Sunday, September 4, 2016

A big finish

A finish always gives me a rush, but this one is extra special. 


Allietare is Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt from last winter and my first attempt at one of her mystery quilts. They all have a TON of little pieces because her designs really focus on being scrappy.  I started this one back on Black Friday (2015) right after Thanksgiving and stayed caught up for a couple of weeks. But eventually I fell behind and I was very worried that it would become a UFO.

I haven't admitted this until now, but I kept the project box on the floor right next to my cutting table with blocks "in progress" laying on top. That way I had to look at it every single time I walked into my sewing room. And I kept plugging away at it.  The last stitch of the binding and the label went on today. So after 8 and a half months, it is finished. And after not liking it for much of that time, I've come to love the way it looks.



11 comments:

  1. Isnt that always how it happens? The quilts that take the longest with the most pieces always end up being amazing! Yours is beautiful, I still need to get mine done, wish me luck!

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  2. Congrats! on your finish! Your quilt is beautiful...love your color choices.

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  3. Fabulous finish! I'm thrilled that you've come to love it.

    Bonnie's mystery quilts are always gorgeous, but I know I'd lose interest and it would never be finished. I need to adopt your idea of the box next to the cutting table to taunt me into getting stalled projects completed.

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  4. I love the look of a lot of Bonnie's quilts but her pieces are so tiny! Your colors look great and congrats on keeping at it until it was done. She's writing the next mystery now, I heard.

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  5. Congrats on the beautiful finish! I love the green you added to the palette, it adds a fresh feel to the other colors.

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  6. You should love that quilt--it's beautiful. Your colors look like Italian tile. Maybe I should move Celtic Solstice by my cutting table so I see it everyday. I'm stalled on the borders and it was before Alletaire. Congrats on the finish!

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  7. Congrats on a wonderful finish!! It's beautiful!!

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  8. Congrats on sticking with it! It's a huge quilt with lots of pieces and I know how hard it was for you to keep going on it. It's a beautiful quilt!

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  9. Congrats on the finish! I'm still in the collecting fabrics to use for this quilt stage ;) Every finish of this pattern I see inspires me so I guess I still want to make one. Thanks for linking up this week.

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  10. Congrats on the beautiful finish! Mine will get there someday.

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