Friday, November 22, 2013

A finish!

I've been diligently working on my new quilt design but just had to take a break after finding a notice in our mail box saying that there was a parcel waiting for me to be picked up at the post office.

I guess the excitement on my face convinced Mr. Painted Quilt that it was something important so he, Ollie and I headed into town.  I was sure it was my quilt that had made it's way home from Mary of Quilt Hollow...and guess what?  It was!!!

As soon as we arrived back home I disappeared into my studio and went to work on the binding.  Just a short while ago, I sewed the last stitch.

Glory Bound is now officially a finish!



I asked Mary if she would quilt it using the Baptist fan pattern.



A perfect marriage between the scrappiness and the quilting pattern, don't you think?



Thanks again, Mary for doing such a great job.  I absolutely love it!

Happy stitching!

67 comments:

kelley said...

I love it too...the quilting finishes it perfectly...

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Perfect--the quilt is beautiful

Terry said...

It's just beautiful! :0)

Ali said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. I hope Mr painted quilt was as happy to see it as you were.
Ali x

sandi s said...

It is beautiful. I love the Baptist fan quilt design too.

julieQ said...

Gorgeous, Kaaren!! I love the quilting...it makes your scrappy even prettier!

Elyte said...

I hope this gorgeous quilt gets lots of use this winter. The quilting finishes it off beautifully.

edie said...

Kaaren, it's totally perfect. I'll bet Ollie is always up for a car ride, huh! Have a happy Thanksgiving.

Janet O. said...

I love that pattern! What a lovely quilt. Yes, Mary's quilting of fans is a perfect compliment.
Have a happy birthday tomorrow, my dear!

Darlene D said...

It's beautiful. Can't wait to see it up close and personal!

Joan said...

I love your scrappy quilt. It's gorgeous!

Lesley said...

Fantastic finish! I agree that it is a perfect quilting design for your quilt. You and Mary sure work well together!

A Nudge said...

Gorgeous, Kaaren! You and Mary are such a great team. Congrats on the finish.

Karen in Kentucky said...

Glory Bound is just beautiful, Kaaren!!! Even though it's scrappy, I love the way colors thread their way through the entire top. Great job!

Robin said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You are inspiring in so many ways.

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

The quilt is beautiful. I love that pattern.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow! It's beautiful!!

Sandy said...

Such a lovely quilt...and the quilting fits it perfectly.

annie said...

that is very very beautiful!
I love the fan quilting!
And the color of the backing!

paulette said...

Magnificent!! A perfect marriage!
P

Pam in IL said...

WOW! It's a beautiful quilt and I love it!

Sheila said...

It is just gorgeous. I love that quilt design , works really well with his scrappy quilt !

Polly said...

Stunning!!

celkalee said...

Stunning, absolutely beautiful. Like a sign of your recovery. I am a total fan of scrappy and this one really plays to that. Thanks so much for sharing!

Jeanna said...

Glory Be!!!!! Glory Bound is beautiful. Gotta LOVE Mary's frosting :)

You both did an amazing job. The fabrics are perfect for that pattern.

Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

gracie said...

Absolutely beautiful

jtquilts said...

I agree with everyone's comments! Thank you for showing your beautiful finish!

Candace said...

A gorgeous masterpiece, Kaaren! I hope you have yourself a huge pat on the back!
Cheers!

Louise said...

Wonderful job by yourself and your quilter. Baptist fan is one of my favorites.

Quilter Kathy said...

It is a gorgeous finish!

Marti said...

That is a star spangled finish! I love how it turned out, and yes the Baptist fan is a good choice for it. My great grandmother was always partial to that pattern and seeing it always reminds me of her.

margaret said...

beautifully pieced and likewise quilted this is a beauty

Susannah said...

There reallY are no words to say how gorgeous this new quilt is. It takes my breath away. You should be so very proud of it,
Kaaren. It is a beautiful quilt!

Blessings and Peace,
Susannah

Gunilla said...

Stars + scraps = beautiful quilt!
Love the quilting too.

Guusje, said...

Beautifull.

Saskia said...

Lovely! I love the stars and the fabric choices! Great finish.

Jeanne (RED) said...

Well, I agree with what everyone said! When I saw it I actually drew a breath in! It is so striking and I love the colors. I think that you have too many quilts, so please send this quilt to me! :-)

Jeanne (RED) said...

Well, I agree with what everyone said! When I saw it I actually drew a breath in! It is so striking and I love the colors. I think that you have too many quilts, so please send this quilt to me! :-)

moosecraft said...

It's beautiful!

Janet said...

You have got a beauty there. Just gorgeous. How exciting to have it finished.
Janet

Stephanie said...

A perfect quilt design to go with the gorgeous scrappiness. Really really gorgeous.

andsewon said...

Love the scrappy top and the old fashioned Baptist Fan quilting!
Lola

Kathryn said...

I've used the Baptist Fan on several of my quilts also, and it is a wonderful classic. Yours looks great.

Pieced Pastimes said...

Hi Kaaren,
Your quilt is just beautiful! The baptist fan quilting was the perfect choice for your perfectly pieced quilt. Love the combination of colors and patterns you chose - so pretty!
Warmest Regards,
Suzanne
Pieced Pastimes

Lori said...

I'm a huge fan of fans! It looks great!

AnnieO said...

I just got a top back from Mary too but haven't had a chance to do the binding yet. Yours looks wonderful! Mary does a fantastic job with her frosting :). I have Baptist Fans in mind for another top !

Heartsdesire said...

The quilt looks fabulous, and I love, love the Baptist Fan quilting. I tried to purchase this pattern, but the shipping & handling was ridiculous. Over $20 for a $10 pattern.

tink's mom said...

What a wonderful finish and such a great team you and Mary make. Your quilt is stellar and her quilting is like icing on the cake.

Catarina C said...

What a beautiful quilt, I just love scraps and the quilting is just gordius! Hugs from Sweden

Friendship Crossing said...

LOVE your quilt and the finishing is so pretty! Never heard of a Baptist fan before and I'm a Baptist~ LOL!!

Gorgeous!

Tanya

Sharon said...

I'm a longarm quilter and that is the best baptist fan I've seen done on the machine, LOVE it!!!

Lori said...

wow this is lovely, you both did a fantastic job. thanks for sharing

Charo said...

I love it! The quilting is gorgeous!
Hope you feel much better!

barcord said...

It's really beautiful Kaaren.

Maria Alba said...

T'ha quedat un Glory Bound molt i molt bonic.
Moltes felicitats !!!
Bon cap de setmana

Jacky said...

Baptists fan is always a good choice! Love it x

Bodenseefelchen said...

so awesome, so wonderfull awesome.
grettings
angelika

Kindred Quilts said...

Amazing Glory Be! Just beautiful!

Debra Graham said...

Gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

suz said...

BeautifulQuilt!

Elizabeth said...

Perfect! Absolutely perfect! Love everything about your quilt, the colours, the pattern, everything! You are sew clever.

Sherry said...

What a beautiful quilt and I am impressed that you put the binding on right away. I have 3 quilts waiting for binding, I will have to get to it as soon as I return home from my daughters house.

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

It's so beautiful!! I love it!!

Barb said...

great scrap quilt and the fan quilting is wonderful!

Miriam said...

Beautiful Kaaren! Congratulations to both you and Mary.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

So lovely!
Greetings from Finland! :)
Ulla's Quilt World
Hugs, Ulla

Sue said...

Beautiful! It really shines!