt.

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  19. Of course they will like it. It's gorgeous, Kate - fabulous quilting!

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  20. so very beautiful! I love the colors, intricate piecing, the pattern, and the quilting. Lucky person who gets that quilt!

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  21. Glad you got the completed photo posted...beautiful!

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  22. Beautiful finish! I love the strong colors and the wonderful quilting!

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  23. Oh my! The name is perfect! The colors and piecing wonderful! And the quilting is amazing! Such a wonderful gift Kate!

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  24. Lovely! I like how strong the colors are. Your hosts are going to love it!

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  25. This is stunning! The colors, the design, the quilting, this is the totally package!

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