Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Strip Search...


I started this quilt in June for my sister's 40th birthday...and then summer got in the way and it got shelved.  Well, this past weekend I decided to dig it out and get it done.  I've got a pile of ufo's that are in dire need of some attention...perhaps finishing this one will motivate me to get busy with the others.  I used a Jelly Roll of Autumn Journey by Kansas Troubles that I had hanging around, some border fabric from my stash and the pattern Strip Search.

I finished piecing the top on Saturday....  Quilted it on Sunday, using a copper colored thread and the panto Falling Leaves II. 

I purchased this panto a number of months ago and have been avoiding it as I knew I would need a bit of practice time on this one before I would put it on a customer quilt.  The panto is beautiful with all the different leaves but the back tracking on all the veins is such a pain...looks like I'll need another practice quilt before I'll offer it to clients.

And then I bound it on Monday.  With the help of the pups of course.  They sure love quilts...as soon as they get sight of one they follow me around and just have to lay on it to test it out.  Yay!!!  Project complete!!  Happy B-day Sis!!

10 comments:

Vicki W said...

Nice autumn quilt! If you don't mention it, no one will notice your imperfect backtracking. I finally accepted that every quilt I make is practice for something!

Cindy said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Love it.

Sandra M said...

Nice to see you finishing your UFO's. You can use that panto on any of my quilts. Looks like I have 2 favorite ones now

Quilt Nut said...

i am so going to have to get this pattern-love it!

mom is putting that pattern on a quilt tomorrow; i refuse to do it lol!!

Rose Marie said...

What a gorgeous autumn quilt! Love the colours and pattern.

Teresa said...

Wonderful quilt...just looks like something you would enjoy snuggling under on a cool autumn evening.

Linda said...

It is gorgeous! I am working on the same pantograph today - ugh! It sure is a pretty one.

Vals Quilting said...

this is gorgeous - it is like you knew exactly what to make for me:)...however I'm not quite 40 but I would love this quilt - how nice of you to make this for your sister's 40th. I should be thinking pretty soon about my sister's 40th...
Valerie
http://www.pastimesonline.ca/vals-quilting

Susan said...

Jennifer, where are you? It's been two months since you've posted.

Cheryl said...

The colors in that quilt are quite stunning! I'd love to own it (the dogs are cutie-pies too!