Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Let's start with a finish

I finished the Celtic Knot quilt. 

So, a few comments on this quilt.  I loved piecing it, and I love how it went together, I like how I quilted it, and I am especially happy that it is finished.

It was my goal and intention to heavily quilt this, and that I did.  But....I got so tired of working on this one.  I think what tipped the scales was not the amount of quilting, but the hundreds of starts and stops.  I used four different thread colors, and that was the reason for all the starts and stops.
Each little white square, each individual colored square was a  start and stop.  What was I thinking?   I was thinking I wanted each strand to stand on it's own, and to have a cool back.

I learn something from every quilt I work on, and I learned a lot from this one.  I need to consider the quilting path, thread changes, and especially starts and stops.  I like to  matching the thread color to the quilt color, but sometimes this is not the best choice.  Anyway, I am happy with the finished quilt, and am especially glad that it is done.

Happy New Year to you all, I appreciate you stopping by.



  1. oh W.O.W. it is amazing! All the hassle of thread starts and stops was so worth it when you see the final product - bravo!

  2. Esther, your quilt can come and live at my house any time. I love the modern quilting you have done - interlocking swirls and loopy designs all look great! Congratulations!

  3. I know it was a lot of work, but I do think you achieved what you wanted! The same color quiting is fabulous, and the back does indeed look cool!

  4. Easter, this is amazing! You have really out done yourself. Can't wait to see this one in the quilt show (hint).

  5. Esther, it is absolutely stunning. It was worth all the hard work.

  6. Wow is right! Isn't that a wonderful quilt! I want to see it up close!

  7. Gorgeous finish! The thread changes might have been a pain, but the results are fabulous!

  8. What a beautiful quilt and the back is also so neat! I think it was well worth the effort!