Pages

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Better finished than perfect :o)

Plan for the weekend was to finish the sampler for my parents - and I did it!!! The label is attached and the quilt is now in the washing machine :o) A biiig "thank you hug" to all of you who said I could do it!

This is how it turned out:

This is a close up of the quilting:

This was a bit of an experiment with free motion quilting - rather sparsely all over quilting with hearts and some swirls, and some in-the-ditch in the borders. I still have a long way to go on improving my quilting skills, but all in all this looks ok! ...it could have been a lot worse *lol*

I'm feeling good! And I hope you do to!
Sincerely, Anne Ida

21 comments:

Linda said...

It looks lovely Anne, congrats on a job extremely well done. Now go soak those shoulders in the bath tub, I'm sure they must be aching....

Suze said...

Nice work..... Don't you feel so proud of yourself. I am pleased for you to have one finished. It looks so good.............

May Kristin said...

Wow, you made it! You did a great job there! You must be very pleased with yourself!

Elaine Adair said...

FINISHED is mighty close to PERFECT! And it's just lovely! Aren't you glad it's DONE! Very pretty!

shelley said...

WooHooooo Anne Ida!! You did it!! I love the swirling hearts! Now, what will you do today?

quiltorstitch said...

That is a really nice quilt Anne Ida, I love it! Your parents will be thrilled to receive it. Your quilting looks perfect! I wish I could do that with my machine, but every time I try I can't do it LOL! I like your header "better finished than perfect" that is what I always say, great minds think alike :D

Elin said...

Very nice work, Anne Ida! The border is so nice, and your free motions are not bad! Congratulations!

Rose said...

U did it!!!I love the border, great choice and theres nothing wrong with ur free motion quilting, id say its a "perfect" gift for your parents. Well done sweetie!!

Anne Heidi said...

Congratulations- It is beautiful! I am sure yoyr parents will be thrilled!

Sweet P said...

Beautiful quilt. I'm not a fan of dense quilting and I think your sparse quilting is gorgeous.

Vicki W said...

Congratulations! It's very pretty!

Pina said...

ciao! your quilt is very lovely congratulation!

keslyn said...

Hi Anna,
I was so excited today when I received my mail, my SSCS from you arrived, I just read your card that really intrigued me, but I am being strong and have popped the present under the Christmas Tree ready to open on Christmas Day.
I will email you when I have opened it, thanks so much
Kerry

gwen said...

Congratulation on a great job. Machine quilting such a big quilt is far from easy and you did really good. Plus after a go in the washing machine it will look even better. Now on to the next big machine quilting project! Take care.

Krikri said...

Så utrolig flott. Du kan virkelig være stolt av deg selv, Anne Ida.

Nadine said...

You did it ! I knew it, and it's beautiful ! Congratulations, my friend.

Hugs & smiles from NADINE :-)

meggie said...

It is very pretty, & finished IS perfect to me!
Wonderful.

Valerie said...

Oh this turned out CUTE!!! The free motion looks awesome too, way better than anything I could do! Great job! :)

Guðrún said...

Your parents will be delighted, great job.

Rose Marie said...

Well done and your parents will cherish it!

Dawn said...

Oh it is wonderful! You did a great job.