Tuesday, July 7, 2009

First Finish for July

Oh happy day! Springtime Stars is finally finished! It's been quilted for a month or so and just waiting for the binding. I put the last few stitches into the binding this morning. There really isn't anything nicer than a hand stitched binding, is there?

Springtime Stars was Number 2 on my Power of Ten list, and I've replaced it with a new project called It's a Wrap! I have a couple of all day Christmas in July workshops coming up next week, and that's what I'll be working on. It was a project featured in Quiltmaker last December, and I wanted to make it, but I already had two other big quilts to get finished before Christmas.

Credit where credit is due: quilt design by Judy Laquidara

17 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

What a great finish. And yes there is nothing like a hand finished binding.

Pat said...

Congrats on your finish! It is a very pretty quilt :)

Beth said...

Yes, and there is nothing like seeing a quilt actually on a bed, is there!

Patchmaker said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors!

Quilter Kathy said...

Sue...this is gorgeous! Love the colours, the design, and the quilting! I am partial to a hand stitched binding for sure!

LC said...

Sue, well done! It looks so good displayed on a bed!

Vicki W said...

It turned out great! Now I need to get mine quilted!

Julia said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors!

Margo in Maine said...

Sue it is absolutely gorgeous...I need to get those 5 borders on...will be nice when it is on my bed also....just so beautiful...love it....Spring looking ...my colors are similar so it makes me want to hurry....that is my middle name lately....

Judy S. said...

I LOVE these colors, Sue. My to-do list includes a quilt that's been quilted since last October, and I'm not telling when it was started....let's just say a LONG time ago.

Stephanie D. said...

It's beautiful, Sue! Looks wonderful on the bed. Congratulations on another finish!

Purple Pam said...

When I finished the binding on my patriotic sampler, it was such an exuberant feeling. I like finishing the binding by hand, too. I have such a calm feeling when I am stitching down binding. The best part is that when the last stitch is done, the quilt is finished! It looks beautiful on the bed. Nice job!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Beautiful quilt! I love hand-stitching the binding. That's when it really begins to feel like a quilt. Love the way this one looks on the bed.

Barb D said...

ooooooooooh! It's finished! You did a beautiful job on that quilt! Can I have it? PLEASE !! LOL

Ramona-quilter said...

Beautiful quilt. Love the border. I am a JudyL fan myself. The fans are the perfect quilting for this quilt.

imquilternity said...

Gorgeous quilt!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

That came out beautiful and looks stunning on your bed!