a 12th finish for 2012

by Stephanie on December 31, 2012

in Art Quilts & Wallhangings,Improvi-Robin Collaborative Quilting

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… phew, sqeaked that one in!

Finished this cute baby quilt (which had been lingering in the “ready for quilting” bin for some time) a couple of days ago, to meet my “12 finishes in 2012″ goal. Had lots of fun free-motion quilting the border in organic petals and loops and loosey-goosey echoing, a nice warm up for quilting my Improvi-Robin piece.

Happy to report the quilting on that one is done, too, as of about a half-hour ago. Binding and a hanging sleeve will not be done until tomorrow, which means I’ll be off to a great start with a fast finish for this 2013 finish-along group.

Here’s a look at the Improvi-Robin quilting. The central bird motif got the outline treatment:

outline quilting

Lots of loops and squiggles going on:

quilting detail

And more outlining, and ziggy-zags:

quilting detail

The Improvi-Robin piece wanted a good deal more FMQ than I’d planned to do. Lots of different thread colors went into this, and lots of starts and stops. If I hadn’t dealt with the thread ends as I went along that task might have landed this back in a bin.

The border treatment on the baby quilt turned out so well, I did something similar on the IR top (here you see it from the back, where the stitching shows up better):

quilting detail

and a bonus shot to close out the year:

quilting detail

“Year in review” posts are popping up all over blogland, but I’ve been too busy quilting to put one together, or to corrall pics of XMas gifts, although it might still happen in a day or two.

As soon as this Improvi-Robin Season 1 piece is bound and done, I’ll be ready to launch Season 2. Watch for an invitation post about that in early January.

Happy New Year, everyone!

 

 

 

{ 8 comments }

1 Sharon T December 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Still lovin’ your style. Happy New Year!

2 Stephanie January 1, 2013 at 9:53 am

Thanks, Sharon! Happy quilting in 2013!

3 Melissa January 2, 2013 at 5:18 pm

You might be the first person to complete their January project! Thank you for linking up!!!

4 Stephanie January 2, 2013 at 6:23 pm

A quick finish to jump-start the 2013 list magically erases the disappointment of being so close to a 2012 finish with the binding and hanging sleeve still to go.

5 Quilter Kathy January 4, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Fabulous quilting!

6 Stephanie January 5, 2013 at 10:09 am

Thanks, Kathy! My free-motion quilting may not be perfect, but I have fun doing it.

7 Susan January 4, 2013 at 7:12 pm

I came over from Sew Bitter Sweet Designs link. Interesting piece. I would have liked seeing the whole thing together, but it was good to see the close-ups of quilting.

8 Stephanie January 5, 2013 at 10:07 am

Hi Susan, thanks for stopping by. “The whole thing together” is shown in other posts, both before and after quilting, and there are lots of pics in the flickr group.

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