Monday, February 1, 2010

First Finish for 2010

I was completely consumed last week with finishing the Pinwheel Party quilt, to the exclusion of everything else in the sewing room, including my hexagon block for the week. Sometimes it just has to be that way. I doubt if I'll get an extra hexie done this week, but I can try.

I did receive another set of encoders for the longarm from the company, and they too started binding up before I even finished a small practice piece. Obviously the company is having some problems. My husband eventually developed a workaround, and I was able to finish the quilting on Thursday evening.

I just love this Plumage pantograph from Willow Leaf. It's the first time I've used it, and I might try to quilt it on my September Sun too. It was also the first time I used a variegated binding. I love the look of it and will use that again as well. Still have to make that darned label!
Credit where credit is due: quilt design by The Quilted Cardinal

11 comments:

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Beautiful quilt. The quilting is lovely!

FeatherDuster said...

What a fun quilt!

I have a nice collection of old feedsack prints and depression era scraps, plus a stack of wonderful bright white feedsacks. This would be a great, era-appropriate way to use them.

Hmmm....have to keep this one in mind.

Brenda said...

That is a georgeous quilt. You did a great job.

LC said...

Very nice, Sue. Your quilting is so lovely. I've not tried a pantograph yet, so need to spend some money!

Lori in South Dakota said...

plumage is such a lovely panto.

Vicki W said...

What a happy quilt!

Judy S. said...

Love the quilt and the quilting! What a cheery quilt for this grey time of year!

Beth said...

Your quilt just says happy happy happy from the cheerful colors to the dancing plumes. I love it!

Margo in Maine said...

Your quilt came out so pretty...love it...really like the border...and quilting...very nice as always....it was fun today...see you Friday.hopefully will get the Tacoma pics posted tomorrow...

Quilts on Bastings said...

Lovely quilt - I too love the plumage pattern - I have a quilt on my machine right now with that pattern.

Angelcat said...

Your quilt is so pretty, and congratulations on your first finish of the new year :)