Thursday, September 18, 2014

September Finish!

I finished! I finished!

Celtic Solstice is quilted, and partly bound. I have had it on the bed.



You can even see some of my resident quilt holder! And a lovely job he did holding it. I had to wait a few days to take this picture outside because we had several rainy/overcast days. It's still cold here--highs just 60, lows in 40s. Friday is supposed to have a high in the 70s. Ahhh. I'm not willing to admit it might be fall yet. 

Went to Quilt Club today, wearing a short sleeve shirt. I showed my quilt for show-and-tel, and they oohed and aahed. I didn't even have to prompt them.

I used Warm and Natural batting in this quilt. Not happy with it. There is extensive quilting in it, and it feels like a board. I thought I would use up the Warm and Natural I have stock piled (2 more), but I'm so unhappy, I believe I will take apart the Christmas quilt I have spray basted and replace it with Hobbs 80/20. Connecting Thread has a sale, 40% off their batting. There is some winging its way to me. I also ordered some Hobbs wool batting. Anxious to try that. 

I think I might like to make Celtic Solstice again, but with a planned fabric motif. Not scrappy.

This is a Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt from last October. So she will be launching a new one soon. Do I want to get into that??? I guess we shall see.


Linked to Sew Fresh Quilts

Thanks,
Lin

11 comments:

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

CONGRATULATIONS on a wonderful finish!! It has been fun to watch you work through this one (may not have always been fun for you.... ;)) but this is a beauty!! Ready to do another? Wow, you are a brave soul haha

I predict you are going to love the wool! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on it.

venividivicky said...

Lovely pics, Lin. Yay for porchs and helpul quilt holders!

Catherine said...

A fab finish and a stunning quilt, Lin.

Liz said...

Beautiful finish! I love the scrappiness of it, so much color! Such a cheerful quilt, and I love that outer triangle border!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Such a beautiful quilt! I love the brightness of the blues and I'm so happy for you. Congrats!

Margaret said...

turned out great, love the bright colors

Mari said...

Congratulations on a great finish! All those pieces! It turned out lovely. You're brave to even consider another. I hear what you're saying about the batting, too. If you hate the batting you won't like the quilt. Can always use it up in placemats or something.

Lorna McMahon said...

What a great big, beautiful quilt, Lin! The quilting is fantastic! Love it!

Ruth said...

I really like the scrappiness of your version - my favourite I've seen. Not surprised there was an instant ooh to this one!

Brenda said...

Too bad about the W+N. I machine quilted on wool and it drapes beautifully despite the heavy quilting. I like the Warm products from some projects, but not if you want loft or softness. Great finish!

Patch the Giraffe said...

Looks great all finished :) I agree with you on the 80/20 it so much softer and shows the quilting much more!