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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

MARIE: First Finish for the Year 2018

I've been MIA for some time, but I finally finished a quilt that I want to share. I planned to finish it in 2017,  but didn't get it finished until January 1, so I'm counting it for 2018😏.

I bought this red and brown border print several years ago because I loved it, and then had to figure out what I wanted to do with it. I saw a picture on the internet of a quilt very much like this and decided that was what I wanted to do. Sorry, it was so long ago that I don't have the web site.  This quilt has lots of  Y-seams, but I got through it and finally finished. I quilted it on my domestic Juki sewing machine.

I finished this quilt some time ago (2016) and I never posted a picture of it so here it is. This is Deana's pattern called "Hexagons in Rotation".  I also quilted this one on my sewing machine.

The back of the quilt.


I tend to get excited about piecing a quilt before I quilt the last one, so this my year to catch up on the quilting I have neglected. I have a goal to finish all the quilting before I do any more piecing.

1. Finish quilting Jocelyn's Medallion (another of Deana's amazing patterns). It is about 2/3 quilted now.

2. Quilt my Autumn Hues Mystery Quilt--another of Deana's patterns. (I'm not sure what Deana calls this pattern.) She has recently posted several quilts with this pattern. We each used different center and corner blocks and chose our own colors of fabric. It was a fun top to make.  This top is finished and it is basted and ready to quilt.

3. Quilt my Optical Illusion Mystery Quilt. I finished piecing this way too long ago, but have never posted a picture of the finished top with the borders. I'm excited to quilt this on my home sewing machine now that I've had a little more practice.

4.  Quilt my Shimmer Braid Quilt, again, one of Deana's fabulous patterns.

5. Piece and quilt a pinwheel quilt.

6. Finish piecing my "Roses Stack and Whack", and quilt it.

7. Make a New York Beauty Quilt.

8. Finish piecing and quilt my Hawaiian Kaleidoscope quilt.

That's a pretty hefty goal list for me and I may not get them all complete but I hope to be able to check off a few this year.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts!


dq said...

Oh Marie, your quilting on that first quilt is absolutely AMAZING! You have gotten so good! This post has a world of memories for me. All of them except the first I feel a part of. When you get ready to do that New York Beauty you know I am in. I am glad you still have several to quilt first!

Anonymous said...

The red quilt is gorgeous. The border fabric is perfect and the quilting is beautiful.

P Lahrmer said...

Your quilts are absolutely gorgeous!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Spectacular quilts!! Both done and waiting to be completed. Best of luck!!