Saturday, August 4, 2012

A Big Finish

Happy Saturday, y'all!  Today my husband and I celebrate 5 years of marriage and I am happy to say that I am finally finished with his FSU quilt just in time!  He's patiently (mostly) waited while I made other projects and quilts and I finally decided to just finish it up this week ...

I cleared the dining room floor area so I could baste it.  Lots of pins, a couple hours, 3 bobbins and two needles later I finished the quilting.

Its about 64 x 74 and I was nervous about quilting it on my little Bernina.  But I decided to free motion in columns and started the the center column and then working my way out.  This was definitely a better plan of attack than starting at a corner or side and going for it willy nilly.

Here's the mister holding it up.  For reference, he's 6'4" and this was definitely one of the largest quilts I've quilted myself.  Hooray for not being so scared to do some larger quilts now.  :-)

I quilted a little message in the bottom corner.  It reads "Love you 2012" if you can't see it well. :-)

And I was VERY thankful for the wonderful product known as the "Shout Color Catcher" when I threw this in the washing machine and the water turned pink ...

Those Color Catchers started off white.  Of course, I washed this by itself as well.

That's all for now!  I will be back tomorrow to issue a new "Sew Lux Stitch & Share Challenge" and I hope you'll try out something new and share with us.

Happy Sewing!  :-)


  1. What a success!!! I couldn't live without my Color Catchers!

  2. Congrats on the quilt, and on 5 years too! I love that big, happy smile on his face -- it is an obvious BIG hit!

  3. Congrats on 5 years, a fabulous quilt finish and catching all that colour!

  4. What a great quilt! You really know how to use your Bernina! Congrats on five years!

  5. You overcame your fears and the out come is a beauty and Mr. looks exremely tickled with his quilt! Colour Catchers? I've never heard of these, Thank you for the info I'll have to check Walmart.

  6. Congrats on 5 years! My anniversary is tomorrow actually. :) It looks like your husband adores the quilt you made for him! My husband wants me to make him an "Aperture Science" quilt after the Portal video games. I might need to work that one out for him. :)

  7. Thanks for Sharing, This is so awesome and so romantic.... you go GIRL, Go Big or small it all has meaning when you put so much Love into it.


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