11.14.2010

Quilt Retreat Part II: First Finish

There was some talk at my quilt retreat that I might not be allowed back because I finished too many projects. My secret? Bring a bunch of things that are already half done!

This is the table topper I started way back here during Round 8 of Old Red Barn's Quilt Along. During the retreat, I pieced the backing, quilted it, and bound it. DONE!


Of course, I chose to take photos Friday when it was bright and sunny. Not great. Today it is cloudy and dreary, also not great for photos so we'll have to live with these.


I'm really happy with my quilting, I think I'm getting better. I echoed the applique in the dark square, drew holly in the triangles, and free motioned the bricks.

I only joined in this round because I had everything in my stash -- but I ended up buying the binding fabric. I needed something dark and didn't want to use the teal linen (didn't have enough anyway)! I think the polka dot works, although it's a little bold.

And this not-so-little guy kept trying to sneak into my pictures!

12 comments:

The WoodLand School said...

You're such an overachiever with all your finished stuff! ;-)

Love the quilting ... I'm impressed!

Jackie said...

How funny! I've never been to a quilt retreat but always hear of people completely piecing entire quilt tops. Just blows my mind! I like your idea of bring a bunch of projects that are well on their way and working on them. Nothing like a finish to give you an excuse to start a bunch of new things!

Kris said...

Great idea to bring a bunch of started projects! I love the quilting, I think you did a really great job with it.

MJ said...

Great quilting! I have given up on quilting myself & will restrict myself to piecing it together & having someone long-arm quilt my projects! I just can't free-motion quilt! You did it very well!

Cristin said...

Very nice! I love picking up an"old" half done project and knocking it out! Well done!

Thimbleanna said...

What a cute little sneaker! Your table topper is beautiful -- wonderful colors for Christmas!

~Michelle~ said...

whoa - super impressed with the quilting! i wouldn't allow you back either, Ms. Overachiever! Ooh, forgot to email...got my Sudoku package last week...need to open it up & check it out... but I definitely need to recover from the quick trip this past weekend, I was up WAY too early this morning!

trish said...

Really pretty...wish I had time to quilt...

We gotta do lunch sometime soon!

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