Wednesday, October 3, 2012

It's done!

Hello!  :)

I did it! I finished "My Favorite Things" quilt top! Yea!  :)  The pictures suck though . . . sorry! I have a real small area to take them in. I tried really hard to get some good ones with no success. Maybe when I complete the quilt I can talk the hunky dude and the boy into holding it for me. Here's a blurry hanging picture . . .


What do you think? Do you like the borders? I love the color it gives to the quilt. I second guessed myself many times as to whether I should change them or not. The original quilt from the book ("Some Kind of Wonderful" by Anni Downs) looked like this . . .


I decided to bring all the beautiful Pam Kitty Morning prints and colors to the outside of the quilt as well. I just had to. I absolutely LOVE this fabric!!! I already have planned another quilt with the leftovers. I may even get some more as well (I can't help myself!). Here's another picture with it laid out on the floor.


Here's the top half . . .


And the bottom half . . .


Now I need to sandwich, pin, quilt and add the binding. I plan on hand quilting it with the same perle cotton threads I used with the appliques and stitching. I wonder how long that will take? Hummmmm . . . The deadline to complete it is the end of this month. I'm sure I'll make it. I'll be using a red gingham recycled sheet as the backing that goes perfectly, and the Pam Kitty Morning blue polka dot print for the binding. Hopefully I can get this done soon as I want to start on the next quilt and I told myself I can't until I finish this one first. Wish me luck!  ;)

Until next time . . .


14 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love what you have done witht he border. Congrats on having the top finished and I am looking forward to seeing it after you have hand quilted it. hugs

Cathy said...

Oh my goodness!!! I love it....do you realize how difficult this will be not to copy your colours once my fabric comes. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, I think it looks lovely - don't change it.

Catherine said...

This is so cute ~ love it!

Chookyblue...... said...

it's gorgeous Cerise.........you should be very happy.........I do like your different borders too........

Rachel said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love, love, love it!

Mara said...

Love the border, yours looks so much better than the one in the book.

Wendy said...

Cherise,your quilt is just beautiful and I absolutely love how you made your final border as it really brings it all together. Great job.

Shannon said...

Wow it is wonderful. I love all the bright happy colors. Great job!!

Karen said...

It's fantastic! I love the bold blocks around the border. Really makes the appliques pop! It's truely going to be something that will be cherished :)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I love the border. It brings everything together really well. Great job!

Farm Quilter said...

Your border is much better than the original!!! Perfect choice for this quilt - certifiably awesome!!!

Jules said...

I absolutely love this and the borders are just perfect :) and I have to admit that I prefer yours to the original, so bright, colorful and cheerful.......stunning job, can't wait to see it finished :)

Janet P said...

Cherise the quilt is absolutely beautiful, such cheerful colours. x