Wednesday, February 17, 2010

FIRST UFO FINISH FOR THE YEAR!!!


Nice and crinkly.....may not be of blue ribbon quality but good enough for me. This is probably the 6th big top I ever made and first paper piece....just been sitting around to be quilted....so I am not too unhappy about it.

I really didn't start quilting alot until I went to Texas and even then it was in my spare time since I worked. I was able to crank out alot of smaller quilts. When I was in Missouri I made several big quilts and hand quilted them. I made alot and I do mean alot of baby quilts and throws....so moving to Texas about 6 years ago was the real beginning of my quilting journey....and what a fn journey it has been.....so welcome to my world!!

37 comments:

Kim D. said...

Congrats Barb on you finish, it's lovely!!

Fiesta said...

great finish Barb. Congratulations.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Any quilt brought to the finish line is wonderful..but a totally paper pieced quilt! WOW. CONGRATULATIONS!
The quilt is fantastic.

Pat

Lori said...

I think it is pretty and DONE! Congrats on the finish!

Terry said...

It looks great! Congratulations on getting it finished! :0)

Pam said...

Beautiful!! I love the colors ...congrats!!

Pam said...

What a beautiful quilt ..I love the colors. Congrats!!!

Wow ...you've sure lived in lots of places.

Gene Black said...

Very nice Barb. I like the quilt pattern. I can paper piece but I prefer to do faster piecing methods.

luv2quilt2 said...

That's such a pretty pattern. I have several UFOs lurking around, so I know it must feel good to get it completed.

Nanci said...

Well Barb, I only have about 4 years to go to really improve my skills then!
Your work is fabulous even if you don't consider it so.

You still crank the quilts out!

JustCindy said...

I think it is beautiful.

Pat said...

Very nice...and just how many years have you been quilting? With the wonderful quality of your work, I'd have thought it was YEARS...but now I'm thinking it's not been that long (based on what you said in this post).

andsewon said...

Wow! That is awesome!!! You are getting some pretty things done up!
Come teach me paper piecing!!
Hugs,
Lola

Quilt Hollow said...

A finish! Nothing better than that!!

Barbara said...

Blue ribbon quality means you aren't allowed to even touch a quilt without white gloves. That's not my kind of quilt either. They are meant to be used and loved. This is lovely!

joanne lendaro said...

LOVE finished!! LOVE quilts!! As long as you can wrap yourself up in one, don't much care if the points match...

Congrats on a finish!! Feels good, doesn't it?

Kaye said...

I have 4, maybe 5 waiting to be sandwiched. The gal who did a couple for me has gone and bought a b ed and breakfast in Sanford Fla. She spoiled me, beautiful work and very reasonable prices. So my friend keep on quilting, you'll get them done!!! as will I

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I think it looks great and congratulations on the finish! That always feels good...

Yvette said...

It turned out fabulous! What a beauty for your first 2010 finish.

Debi said...

Very pretty Barb, I love the pattern.

call me crazy said...

Looks great Barb! :-) Have a happy day!

Needled Mom said...

It looks beautiful, Barb.

allsewnup said...

It's beautiful. I love it.

Carolyn

Rose Marie said...

A wonderful quilt, a UFO done .... can't get any better than that!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

I love it, so pretty. I can't paper piece, maybe one day.

Melinda Cornish said...

it is just beautiful!!!! I would not have a single complaint....Well I am home now, sorry I didnt get to paddle on over but hurricanes happen and I am gald you weathered the storm! lol melinda

Rhonda said...

Wow Barb....did you say paper pieced???......again, Wow! Great job!!!!

Jeni said...

well done how beautiful is that quilt

Patty said...

Great job on you finish. I love quilting and wish I had more time.

Crispy said...

Oh Barb it's beautiful!!! I love everything about it. WELL DONE girl friend!!

Crispy

kpaints said...

Looking good! Bet you are glad to count this in your group of finished. It is always fun to look for the next project.

hetty said...

Fantastic Barb! Congratulations on finishing such a lovely quilt! It's a great pattern!

ranette said...

Good job Barb...very pretty quilt and isn't it nice to mark one off the "list"?!

Jan said...

Love your paper-pieced quilt--you did a great job!! Glad you got started quilting --you have turned out some wonderful quilts!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Finished....a wonderful feeling. I'd like to know more about that feeling myself :)

Kelly

Jackie said...

What a great finish! I love it!

Em said...

It is so precise and detailed, very beautiful work, Barb. Thank you for sharing, Em