Another finish

msmeowAugust 7, 2013

Well, I got this banner top out of time out last weekend and gritted my teeth and finished it. I had a heck of a time quilting it! Machines balked at quilting the applique through the fusible, then I got puckers when I tried to stipple the background on the frame. So I frog-stitched the stippling I had done (not much, thankfully) and stitched in the ditch around the narrow border and called it done.

This was a kit I picked up several years ago at a quilt show. I swapped out 4 or 5 of the fat eighths for fabric in my stash - they had put a few stripes in with all those near-solids.

Close up of the top and bottom:

I'm going to hang it in my dull gray office at work.

Donna

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toolgranny

That is just lovely. The colors are amazing. I don't want to hear about all the fuss quilting since it doesn't show at all. You did a good job.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 6:29PM
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jennifer_in_va

Oh, how that is going to POP off a grey wall at work! Nicely done!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 7:12PM
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littlehelen_gw

The colors are perfect for this design...nice work. This will surely brighten your office and make the day happier!
V.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 7:27PM
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quiltnhen

Love the cheery colors. They'll keep you thinking light and fun while in your office.

Know how you feel about the fusible problem. Just suffered it myself. If I need to quilt something fusible again I guess I'll do a test piece with really lightweight stuff 1st!
LindaB/CA

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 11:29PM
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day2day

I love it!
The colors are beautiful and the flowers POP!
I need to try something like this for my 'blah' walk-in area wall.
TFS.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 9:35AM
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lola99

I love bright colors. This is so cheerful. Nice finish.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 9:51AM
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vicky4x4

That would brighten any office! Very nice!

Vicky

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 10:40AM
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rosajoe_gw

It's gorgeous! so bright and cheery! You did a fantastic job on the quilting.

I have tried fusible applique twice and it ruined needles both times.
Rosa

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 12:24PM
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loisflan

Very pretty and bright, Donna. Good idea swapping out those striped fabrics. What were they thinking?

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 12:31PM
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msmeow

Thanks, everyone!

Lois, I don't know....probably they were clearing out fat 8ths they didn't want any more. :) It was weird, though...one of the fabrics was supposed to be light pink (according to the pattern) and they put in a turquoise and blue stripe! The others were equally strange.

Donna

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 12:39PM
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quiltingfox

I think it looks really great and I love the bright colors in it! Congrats on finishing it.

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 6:19PM
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nanajayne

Job well done. Don't see and quilting issues so it was worth the effort. Love the rainbow colors and they will be perfect for you gray background. TFS

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 6:41PM
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lafonda_ranch

Very pretty! I love all the bright colors. It will definitely brighten up your office.

Robbi

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 8:00PM
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vacuumfreak

Donna, that is just beautiful! I love the colors :o) I'm sure people will comment on it at the office.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 10:07PM
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