Friday, April 28, 2017

There’s Not Much Left to Say!

My longest-standing WIP is done. It is quilted. It is bound. It is waiting to be cuddled up under, to be claimed by a comfort-seeking puppy, to be transformed into a kid-made fort—and I couldn’t be more pleased.

I’ve written pretty much all there is to say about this project. (If you want to know more, there’s a list of previous posts at the bottom of this one.) If the quilt here is new to you, the design is Park Bench by Jaybird Quilts, and it’s made with Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics line, my favorite collection of hers to date.

Now on to pictures of this beauty, with quilting by See Mary Quilt ...
The original design called for three more blocks, but I opted not to use
them in my final layout. Without them the quilt is still the size of a large throw.


The quilter, Mary Gregory, did something different in each block.


Look at those pebbles, at those teardrops!


Mary knows I’m not crazy about feathers, so she used them sparingly.
The paisley in the background fabrics, however? I adore them!


That’s my favorite block in the center there.


And those overlapping petals are my favorite bit of quilting. Love, love, love!

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Wow, I first wrote about this project almost three years ago! OK, time to fess up: Just how old is your oldest WIP?!

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16 comments:

  1. Wonderful finish Michelle! This is really a stunner, you did a great job, and the quilting is so pretty.

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  2. If I only do one Jaybird quilt, it will be that one. Your LAQ did a fabulous job on your beautiful quilt.

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the long arm quilting and the color palette is just gorgeous. Congrats!

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  4. Congrats - a beautiful job of quilting too!

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  5. Congratulations on the finish! It is gorgeous in Botanics and Mary's quilting is stunning. I don't have a huge WIP backlog. I did have one set of blocks that went unused for 6 years before I finally did something with them, though.

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  6. YAY!!!! I need to come see this in person soon! :D

    Oldest WIP... let's see, I was married in 2010, we moved to Franklin in 2011... So, September of 2011. I started a quilt in B&C's Ruby. It's now a quilt top, but has sat, untouched since 2012. I also have a mini quilt just waiting for binding since around then too...And a dresden plate mini... I'm not much of a finisher. Ha! :D

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  7. Yay! So glad you got this one finished up. It turned out beautifully!

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  8. congratulations, Michelle. it's lovely! Botanics is my favorite of her collections too =) I don't have any old WIP's now, but I do have 3 quilts in process all at once.

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  9. What a great accomplishment!!! I haveThis quilt is gorgeous... love everything about it:-) I'll just say I have WiPs older than my kids;-)

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  10. Oh, it must be so awesome to have your oldest WIP off the table! I think my oldest WIP is two years old now? Maybe three? It's just waiting for the longarm treatment. :)

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  11. Congratulations! What a wonderful finish, and your quilter did a great job, too.

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  12. What a big project, and what an awesome job you've done, piecing and quilting. It's a beauty!

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  13. What a stunning quilt, beautifully made and that quilting is just perfect, I'm sure this quilt will bring someone years and years of joy!

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  14. Such a beautiful finish! And I just love the Botanics line - this pattern just shows it off so well. Mary's quilting really made it shine.

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  15. Wow! It's so great to see this one finished! Congrats. :) That peel quilting is so fantastic.

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  16. Beautiful! I love the colors!

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