Thursday, September 23, 2021

It's A Finish!

It's been a long time coming :) 

Do you remember this quilt? I started it in 2016 when Quilty 365 was popular. You can read prior posts here.

The polka dot border was leftover from a blouse I made in 1965 :)

I wanted to show you the quilting stencils that I used but for some reason I couldn't get the photos to load/transfer. If and when they do I'll post them. One is a pumpkin seed and the other is 4 petals in a square.  

Maybe you'll get the idea from this photo. The light was just right to capture the quilting.

Sorry about the shadow on the upper left. I haven't figured out a way to avoid it when I photograph quilts on my design wall. 

The back . . .

. . . and a detail. 

It feels so good to have Marbles finished. Now I'm ready to tackle another UFO :) 

See you next week with my monthly mini.


Copyright 2021, Barbara Schaffer


  1. OOOhh I love it! what a cheerful and fun quilt. Your hand quilting looks fabulous.
    I get that shadow too. Sometimes I add an extra lamp.

  2. Your quilt is beautiful! The hand quilting is just right and I love the colors you chose. Isn't appliquéing circles fun?! Congratulations on your finish!!

    1. Thank you so much! Sometimes it's fun to applique circles :)

  3. So lovely! The borders are a perfect complement to the circles. Still working on my Quilty 365, and would be elated if it is actually finished by the new year.

  4. Ohhhh .... absolutely fabulous as always Barbara !!
    Your quilting is gorgeous !

  5. Oh what a wonderful finish! I remember the marbles from back when we started the Quilty 365 and this one came out beautifully! Your quilting is perfect for this little gem. Kudos!

  6. The fabrics and colors do look like beautiful swirled marbles. It's a beautiful finish.

  7. What a wonderful take on Quilty 365! Your hand quilting is the perfect finish!

  8. Congratulations, Barbara, that’s a beautiful quilt!

  9. This is so lovely! Your hand quilting finishes this off perfectly and I adore the polka dot border. What a great addition. Wonderful to have a finish.:)

  10. Oh my goodness, your Marbles quilt is a vision splendid! It is just so pretty. Love the floral fabric dancing around those polka dots. The backing is fabulous, too. A most gorgeous finish!