Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Finished Is Good!

A finished quilt! I made this quilt top a couple of years ago from an Elm Creek fabric line designed by Jennifer Chiaverini as a sample for the quilt shop (I can't remember the name of the pattern, but it was the free download at the time from Red Rooster Fabrics) . Like many of my samples, I get the top done, we hang it to sell the fabrics and then as I move on to other projects, when the shop is finished with it this one goes on The Pile. You know, the pile of things to be quilted...bound...labeled...

In my quest to reduce The Pile this year, I had gotten Jean McDonald to quilt this one for me. Jean works on a Gammill Longarm and she did beautiful free motion feathers in the triangle squares, that I could not have done nearly as nicely. I finally got it bound this week, and I even had the forethought to put a hanging sleeve on the back!

I love feathered stars of all kinds, and this one will hang in our living room during the Christmas season ~ It'll look great on my red walls in there. I think I'm going to put a little feathered star on the label that I put on the back.

If you click on the photos you can see Jean's quilting better. Jean's quilt business is called A Touch of Class and she has recently relocated to Topeka Kansas ~ look her up, she does take quilts through the mail. As she gets settled in Kansas, she plans to have a website, until then her email is mj4mcd@quixnet.net ~ tell her Dawn sent you :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

3 comments:

Mary said...

wow - the quilt is beautiful and Jean did a fab job on the quilting!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt and beautiful quilting!

Quilt Hollow said...

Unsure how I missed this one! Like alot!!!