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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Finished Quilt!

 I can't believe I finally finished my quilt!  I started this at the end of last year.  It was the first thing I pieced on my new to me hand crank that was my birthday present last year!  We did a quilt along at church making the great granny square blocks.  Here was our first meeting and everyone trying out my hand crank: http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2012/12/church-quilt-along.html
This was my only goal for the month since I was packing to move.
 We have noticed something lately, Custard (in the middle) always poses for pictures!  I just love it!
 Muffin and Tiger are brothers and they were having a bit of a disagreement.
All's well now!  This is a scrappy quilt, I had to buy the lime green but everything else came out of my stash.
 I started with the Gerber daisy material and I knew I wanted to use it for the sashing.  I made the backing on each block solid, just like the solid squares behind the Gerber daisies.
 I used a pink gingham sheet on the back and light pink thread for the quilting.  This way my mistakes are not as noticeable on the back.
 This is Precious, he is now my oldest cat at 14 or 15.  He was a stray so I'm not sure exactly.
 It took forever to quilt since I traced every daisy!
 Here is the quilt waiting for the binding.  Cupcake and Pippi made themselves comfortable.
 Four of my babies.  Oreo, Tiger, Custard (posing again) and Cupcake.
 I quilted butterflies and flowers in some of the blocks, I even wrote Johnna in one of them.  I decided to just do loopy loops after a while though, to save on time.  Johnna is my seven year old niece and this is her Christmas present.
Another first on this quilt was that this is my first quilt to be entirely quilted on a treadle!  For more on that go here:  http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2013/10/october-goal-and-treadling-video.html  This was my only goal for October since I need to pack up my sewing room now.  I'll leave one hand crank and one project out just in case I get all of my packing done.  (I now, that's just wishful thinking!)

I had someone ask me a question, but Dolores you are anonymous so I cannot reply and though I would answer your question here.  My industrial 16 takes a normal class 15 bobbin, which I discovered when I didn't want to wind a bobbin at the quilt retreat and tried one out and it worked perfect!  The ones I that came with the machine when I bought it were black.  The darning foot is the same one that fits on my modern Janome!  I'm going to try my walking foot on it next to see if it fits also, it probably will.

Thank you for sharing this year long journey with me on this quilt.  It has been a lot of fun!

Missy

I am linking to Octoberquest @ Quilt Matters linky party.  be sure to check it out!


A Lovely Year of Finishes

28 comments:

Cheryl said...

The quilt is so bright and cheery, it is beautiful. What a lovely gift to give to your niece (a forever keepsake). Congrats on getting in done.

I hope it is okay, but Custard is my favorite of your cats. His face is so adorable. He looks like he would be full of personality. I like your other cats too, but Custard is my favorite.

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your finish, Missy. Your quilt looks bright and happy!

Frances said...

Well done on your finish, and hope the move goes smoothly and you settle soon.

StitchinByTheLake said...

What a beautiful quilt! And I'm so jealous of your hand crank machine...I'm still looking. :). Blessings, marlene

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully!!! And I LOVE how the cats always seem to find the quilts to sleep on. :-) I guess they know that it is the perfect backdrop for any pictures you take of them.

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Kathy Felsted Usher said...

That's so pretty ! Pretty cats too, very lucky to get to cozy up in pretty quilts.

Kathy said...

So bright and fresh!! Love this quilt!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love it!!

Lorna McMahon said...

Congratulations on your fabulous finish, Missy! It is such a bright, cheery quilt. I am sure Johanna will adore it! Good for you quilting on the treadle.

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Gorgeous job Missy. The colors and I'm so impressed you did this on a hand crank machine! I've pinned it as a Craftastic Pick. Thanks for linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do!

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations! This quilt is so bright and happy and it was made all by Missy power! Awesome!

Denise :) said...

Missy, this is a terrific finish! I love how bright and happy it is -- it makes me *smile*!! As do all the purrbabies piled up on it!! :)

vintage grey said...

Your quilt is so beautiful and I just love all your sweet kitties!! xo Heather

jan said...

Congrats Missy - your quilt is gorgeous! And I love the kitties.
xo jan@sewandsowfarm

retrorevival.biz said...

Missy, you've done it again! Your quilt is so pretty. Really stunning!

ValerieKat said...

Super Missy! It looks wonderful and I am sire your niece will love it.

Valerie

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt, your niece will love it.....if you can get it away from your fur babies! Thanks for sharing.
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AllyJo Woodruff said...

Ohhhhhhhhh.......I love it. It's so happy. I have yet to make this pattern. I keep thinking I will. I also love the hexagon quilt in your background. Check out my latest post. I think you'll like it. :) It's a hexi mini quilt. I'm glad to have found you. Love finding new quilting blogs. Found you via fluster buster link party. Take care. Be blessed.

Barb and Sharon said...

So pretty and cheerful!
Barb@Witsend

M-R Charbonneau said...

What a wonderful bright and cheerful quilt, Missy! Congrats on a beautiful finish! So glad you linked up to TGIFF! and OctoberQuest 2. Good luck!

Sarah said...

It always amazes me how your cats pose and cuddle on your pictures. I suppose it helps that you have more to "pick" from for pictures. I am sure your niece will adore this quilt. My advice is to sew every day for 15 minutes just to keep your sanity while packing...I would need to.

Lisa Marie said...

Love this! Makes me happy just looking at it.

Ella said...

Congrats! That quilt is definitely cat approved!

Sharon Dawn said...

Love your design, colors and that beautiful gerber fabric! Your niece is a lucky girl! Thanks for sharing!

Lyndsey said...

That is one pretty quilt. All its colour makes it so happy and your kitties certainly love it. What a cute lot of fur babies.

Jane Holbrook said...

What an amazing quilt. Love the colors, the details, and your kitty friends. Great photos. Very modern style and such fun. An heirloom. Not the first time I've heard of free motion quilting on a treadle machine. Impressive.

Janice Holton said...

Hi Missy! Just came across you on Podunk Pretties. I am wishing I was your niece this Christmas! Hee! Hee! I'm a pushover for bright colors. Great finish!

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