Sunday, December 21, 2008

Timberline Complete!!!

Now this quilt defines the meaning, labor of love!! It was so worth it...the quilt is absolutely stunning in person. At first I thought who in their right mind would want to make this one into a queen...it would take ages! Well, this is why, it's gorgeous!! I made the wall hanging which measures 48"x48". Now how about that border...told you it was a show stopper.

The pattern was very well written and it is meant to test and challenge your perfect scant 1/4" seam. I was super surprised when I only had to trim wee slivers off of my blocks and even when I got all my blocks sewn together and layed out my borders...they fit like a glove!!! Even with all those seams!

Now not every seam lined up to perfection, but after the amount of time I spent unsewing sections of this quilt it was time to let a few slip by. Now I know, tisk..tisk, I still have lots of room for improvement! :)

Did I mention seams!!!!! Look at them all!!! I can't believe I'm actually showing you the backside of my quilt top...I feel like there should be horror music playing in the background!!! hahahaha!!! Well, I hope you enjoyed this journey with me, and if your thinking about trying one of Judy Martin's patterns...just do it, you'll love the results!! My biggest tip would be to make a practice block before you begin, you will learn how to perfect your scant 1/4" seam before you begin and you will be glad you did!

21 comments:

Vicki W said...

It's really beautiful!

Paula said...

My sister in law bought me Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book and I told her she was NUTS!!!! Your quilt is gorgeous. I still don't know that I'm ready to tackle one of her patterns yet, but I sure admire yours! Great work! It's beautiful!

dot said...

Just stunning. Your back is beautiful. That is the back of the quilt. I am supposing yours is also but I have not seen that. Merry Christmas.

Michelle said...

That is a really beautiful quilt! Great job! I'll have to check out her books sometime.

Joyce said...

It's amazing and impressive pressing!

peggy said...

OMG Jennifer it is absolutely gorgeous....Shall I send you my address to send it to me?

Peggy in nJ

Quilt Nut said...

absolutely stunning Jen! and the back is amazing! i love it! congrats on finishing it

julia said...

Hi Jennifer!
The quilt is stunningly beautiful! Well done ;o)!
I love my copy of Judy Martin's Log Cabin book...I'm already collecting fabric for one of the featured quilts...
Merry Christmas,
Julia

Screen Door said...

The back is as beautiful as the front---Stunning piece....Great job...

tirane93 said...

you've done an amazing job on a really beautiful top. i can't wait to see how it looks quilted!

Diane said...

Beautiful! I love the colors you chose. I bought my SIL (Paula) the book but she is too scared to try it.

materialjunkie said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I may have to look for that book. The colours you used definetly did that quilt justice.

Rose Marie said...

A stunning quilt and I always find it interesting to look at the backside when there is a lot of seams ..... and there sure are tons in this quilt!

Irene said...

Absolutely stunning - front & back. I love Judy Martin's patterns and you have really done this one proud!

Melody said...

Wowie Zowie! That is incredible!

MYRA said...

That is one awesome quilt top! Wonderful! Absolutely gorgeous!!! 8-)

Rosaline said...

Spectular. Apart from the top notch stitching, the color scheme stands out. I want to make this quilt as well, but can't wrap myself arounding putting the fabrics together. Any suggestions (so mine can look as good as yours).

julieQ said...

Wow, gorgeous! I don't dare show the back of my quilts!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Hi, I popped over through a link on Fabric Mom's blog...and I'm sure glad I did! What a beautiful quilt! This is definitely one of those that makes you look closer to try and figure out how it was done!

Comfort Cove Designs said...

WOW!!! All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Fabulous quilt!!!! You should be very proud of yourself! That is one gorgeous quilt and I just love the fabrics you chose for it!

Quitingly Yours
Andrea

Kim said...

stunning quilt.
Where did you get the pattern?