Saturday, June 28, 2008

Waikiki Stars Finished!!!

And just in the nick of time.....I put the final stitches in the binding at 12:45pm today (we left for the party at 1pm). I'm very happy with the way it turned out and the couple that I gave it to just loves it!!!

This is the Boxy Stars quilt that I started last Sunday at Bonnie's workshop in VA. I finished the top on Wednesday and loaded it onto the frame before bed. On Thursday night I loaded the bobbins. Then I threaded the machine and went to test my bobbin tension on my Towa gauge and discovered that the tension screw had fallen out. I couldn't find it anywhere......so much for quilting it that night. Yesterday at lunch I went to my dealer and bought a new bobbin case and was all set to quilt when I got home from work. I finished the quilting and had the binding and label attached by midnight and then stayed up til 3am working on the handstitching of the binding, went to bed and got up at 9am to finish it before the party. Gotta love a quilt that is finished in less than a week after cutting the fabrics :)

This quilt also used 10 yards of fabric!!! YAY!!!! 5 yards on the top and 5 yards for the backing and binding. I quilted a loopy meander using Essential varigated "Primary" on top and in the bobbin. I find this thread to be very linty but it worked well for this quilt. I also tried the Fairfield 80/20 batting for the first time and was pleased with the results. Since the couple is moving to Hawaii on Tuesday and will be there for 3 years the lighter weight quilt will be nice.

And here are some pictures of the happy couple playing around with some of the going away gifts they received today :)

9 comments:

Andee said...

It is absolutely gorgeous! What a lucky couple!

dot said...

This quilt certainly turned out nice. You did a great job. They will love it.

Vicki W said...

I can't believe that you did this whole quilt in less than a week! Awesome! I am sure they will love it.

Infinity Quilter said...

Wow...one week! You're my hero! It turned out great.

Lise said...

wow this quilt is awesome, and to make it in one week wow again... they are soooo lucky...also love reading your story...Lise

Karol-Ann said...

What an amazing turnaround and a great quilt!!

Helen in the UK said...

Great quilt - and to think you made the whole thing in a week!!
Love your patriotic nails too :)

Ulla said...

This is a lovely quilt! I didn't know it was for the stash challenge before you told me. You can send a picture of this to our Flickr group, and any other quilt that qualifies for the summer stash challenge.

Fiesta said...

Beautiful job on the quilt. Thank you for the closeup on the quilting.