Saturday, April 27, 2013

I finished it!

Yesterday I finished hand quilting "Emma's Quilt" designed by Jo Morton.  I started this in a class with Jo in 2002!.  I'm not sure when I finished the top and started the quilting but it has been a LONG time.  The batting is "Cotton Classic" by Fairfield, which I split in half for this quilt.  It's been years and years since Fairfield made that batting - or at least since I've seen anyone sell it.

(Quick pause for research - I see they still make it!  I've not seen any Fairfield batting around here for a LONG time.)


I think this has been in my quilting hoop for 10 years or so.  There were quite a few years when arthritis pain prevented me from hand quilting at all.  Right now that doesn't seem to be a problem - knock on wood! - so I'm looking forward to choosing another top to hand quilt.  Many of the fabrics in this quilt are REALLY old - I think the pin dot (border) is from the 80's.  So is the burgundy with tiny rosebuds used in the pinwheels and some of the applique.  The light background is from one of Jo's earliest lines (if I remember correctly).

It feels SO good to have this finished!

After two very rainy, cold springs - March weather lasted almost through June - we are now having an amazing spring.  Flowers have been blooming everywhere for some time.  Our fruit trees are already dropping their blossoms.  When I was outside photographing the quilt I had to take a couple other pictures to share.


7 comments:

Julierose said...

Oh this is lovely! The colors are great together--and the quilting looks really nicely done, too!! Great finish! Julierose

sewkalico said...

It looks fabulous. How lovely to get it finished after all this time.

Teresa said...

It's beautiful and let's see could almost be classified as an antique, I have some of those in my collection as well.

Nicole said...

That is a gorgeous quilt! And how lucky you were to have had a class with Jo Morton!

Kigwit said...

congrats! It looks absolutely lovely!

regan said...

That little quilt is so lovely! I'm so glad you were able to finish it! Yay! And well done!

Kathie said...

oh Patti it is so beautiful, your hand quilting makes this quilt
glad you were able to finish it and that it doesn't bother you to hand quilt now.
Congrats on a great finish...
Kathie