Monday, February 10, 2014

Midwinter Blues Grand Finale!

I thought it would be appropriate to capture my finished quilt in the snow. I ache from head to toe from massive snow shoveling.  I am thrilled about how my muscles were working though.
I couldn't be more happy with my little Midwinter Blues quilt. I am thrilled so many of you sewed along!

 It was difficult to see the quilting on the original since it was only a photo. I like how mine turned out, although if you like everything lined up nice and neat you may have to come up with your own plan.
Basically the borders are only quilted in one direction as you can see from my lines (made with the Paint program) and the inner pieced blocks are quilted both directions.(cross hatching) The borders and inner section are spaced 3/4" apart. I made sure my quilting was on both sides of the sashing and measured my lines from there. I used smoke colored clear thread on the top and a matching thread for my backing.
My binding is single width cut 1 1/4" wide, applied to the front and hand sewn to the back. Mine is very narrow, so you may want to cut yours 1 1/2" wide and apply.

I hope you love your quilt as much as I love mine! I'll have a link up party in about a week so we can see all your quilts.


27 comments:

  1. I absolutely love your little quilt. I do that narrow binding on my small quilts and think it is a perfect fit.
    I have never machine quilted with clear thread of any color, but I like the sound (and look) of what you did and am excited to give it a try. Now where to find that kind of thread in my neck of the woods! : )
    You always have such great little SAL quilts, Lori! Thanks for taking the time and making the effort!!

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  2. Absolutely, humbly, perfect!!! Thanks for giving us a week to finish up!! LOL I've so enjoyed this little SAL! Can't wait to see all the others!!

    Blessings and hugs!

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  3. It is gorgeous! I am quilting mine today. It is a bright spot in the midst of a LONG winter. LOL!

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  4. Your finish is just gorgeous!! I love that crinkly feel, don't you? I was kind of thinking about your big snow storm...you may not see the dirt or grass until spring thaw!!!

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  5. As always you never disappoint. This is sew cute.

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  6. Beautiful finish!!! Love the stripes in the borders....love everything about it!

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  7. great photo - great QAL this winer

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  8. It looks like you have basting stitches in the last photo. Did you hand quilt this one? I really like this, I have so much CW fabric to use up, and wish I had made myself start one. I am not really having any Winter Blues. I'm busy shoveling here. AND keeping busy with my NEW toy!

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  9. Your binding is perfect! as well as the quilting, love your little guy! Well done!!! Thank you for another wonderful project. Hoping to get mine to at least a flimsy this week. Loved all of your snow pix, makes me miss living in the mountains tho, even the shoveling, great way to stay in shape!

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  10. I LOVE your quilt! Colors are just perfect. We gave up on shoveling, yesterday the little bit of sun and temps melted the driveway snow, your pictures are great, love your pine trees!

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  11. I decided at the last minute ~ Friday! ~ to join in and am just finishing up the borders here in my pajamas this morning. Your instructions were perfect and although I used a totally different color scheme, I am delighted with the results and can't wait to get it quilted up and finished for the link-up party.
    Thanks for doing this each winter, Lori. It's a lot of fun, especially at this time of year.

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  12. Love the finished quilt. Pretty blues on the snow. I am so far behind on all my projects...sigh. One of these days I will find my mojo.

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  13. Gorgeous quilt. Missed the sew a long but might make one anyway xx

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  14. Love the old fashioned look to your quilt. Just perfect.:)

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  15. I'm in love with this quilt and the colors are right up my alley :)

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  16. It's perfect Lori - and I have seen a few of the other lovely quilts it has inspired - all beautiful!
    Hilda

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  17. What a lovely project, I love it.

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  18. This quilt is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing...on my to do list!

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  19. It's another little gem, Lori. I love everything about it -- the pattern, choice of fabrics, and your quilting. Wonderful!

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  20. it turned out really cute Lori and i'm looking forward to seeing all of the others when they link up.
    i wasn't able to join in after all but i've put the pattern on my 'someday' list.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  21. Love your finished quilt. I haven't quilted in years, but decided to give this a try. Still working on my squares-I'm slow as a snail. Thanks for such a sweet QAL.

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  22. Thanks for this quilt a long...not able to participate but sure enjoy seeing your beauty and all the others it inspired...

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  23. I've enjoyed several of your quilt-a-longs and Midwinter Blues has been my favorite... thank you, Lori!!! I opted to go with a narrow border on my mini and I'm pleased. Looking forward to getting it quilted and ready for the link up!

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  24. Your quilt is lovely, great photo of it in the snow. You picked a perfect name for it given the winter you've had.

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  25. Lori, ohhhh it's adorable!! better pull my sox up..i'm still piecing mine :)) cheers... Marian

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  26. Gorgeous! just love the blues and Carmel colors. Really nice work,
    Susan silva from Spokane wash!

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