Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sunday Paper Done!

A finish!
It's about time!
Back in Feb. 2012, I never thought it would take this long to finish this quilt.These past few months, many times I wished I had heard my friends' suggestions of machine quilting it. It was difficult to see where my stitches were headed at times with all busy prints but now that it's all done, I am glad I hand quilted it.

Got little carried away with pictures today too.


 They match with my quilt books.



I just quilted in the ditch around the hexagons. In certain light they look embossed.


This was a fun quilt to make. I definitely will consider making another version in future.

Today's forecast was for the first snow of the season and it arrived as promised with wind blowing it everywhere. Well, it was more like flurries! It was gone before I could say, "First snow of the season" 
so no snow in the picture but it's stitched in this quilt for sure :0

Glad it's done and near the couch.. I will be using it while going through my books for inspirations for next quilt. 
  

41 comments:

  1. Congratulations! It's really beautiful. Your hand quilting adds so much of YOU in the quilt. I know you'll enjoy it all winter.

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  2. It turned out so good. I still can't believe you hand quilting it!

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  3. So beautiful! I love it! Well done!

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  4. What a lovely quilt--hand quilting really makes it so special I think...hugs, Julierose

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  5. It's a stunning quilt Sujata, I adore the colours, the patterns, the hand quilting, just everything!!! Loved checking out your book pile too! xo

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  6. It is so beautiful Sujata! And your photos are lovely as well! Now to cuddle with your quilt and books inside where it is warm! Had our first snow also.

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  7. Love it. It is nice to see it hand quilted. I may have to make one someday.

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  8. Beautiful! Love that you hand quilted it! Some day I really hope to make one of these quilts.:)

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  9. Such a variety of fabrics...one could look forever. Love the last photo, with the quilt and the garden in background, the colours just shine!

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  10. Love it, love it, LOVE IT! On my list of quilts I want to make.

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  11. It is completely fantastic . . . congratulations on the finish!

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  12. Oh Sujata Oh Sujata….it's FABULOUS!! I'm sooooo glad to see you hand quilted it, yes, embossed indeed!!! I LOVE it!
    Mine is folded nice and neat across a hanger….hanging in the closet……sigh……now I'm jealous of yours!!! ha!! I too plan on
    hand quilting mine too!!

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  13. wow! I liked this quilt when I saw it as a flimsy, but it's spectacular now!

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  14. Your colorful quilt sure brightened a dreary day.

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    1. Thank you Laura. Now that this one is completed, I am going to now focus on a new - old quilt.

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  16. What a perfect quit for this time of year. Hand-quilting a beauty like this is so worth - beautiful! Take care, Byrd

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  17. This is fabulous! I am so glad you hand quilted it! Teresa :o)

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  18. There is something very wonderful about a hand quilted scrap quilt - this is amazing! Well done, my friend!

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  19. How lovely! I've been watching you make this quilt and especially like the propeller effect of the lights. What a wonderful finish.

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  20. This is such a beautiful and wonderful quilt!! Hand quilting would have given you the time to enjoy all the wonderful fabrics you've used and it really does give the hexagons the embossed look. I love your photos too. A photo shoot is such a great way to celebrate the finish of a quilt.

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  21. Sujata: It's AMAZING! I am in love with it. Great job! I'm glad you hand quilted it; I think much machine quilting might take away from the glory of it all. Wow.

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  22. Well heck. I just wrote a long comment and it went to outer space.
    The gist of it was that this is one heck of a beautiful quilt, you did a great job, and I love that you hand quilted it. Once again, you've filled my head with inspiration. Congratulations.

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  23. What a great quilt and I'll bet you will never regret hand quilting it. I love both machine quilting and hand quilting but I always say "there's nothing like a hand quilted quilt."

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  24. Oh, my goodness, it is gorgeous! What a labor of love, and so worth wild. You have held every inch of that quilt, while lovingly placing each stitch. It's embedded with you, and it is fabulous!

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  25. Pardon me while I drool! Your quilt at the beginner inspired me to attain the papers to make a quilt like this, yours is so stunning, well done on the hand quilting. Have you posted it to Celebrate Hand Quilting?

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    1. Hi Caroline,
      Yes, I did post it to Celebrate Hand Quilting. Thanks for your comment. By the way, I found out through my friend Barb that phone book paper tears easier than newspaper. Do you have any old one around? I save mine for these projects.

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  26. I LOVE this! How big is the quilt - I can't figure out a good size for the side of the diamond - I made one that was HUGE, and the next one looks on the small side - I want the goldilocks version!! :)

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    1. Hilary,
      Wow! You made two of these already? I am amazed! I used Fons and Porter's 60 degree diamond ruler for this quilt. Worked out perfectly for this size. This quilt measures Approx. 62'' x 72''.

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    2. Good gracious no - I haven't made two QUILTS - just two test hexagon units! LOL. I was wondering what is the length of the side of the diamond you used? I have a generic 60 degree diamond ruler, and the biggest size is about 8 and a half inches and the finished hexagon using that size seemed enormous - it is much harder to work out the finished size of a quilt with hexagons because of the way they are laid out - at least it is for the mathematically challenged like me! :)

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  27. Fantastic quilt. Another one I would like to try!
    And I love lots of photos, lots and lots of photos.
    And the hand quilting....lovely!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you do. It was a lot of fun to make and something I will revisit in future.

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  28. Gorgeous and so full of life! Your hand quilting makes it even more charming and beautiful!

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  29. Wow, this is really stunning! Well done for finishing such a big project!

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  30. Its looking beautiful. I've got just a few more webs to put into mine. You have given me the little spur on I need to finish. Thanks, hope it keeps you warm for the winter.

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  31. Just beautiful! Well worth all the time and effort. Well done!

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  32. Such a stunning quilt, I love the last photo in the garden, beautiful!!

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    1. Thanks, Kate.. I like to take pictures in the garden when possible.

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  33. wow-just a real treasure-i have enjoyed watching this one!

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  34. First visit to your weblog.... very nice quilt. I once started a similar one but did not finish it (yet). Thanks for the inspiration.
    Groetjes (from the Netherlands)
    Annemieke

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