January 12, 2017

Finally Finished - My Just the Basics Quilt and TGIFF

Welcome to TGIFF! I am excited to share this finish (which has been a long time coming) and to see all of your finishes 😊
Just the Basics Quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com

Starting in March last year and ending in August, I shared instructions for the Just the Basics mystery quilt. Then, in October, I shared the finish parade of all the finished quilts or tops that people had sent to me. And my poor top, which was finished sometime back in January or February, was still not finished. I was working on the quilting, but it wasn't done. Nothing like being really, really late for your own finish party 😒

But now it's finished!!
Just the Basics Quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Actually, I finished it back in December, but I couldn't get decent pictures of it until recently.

So, why did this quilt take me so long to finish? Put simply...I did a lot of quilting.
Just the Basics Quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
Having just finished quilting my Love Birds quilt, which I quilted loosely so it would stay nice and soft, I wanted to really go to town with the quilting on this one. As usual, I love how the quilting shows from the back.
Just the Basics Quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com

It was fun coming up with different flowers for each of the three square sections of the piecing. Emphasizing one of the flowers by using gold thread on the grey fabric (on the front) felt a little scary, but I'm so pleased with how those gold flowers add to both the front and the back of the quilt. The flowers are all rather irregular and the petals are sometimes quite wonky, but I still like them.
Just the Basics Quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
I think this black quilting might be my favourite part of the whole thing, though. I love how lacy it looks! None of the loops are quilting the same, but that's okay too. Nobody said quilting has to be perfect to look good 😊
Just the Basics Quilt | DevotedQuilter.blogspot.com
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Now it's your turn. What have you finished recently? I can't wait to see, so link it up here and then pop on over to visit a few of the other links and leave some encouragement.





11 comments:

  1. It turned out so beautifully, Leanne! I love the pop of color the filled in flower gives the center of your piecing, and the back is just as amazing as the front. :)

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  2. The quilting is purr-fection in itself. Such a beautiful quilt. What type of machine did you undertake the quilting on?

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  3. The quilting is just beautiful! Well worth the wait I would say. :-)

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  4. This is just beautiful! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  5. IT's gorgeous. I love heavily quilted quilts. It always adds so much more to a top x

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  6. It is gorgeous Leanne, what a great way to start your quilting year!

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  7. Really like how this turned out. Very nice and lovely quilting too!

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  8. Amazing finish Leanne! Everything about it is spot on :)

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  9. It is incredibly beautiful, Leanne!! I really love the quilting done in different colours. The back looks amazing too!!

    -Soma

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  10. The quilting is amazing. Definitely worth the extra work and time. Those gold flowers are fun. Congrats!

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  11. Congrats on the beautiful finish! I loved seeing all of your quilting details. The back is just as pretty as the front.

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