Saturday, August 14, 2010

Turtle Quilt Finished!

finished! turtle/hexagon quilt for DQS9
I kind of drove myself crazy working on three separate projects yesterday (including repairing a very sad, torn out binding on an old quilt) so I decided I needed to finish my quilt for DQS9 today.

I did the quilting over a few days this past week, and at the end I decided to do the little star stitches in the hexagons because they didn't really have any quilting in them and they needed it. All I had left to do this morning was half of the hexagon stitches and the binding. I am really happy with this quilt. I am still not done with the "twin" quilt that I'm keeping for myself; I'm going to work on it though and make myself get it done before I start my 9-patch finish. It will have different binding fabric, and the back is different too. But it's mostly the same.

Here's the back of this one:
DQS9 back
I have a couple weeks until I need to mail this, and I am going to gather some of my fabric scraps and maybe a few small things to send to my swap partner along with the quilt. I'm so relieved to have this done! On to the next big thing!

11 comments:

angela said...

I love it! That watery hand quilting is just perfect.

Leslie said...

this is so cute...i love the wavy stitching

Jennwith4 said...

This is such a cute quilt! I love it.

amylouwho said...

adorable!! love the hexies with the turtles!

Candied Fabrics said...

Ooh, the wavy quilting is perfect! Your swap partner is a lucky gal!

L Johnson said...

I love how this fun quilt turned out, it will be such a fun piece to decorate a room around! Hope the recipient will share her plans for this beautiful quilt!

Cindy B. said...

so cute!

Eileen said...

darling quilt. the quilting is just great--makes me think they're swimming along.

Dielle said...

I love it, Vicki!!!

Ritapizza said...

so cute! I love the turtle applique and the colorful blue hexes and OMG love love your hand quilting in different hues of blue in waves around the turtles! brilliant and inspiring! If I was in DQS9, I would so covet this!

Elizabeth said...

That turned out really nicely. Your hand quilting is so beautiful and adds just the right movement. Your swap partner is a lucky girl (or guy, as the case may be).

xo -E