Monday, February 22, 2010

A Really Big Finish

Hello Everyone,

This is a very exciting post for me. The quilt that I am showing you was a Marti Michell BOM that I taught at our local quilt shop about 4 years ago. It is called Ramblin Rose. I really loved it and wanted to complete it that year and place it in our bedroom.

Well, it quickly became a UFO because I just could find the time to quilt this King Size quilt the way that I wanted it. When I did find the time, I got about two thirds quilted and then had to take it off my long arm to continue on customer quilts.

Two weeks ago, I got it back out, finished the quilting and applied the binding. Joy and happiness set in quickly. Hubby loves it and as you will see so does one of our cats, Rolo.



I couldn't wait to get it on the bed and Rolo couldn't wait to hop on it and give it a test drive.



A close up of some of the custom quilting that I did in the first border. I just love it!


Rolo still test driving, just a different view.


A close up of the quilting in the blocks. A combination of flowers and feathers.


I know that the pillow shams are too light for this quilt. They are the old shams. I really will make new ones. I just felt that I had to dress up the bed a little for the photo shoot.


Cat still hasn't moved. I think he approves of the quilt and the quilting.


Don't forget to click on the pictures to see the quilting detail.


I have to say that my hubby really, really likes this quilt and is glad it is finally gracing our bed and so am I.

Don't forget to check over at Amy's for the winners of the giveaway today! Oh and one more thing, I just finished loading up NEW 1930s prints from Windham on my site. So click HERE to check them out!

Until Next Time...

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69 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Looks great Jackie...love the "model"!

kimbuktu said...

"Joy and happiness set in quickly"

I love that line, and can see why you are so happy with your quilt, it is gorgeous!

Terry said...

I can understand why you're pleased to have this one done and on the bed! It's beautiful!! :0)

Quilts on Bastings said...

What a fantastic quilt Jackie, fabulous quilting - isn't it great to finish a project of your own.

Annemariesquilt said...

Beautiful, beautiful and more beautiful and the quilting is awesome.. The pattern is great !
You rock jackie ;-))

julieQ said...

Breathtaking! Love your custom quilting on your gorgeous quilt!

Cathi said...

Congratulations -- it's a fabulous quilt. And the quilting is gorgeous!! Not to mention, it clearly has the kitty paws-up seal of approval. :-)

joanne lendaro said...

Beautiful!! Love it! Congrats on the finish!

Nedra said...

When Ramblin Rose first came out, I was working at a Quilt Shop and we made kits. They flew off the shelves within a few days, and I remember we waited and waited for more fabric because it was so popular. My friend Margaret taught it as a BOM too. Great job on the quilting! The quilt looks wonderful on your bed, kitty and all.

Pat said...

How beautiful!!! It's great that you have the skill and the equipment to do this kind of quilting for yourself (and others)....even though it took you awhile to get it finished for yourself.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful. What a happy feeling to have it completed and on your bed. I just love the custom quilting. So perfect.

Anya said...

Lovely!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Jackie! It's just beautiful!!! You did a stunning job on the quilting too -- Congratulations!

Laurie said...

What a beauty! AND a lot of work - it really must feel good to be able to look at this on your bed and know that YOU made it!! Wonderful :)
Laurie

Linda said...

Gorgeous, there's nothing quite like sleeping under a new quilt.

Mandy said...

What a lovely quilt. The quilting is wonderful and sets off the blocks and sashing beautifully.

Claudia said...

That's really beautiful! The detail awesome! Congrats!

karenfae said...

beautiful, too bad you had it be a ufo for so long. I bet your pleased to get it done.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

wishes, true and kind said...

What a fabulous finish! It always feels so good to finish a UFO. The quilting is wonderful, and it looks great on your bed.

Rumi said...

Rolo has great taste! The quilt is gorgeous and I love the beautiful quilting!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such a beautiful quilt!

Merete said...

I can see why you are happy to finish this! The quilt and quilting are gorgeous!

Exuberant Color said...

It is a very pretty quilt. I can see why you like it so much. I can't imagine taking it off the longarm and the reloading it again.

Jewel said...

It came out gorgeous Jackie! I love it. The quilting is perfect for it as well.

Elizabeth said...

This looks great on your bed and the quilting is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on a fabulous finish!

Catherine said...

Beautiful!

kpaints said...

Just beautiful!

Jeanne said...

Your Rambling Rose quilt is gorgeous! It looks so beautiful on your bed. And Rolo gives it the ultimate cat approval by hopping right on it. :-)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I can see why you are so happy to have this quilt finished. It is just beautiful, I love the soft colors and the quilting, perfect!!

Diane J. Evans said...

Your quilting is gorgeous! What kind of thread did you use? Just stunning!

Diane

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Jackie, I won something!!! Yippee!! Thank you soooo much!!!!

Rose Marie said...

Your quilt is wonderful!!!! Love the pattern and colours ...

Avon said...

Hooray! You finished it! and it is a testament to the great machine quilting that you do!! Now, would you consider parting with it long enough to show it at First Church's quilt show in October???
Justine

suz said...

This is a lovely quilt and your quilting is beautiful. Of course, all it needed was the cat seal of approval!

Barb said...

wow....that is truly wonderful....the colors, quilting..everything....thanks for showing it to us.

SheilaC said...

Your quilt is beautiful, I love the colors and the quilting!

Your kitty is sweet :)

SheilaC

PunkiePie said...

Beautiful, Jackie! You did a wonderful job with the quilting. Your Quality Control person is pretty cute too!

belinda said...

...Yippee....Woo Hoo....clapping...
clapping...It's fabulous Jackie...now don't you feel good it's a-l-l finished and it looks so
good on your bed!!!

corry said...

Congratulations, what a beautiful finish!! I love your quiltwork. Truly a quilt to be proud of!

Melinda said...

Great quilt - we did it as a BOM at the quilt shop I work at. I really like the quilting you did on it.

Robyn said...

Jackie what a great feeling after all this time to get it back out and finish!! Huge congrats!!
Love the kitty and love the quilting detail.
What is the thread you use to give it a thicker look?? It's much more 'earthy'... I love it.

Enjoy :c)

Janet said...

A real beauty! The closeup of your quilting looks like a backstitch and a heavier thread. Tell me more.

henny said...

Yes, I also want to know about the thread you used for this quilting. Looks fabulous!
Btw, I'm not lucky enough for your giveaway :(

pratima said...

Your quilt is beautiful, Jackie. The custom quilting is so gorgeous.
It is so satisfying to finish a UFO and you've put in so much work into it. Great job :o)

Sherri said...

It's just absolutely stunning!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Now this is one gorgeous quilt Jackie....

Wendy said...

WoW! What a gorgeous quilt. Very nice indeed. Your cat is lovely also.

Vicki W said...

It's really beautiful!

Helen said...

wow, this is a beautiful quilt and the quilting looks great. Stunning. Enjoy it.

Sarah said...

Jackie, this quilt is "simply heart-stopping" (as Alex Anderson would say!). Well done and congratulations on finishing it.
:-)

Rita E said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS! This definitely had to be finished so it could be enjoyed! Congratulations on finished it! Your husband must be proud of your talent!

em's scrapbag said...

This is gorgeous! Your quilting is beautiful.

PamKittyMorning said...

OMG the quilting is amazing!!!

kclily said...

Your quilt is beautiful. You are such a talented quilter.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

This is a great master bedroom quilt. It is perfect. It is artistic and peaceful. Love the colors and the texture it makes.

Selvage Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt, and the quilting is stunning! I'm glad it's no longer a ufo.
With all the snow this week, who knows what else you'll accomplish.
I love being snowed in.
Karen

Shirleyquilts said...

Congrats, Jackie! It's beautiful!

Chris said...

Beautiful Quilting Jackie!

Barb said...

What an absolutely gorgeous quilt and the quilting is exquisite! You should be overjoyed with the finished quilt--I know your cat is!
What a beautiful finish!

Janet said...

It's beautiful Jackie and the quilting is too. It looks so great on the bed and it has the perfect accessory to match lying on it. Gorgeous, love the colours a lot.

sewkalico said...

Wow! It looks lovely!

Shari said...

It's so wonderful to see this quilt finished. It is very lovely and obviously gets the cat's approval - what a perfect day!
Hugs - Shari
PS - I know just how wonderful your quilting is as I have a quilt you quilted! Pity you live half a world away - would make a wonderful difference on my UFO pile! Hope your local ladies appreciate you!

Carol said...

WOWSER! It's gorgeous Jackie!

Patty said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Zlaty said...

it is a really very pretty quilt! Enjoy it!

Happy sewing!

Kim D. said...

Jackie, that is one gorgeous quilt. Love it!!

Stephanie said...

This is absolutely beautiful! This a fabulous....I want one! LOL Steph

Ginger Patches said...

What a beautiful finish!! Love the quilting close ups!

Ruth said...

Great quilts. Love your quilting finish. Your Nephew is a GREAT model. Hopoe he keeps up the great job.

I love the thirties fbrics, I got a bundle of those fabs, I believe it is 62 or 64 fat quartr bundle, I ill be using soe for my insanity Quilt that I am in procces of doing. Takes time, after all 10,339half inch hexes are a lot of work, Till next time. Have fun quilting
Ruth

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