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:

Nancy J said...

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

Debbie said...

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.

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

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

Dana Gaffney said...

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

sunny said...

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.

Jeanna said...

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

Teresa in Music City said...

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.

Kat Scribner said...

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

Barbara said...

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

Calicojoan said...

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!

Lesley said...

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

sewyouquilt2 said...

your mountain fabric is so great. love it

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

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

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on the finish! And tackling all those borders!

tink's mom said...

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

MissPat said...

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).

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Stay warm while you quilt! Lovely projects.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Still really love this quilt.

KatieQ said...

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

Kristi said...

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

Lyndsey said...

Love the finish, it is beautiful.

Kate said...

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

Ariane said...

I love this quilt! What a great finish!

Val's Creative Life said...

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

Jannette said...

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...