Monday, May 3, 2010

4 out of 4 plus 4 (cornerstones)...done, done, done!!!

Four corner scallops.....

and this completes the quilt top.

Do you think even though I started this quilt in 2008 and then put it away for a year because of those darn scallops (that weren't so darned afterall) and then finished the top in 2010, that I should rip off '08 and make it '10?

Now to decide whether or not I have enough imagination, patience  and the fortitude to hand quilt this baby  or if I should send it off.  It would get done a whole lot sooner if I sent it off, but with all the work I have done, handquilting seems the way to go.

Anyways, can you tell that my giddiness is making me do that quiltng "happy dance"?  I can't believe this quilt top is done.   I can now start the next UFO...which is probably a binding or two for the last two quilts that went to the quilter.  Beyond the Cherry Trees BOM is due out on the 10th.  I still have a few days.

Thanks for joining me on my journey !!!!


  1. Beautiful quilt. You did a fantastic job. Those scallops really make it. I see you doing the Happy Dance! Woo Woo!

  2. Mimi, I have always wanted to make that quilt. Yours is gorgeous.

  3. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh . . . I need to get to work on mine! Your's is looking absolutely awesome - great job on those borders. I'd change the 2008 to 2010 or leave the 2008 and add a 2010 somewhere else on the quilt - that would cover the gamit! Hand quilting???? Very energetic! Great job. - Marlene

  4. It's a beauty,F. I love it! If my vote counts, I think you should hand quilt this one. It just fits it, don't you think? Of course, this opinion is coming from the one who CAN"T hand quilt.

  5. I think that it's a 2008 quilt since you made the most important part of the quilt (the house blocks) in 2008. Actually you made the scallops back then too, they just didn't fit right.

  6. Woohoo, you have a flimsy finish. I"m not sure about the date, thats your personal choice. As for quilting, I'd hand quilt it, But it's an opinion from a longarm quilter who has 2 hand quilting and one hand applique project on the go at any given time.


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