12 February 2011

february finish



Mmmm finished at 57" * 72", long arm quilted in baptist fans by the lovely Anne. The batting is Quilters Dream Select, wonderful and soft.

This quilt is a total Homage a Gwen Marston. You may recognize it from her book "Liberated String Quilts". Her quilt is called Amish Rectangular String.

The quilt top was made in 2008 and blogged earlier.


It's quite vibrant. Not so easy to photograph inside on a very cold february morning.

It feels so good to shrink my stack of finished tops. Slowly, and one by one - that's my plan...

Right now I have a dozen quilt tops waiting in line. How tall is your stack?

(I won't hold it against you if you don't want to reveal it - we all need to keep some secrets...)

; )

Wish you all a lovely weekend!

41 comments:

Gudrun said...

Wow,vilken läcker kvilt!
Hälsar Gudrun

Clare said...

It's gorgeous. Really gorgeous.

I have two tops waiting to be quilted and two WiP's.

liz said...

Yum. I particularly like the yellow strip at the bottom. Works well. My quilt tops are too numerous to count but I am working on them!

Cathy said...

Absolutely stunning Marit, I love the red and yellow frame around all that gorgeous colour. My stack is only about 9, though I'm sure there is some I have forgotten about! xo

Westfalenmaedel said...

Hey Marit,

I fell in love at once with this gorgeous quilt ;-)
Its perfectly arranged.

Have a nice creative week- end!
(In Germany it is snowing again :-( )

Karin

Stephanie said...

I think my stack is 6 high. There are a couple from years ago that I'm really not interested in finishing. I think they'll get donated. Love your colors and the quilting is beautiful.

Sujata said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous! It is nice to see some finished quilts, Isn't it?
I am guilty of having too many unfinished quilts. I should do just what you did.. Start pulling them out one at a time so it is not overwhelming to me.

Mary said...

Marit...this is fantastic! I love the strip of yellow at the bottom..it really grounds the quilt. What a great idea! I learn so much looking at your blog :) Have a great weekend!

Leslie said...

i think my stack is about 7 flimsy's high and several more that are not fully assembled!!!

this quilt is beautiful. i love the quilting you had done

Tonya Ricucci said...

gorgeous all the way around. love it! um, not quite sure how tall that unfinished pile is... too tall, that's for sure!

RosaMaría said...

wow!! love your quilt!! the desing and colors you choose are really gorgeous!!!

Brenda said...

I really like it and those fans are great on it. I love that Marston book and the pictures of all the old string quilts. congrats on a great finish. I have at least six (sigh) waiting to be quilted by machine or hand.

Vickie said...

Simply beautiful. I have never been a big fan of solids, but I am changing my mind, and this quilt is helping change me.

I have one quilt in the works and the fabric for three more that are in my head. What a joy!

2helphrey said...

So beautiful! But, really, you don't want to make me get out the surveyor's tape to measure up my pile of UFOs, do you? I'm happier to follow your example and work at my pile one quilt at a time, allowing sufficient time to revel in the satisfaction of a fine finish. And this latest quilt of yours is a truly fine finish! I'll say it again, Beautiful!

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Jeg så ikke denne i 2008. Så fint den var blitt quiltet!! Det er veld samme damen som vi skulle la oss inspirere av på den felles bloggen!? Det er flott med klare farger!! Nok en fin quilt fra deg!! God helg!! AnneK:-)

pinsandneedles said...

Love the quilt and the yellow across the bottom really adds a nice touch. I have only 1 flimsy waiting for me to purchase the batting, several wip's though.

Mari said...

Flott teppe, Marit og super quilting også.. Snakkes på onsdag :-)

Quiltycat said...

Just wonderful...as usually! I was a finisher quilter...sigh...but in the last year I start some project and I didn't end all. I have to follow your example too!
hugs

Mary said...

This is a great quilt. Love the colors. My stack is 6 tops waiting to be quilted and about a dozen tops waiting to be pieced! Yikes.

Adele said...

Stunning !!!

Jennifer said...

Wow! I love everything about this quilt! I have 4 tops waiting to be quilted... if only I could stop making new ones!

Jennifer

Pinkadot Quilts said...

That is drop dead gorgeous! I just looked at my stack yesterday and there are about 10 things in the pile that need my attention.

Nifty Quilts said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Congratulations on your finish. I've got about a dozen tops to quilt too. I keep saying to myself that I could do one a month.

Jan said...

Wow, incredible quilt - how do you get anything done, but for staring at it?!

MariQuilts said...

I love that yellow strip at the bottom...I love everything. I'm a fan of Gwen's too. The quilting is beautiful.

Char said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilt. I must have about 10 that need quilting and another 10 or so in various other stages.

nicolette said...

I’m smitten by your beautiful quilt!

My stack of quilt-tops is at least 10!

Diane said...

Wonderful finish, Marit. I love quilts made with solid fabrics. Most of my UFO's are still piles of fabric!

Kathleen C. said...

That's a beautiful quilt. Solid colors can make a quilt look very modern I think. The same quilt done in muted tonals fabrics would have a softer, maybe country, feel. I love Gwen Marston and have a number of her books. And that's why I love the Yahoo Lib-Quilters Group.

Allie said...

I LOVE IT! I'm a huge fan of Gwen's and this is on my list to make - you did a spectacular job!

Carla said...

I so love that quilt!! Congratulations on getting it finished up. I've got a stack that I haven't counted for a while.... Guess I should!

Margreth said...

It's a stunning quilt....what fantastic colors. My stack is growing too....

Harmony Hopes Studio said...

Marit this is striking. Love it.

Janet said...

I haven't even counted my stack and I'm sure I don't want to just yet. I love your quilt, it's so gorgeous and vibrant. Stunning is the word actually and I might just have to play with solids one of these days.

sew katie did said...

I like how its framed.

My stack is large. I'm slowly going to work on them.

Evelyn said...

It's really stunning - so much more like a work of art than a quilt! Good job finishing it up too!

KateKwiltz said...

Love. It!
My favorite part, though, is the yellow stripe. It really makes the whole thing pop!
Beautiful!

KateKwiltz said...

P.S. I have about 35 tops that need to be quilted. Most of them aren't very big, but a UFO is a UFO. Jacquie scolded me for having so many! :)

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

My sweet lord - that is fantastic. Oh to be able to create something so luscious.

Patty@sewingseeds said...

That is absolutely stunning. My stash is down to just two...I'm trying to finish at least one before taking on a new project. Trying being the operative word!

Barb said...

What a great graphic quilt.
I love the yellow border interrupting the side borders.
The fans looks fan-tastic on this one.