Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Don't Fence Me In Quilt Finished

The oldest UFO on my list is finally finished. I bought this fabric years before I started quilting. I had notions of making valances and a skirt at one time, but year after year the fabric sat on a shelf. Still, every time I ran across it, I found that I still liked it and once I was bitten by the quilt making bug, I was determined to turn it into a quilt. See, 1998 - it's definitely spent enough time hiding in a dark cabinet:

                               

Piecing this so that the horses didn't have 6 hooves or tails growing out of their noses was probably the biggest hurdle I faced, but once I dove in, it didn't turn out half bad:

                                   

And for some reason, I was drawn to using some sort of a Seminole design with this fabric so I put pencil to paper and figured out what I needed:

                                  

At one point, I had started this design and then run out of fabric, and set it aside for a few more years. Once I set my mind to finishing it, I dug back into my stash and chose fabrics of which I had enough yardage.


                                                

Jackie quilted an all over design with a denim blue thread:

                                 

I pieced the back with some leftover fabrics and bound it with a denim blue:

                                            

It measures 85 x 106 and it took me almost a month to bind:

                         

It has now been washed and dried and folded at the foot of the bed for those chilly nights when it is gratefully reached for and snuggled under before dozing back to sleep:

                                              

It's just a simple row quilt, but I like the end result and the fact that these horses have been set free from that dark cabinet after all these years just tickles me to pieces.

                                    

15 comments:

Dorian said...

Very nice Karin!

Chiska said...

It's wonderful! It feels so good to have something like that out and about!

Terry said...

Very nice quilt. Don't you just wonder why we leave them laying around for so long! Glad you finished it.

Rebecca said...

You go lady... Some projects just take longer to mature... Like baby elephants and drag race cars.

Tired Teacher said...

The Seminole rows complement the horse fabric perfectly. Well done!

Margaret said...

I think this quilt is absolutely stunning. Congratulations on completing a UFO.

LaVerne Bevers said...

Very pretty!

Libby said...


AWESOME !!

allthingzsewn said...

Evening Karin, I like the look of that blocked row, perfect for this quilt. Nice finish.

Janet O. said...

Nothing "simple" here in my opinion! I have done some of that piecing to match designs, like you did on the horses. That takes some brain power and accuracy. Good work! And the patchwork is the perfect compliment. I really like what you have done here.

Hilachas said...

Beautiful finish and quite a story on that quilt that finally got finished. WTG!

Pauline said...

Love it! I think browns and blues are beautiful together, and the touch of ivory(?) really highlights the design. Great job of fussy cutting and piecing.

Staci said...

Clever way to keep those horses whole! I really like your pieced rows, too. Lovely finish! And goodness--that was MILES of binding and thousands of tiny stitches!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Just my style!! Love it:)

Alycia said...

Awesome!!!! I can't believe you had the patience to make everything match - I would have lost my poor brain!!!! NICE job!!

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