Tuesday, August 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday finished a big project









This week I finished something I have been working on for a few months now... and I am not one to stretch out projects very long... I used over 2 large serger spools of thread and probably millions of stitches- my very first full size quilt- quilted for a very dear woman in my life.  It was truly a labor of love and an excellent learning experience.  To be clear, I did not make this quilt, I just quilted every little inch of it, in a small scale with several different designs.  I probably logged 40+ hours of machine time on this one.  I have never quilted anything larger then a lap quilt- and on my domestic machine with a regular size throat it made it a real challenge at times to conquer this.  My Grandmother made this quilt and challenged me to stretch my skills and tackle quilting it.  She wisely knew that if I was going to have a quilting service I would certainly be asked to quilt quilts of this size, and I needed to learn how to manage it.  I learned lots, and am so grateful for the lessons.  I truly feel like a better quilter now that I have completed this quilt. 
I am linking to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday

10 comments:

  1. wow is grandma going to love this one. It is so beautiful. The quilting on the red back is amazing. pretty on both sides now.

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  2. Wow! Look at all that work! Well done on a job very well done.

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  3. Holy moly! That quilting is amazing! Well done!

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  4. You have an amazing Grandma that pushed you to the limit!! The quilt is marvelous!!

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  5. wow that is awesome quilting

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  6. I love seeing what your working on! Grandma is going to love it!

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  7. Your quilting is just beautiful!

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  8. Wow, you do some really beautiful quilting!

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