30s Quilt...Quilted

April 11, 2011

Yes, finally!  Big time Happy Dance going on here!!  I am thrilled and happy to report that the 30s quilt is ready for binding!!  I will always refer to this quilt as "The Great Teacher."  This quilt taught me so much through trial and error.  It shouldn't have been a difficult quilt to quilt, but I was being the stubborn student and wanting to take the l-o-n-g way.  LOL!! There were times when I thought, "There is no way I'm showing this quilt to to anyone again."  BUT I couldn't be happier with how it looks and am more than happy to show it off.
 I pretty much could have been blindfolded when I quilted the borders because I couldn't see the thread at all on that fabric while I was quilting.  No joke.
 I tried a new all over design in the center.  Kind of a feathery swirl.  Everything is freehand.  I did mark for spacing on the sashing.
And finally the whole quilt.  Well sort of...my photo skills are pathetic.  :-)
Scott loved how the borders came out.  He was very impressed and loves this quilt now too!
I am loving every second of this quilting journey.  Even the little "learning bumps" every now and then.  

Hope everyone has a great day!

30 comments:

  1. That is just awesome. I am really impressed by the fact that the middle was done without any marking or a panto or anything. I'd love to be able to do that sort of thing.

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  2. Beautiful! Wonderful! Spectacular! I LOVE it!!!!!!

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  3. It is so sweet...love it! And your quilting is fabulous....you must be thrilled. What is the quilt pattern?

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  4. Another beautiful quilt! You definitely have a natural talent for this! :0)

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  5. It is beautiful~ The swirls on the edge are my favorite~

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  6. It is really awesome. Well done. I love your name for it! Keep up the great work!

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  7. Looks great! I bet it feels good to have it completed.

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  8. Well, I sure do love 30s prints and this is beautiful! But I wouldn't expect anything less.

    Your freehand is killing me. I have a hard time when I mark my quilts! So pretty:)

    Great job and awesome quilt!!

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  9. For now being able to see, you did a beautiful job.
    Love the design you used, perfect for that quilt.

    Debbie

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  10. OMG! I love it!!!!!!!! You did a fantastic job.

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  11. Fabulous! Give yourself a big hand, you deserve it!

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  12. A big pat on the back to you, Linda! It turned out just gorgeous! I really do love your border treatment - it just makes the whole thing pop! I agree - every step of this journey (good and bad) are so much fun!
    Cheers!

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  13. You are so brave to be trying freehand already, I know long arm quilters who've been quilting for years and still use stencils! Your quilt is lovely, Congratulations, job well done!!

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  14. Your 30s quilt turned out beautiful, Linda! I love the colors and the quilting is excellent!

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  15. Beautiful Linda. I love it. Happy Stitching,

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  16. What a wonderful job you did.... just lovely!

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  17. Looks really great! I love the outer border!

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  18. You are just a natural born LA quilter! You do beautiful work! Love this quilt!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  19. Gorgeous quilting Linda...WOW!

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  20. Awesome job! Beautiful quilt. :)

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  21. Gorgeous and well done. I love the quilt too, as I have a thing for 30's fabrics.

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  22. It turned out great. I love seeing your progress. You are doing so well. You are a natural.

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  23. That quilt turned out gorgeous! Dispite going blind doing it! You did an amazing job on it!

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  24. oh the quilt looks just beautiful!
    congrats.. Kathie

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  25. Linda, it's gorgeous - you did a beautiful job on this! A quilt to be proud of for sure!

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  26. You really did a great job on this quilt! Freehand is so much fun, as long as we remember to relax and breath.... and have fun with it too!

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  27. That is sooooo pretty! You are doing such a great job!
    lv,
    Joy

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