Tuesday, January 24, 2017

First Finish for 2017


Meadow's Mountains is officially my first finish for 2017.  A project that came about because I couldn't shut the green scrap drawer.


Organic lines in the middle and the piano key border and stitch in the ditch on the skinny borders.  AND did you count?  Yes, 5 borders.  I hate adding one, but here there are five - it does finish it up nicely though.  


A fun stripe binding tieing in the greens, reds, and yellows thru this quilt.  The back (actually an off white with a gold, brown, green pattern) was four pieces of cut-off from two other quilts' backing.  Even with the left over and cut-offs from this quilt, there is probably about a yard of that left which will get fed into the fabric food chain.


I have a baby quilt and a wallhanging sandwiched up for quilting, but I learned long ago not to back-to-back quilt as my neck and shoulders suffer.  So I am taking a day of play with plaids, checks, and stripes.  This is a small portion of what I have.


I need over 200 units for that geese project and almost 400 broken rail blocks for something new.  We are having snow, ice, rain, wind (again) so it is a good day to play - then back to business.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

25 comments:

  1. All I can say is, stay inside, and quilt.Love the mountains, and the new geese too.

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  2. Proud of you for all the borders....they do make this quilt a stand out! Good lesson for me to remember when I get tired of adding borders.

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  3. Great first finish, I'm loving the mountains. Now you have me wanting to play with my plaids too...

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  4. That turned out wonderful and those borders are perfect especially the piano keys which looks like you can finally close that green drawer.

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  5. Love the trees! I'll have to keep this in mind when green is the color for RSC17. I swear, the more scraps I use, the fuller my tub gets. This is going to be a scrappy year.

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  6. Beautiful finish! I love the striped binding and all those borders :)

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  7. Meadows Mountains is so fresh and happy! I just love it so much :*). And you are Wonder Woman putting all those borders on there. I'm like you - hate putting on borders LOL!!!! But you're right - they are perfect.

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  8. Lovely finish, Sharon. The border effect is just right, too.

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  9. What a great quilt! I really love the red you've used in the borders too. Perfect accent.

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  10. Mountain Meadows looks fabulous. I really need to get some things finished here, so I can start on this one. Can't wait to see your plaid and stripe creation next!

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  11. I adore your quilt! The mountains, the fabrics, the Quilting...they all work so well!

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  12. your mountain fabric is so great. love it

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  13. Great finish, AND 5 BORDERS!!!! We're going to have to watch out for you this year!

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  14. Congrats on the finish! And tackling all those borders!

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  15. Your mountains are wonderful. Congrats on the first finish of the year. Off to a terrific start.

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  16. Just look at what you can make with a pile of green scraps! Mountain Meadows is wonderful scrappy goodness. I need to tackle an oversupply of little triangle cutoffs which are multiplying like chipmunks (they're too small to be rabbits).

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  17. The Meadow's Mountain quilt looks wonderful. Did you use the method that Temecula quilts shows on their website to make your Flying Geese?

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  18. Totally love this quilt! And your new project looks intriguing!

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  19. Love the finish, it is beautiful.

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  20. Congrats on the first finish! Meadow's Mountains turned out beautifully!

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  21. I love this quilt! What a great finish!

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  22. It looks fantastic Sharon...as a pain borders can be...they really accented this quilt finish beautifully!

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  23. Meadow's Mountains looks fantastic! The borders just make it more special!
    I'm going to be doing my first piano key border soon - I've been quilting for about 15 years, and I've never tried one...

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