Friday, October 26, 2012

Going Nowhere


This top had been hanging in my quilting studio for the last three years (!) waiting to be quilted. (You can read my blog post about how I constructed it here.) I finally decided that his UFO really needed to be finished, so I put it on my HQ16 last month and it stayed there for several weeks before I finally got around to quilting it. Just finished the binding two days ago.

Here's another photo taken outdoors in yesterday's glorious 70-degree weather...


Another shot inside, where the colors are not quite as warm....

Here are a couple of closeups of the quilting and backing...



And my favorite photo of all...


I was initially thinking of giving this quilt to a charity of some sort (and that's probably why it took me so long to quilt it -- I didn't have a particular charity in mind, so it just stayed on the hanger waiting...). But I love it so much and it really goes well with our den/reading room/family room, so it's going nowhere. I've decided to donate another quilt I recently finished instead. And I do have a charity in mind for that, so it will be going there soon.

You should be able to click on the photos if you want a larger view...

4 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sometimes it is best to keep a quilt isn't it! I'm sure you will make another at some point to give away. It is a pretty quilt.

Suzan said...

Very pretty and that last shot is fabulous!

Holly said...

Gorgeous!

DocSly said...

I certainly understand why you would keep it. Definitely is a beautiful piece and the last photo was amazing.