Friday Finishes/Not/Whoop Whoop/TGIFF 2019 Bonus Bonus Finish

Wow, is that title a mouth full or what? I guess I could just call it Friday Link Parties?
Bonus Bonus? Because I finished 2 items from my UFO list before their monthly numbers were called.

Anyhoo, if you thought last week’s Whoop Whoop was gorgeous, just wait until you see this week!!! To say I am in awe is such an understatement, but I am in AWE of the artistry of Sue Daurio!!! I sent two wallhangings off to her for quilting and she returned masterpieces! But first..

Back in my former quilting days I was a member of the guild in my city. For many years I really enjoyed the group. But then we had a period where some strong personalities took control and it became a less fun entity. During these years we had a quilt show I was in charge of, right in the middle of my 3rd pregnancy*. The s*itty behavior of quite a few of these “women” ended up souring me on this wonderful organization, so I left quilting and the group a few years later. Plus, I took up knitting, so that became my focus.

During that quilt show a member had a gorgeous blue and white quilt that was a feathered star. OMG! I fell hard for this pattern!! But not wanting to do a large piece, I reduced the size down so it would just be a wall hanging. For the life of my I can no longer remember what pattern I used. Planning to hand quilt it, it went into hibernation and once I left the craft in 2000, I never revisited it’s state or being half done.

There’s a pile of tops under this, not a weird background fabric. LOL

Fast forward to 2017 and I get back into quilting. Through all the moves, 3 houses since 2000, I hauled a bit of the former stash with me, some kits, tops, and patterns. This one moved with me every time. But now, now it’s a true wallhanging and can take it’s place on the wall in the front hall where I will pass it every time I enter or leave my sewing room!!!

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I am thinking it’s the perfect finish for Valentine’s Day decorating!

Linking with
Whoop Whoop
Devoted Quilter
Busy Hands
Silly Mama
Sew She Can
UFO Busting

*3 pregnancies, only 2 daughters

32 thoughts on “Friday Finishes/Not/Whoop Whoop/TGIFF 2019 Bonus Bonus Finish

  1. KerryCan February 1, 2019 / 7:12 am

    It’s amazing! Good for you, getting back to it!

    • chrisknits February 1, 2019 / 2:10 pm

      Thanks, I am so glad I didn’t get rid of it!


  2. Jayne February 1, 2019 / 10:23 am

    That is a gorgeous quilt and worth hauling around for years! The quilting is beautiful! I think it’ll be a beautiful piece of art for your wall! It only takes one or two crappy attitudes to sour a fun thing. I totally understand the need to distance yourself from that kind of environment.

    • chrisknits February 1, 2019 / 2:11 pm

      Thanks, it will definitely take pride of place!


  3. rl2b2017 February 1, 2019 / 12:32 pm

    WOW, WOW, WOW! Chris!! Holy moly. This is stunning. Sue really took your quilt top over the edge. Yowza, this would bring a smile to my face each time I passed it as I’m sure it does to you. I’m sure glad it moved with you, because no one else would have finished it off as nicely. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits February 1, 2019 / 3:19 pm

      Tjanks, I am very chuffed with it! So hlad I’m a hoarder!!


  4. Leanne Parsons February 1, 2019 / 12:45 pm

    That’s gorgeous! Congratulations on finally moving it from the WIP pile to a finish! Thanks for linking to TGIFF this week 🙂

    • chrisknits February 1, 2019 / 3:22 pm

      It has been such a happy finish!! I do love it.


  5. Janine @ Rainbow Hare February 1, 2019 / 4:24 pm

    It’s a shame about your old quilt group. Your quilt is stunning. It’s lucky you kept it all those years.

    • chrisknits February 1, 2019 / 5:59 pm

      Thank you. It truly is gorgeous quilting! Sue did such a beautiful job.


  6. delightedhands February 1, 2019 / 5:08 pm

    That is something to be really proud of!!! Excellent stitching! I’m glad you resurrected it!

    • chrisknits February 1, 2019 / 6:00 pm

      I am so glad I found Sue, she is a master!


  7. Vireya February 1, 2019 / 6:06 pm

    I love feathered stars, Yours is beautiful, and the quilting takes it to somewhere beyond beautiful!

    • chrisknits February 1, 2019 / 6:08 pm

      Thanks! It has turned out better than I could ever imagine. Sue is phenominal!


  8. Dresden Quilter February 1, 2019 / 8:25 pm

    It is gorgeous. Definitely worth moving around all those years. Glad you get to enjoy it.

    • chrisknits February 1, 2019 / 9:31 pm

      Thank you! I will hang on to this forever!


  9. quiteayarnblog February 2, 2019 / 2:28 am

    That is amazing! So beautiful – both the piecing and the quilting! What a lucky thing you kept it through all those moves 🙂

    • chrisknits February 2, 2019 / 9:40 am

      Amen, the quilting far outshines my piecing though. I am sooo happy I didn’t get rid of it. Now to get the other top I’ve carried through 3 moves quilted too! > >

  10. claire93 February 2, 2019 / 9:02 am

    that’s some amazing quilting on the hanging!

    • chrisknits February 2, 2019 / 9:43 am

      It is absolutely stunning! I want Sue to do all of my quilting now. LOL!

  11. Kate February 2, 2019 / 9:08 am

    Congrats on a gorgeous finish! Glad that you’ve rejoined the quilter ranks, you’ve got some very fun projects in the works.

    • chrisknits February 2, 2019 / 9:42 am

      Thank you. It is a joy once again, so glad I got back in it, especially since I am now part of a wonderful guild in our new area. > >

  12. laughinggasquilts February 3, 2019 / 8:34 am

    What a lovely quilt, and what a good thing you’re back at quilting! The design is beautiful, but that quilting is to die for.

    • chrisknits February 3, 2019 / 11:42 am

      Thank you. I know, that quilting is the star of that piece. Sue is a master. > >

  13. Tish February 6, 2019 / 11:40 am

    This is beautiful!!! Hauling it around really paid off. Sue’s quilting took your already beautiful quilt top to the next level! All that quilty texture, I just want to touch it 🙂

    • chrisknits February 6, 2019 / 3:57 pm

      It was a winning combo! I’ve yet to wash it, preferring to feast on it’s loveliness.


  14. piecefulwendy February 10, 2019 / 12:57 am

    What a beauty! I’ve always loved the feathered star, but never made one myself. You are right, it’s a perfect finish for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Janice Holton February 10, 2019 / 6:58 pm

    WOW!!!!! Not even counting that red is my favorite color, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this wall hanging. Everything about it. And the quilting too. I would be fascinated to see how Sue did the quilting in the long rectangular panels. Those feathers are spectacular!

    • chrisknits February 10, 2019 / 11:04 pm

      She is a master of her art!! Thanks for dropping by!


  16. dreamworthyquilts February 12, 2019 / 8:58 am

    Hats off to you for getting this beauty done. Sue did a fantastic job on the quilting. I will be referring back to your post when I get ready to quilt my New York Beauty. I might want to mimic the quilting. I cannot achieve the beauty she did, but I can do my best interpretation.

    • chrisknits February 12, 2019 / 10:48 am

      She is a dream! I am now planning what I can send to her next! Good luck on your NYB, I have always loved that pattern. > >

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