(Free tutorial for this Diagonal Strip quilt can be found here with 5 size options!)
After I made this quilt top last year I was sort of paralyzed by the idea of finishing it. I debated whether to take the time to do a detailed quilting job, or just to finish it quickly and move on. This week I decided that done is better than debating it for another year!
This was a quick quilting job during Jane's nap time and it definitely won't be winning any awards, but it's done! Now it can be donated and go to a child who will love it, instead of hanging unfinished in my closet for another year...or three.
I put the plaid print from Hello Jane on the back, and it's very bright and busy. Luckily my Sophie wanted to keep it for herself, so I know any other little girl will probably love it's busyness!
It's a weight off my shoulders to finish up all of my quilt tops and put them to good use.
THANK YOU for all the great comments and fabric ideas on my last post! I love hearing what draws you to fabric!
The Quilty Box winner was MollyP (I emailed you!).
Have a wonderful week!
This is a beautiful finish! Love this quilt! I finally have your new fabric line in my sewing room and love, love the beautiful colors and prints/solids in it. Looking forward to sewing with it, hopefully soon :)!
Love this tutorial and the finish is great. Good job just finishing it. Has to be a big weight off your shoulders.
This is so pretty. Nothing wrong with a quick finish.
I agree with you. Done is better. I, too, spend way too much time debating the quilting when I should just quilt. I have no intention on entering shows, so I just need to learn to let go and quilt them! Thanks for the inspiration and the tutorial.
Yes, Done is Better! I need to get some "done" too.
So nice. I'm doing a scrappy one. Hubby not so crazy about it
My hubby is not crazy about most of mine! ;) Sew it anyways!
Love this quilt! So fresh and bright! well done!
Barbara A. Johnson
I LOVE your blog,,,many tutorials are going to good use for me... I turned 70 this year and for the past few years have been finding joy in using up my STASH (embarrassing in it's size) and donating to charities... I stipple, or try things out on a very basic mid arm for finish. It's a win win! I call my style "primitive" FMQ... but most people are pretty impressed... Life is short... don't want all that fabric i loved once to just sit there:)) GrammaBabs
I'm stealing that style description "primitive" FMQ...definitely what I used on this quilt LOL!
Primitive FMQ! Love it! I'm working on a quilt for my youngest son, and that's a great description of what I'm doing to it. But - yes- it will be done soon, and he won't notice the imperfections! Done is definitely better. Thanks for the encouragement!
Gorgeous quilt! Love orange!
Such a cute quilt and nicely quiltedand finished!
So bright and cheery, I love it!
I'm sure any little girl would love it!! It is so bright and happy!! Those who don't quilt aren't as picky about what the quilting looks like: they are just impressed at a beautiful quilt! I just discovered that this weekend: I almost got done with a quilt for a young lady that I used to teach, presented it to her at her baby shower, and the original plan was to take it home to finish, and "correct" some of the quilting while I had it home to finish the binding. But I decided to leave in the bits of quilting that I didn't like, when the young lady asked me," What do you need to finish on it?" She didn't even see that there was no binding!! So I realized that she wouldn't notice the things that I was picky about!! Like your post title, "done is better"!!! Just got a FQ bundle in the mail today of Hello Jane: can't wait to make a version of your blue and purple triangle quilt: it was so pretty!!! Hugs, H
Love your story Helen! I agree we are our toughest critics! -Allison
Your quilt turned out great and I'll bet any young girl will love it.
Yes - better when finished! Looks fab to me! Vanessa
This is such a bright , pretty quilt! Done feels so good, doesn't it? Thanks for the pattern, I plan to put it to good use!
This is such a happy quilt! I love it!!
Yes, this is a happy quilt for certain! Done is much better than Siting In The Closet!
Susan Mac Donald
the quilt is bright & beautiful; thanks for sharing.....any child or adult would love this!
Allison, I love all of your quilts, fabric lines, and patterns. This quilt really demonstrates your talent for mixing colors and prints, and knowing just how many solids to add into the mix. I always look forward to your postings. They inspire me to sew and finish my projects.
Thank you Bernadine...what a sweet comment!
Mary E Fee
So Agree! The "how to quilt" paralyzes completion. I just got through that hurdle this week....pieced a quilt full of stars...thought about stippling....meh... and realized that diagonal straight line quilting will eliminate any marking...I'll just use the star points for reference....Ahhh!
I LOVE THIS QUILT.
Now I want to start another quilt!!
Yes, yes, DONE is totally better. Here's to easy quilting! I'm a fan.
Done is also better than perfect. I have recently finished a 10 year old project. Yes, getting things completed really does make you feel so much better.
This is one of my favorite quilts you've ever made! It's so pretty!
Thank you Jamie!
Who wouldn't love that bright happy quilt?
So bright and colorful, love it! Gives me hope for some of the crazy fabrics I've bought on sale not knowing what I'd do with them! This is my answer!! Thanks!!