Friday, February 1, 2013

Fabulous Finishes!

Ta- Da! I finished my Koi Pond quilt and today is my final reveal!







Quilt specifications: Size 56" x 76"
Thread: pieced and quilted with Aurifil (note: I've never used Aurifil for hand stitching before, but I used it to hand stitch the binding down. I was amazed at how little it knotted and tangled, even with a really long piece. Great thread.)
Batting: Quilters Dream Request - a low loft cotton. It quilted beautifully.
Quilting: All free motion quilted on a domestic machine; Pfaff Quilters Expression 4.0. It has been a year this month that I started linking up with Leah Day Quilt Along. I don't think I could have quilted this quilt without her fabulous teaching and support. Thanks Leah!!!

If you've ever wondered why I tend towards blues, greens and teals, you just have to look outside my window.
Even pretty on a blustery, cold January day!
January was a productive month for me. I finished two quilts and a pillow. Here is my mosaic this month.


Hmmmm, wonder what trouble I can get into for February!

I'm linking up with Lynne at Lily's Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day, Leah at The Free Motion Quilting Project for FMQ Fridays, Laura at Quokka Quilts for TGIFF and Richard & Tanya Quilts for Link a Finish Friday.

Lily's Quilts
Free Motion Quilting Friday
Color Me Quilty!

Pat

32 comments:

  1. Fabulous finish Pat! I just love all the quilting...beautiful job.

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  2. Great quilt and great name for your blog!

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  3. Unusual quilt with fish on it, but O SO beautiful.
    great quilting and I love those KOI
    Did you embroider them by hand (with Aurifil)?

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  4. This quilt is beautiful. I've really enjoyed watching the process of you putting it together. Aurifil is absolutely my favorite thread.

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  5. This is beautiful! Your quilting looks great! I am over from Richard and Tanya Quilts blog. New follower here!

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  6. This really is a fabulous finish Pat! Wow.

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  7. Way to go Pat! Your Koi quilt is amazing - thanks for another look at it :*)
    You were very productive this month.

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  8. Wow Pat - that is just fantastic! That quilting is very impressive!

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  9. It's really wonderful. I love the koi, and the detail of the extra blocks in the sashing.

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  10. Thanks for the in situ photo complete with matching pillow. Like you I am fortunate to live on the water, but ours is a frozen lake river combo at the moment. With a morning temperature of -1 F hunkering down to quilt is the perfect choice for the day and I expect for February.

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  11. Whoop! Way to go, it look Amazing!! I think the quilting in the light blue border is my favorite. That or the fish scale quilting.

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  12. What a pretty quilt, love your quilting.

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  13. Oh wow, you have been very busy! Absolutely stunning work!

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  14. It's fantastic, Pat! Wow! Love the border setting you gave the Koi!

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  15. One amazing, beautiful project. I even love the binding.

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  16. Beautiful quilt and an amazing view as well!

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  17. I'll take one of the Koi please. ;) What a beautiful view. That would inpire me to quilt some fishes as well.

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  18. I love how the back looks like a pond of koi - genius!

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  19. Beautiful stitching! Very nice!

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  20. Love your Koi quilt, love the picture out your window - I'm so jealous. :-)
    Could you tell me where you made your collage at? I like the way is looks.

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  21. That Koi Pond quilt is amazing. And what a view you have!

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  22. Fabulous! The quilting looks just like water. I think I can actually see them swimming in there... :o)

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  23. Fantastic quilting. I've loved Koi ponds since visiting Japan many years ago and this quilt really captures the serenity.

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  24. Gorgeousness all the way around!! Your FMQ is wonderful to look at!

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  25. So glad to see the finished quilt - I loved the progress. Congrats.

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  26. The view from your window is stunning and I love your koi quilt. Congrats on all your January finishes :)

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  27. Beautiful! The quilting is fantastic. I love seeing it, especially since you are quilting on the same machine I use. It gives me hope - I just have to practice, practice, practice!

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