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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Deana: Been quilting on my new Juki & blocks arrive from Australia

Thanks to my new Juki, I finally got the initiative to work on a ten year old project.  This quilt has honestly been basted and partially quilted for that many years - yikes!  I basted it in red crochet cotton - SCARY!  It could have bled onto my quilt but it didn't.  

The reason this quilt sat so long is because it was my very first attempt at a large quilt using my Bernina for quilting.  I stippled - YUCK!  I don't like the way it looks and I don't like doing it either.  I quilted it so tight that I knew it would take days to finish.  

Well, now I only have the two outside borders left and I can cross another project off my list.  I hope to post it finished this week.

This long forgotten quilt is my pattern that I call "Hexagon Pleasure".  It is fun and simple to make (even though it may not look like it).  I even had a 14 year old girl make it without a hitch.  If you are interested you can get 

the pattern in my Craftsy shop.

I also received my beautiful blocks from Carla.  Thanks so much for being a part of the Stashbee even though you live half way around the world!

I just love watching this quilt grow!

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Needled Mom said...

Was it fun and quick to quilt on the new machine? Red basting? YIKES is right!

Glenda said...

Hi Deana, well it may of been hard going and taken a long time but how lovely it looks, it is far to beautiful to be sitting in a cupboard it should be out for others to admire and love. Love LOVE the colours. Cheers Glenda

EmileeHope said...

It always feels good to finish an old project!

Bonnie said...

Wow! I love your block -- no clue what it is called. I need to read back on your blog and see what you are up to. I hit your other blog first. It looks quite tempting for next year but I know I have way too many UFO's to bring more into the house! In fact, I've dropped out of one of the bees I was in.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

It's really lovely.

Lynette said...

Hey, cool! It's so very satisfying to get the ancient projects finished. :) I really like that pattern, too, and super happy about the red not bleeding.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Australia? Who do you know in Australia? Oh. That would be me!
Sorry they are a whisker too big. I was so slow and painstaking that I cannot figure out how that happened. I hope they can be trimmed successfully. I am happy to send replacements if I have failed!

Esther Aliu said...

What a great feeling to finally call that quilt DONE! Looks great and I know it must feel great too, I have some decade old WIPs now too... and I don't like to think about them!

Lynette said...

The border fabric on your hexie quilt is super fun. :)

Lynn White said...

I think that Hexagon Pleasure quilt is wonderful. Well done, the quilting really makes it pop. It's very encouraging to know you're working through a list and even after many years you've finishes, hurrah!