Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday Finish




I haven't been finishing anything on Friday recently....
Especially not something this big
and this wonderful!!

Today's  a happy day.
;)

I took this old, old hand pieced quilt
and made her useful.
Every quilt wants to be USED!!!

I knew I did not have YEARS to quilt around each hexagon.
I also considered the age of the fabric
and the stains here and there.
I knew a simple quilted pattern was the answer...
but WHAT pattern???

I ended up using the small green diamonds as my guide.
I thought I might detract from the GREEN by using cream thread...
but I think it worked out just fine!!
I am also so happy I did not have to mark any lines.
I do NOT like marking quilts for quilting.
;/

I have attached the binding and will spend some relaxing hours
hand stitching it to the back.
I cut the binding on the BIAS 
since I wanted to CURVE around the side flowers
and not have to cut them off.

Bias binding is the key when you're doing any kind of CURVE!

The quilting lines are not perfect.
The piecing done by a long ago quilter is not perfect.
But...
I now have a PERFECTly WONDERFUL QUILT!



12 comments:

  1. I am in absolute awww over this quilt. I started hexie pieces some time ago but also stopped sometime ago. Now I know I need to get on it again.

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  2. I am in absolute awww over this quilt. I started hexie pieces some time ago but also stopped sometime ago. Now I know I need to get on it again.

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  3. I love the careful thought and planning you put into this quilt. It's too magnificent NOT to be finished! I have an old hand pieced quilt top (you can see it in my very first blog post ever. It's quite an unusual pattern. It's similar to the bowtie pattern but not quite the same. I can envision "S" shaped curves for the quilting all over it. Let me know what you think! What would you do?

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  4. I agree that quilts are to be loved and used. Yours is spectacular and I know the original stitcher would be happy it is being loved on.

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  5. Sometimes simple is best and this was the perfect quilting for such a beautiful quilt. A treasure for years to come!

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  6. Oh My what a wonderful quilt! A real beauty!

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  7. Congrats on a gorgeous finish!

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  8. It is beautfiul!!! Congrats!!

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  9. Congratulations on another wonderful finish! Some bygone quilter is smiling down upon you from Heaven.

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