Friday, September 12, 2014

Another One Bites the Dust

And by 'bites the dust', I mean is finished! Yay me! Doesn't a finish just feel oh-so-good.


We quilters are such a passionate bunch, aren't we?!!! I swear I love every single finished quilt and want to snuggle and hug it for awhile before I give it away (if and when I can part with them haha, I am getting better with this!). I feel like it's because we spend such an amount of TIME with each quilty creation that they really do become a part of you - and that builds the love. Almost like an appreciation of where it was (piles o fabric and a vision) to what it became (a beautiful, useable quilt).



I had such fun quilting this one. I really experimented a lot with my lines - more vs. less space between and also, when the mood struck, veering off into different directions and creating new diagonals. It was very freeing - much different than my usual Type A straight lines 'all the same width apart' kind of deal.





Special message on the back for the recipient of this quilt...
...a reminder each time she snuggles into it that she rocks, ain't it great to have friends like that?!!!

Hope you all had a fabulous week - and some time to sew! Take care all. Linking up with 'Finish it up Friday' at Crazy Mom Quilts.

~Lisa

18 comments:

  1. What a fun back! The front looks good too.

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  2. This is beautiful! I love the color combo

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  3. Oh my, such a beautiful quilt! I love, love the opening photo of your quilt resting in all that sunshine, 'tis a glorious play of light and shadow. Isn't veering off the straight and narrow such fun. Me thinks you are one awesome quilter!

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  4. What a fabulous finish! The message on the back is such a great idea. Very special! Love the quilting. Really adds a wonderful dimension to this beautiful quilt!

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  5. What a fun quilt! I love all the prints on the front and the quilting is perfect!

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  6. Oh Lisa I LOVE this! The colors are perfect and your quilting looks awesome! The back is so special too! I've been wanting to try the random spaced lines too, but I chicken out. Seriously...how can you mess this up!? Great finish :)

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  7. i love everything about this quilt!! the colors, the design, the quilting, and the back!!! great job Lisa. i wouldn't mind curling up in this quilt myself :) yay for a finish!!!

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  8. It's completely gorgeous - I love everything about it, especially those little green diamonds - they just make me smile!

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  9. This is a great quilt. The recipient is sure to love snuggling up in it!

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  10. Great quilt and perfect back - Chris :D

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  11. That is such a fun back. And i love the front too. Good job.

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  12. I loved the quilt before you showed the back. I love it even more now!! What a wonderful idea to add a message to the back of the quilt like that!

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  13. Beautiful quilt Lisa. I love the dimension that the quilting adds to it. And the message on the back is the cherry on top of an already perfect quilt. Your friend is going to love and treasure is so much.

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  14. It turned out gorgeous! You did an amazing job! Your friend will love it!

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  15. Love the low volume background. Helps create a lot of movement in the quilt.

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  16. O.M.G! I LOVE this quilt. That message on the back is so creative and meaningful! Your friend will cherish that quilt forEVER!! Love the quilting on it too...it's just all around awesome. :)

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  17. Lovely fabric combo for your stars. Lovely back too.

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  18. Oh I missed this one - yes, quilts do indeed become a part of you as you work on them. I love how you have quilted this one and the backing - just awesome!

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