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. Jayne says:

    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.

  2. rl2b2017 says:

    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

  3. Tish says:

    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 🙂

  4. Janice Holton says:

    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!

  5. dreamworthyquilts says:

    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.

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