10/29/11

Orange you Glad It's Finished?

Yay!  Yesterday I sewed the last border on the Sunshine on my Shoulders quilt!  Remember that this was made from Judy Laquidara's Peaches and Dreams pattern, available for free on her website.  I can't remember when I've been so happy to finish a project.  I've been working on this for sooooooooo long.  The quilt is so bright and sunny (no pun intended), and so it's been worth the effort.  The blocks were tedious (in my view, anyway), and so it's good to finally have it all done.  Ready for the unveiling?  Better put on your sunglasses!


It is so large that I can't fit it all in one image any more, but I wanted you to see all the borders.  I decided to leave off the eighth border, mainly because it was already so large.  I didn't think it needed another four inches both directions.  I'm using a yellow and orange stripe for the binding, and so I wanted to end up with a solid border (it's an orange batik, so not technically solid, but solid enough).

Today I'm going to piece together the back, which will sort of mimic the blocks.  I'm hoping not to spend the entire day on it since the project has already eclipsed the last two weeks of sewing.  That's not to say I haven't done anything else.  I'm dangerously close to finishing up my hand-quilted mini quilt, and I was able to do this little stitchery for the Sew Happy Me Sew Along:


I'm just loving this project.  Today, in addition to making the back, I'm hoping to get the second block for the Blogger's BOM finished.  The fabrics are selected and the pieces are cut.  Now they just need to be sewn together.  More about that later. 

How's your weekend shaping up?

15 comments from clever and witty friends:

LynCC said...

ooooo!! It's so pretty! Worth all that tediousness, for sure. :)

Happy Turtle said...

Love the quilt. I'm a big fan of orange... the brighter the better! :)
Carol

Kate said...

Sunshine on my Shoulders is stunning! I like all the orange and yellow. I'm not normally a fan of orange, but it looks so luscious mixed in with the yellow. Congrats on getting it this far!

Pam said...

This is beautiful. I can see where it would be tedious. Glad you stuck with it.

Vicki W said...

It turned out great! Aren't you glad you stuck with it?

Glenys said...

That's really pretty and orangey!! Just in time for halloween too.

sao said...

I really like this a lot. OH DEAR....now I am going to have to make one too. I am wondering if this would be cute in multiple scrappy colors? I may try this!

Thanks for sharing - I love Judy Laquidara's patterns!

sao in Midlothian, VA

Sand and Sunshine said...

Kudos on finishing this one. It's so bright and cheery.

quiltzyx said...

Can't wait to see the striped binding on that one!

You are getting really fast on those stitcheries. I still haven't even started LOL

Heather said...

Stunning! I love the bright sunniness of this quilt. Definitely worth all the effort. Congrats!

Jennifer said...

i think it's fabulous! i love how bright and cheery it is...

Donna~~ said...

Bright and sunny and BEAUTIFUL! Congrats on a fabulous finish! It'll be perfect for cheering up a dreary winter!

JCnNC said...

It turned out great and aren't you glad that it is OTL? Great job. Judy C

shirley said...

I've done that pattern of Judy's, too. i love all her patterns. your turned out great. i like orange.

Michele, a distracted quilter said...

You know how I feel about your fabric choice on this one - envious!!!!! I absolutely love this quilt and congratulate you for sticking with it to the end. It is simply gorgeous!