Monday, February 15, 2016

Hugs and Kisses is FINISHED!

Hugs and Kisses.

I finished the last binding stitches on it this morning. I just love how it looks and feels - the lighter batting for the hand quilting gives it such a nice drape - different from the normal warm and natural batting I usually use.
My two helpers holding the quilt this morning.
This quilt started out as me learning to appliqué with the orange peels, to design of a quilt top with deciding on setting them into X and O's and alternating the frame on each block with color on the X and cream on the O. Then it was the border decision and getting the inner border to the correct size to make the pieced outer border fit! Of course.... then there was the journey of the hand quilting that started on Thanksgiving 2014. I had only made a small T and apple quilt wall hanging before this for hand quilting..... and a lot of my 12 inch blocks for my quilt square along quilt. This is my first official 'big' quilt that is hand quilted. It was a 3 year and one month journey from start to finish - the first appliqué blocks were made in January 2013 with the Rainbow Scrap challenge. It needs a spin in the washer and dryer... but that will have to wait until Tuesday as regular laundry will be on tap today.

Sharing at Oh Scrap.
Linking up with OMG - as this is my February One Monthly Goal for a Finish! 

15 comments:

  1. I love this! Good job on the hand quilting ... it always does my heart good to see more hand quilting. ;-)

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  2. As expected, it's gorgeous! Congrats on a beautiful design and finish. What kind of batting did you use?

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  3. Just beautiful! What a lovely finish you've accomplished...hugs, Julierose

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  4. Congratulations! Well worth all the effort

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  5. It is gorgeous! I love the border too! Hand quilting is always awesome. Your helpers look happy... ~Jeanne

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  6. Great finish! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  7. Great job! I've enjoyed seeing the progress.

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  8. Great job! I've enjoyed seeing the progress.

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  9. Great finish! It was fun watching this quilt come to life through the RSC. The orange peel border is a wonderful finishing touch!

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  10. Fantastic finish and such a great journey!

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  11. So, so lovely! The pattern, colours and hand quilted. A very special project indeed.

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  12. So glad to see your finish! I really need to do a better job keeping up on blogs. I find hand quilted quilts are just softer a great benefit!

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  13. Soo soo proud of you! It's amazing!

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  14. Lovely, lovely quilt! So much scrappy-goodness, and so much hand stitching. Precious!

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