Friday, May 27, 2016

Words are - quilt top is finished!!!

Ta da!!!

I am excited to have this quit top done and thrilled because my daughter loves it!!   (Twas a little difficult to get a photo of and I was worried my DH was going to step on the bottom if we tried any longer!)

It is a big quilt - 70 x 100 inches - and I intend on quilting it myself on my home machine using organic wavy lines.  The backing fabric will be flannel - my daughter loves how soft her current quilt feels backed with flannel.

The process to create this was a fun and interesting journey.  I started out without a plan other than to paper piece a favorite quote from Harry Potter.

I played with all different options for setting but when I thought about the idea to use the geese as an unorganized border, the rest of the quilt clicked.   Along the way, there was far more seam ripping than I'd like as I changed where I was going and altered the dimensions of the blocks.

I really like these large blocks that allow these fun prints to really shine.

I'll be linking up with OMG here at Red Letter Quilts. 

Also linking up with Fort Worth StudioConfessions of a Fabric Addict, Sew She Can, Finish Up Friday, Thank Goodness It is Finished Friday, Can I get a Whoop Whoop, and Off the Wall Friday.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. This is stunning! Congrats on a great finish :)

  2. I did not realize that was from Harry Potter. The geese make a wonderful border. This will be fantastic!

  3. What a great quilt! Love the flying geese! Be sure to post when it's quilted!!

  4. This is amazing! Congrats on a HUGE finish!

  5. wow this gorgeous. a true labor of love. cant wait to see the finished quilt
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  6. Absolutely wonderful! You've done a terrific job!

  7. Great idea, great words, great fabric choices, great execution. Looking forward to see it quilted.

  8. Love the fabrics, love the words, LOVE the border, love the quilt!

  9. You finished it up PERFECTLY! Just love it!

  10. Ta-Da!!
    Congrats on an awesome flimsy. A beast to quilt, but this is really going to be amazing!

  11. What a fantastic Word quilt! And the border is so creative and unique! Quite a stunning quilt!


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