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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Big, Complicated Finish

Hi Everyone,

I was trying to wait for a nice day to take some outdoor photos, but after we had thunder, lightning, pouring rain and then snow and wind all in 24 hours, I decided it probably wasn't going to happen, so I will have to settle for showing you the photos I took inside.

After fixing my problem border sections, it wasn't too difficult to get all the border completed and sewn on the quilt, finishing my part of my big, complicated project that I wanted to make last year.

I have it hanging on the soffit of my basement.  It will be a king-sized quilt and measures 114" square.

It's from Judy Martin's "Extraordinary Log Cabin Quilts."

I love how you get curves and circles, but all of the pieces are rectangles or squares!

Now I need to get it to the long-armer.

After finishing such a major project, I felt compelled to clean up my sewing room.  Do you ever do that or do you keep things tidy all the time?  I tend to make a mess as I sew and then clean up after.  I even vacuumed!

Have a wonderful day,


  1. Absolutely stunning! Can't wait to see it quilted. How long did it take to make this?

  2. Wow that is one big, complicated quilt top and really spectacular! Did it make even a dent in your red, white, and blue fabric stash, lol? All the quilts I've made from my Fig Tree stash and I still have loads of fabric left. But I digress, what I really wanted to say is that I've had that Judy Martin book for years and you are inspiring me to think more about tackling one of the "complicated" projects.

  3. This is just awesome!!! Fabulous finish and please share again once it's quilted. I have things picked up at the end of each day - but I need to vacuum

  4. It's beautiful! Congratulations on finishing it.

  5. Lovely quilt, especially the border.

  6. Congratulations on such a fantastic quilt. It is amazing! Well done.

  7. Oh JoAnne, this is absolutely spectacular! I know you are really proud of this finish! Great job!

  8. What a fabulous quilt. I'm sure you'll enjoy looking at it on your bed for a long time.

  9. What a beautiful finish JoAnne! I really admire your perseverance in getting this completed--I'm not sure I would have hung in there! I do have to do a lot of cleaning after a major project is done--just to find a clear surface to start the next one!

  10. This quilt turned out wonderfully! I love it. I always need to do a clean up project before I get started on the next one myself.

  11. This is a fantastic finish! I just love it - everything about it! Those borders would have killed me - I've never done a mitered border - but boy they sure do look perfect! Hope to see it again after it's quilted!

  12. I really likes your blog! You have shared the whole concept really well and very beautifully soulful read!
    Thanks for sharing