Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Aggravated but Love it! 1st finish for the Second Quarter!

Presenting my first finish for the Second quarter of  Finish Along 2014.
 Remember these blocks? Finally put them all together and gave the finished top to my coworker who worked her magic on it....she's amazing and it's all her long-arming...not a computer!:)

Here is the aggravation.
 Had about one more foot of binding to stitch down and I spilled coffee on it!  Then to add insult to injury....
 ....even with stain stick on the coffee (which it did get out) and TWO color catchers some splotches appeared all over the quilt!
 Little bits like this here and there.  After Oxiclean and a bleach pen it's all still there but fainter.
 But you know....this is a gorgeous quilt if I say so myself....yes....I'm patting myself on the back but really...
 ...it's all due to the magic that is Kathleen!  She did an amazing job putting that little flower in all the centers and cornerstones for uniformity.
 Look at the awesome vine in the borders!!
These blocks are from the Moda Designer's Friendship Block quilt along from last year and if you would like to make this quilt or any of the blocks, here is the link to the first block.  All you have to do to get the rest of them is change the block number in the URL.  There are 31 blocks but I only made 30. 
Finishing instructions are here.  Go to the flickr pool to see some of the other quilts and how it really was supposed to be finished!;)
Now I need to go see what's next on the 2nd quarter list!!


  1. Oh Dee it's stunning. Was it your fabric that run? What is a bleach pen? Sounds very interesting.

  2. Gorgeous quilt Dee. I love that polka dot sashing, it's a sweet surprise.

  3. I love this quilt....and the boo-boos makes it special ;) I only have 4 blocks done, only 27 more to go!

  4. This is sooo very pretty! I love all the white with those fabulous blocks! You are just down the coast from me - I am in Rhode Island. I've been following you for a while and just now realized that. :-) Too bad about the coffee and bleeding, or whatever that is. And you're right, it is STILL a beautiful quilt!

  5. Looks gorgeous, even with the stains (just adds to the charm, right)!

  6. beautiful quilt, stains and all.

  7. Wow, totally gorgeous Dee! And please take some of the credit yourself, the quilting is amazing, but you picked all the colours and fabrics and pieced them so beautifully - well done!! And you will never notice the very silght stains once you start using it.

  8. This is one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever seen. Don't even sweat another second about that darn coffee or the splotches. You created a stunning quilt and your quilter really did a beautiful job. :)

  9. Very beautiful quilt! Congratulations on finishing it!

  10. This is a beautiful quilt! Great finish.