Friday, January 22, 2010

My first finish


Two years ago I made several quilt tops during the summer as graduation quilts for my daughters friends. Well I made too many and I had some tops left unquilted.

I started quilting this one for a family friend who just turned 17 and I barely finished in time. I started quilting it during Christmas Break. I would have been done earlier but I decided to heavily quilt the border and that took an eternity.
But I can put it in as a finished project and it is ready for the birthday girl.
Free pattern can be found here http://www.quiltville.com/scrapbargello.shtml

23 comments:

Janet said...

Fabulous first finish! I love that pattern, I'd happily make it again.
With your hexy quilt, are you doing it as a charm? It's amazing.

Beena said...

I love the quilt! I zoomed in to get a better look, but could only catch a glimmer of of what I can tell are wonderful quilting stitches in the border. Can you post a close up pic for us????

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

love it, looks great

Pat said...

VERY nice....did you hand-quilt or machine-quilt this? I can't tell even my enlarging the photo. It looks very nice, though.

Cindy said...

Oh my, this is wonderful ! What a great first finish !

JustCindy said...

It turned out beautifully.

Yvette said...

Awesome! It looks great.
Did you quilt that border? I would like to see it up close.

Anina said...

Yay! I love it. Congrats on your first finish for the year.

Micki said...

The quilt is so pretty...great job!
Micki

Barb said...

Your free motion quilting is wonderful....when I grow up, can I be like you? You are amazing, that quilt is wonderful!

Mrs Moen said...

Wonderful quilt! I have seen a tutorial at Bonnie Hunter's website, and always wanted to make one. What a great way to use up some of those strips, it looks great!

Rhonda said...

Great finish. I like it!

-girl from the bush said...

hi love your quilt! I have done one of these almost...just got to sandwhich it and then quilt it. so quick to put together. love the hexie quilt too .

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wonderful quilt Betsy! And I can see ALL of that quilting on the border - wow!

Melissa said...

I think she will love it and it looks so comfy!

Kim D. said...

Beautiful and the quilting looks lovely. Did you quilt it??

Shirley said...

Hi, just found your blog by accident.. you dont know me.. but I wanted to comment that your quilt is gorgeous! I made my first quilt at 9 with my grandmother. I used to quilt all the time.. prob made about 15-20 quilts but stopped when I got into the internet/blogging etc..a few years ago. Keep up the great work!

Zoey said...

Congratulations! I do love quilts with small pieces like that one. I bet the birthday girl will love it, too.

How about a nice close up shot of that border?

Mam said...

Lovely quilt Becky! Where can I find the pattern?

Debbie said...

wonderful...... love the scrappy look

Jean said...

This is very pretty Betsy. Love the bargellos.

Kathie said...

oh love this quilt, its going to be loved by the recipient. I think its one of those patterns that any age would love
GREAT first finish!
congrats
Kathie

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a great way to use scraps. Love the bargello!