First Finish of 2016!

14 01 2016

This past Saturday, I was able to finally quilt up the top I’ve been calling ‘Charmed, I’m Sure’. This particular quilt top has been waiting for its turn to be completed since March 23, 2013.

*facepalm* Yup, I’ve some ancient quilt tops in my pile.

I’ve spent the week since alternating working on stitching the binding on, or sleeping underneath the thing. This morning, I put the last stitches  into the binding – which used up half a yard of one of the oldest prints in my stash!

I then took my husband and the new quilt out for a photo shoot.

hate taking pictures of my work in the winter – today’s shoot involved some mishaps due to the light, and a slide down a hill on his stomach for my husband. Unfortunately, I wasn’t at the ready with my camera, so I didn’t get any footage for posterity.

First Finish of 2016 - Charmed I'm Sure

This quilt is HUGE at 99.5″ X 99.5″ which is why it waited so long. I couldn’t imagine trying to shove that beast through my domestic machine.

Charmed I'm Sure Backing

The backing was another of my make-do affairs. I very rarely buy enough of a single fabric for backing, unless I get it at an amazing price. For this particular quilt, I decided to use up the rest of the hospital scrub green solid that I used in the quilt top, two ‘ugly’ fabrics that I wasn’t going to use anywhere else, and a feather print that I’d purchased for another project. I ended up needing just a few more inches for this backing to work, so I inserted a strip of charm squares to make up the difference.

It’s so good to have this one off my WIP list, even though it didn’t help me much with my stash usage… I’d had the backing prepped for ages, so it very definitely pre-dates my stash resolution for 2016.

But, it’s a finish! And as such, counts for the:

Rhonda's [Quilt] Ramblings
See my original list of goals here.
Linking up to Finish It Up Friday and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? since it’s the end of the week.
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18 responses

14 01 2016
Jane

That green looks really nice as a background, Congratulations on a 2016 finish too.

14 01 2016
Grey Cat Quilts

I call it ‘hospital scrub green’, but I actually really like it in this quilt!

15 01 2016
sillyandrea

Oooo I really like this!

15 01 2016
Grey Cat Quilts

It’s a wonderfully easy quilt top to put together – it’s become my default when I want something easy, but striking to piece. Makes great baby quilts!

15 01 2016
Carla

Ooooooh I love this one!

16 01 2016
Grey Cat Quilts

So do I! I’ve been waiting forever to get this one quilted, and am excited to get it washed so I can sleep with it on my bed.

16 01 2016
Frances

Lovely colours and a lovely choice for your backing

16 01 2016
Grey Cat Quilts

I was surprised at how well this quilt top worked, but I probably shouldn’t have been. Scraps usually manage to shine.

16 01 2016
Cindy

Love your quilt. I like scrappy quilts and the colors just ‘pop’ here. Thanks for sharing.

16 01 2016
Grey Cat Quilts

I started out as a scrappy quilter, so scrappy quilts are like ‘home’ to me. I love working from my scraps!

16 01 2016
Bonnie in Va

Yea for done! (And I particularly like using those older fabrics on the back.) But calling 2013 ancient? Oh my no! My UFO pile goes way back — some to the 80’s. (hiding face in embarrassment.)

16 01 2016
Grey Cat Quilts

Nothing to be embarrassed about! I have UFOs that never even reached top completion hiding in my stash. Once upon a time, I was more of a finisher, and then I discovered the online quilting community and endless inspiration.

16 01 2016
Marie

Love it … and yes, lurking ufo’s exist in my piles …

16 01 2016
Grey Cat Quilts

I think most of us do! I’m amazed at quilter’s who manage to stick to a single project until it’s completed. I don’t have that kind of discipline and strength of will!

17 01 2016
Heide

What a beautiful finish!

18 01 2016
Grey Cat Quilts

Thank you! I’m so glad to have gotten off to an early start in wrapping up projects this year!

19 01 2016
Kathy

I love this quilt!!! Mind is already churning on how I’m going to use it for inspiration. And just to make you feel better – I recently cleaned up my sewing area and found at least 1 project I don’t remember buying or creating – though I know I did. It was a bag and just needed the straps sewn on. Finished it up this weekend!

19 01 2016
Grey Cat Quilts

Congrats on the finish! I love this pattern – it’s so easy to re-size to any squares I have on hand. The pattern is still available for download: http://www.lecien.co.jp/en/hobby/patterns/img/st_ives.pdf

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