Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WIPS: A Timely Finish

It's graduation week for Drama Teen, so it's been a bit busy here.  Sunday was Senior Sunday at church.  Monday night DT and I ran a few errands to get ready for the last end of school celebration and sleep over.  On Sunday, DT decided that we really needed another label for the The First Amendment quilt, one that had been signed by all the newspaper staff.  So that left me scrambling Monday night to get the second label sewn to the quilt.  The plan was to present the quilt during the end of the year journalism party yesterday.  That stitching was done and the quilt was wrapped up ready to go before I went to bed Monday night.  So now I can claim that all the graduation quilts are done!  Talk about just in time finishes.  

Here's the finished First Amendment Quilt. 


The First Amendment Quilt, pattern self designed

The First Amendment is printed in the center panel.



The panel was printed using the largest size printable fabric sheet I could find.  This quilt was for Drama Teen's journalism teacher, so that seemed to be the most appropriate theme.  The background fabric is a fake newsprint, which also seemed appropriate.  Trudy Lindemann did a wonderful job on the quilting as always.



A chain of stars in the borders.  



And loops in the star center.  

The quilt was gifted yesterday during the end of the year journalism party.  According to DT, Miss T loved the quilt.  I got a very nice hug when I got home.  Doesn't get much better than that in terms of being thanked.  

The First Amendment quilt is my forth finish this year.  Considering that I only finished 4 quilts in all of 2016 (the same for all of 2015) and it's not even June yet, this is looking to be one of my better years for finishes.  I'd like to have a shorter WIP/UFO list for 2018.  The First Amendment quilt was on my Second Quarter 2017 Finish Along list.  It was number two on my list, so I'm halfway to my goal for the quarter.  That's a good feeling too!  

Linking up with:
Let's Bee Social
Needle and Thread Thursday
Can I get a Whoop, Whoop
Second Quarter 2017 Finish Along

25 comments:

  1. I love this quilt. What a perfect gift for Miss T. Wonderful design.

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  2. A wonderful finish and so thoughtful in so many ways -

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  3. Your quilt has inspired me - I have a 4th of July one in WIP and I think that star border would work perfectly.
    I also like reading about your 4 finishes. My mind spins when I see some quilters finish projects at such a frenetic pace.

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  4. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! I can't congratulate you enough on getting all those quilts finished. You set goals which is definitely a good lesson for me. This First Amendment quilt is stunning!There's nothing better than a hug for a thank you. Do you think your daughter will become a quilter too?

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  5. Congrats on getting all your graduation quilts done on time! And on your daughter's graduation, also no small feat. Way to go, mom!

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  6. DT did have a good idea there with the second label and you are such a good mom to get it done in time--way to go Mom--
    Have fun with week with the parties and such with DT--give her a hug from me too--
    enjoy each moment, di

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  7. Yay! So happy for you for all those finishes. What a great feeling that must give you. You are on a roll, girl!

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  8. It's been fun watching this quilt progress - congrats on a great finish!

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  9. I've been following your graduation quilts journey and WOW! Did this one ever turn out fabulous! Such meaningful fabric and so appropriate a gift.

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  10. This turned out fabulously! I really like it, and I'm impressed that you got all the graduation quilts done.

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  11. Great job. Perfect, I'm going to look at your graduation quilt that I see others commenting on.

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  12. Hi Kate,
    What a lovely, timely quilt. I love the chain of stars in the border. ~smile~
    Roseanne

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  13. Every bit of this quilt is fantastic! I love it!!

    -Soma

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  14. I've enjoyed the progress on this quilt. As a long-time-ago journalism major it always "spoke" to me. So glad teacher liked it too. Yea for making great strides this year. Maybe you'll double your finished quilts to 8 this year! (Ok, pick something small and get it done.)

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  15. It has been so much fun following along on all of your graduation quilt projects, and I am so impressed with all the completions. The First Amendment quilt turned out beautifully! I'm sure the journalism teacher will display it proudly in her classroom.

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  16. Congratulations, Kate! I've been waiting with bated breath to see if you would finish all 4 of the beautiful graduation quilts! Yea! Now, take a deep breath and relax.

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  17. Kate, I apologize for being so far behind in my reading.....WOWOWOWOWOW! You have been a busy quilter! These quilts are just so thoughtful and a beautiful homage to DT's education. You have just done a wonderful job in my opinion!

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  18. COngrats to both you and DT - what an awesome accomplishment!!

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  19. Hurrah for this gorgeous quilt, and for your four finishes! Enjoy your next (hopefully deadline-less) project!

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  20. The quilt looks fantastic- glad to hear it was appreciated too! And good luck finishing 4 more 😉!

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  21. I love the finish! Great design and quilting.

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  22. What a great end of the year gift for a teacher. Your choice of fabrics was perfect.

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  23. Perfect gift! Congratulations on your fab finish on behalf of the global FAL 2017 hosts!

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