Monday, March 28, 2016

March UFO--done!

Believe it or not (I still don't!), I finished a UFO yesterday, and another one will be finished today as soon as I get the label stitched to the back. No photos of those two quilts yet, but I do have this:
Finally, after many years, Ryokan is complete and can be checked off my 2016 Finish-A-Long list! I thought that I had taken photos when I finished Ryokan two weeks ago (wrong!) so please excuse the fold lines and the hastily taken pictures. 

I was pretty apprehensive about quilting the six inch "Cherrywood porch quilts", but they turned out to be pretty fun.
When I took the top to a long arm group meeting last year, everyone agreed that I had to should quilt each Cherrywood quilt with an individual design as if they were real quilts. So that's what I did. 

They also told me that I should change thread colors throughout the blocks--I did not do that! I think they were kidding?!?
All of the Cherrywood blocks are quilted with Signature Mother Goose--a nice tan that kind of blends in on all the colors.

The border is just piano key quilted--keepin' it simple!

I'm behind four days on the 365 Challenge blocks but my Temecula Circa 2016 block are finished--only because they use the left over HST's from the previous week! 
Linking with One Monthly Goal HERE and 2016 Finish-A-Long HERE
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18 comments:

  1. Ryokan looks terrific. Huzzah for a finish!

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  2. Beautiful quilt. Happy that you finish it.

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  3. Wonderful finish. I love the way each little quilt is quilted on its own. Very effective.
    I look forward to seeing your other finishes. : )

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  4. Congratulations on a fabulous finish!! I love all the detail in the quilting. Mother Goose is such a fun name for a thread

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  5. A beautiful finish Karen and congratulations on getting some of your other UFOs finished too! Looking forward to seeing the photos of them! Have a great week! Christine x

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  6. Love this quilt, I love houses and I love quilting. What more could I ask for. hmmm, maybe a cat in a doorway or window? I love them too.
    Beautiful work.
    Blessings
    Tonia

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  7. Your quilt looks gorgeous.
    Congratulations on such a beautiful finish.

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  8. What a gorgeous finish you have done! I love the cherrywood stars fabrics--adds so much punch to each lovely home...hugs, Julierose

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  9. You did! Wow! The quilting designs really highlight those little quilts and I really like the texture you added to the houses and especially the smoke swirls in the sky area. Great job all around. Can't wait to see the others as well!

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  10. Congratulations - I love your Ryokan quilt!!! The quilting on all the mini quilts is just gorgeous.

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  11. So fun to look at all your quilting - I love these quilty-barn blocks!

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  12. This is a lovely finish. Each of the blocks are wonderful with their little quilts.

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  13. Those little quilts that we can see have fabulous quilting. I love seeing the smoke curl up from the house's chimney. Nice job.

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  14. This is beautiful, I love all the barn quilts! And congratulations for finishing it after so long. Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.

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