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Monday, January 16, 2012

First Finish!

I did it! I finished a quilt. Not as impressive as Lori's from Humble Quilts, but I'm happy. The only thing left to do is name it and put a label on it. My first finish of 2012.

Remember these started as pre-cut lozenge shapes. I then started to piece them together and than appliqu├ęd them to unbleached muslin.
I carried them with me to meeting and I think it took me most of the year.
I had it all sandwiched by December than I had to take time off because of my unfortunate finger accident.
But I'm on a roll now!
This weekend I buckled down and just started quilting and finally finish yesterday about noon. Then I throw the whole dirty quilt into the wash and let it soak for about four hours.
Those lozenge shapes were starched and dirty from years of being tossed around. But they're clean now!
And of course I throw it into the dry to get it all crinkly. I love that look. It's so inviting.
So there you have it, Dirty Dresdens to beautiful antique.

I just did a simple 1/2 inch quilting all around. I decided against feathers. One, I didn't know if my hand was up to it and two, I didn't want to take away from the Dresdens.
I'm thrilled with the way it looks. Right down to my monogram. This is my quilt and ain't nobody can say different.

Take care, Brandie

12 comments:

Marsha said...

Brandie it's beautiful. So cozy and I love how you quilted it.

Robin said...

Congrats, Brandie! It's gorgeous and you have a FINISH!! The quilting is perfect - understated so that the Dresdens stand out, geometric to balance the circles and scallops. Adorable Pug and at least his little feet are clean, LOL!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Great job Brandie! It is wonderful! Congratulations on a lovely first finish. Have a happy day!

Sue-Anne said...

Your quilt is FANTASTIC Brandie! What a spectacular first finish for 2012!

moonbear_designs said...

Brandie, I lOVE your Dresden. Saw your post this morning and showed it to bff Sally before she retreated back to the mountains... love how your quilting is to period right down to your initials. Gorgeous! Right up there with the antique quilt we saw at the antique shop yesterday.Congrats! Jo

Wilma NC said...

Wow!! Dresden plates is one of the patterns I have never done....

Synthia said...

You are off to a great start for 2012. Your quilt is so beautiful and the quilting is perfect. You have created a treasure.

Lori said...

Wow!! The quilt looks amazing and very antique!!! Doggie approved as well!! Yay!!

Jean said...

Oh Brandie, it's just beautiful! I just love a vintage dresden... You just can help but smile at that and feel so cozy all wrapped up in vintage goodness...

That will truly be an heirloom!

Carrie P. said...

Another paper weight on your quilt. Sweet.
I love the quilting. I know that took some time to do but it looks fabulous!

Linda said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! What an amazing first finish for 2012!!!! Quilting is just perfect!!

Meredith said...

Your quilt is lovely. i think the hand quilting you picked goes great with the quilt.