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!

Copyright 2016, Barbara Schaffer


  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.

  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!

  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

  4. LOVE your quilt! What fabrics are those? Love the blue print border!