Sunday, August 28, 2016

Quilt Finish

       Where does the time go?  Almost exactly a year ago, actually a little more than that, I published a post about the set up of my new John Flynn Quilt Frame, using this quilt as a sample.  Find the post HERE.  I FINALLY finished the quilt, binding and all.  I have to admit, I didn't complete the quilting on the frame.  I found it to be too cumbersome and limiting.  I was a little disappointed because it was a spendy item.  I probably won't use it again.  The frame is good, and may work well for some, but it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks.  Quilting is not my favorite thing to do anyway.  I am a 'get er done" quilter.  Stippling and straight row (walking foot) quilting are my friends.  Maybe I expected the John Flynn Frame to make me a better quilter.  I don't think it works that way anymore than buying more organizing supplies makes your space more organized.  Sigh....












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29 comments:

  1. Beautiful scrappy quilt! You should try to sell the frame to recoup some of your money...

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  2. LOVE your quilt!! Sorry that your frame didn't work the way you hoped it would.

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    1. Thank you! Maybe I should practice more. I get too impatient.

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  3. It's a gorgeous finish! Well done.

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  4. This is such a happy quilt! I am not sure I have seen that star block before. Thanks for sharing your pretty quilt with Oh Scrap and sorry your frame did not meet your expectations.

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    1. Thank you Cynthia! I love the pattern. I want to do another.

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  5. Too bad about the frame, but the quilt looks gorgeous! I love the stars thrown in, they are so pretty against the background squares. Thanks for sharing your quilt on MCM!

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  6. Your quilt is fabulous! I'm glad you had the chance to experiment and learn what works for you. Your quilt is quite lovely! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you...I think I need lots more practice.

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  7. Kathi, your quilt just sparkles! The pops of yellow really bring in the light. I love the polka dot backing, too. It's frustrating when you purchase something thinking it will make a big difference and it doesn't.

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  8. This is a bright & cheerful finish! Love those stars, what's the block called? And what a pity about the frame, I always thought one could make my life so much easier too, but I suspect like you, I'd find it tricky.

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    1. Thank you Linda. I found the start is a magazine and I can't recall what it was. It was a long time ago. I will have to look for it.

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  9. Adorable quilt - so bright and cheery! As for the quilting frame, at least you tried it, otherwise you would have never known what it was like to quilt that way.
    Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

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  10. It's a lovely quilt, and I like your binding too. It would make a great Christmas quilt.
    Smiles
    Kate

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    1. Thank you Kate. It would make a great Christmas quilt.

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  11. Beautiful quilt. I agree trying to sell the frame is probably a good idea since it's not a good fit for you.

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  12. Your quilting and finished quilt are great!

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  13. great quilt - I didn't do well with the flynn frame either.My daughter has it now and uses it to baste her tops.

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  14. Thank you Maggie. I should try that.

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  15. Interesting feedback on the quilt frame. I've looked at them in the past and wondered if they are any good. Now I know! Beautiful quilt and you've done a lovely job anyway!

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    1. Don't let my experience discourage you Sue. It may work for you. Thank you for the feedback!

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  16. Lovely quilt! That's a bummer that the frame turned out to be a bust :(

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