Tuesday, July 10, 2012

50th ANNIVERSARY QUILT FINISHED

Tuesday morning, I finished my"50th Anniversary Quilt" and put it on the bed!  Yes that is the name as of now, unless I think of something I like better.   last thing I had to do was quilt in the outer black border.  I waited until I had sewn on the binding so the quilting wouldn't get covered up at all.  I still have to make a label.  Since our anniversary is next month, I thought it was OK.  This picture shows how I quilted the black borders.  It doesn't show up in most pictures.



Here it is on our bed.  The bedroom light isn't very good because we only have 2 small windows, but I think you can see it well enough.  I am sooo glad to have it finished!

I made a potholder for my guild's salad supper and potholder exchange.

I am now planning to get busy with a couple projects that I have been planning for quite a while.  One is a secret project and the other I will probably show as I work on it.  Nothing to show yet, though.  Hope you have a great week!

16 comments:

Grit said...

Wunderschön!!!

Katie said...

Beautiful! The idea to quilt the border after the binding is on is genius. It looks wonderful on your bed...unfortunately I don't think it's cool enough anywhere right now to need it! I wonder what you've got going that's a secret...

~Joan said...

Your quilting just keeps improving! Did you mark places to aim for as you quilted the black border? It is so nice and even! Another great border quilting idea.

Liriopia said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!

Liri

Me and My Stitches said...

Your quilt looks wonderful! Love the pattern and love the quilting!

Karen said...

I should get busy on a 50th anniversary quilt. I have a year to go.
You have done so good at conquering machine quilting.

Doniene said...

Stunning!!! You did an amazing job quilting!!! The potholder is cute!! Love the fabrics!!

Good week to you too!
Blessings

Debbie Lou said...

Your quilt is beautiful and the quilting is gorgeous. Nice job! And I should add...Happy 50th Anniversary! We are celebrating our 40th in Sept. Thanks for sharing your progress! Love it!

Lori said...

Oh my gosh! It is beautiful!! I love everything about it!

---"Love" said...

Your block setting is a favorite of mine, and your quilting is just beautiful beyond description! What an accomplishment you've made! You should be VERY proud of yourself! ---"Love"

Cisca said...

Thank you for stopping by, Ruth! Your quilt is stunning, very beautiful quilting, too.You can be very proud. And what a lovely old doll and clothes, I love them!
Have a great week, too, Cisca

Janet O. said...

I, too, love chain blocks as alternates to sampler blocks. It ties everything together beautifully, and this is a prime example. Gorgeous!
Very cute potholder, too.

Robin said...

Great Finish!!! Your bed looks so inviting.

quilt32 said...

That quilt is just everything I love in a quilt. Beautiful job.
Lillian
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seventhsister26 said...

Love the quilt;) It's perfect;) And the pot holder is very cute;)
Happy Quilting!!

Donna said...

Beautiful quilt, and lovely job quilting it! Congratulations on 50 years. We celebrate 45 years next week.