Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Orleans Quilt finished!!

I just wanted to show you my FINISHED New Orleans quilt!  I blogged about the inspiration here.  It's a pretty special quilt for me!  I wanted to get it finished in time to put it in our local town's quilt show that takes place this spring.  I also made a New Year's resolution to finish 2 quilts for every 1 I start!  I have another one on my machine right now!

Despite more internet problems that have kept me from posting (3 tech visits in the last week), I've also been busy restoring order to the house after about 3 weeks of "winter ickiness".  I'm hoping to get back into the full swing of things soon, and am considering changing our ISP....  (sigh).

But here's some more fun pictures of my quilt!  Here's the back.  After some deliberation, I decided to keep the quilting very simple and geometrical.  I also decided to keep the batting very thin, and the back white so that I can do....

THIS!  Isn't it pretty!

Here's the back. 

And finally here's the next "UFO" that's on my machine!  I started this about 4 years ago (I've actually had safety pins in it for that long), but lacked the free motion quilting skills to really finish it.  Now that I'm feeling better about my new skills, I'm going to "Get 'er done!".  Hopefully I'll have something else to share soon!!!


Lee said...

Beautiful! And I just love it in the window! Good call on keeping the batting thin. It looks like stained glass. : ) Very nice finish.

Susan said...

I agree with Lee, it does look like stained glass. This is such a cool quilt. Great job!

Becky said...

Thanks! I love the glass look too!

Quiltstory said...

And here it is!! :) Looks so great, beautiful!