Tuesday, January 22, 2013

First Finish for 2013

I am so glad to have finally finished something!  I worked on piecing up the back, quilting it, and put on the binding all yesterday afternoon.  I really thought I would be able to finish a second one but it wasn't in the cards.  It just takes longer than I think it will. 

This is my first finish for 2013 and one of the quilts I listed on the Q1 finish along.  I quilted it in white Aurifill thread.  I love this thread!  I did free motion squares.  I really like this pattern and had done this on an I Spy quilt last year that I gave away.  The binding was a Dear Stella print that I just bought at the quilt store.  I love that fabric line with the pretty oranges and pinks.

This quilt got a high 5 from the teenager.  He liked the quilting, the binding and the back.  He really is fun to get feedback from and he likes everything I make but definitely and his favorites.  So I will be able to do show and tell and my two meetings this month too. 

Hopefully, I will have another finish soon with the Summerville patchwork.  I managed to make the back and sandwich it.  Now to figure out what to quilt on it. 

I have made progress on the Civil War sampler but that is taking some time for sure!

Here are the Quilt Stats on the Solids Quilt

Started November 2013
Finished January 2013
Kona White and a Charm pack of the new colors
Size 56" x 57"

Linking up to Fabric Mutt Lets-Get-Acquainted and Quilt Story-Fabric Tuesday.

This is the first finish for the Q1 goals and linking up to She Can Quilt for the finish.


  1. Beth, this is beautiful! I love the simplicity of it, those colors against the white background -- great finish!

  2. Congrats on the finish! I really love the colors in this quilt, and your quilting is great, too!!

  3. Nice finish! Fun, colorful quilt!

  4. I love your solids quilt! You're inspiring me to maybe make a quilt...maybe. :-)

  5. It's really pretty and I love the quilting - what a gorgeous finish!

  6. What a great quilt, it's simple and colourful and I love the free-motion squares for the quilting.