Monday, May 21, 2012

It's Finished and Ready to be Given Away!!

Yey - Yey - Yey!!  It is finished finally the maple leaf is quilt is DONE!


 

Didn't it turn out well?  I love it.  This quilt will be donated to the town of Arnprior to celebrate our 150th Anniversary.  The maple leaves symbolize our logging industry.   Our local guild members made the blocks and I put them into a quilt top.  A guild member long-armer machine quilted it for us and she did an amazing job.

 
Didn't she do a nice job??

 

The quilting is lovely Thank you Shirley Cavanaugh fo a wonderful job.

 

Next I pressed myself to get the binding, label and sleeve all finished so that I could hand it off in two days.  Wowzers what a lot of work!  I always forget how many hours go into the finishing touches!  I got pretty nervous though because the thread that I had, that worked with the binding, was right down to the little bits to finish!  I kept thinking - oh no - what if I don't have enough??  Everything is closed for the long weekend - I was fine!  Yey!

 

The label was another thing to do - we had two extra blocks come in.  You know when you organize these type of things you don't expect to get all the blocks back?  Well, we did!  So we had out two extra that went onto the back with the label.  Nice effect huh?  I like it!

Anyways, this is done and ready to be handed off on Wednesday!!

6 comments:

Sandy D said...

Great Job.Batiks make an awesome looking quilt.

Angie said...

Everyone did a wonderful job. The quilt is beautiful, and I love the way it is quilted.

Gene Black said...

It is great to use extra blocks on the back. I think it ties it all together nicely.

haddie said...

Absolutley Beautiful..........Insperation to make one!! I love the way the batiks look and great idea to use the extra blocks on the label.... I actually have never done that may have to start!

Dayna at Precut Paradise said...

It turned out beautiful..I love how she quilted the leaves Happy !50th!

gale said...

Beautiful quilt. I've had that dwindling thread feeling. It's not a good one until you get done and have that little bit still leftover.