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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Checkerboard Love.............


I have one December finish.  It is one that I have wanted to finish for a long time.  I pieced it in October 2011, chose the backing fabric in 2012, and finally finished it at the end of 2013.  It is approximately 63" x 83".

27 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Looks great. Feels good to get something finished. Chris

Beth said...

It looks great... it will brighten any room or life! I have quite a few that have taken 2, 4 or more years to complete.

Quiltedtime said...

How pretty! Of course, my favorite color is pink. Love the random placement of the different blocks.

Julierose said...

Love that "inner" border on this one, Wanda--justenought to break up that checkerboard...lovely finish. Happy Holidays to you hugs, Julierose

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

some quilts take us a long time to finish for some reason - this one even though it took awhile is awesome!

katyquilts said...

Worth the wait, I'd say! I just love this one!

Vicki W said...

It's awesome!

Impera Magna said...

It's a beautiful quilt! Congratulations on your finish!!!

Merry Christmas!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Needled Mom said...

It's gorgeous. Congratulations on the finish.

suemac said...

You know I love the pink.

Barb said...

You must remember: with quilting, you don't want to rush into anything! Like fine wine, the flavor savors as it rests. Happy holidays!

Marie said...

Love indeed! I like the way you broke up the checkerboards with two strips on either end. Love the whole thing.

Judy Dietrich said...

What a great way to end the year. It looks gorgeous. I bet it is even more beautiful in person!! Happy Holidays Miss Wanda, and thanks for your blog. I learn something every time I visit. Your studio tour was great, with so many pictures. Now I can visualize where your quilt group meets & and see how you have room for them all!!

JJM said...

We all know you have had so many more 'finishes' in between the production of Checkerboard Love. It really is a grand design. Feels good and warm just to look at on these wintery days.

JJM

Mystic Quilter said...

Glorious colour and a great hilt to finish up at Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Every morning I look forward to reading your blog and looking at the great photos, whether they be of quilts, nature, or cookies. I learn so much about design and technique.

This one will now be filed in my brain for the times when I need to make a quilt longer but not wider, or wider but not longer. An "inner" border is a great idea. I'm just finishing the binding on a quilt that has blocks that are 14 inches square. It was hard to get it to the "ideal" size for the recipient. Now I know a great way to accomplish that for the next quilt.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Your blog brings so much color to so many lives!

deb

Cathi said...

It's absolutely fabulous - I adore all that red and pink! Looks like a cherry pie explosion!

Shelley said...

This is just gorgeous!! I love all the pinks and the two side "inner borders" :) What is the size of the finished squares?

O'Quilts said...

Great job again!! Thx for nice bday wishes on my blog.

Andrea said...

Your quilts is astonishingly pretty. Congratulations. And your studios are wonderful, so neat and organized.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Just the burst of color I needed to see today. Rain for days, dark and fog. Love the border.

nestki said...

Another beautiful, colorful quilt! I enjoyed gazing at it while I figured out the pattern. The way you arranged the blocks makes a big impact. I'm glad you were able to spend the time to think about the design.

Charlotta said...

I loved the binding before I realized you had used the same fabric as an inner border. Now I think it is exquisitely perfect!í

Kevin the Quilter said...

And, a beautiful finish it is! Congratulations!

Brown Family said...

Time is relative! It is a finished quilt!

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love the solid squares added in. You do such pretty work.
Patty
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