Saturday, February 12, 2011

Let's talk about the "F" word!

FINISHED!  The quilter's "F" word!

I was lucky enough to get some quilting done today....Barb and I had planned to spend a few hours today working on our miniatures.  The object was to at least get the centre of the quilt done, the friendship stars, so that all that would need to be done would be the borders.....

Well at 6:00 P.M. I locked the doors and by 9:30 P.M. we were both finished!  FINISHED!!!!!  The tops are finished so technically the quilt is finished!  Well, okay we still need to layer and quilt them but for all intents and purposes the hard part is done......

This is Elaine's original - the centre blocks of the friendship stars are 3/4" - so smaller than the one we made in class.....
I am so pleased with mine - I really went for the "house" colours and thought it was coming out really dull but in the end I love to quilt it and label it for sure!  I think this is one of my fastest quilts to completion!  I like miniatures......
 This is Barb's!  Her's is all brights and I love it too!  It really came out beautifully!  She chose not to do the corner stones but it still looks really awesome!  She just has to quilt it!
Here are the three of them together - now I feel like I made a huge quilt!  I think I'll have to try something a little smaller and I have just the book to do it too!  I'll keep you posted!  So Elaine's is 25% smaller than mine and Barb's.  I'm actually glad that she started us off with something a little made it easier to learn all the tips and also made it alot easier to finish......
The side effects of this is that I am totally relaxed tonight and ready to just head for bed!
A perfect evening, thanks Barb - it was a great night!  Glad we decided to stay!

Have a great day everyone!



  1. We are GOOD!! lol I came home a drew up another idea using EQ. I think I'm hooked on minis ... especially being able to use the "F" word. Very satisfying feeling to acutally FINISH something. I'm going to try and get it quilted and completely finished this week. :-)


  2. Me too! LOL I'm not sure I'll be able to see straight after the anesthetic so I may wait a few days but it's all layered and ready to go!