Friday, December 30, 2016

"New Beginnings" Finished!

Last week I brought my newly finished quilt to the cabin so I could wash it. Would you believe the new washing machine I bought last year has no delicate cycle? Never noticed it until I went to use that cycle and it wasn't there. Living in an old house has its challenges like having to find a washer that would fit through the laundry room doorway. There was only ONE and much to my surprise and disappointment it didn't have a delicate cycle. Sigh.


So I washed the quilt at the cabin and laid it on the floor to dry. But it was taking too long and we were expecting company so I put it in the dryer on the lowest delicate cycle for 7 minutes at a time until it was dry. I used Quilters Dream Request batting. 

 

The color catchers did their job!

 

I named the quilt New Beginnings and was anxious to take some pics as my husband gave me a new camera for Christmas :)


A close-up of the center.  


A detail of the inner border with pinwheel corner block. 

 

 The center is quilted in an orange peel design . . . 


. . . the inner border in cross-hatch . . . 


. . . and the grapevine border in diamonds.


I fussy cut the binding.  


The fabrics I put on the back.


And the label :)

Thank you for visiting my blog this year and leaving such wonderful comments. Wishing you all a Happy New Year!




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Copyright 2016, Barbara Schaffer
 







3 comments:

  1. To make you chuckle. The first full picture - I enlarged trying to see if outer border was pieced or a print, so interesting. Went through all that then scrolled down - you kindly showed a close up 🙃 Silly me.

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  2. Lovely quilt pics to finish the year - thanks :) I love the fussy cut binding - a great choice among carefully selected fabrics. Happy New Year Barbara!

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  3. Beautiful Finish Barbara. We now have "sister" quilts but your hand quilting makes it very special.
    your photos with the new camera look great!
    Happy New Year

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