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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

I Love A Finish!

Don't you just love getting finished with a quilt?  And when it's a holiday quilt, just in time for that holiday and not a  month after?  I'm best known for the month after.  :)  There were many "joys in quilting" on this particular piece - I described a few in the previous two posts - but those pauses in my sanity have passed and I'm in love with this quilt!  I have no idea where it will hang because it is much too big for my front door as I had planned but you can bet I'll find a place.  I added a pin stripe binding and I think it was just the right one.  :)




I stippled the background and I can see a lot of progress over the last several months - finally!



29 comments:

Mrs.Pickles said...

Looks great finished. The binding gives it that extra zing.

Denise :) said...

Oh it's lovely! I love the pin stripe binging -- just perfect. Great job -- I *know* finishing this one feels good!! :)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I am loving this, Marlene! I haven't ever seen circles that I can resist! Well done.

Kelly said...

This is wonderful!! Congrats on the finish. Someday, I'll "finish" a quilt too. LOLOL

Pat said...

A beautiful finish!

Linda said...

Marlene, this is a beautiful piece! The tree just pops (pun intended) with happy brightness. I really like it, and congratulate you on a well done finish. Your stippling is very nice, and the striped binding is the perfect finish. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Sheila said...

Just lovely , really like the pinstripe binding that added a special touch . Congrats on a finish!

Angie @ Summerfield Quilts said...

Love it Marlene. The striped binding was a good choice.

Michelle said...

Love the circles!!!

Cindy said...

I love it! Seeing your posts on this project prompted me to order the circle dies so I could make one too! Can't wait to get started!

Carol said...

Hmm, Marlene, perhaps you could think about making one to the scale you need for your front door and then 'gift' this beautiful wall hanging to a family member...just a thought. You did a fantastic job on it! I love that striped binding you chose!

Carol (NJ)

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Diane N said...

I love it! Nice work!

Carolyn said...

I just love this, Marlene! Great job.:) I've enjoyed watching this one come together and had even thought about trying it myself. uhmm....does pinning it on Pinterest count? LOL I guess it will have to be on the next year list. Enjoy! I'm sure you'll find the perfect place for it. :)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous!!

Ray and Jeanne said...

This is gorgeous! The binding really finishes it off. So glad you got it done "in time"! ~Jeanne

Julie Fukuda said...

Yes, to have something finished with enough time to enjoy it, a blessing indeed. Borders look like peppermint candy and the whole thing is yummy.

Garden of Egan said...

Perfect finish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love it.
I was wondering what you would do with it. It is so perfect.

SO perfect!

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Your work is neat and I loved the quilt.The bindings idea was good.
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Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love it! It truly is spectacular! Putting it on Pinterest. =)

Lori said...

Love this! I really like the narrow pinstriped binding.

Debra said...

looks amazing! and also very inspiring. i know what i am doing this weekend!

Michele said...

Terrific and the binding choice was perfect. I envy all you quilters that can tackle curves.

Carrie P. said...

Well done. Finished just in time to hang for Christmas.

Karen said...

Another tree. This is a very interesting one with all those different size circles.

Sandy said...

I love that quilt!

Michelle May said...

That is so fun! I have a friend that would steal that from you in a second!

Purple Pam said...

Yeah, it is finished! And a darling qiult it is, too. Congrats.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Adorable! And a grand finish it is. Good to hear from you. Blessings for a beautiful work.

peace~elaine