Thursday, March 17, 2011

Shine On


"Shine" is quilted, bound and DONE!  This was my first quilt for the Liberated Amish Get Together hosted by Lazy-Gal Tonya.  If you haven't yet seen this blog and the wonderful quilts that were made, be sure to go take a look.

The "rules" for the Get Together were to take an Amish quilt from this website as your inspiration and make it Liberated.  And you had to include some Unruly Letters.  This one was kind of my "warm-up" because this little crib quilt just called to me. 
 
I can't belive it's taken me a year to get this done.  I just couldn't decide how I wanted to quilt this.  I finally took my inspiration from antique Amish quilts (should be a no-brainer, right?) and machine-quilted triple diagonal lines.  Free-hand, of course.  I was liberated enough to use my sewing machine, or it would be a realllllly loooong time before this got finished . . . hee hee!



I didn't measure anything, and I didn't stress about it.  It only took me a few hours to get this done, once I got going. 


I really like this quilt.  I think it finally came together just right.

8 comments:

  1. I LOVE IT!!! I love the quilting - I'm going to have to try that sometime, but it will have to be the right project, like your Shine. What a fabulous quilt!

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  2. Woohoo, fabulous! the quilting looks great and that was an excellent decision and glad you just went for it. hurrah!

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  3. I REALLY like this quilt. The quilting is very cool. Wow...just winged it and look how great it turned out! I love stars.

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  4. What a great quilt. I like the quilting. I must remember to make a cherry pie on Washington's birthday next year. I never thought of that. I thought of eating a piece of cherry pie on his birthday, but never thought of making a cherry pie on his birthday. What fun!

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  5. hmm, I thought I commented on this post! Love the triple rows, what a great way to quilt this. And the black thread is perfect. I'm using rusty brown on my "amish/lib" top. It's next on my hand quilting list, I gotta get it done!

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  6. Great quilt. You needn't of worried about the time. Mine's still in the tops to be quilted pile!

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  7. ohhh i love the quilting. I love the top too, but the quilting just solved a problem i'm having, so i'm very grateful for your post!

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