Friday, January 3, 2014

First Finish of the Year!



Here it is...The first finished quilt of 2014!  It has been on the WIP pile for a long time so I hope it is a sign of what the new year will bring!


This quilt was started over 4 years ago.  I think when I moved my sewing room from one room to another it got put away and didn't get touched for a bit.  As it had no home, I was never enthusiastic about getting it out to finish it.


When I did dig it out to finish the final borders, I discovered I had used some of the fabric for another project (Oops!) and was now short.  (Hmmm...maybe that's why you don't want a lot of WIPs laying around.)  Luckily I still had pieces of the other fabrics so I just built the pattern on out to the edge on one of the corners.
Easy Peasy - Problem solved!


Then, unfortunately, it sat for a good couple years waiting to get quilted.  While I missed getting it done as hoped on my Q3 goals, I rolled it onto my 4th quarter goals and was able to finish it up this week.  
Hurray!  Hurray!  Hurray!


she can quilt
 The 2013 Finish-A-Long with she can quilt was a great way for me to focus on getting items to a finished state.  Even with an extremely busy last quarter, I was able to check off more than half of my goals.  Thanks Leanne for hosting and keeping me on track!

I will be joining Katy at The Littlest Thistle for the 2014 Finish-A-Long!  I am now trying to decide what quilts I am wanting to finish in the first quarter.  I am determined to finish 2014 with a lot fewer WIPs!


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 Celebrating this finish by linking up with TGIFFCrazy Mom Quilt for Finish it up Friday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I get a a Whoop Whoop?! Friday and finally Sew Can She for Show Off Saturday.

January Finishes

25 comments:

Sue Daurio said...

Love the color palette in this one. Glad you finished it up, it's a beauty!

tubakk said...

A really pretty quilt. You should be proud of this one.

Celtic Thistle said...

Great finish!

Michele said...

I just love the fabrics that you used in this quilt.

Kathy said...

These are my colors . . . especially love the border print.

Connie said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish!! I am always afraid that my old UFOs will lose some of the fabrics that go with them.

Patricia said...

Great solution! I've loved blue and yellow for over 15 years now. Still not tired of it.

Diane E W said...

Good thinking. Beautiful quilt

Char said...

Beautiful quilt Cynthia. I love that fabric and have some in my stash.

Tami C said...

It's really lovely. I like how the center runs into the border on that one side. It really adds interest to it!

Barb said...

My husband must have noticed that I 'liked' this quilt on FB and he commented on what a great quilt this was. High five for you to get his attention!!! (I like it, too.)

Alycia said...

I love your finish!!

Anonymous said...

This quilt is amazing. When I saw the first photo I thought "what a clever border Cyndy did". Interesting to find out it was a creative fix! Carol O

Georgi said...

Gorgeous quilt! The colors just hit me right between the eyes ~ Love it!

Kelli said...

This is very pretty and I love the thin border that breaks up the design but doesn't disrupt it.

Yarncrafter said...

I love how you extended the pattern into the one corner of the border. I realize you did it as a clever fix for not having enough border fabric, but I think it is a great pattern accent in its own right. You need to think about doing it again. Love it a lot.
Rae (nrhaller@aol.com)

Mary Huey said...

love the fabric assortment and nice save on the border -- I'm no longer afraid to run out of fabric -- brings out the creativity in me!!

Elizabeth said...

Love your fabrics and the improv border! Way to make it work. I love the effect. Congrats on a fantastic start on 2014 finishes and thanks for linking up!

xo -E

Carrie P. said...

gorgeous! love those fabrics.

Kathy S. said...

Gorgeous!!! Beautiful colors put together!

Kathy S. said...

I know I already posted that it was GORGEOUS, but when I went to Pin this picture I realized what you did with the BORDER! I'm soooo glad that you ran out of fabric for the border. This is even better! Love the inner border too. WOW!

Mary Huey said...

I think your border is much more interesting because you were short on fabric! I have gotten to the place where I'm okay with running out of fabric because the solution is always so much more creative than the original plan!

Valerie Reynolds said...

OMG! You continue to amaze me! Glad you linked this under our Borders theme at Tuesday Archives, as I look forward to referencing it in the future for inspiration,,,as I have a tendency to avoid borders!

Nancy said...

I think the way you finished the quilt was splendid. I have used or misplaced (lost) fabric from one project a few times. It is amazing what beautiful ways we can rectify the situation.

madebymeinred said...

Wow! Not only a beautiful quilt, but outstanding border as well. Gorgeous!!!

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