Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Winding Ways Commission Finish

At last,  Winding Ways is a completed commission!   My sister Kathy helped me make my deadline by burying threads (there was cursing) while I sewed on the label.  I was still stitching it when my client friend Sarah arrived for pickup.  She was very pleased with the quilt and looking forward to sending it off to her sister and brother in law in Arizona--a gift for their 50th wedding anniversary. A few photos were quickly taken with my phone before she departed. 

Amateur shot--footed wavy quilt with shadow and chimney hat.

I emailed her the next day to ask if I could come over to get better photos and also to fix an error that would bug me forever if I didn't correct it. 
Much better!  Click to enlarge.





Here is Winding Ways with the scrappy binding and threads all buried. And the Minky back:

Spot the Rookie Mistake?

Of course, no one would know looking at the quilt back in the photo, but the label is sideways.  I wanted it to be in the lower right corner and somehow it ended up in the upper right facing the side.  This is what happens when you are rushing at the end of a long overdue deadline!  Luckily, it was an easy fix and I got to spend time chatting with my friends and some last minutes with the quilt while I resewed.  I love the extra shapes the quilting brings out.


My friend will give the washing instructions and also tell the couple about the meaning of the turquoise circle--the heart of the quilt and a sign of the two becoming one.  I hope they love the design as much I do, and that the quilt gives them many years of happy use.  One final photo I await sharing--a picture of the couple with the quilt.

Quilt Facts: 8x10 layout, 64x80", 960 pieces, 8 different copper prints, 8-9 different cream prints, 1 turquoise print.  All pieces cut with Accuquilt Go Winding Ways die.  Minky backing from Fabric.com. Pieced, quilted and bound all by domestic sewing machine.  Started September 2014--Finished 4/5/2015.

9 comments:

Janet O. said...

A beautiful finish--and perfect colors for its Arizona home!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Fantastic quilt. Love the colors. Great wedding gift.

julieQ said...

Wow!! That is an awesome quilt...such perfect piecing!!

Vicki W said...

It's a beauty!

Mary said...

Beautifully done and well worth the extra effort. Now...take deep sigh of relief to be finished, and start or resume work on the next priority.

Marg said...

Beautiful. I love the pop of aqua.

Tanya said...

It sure is a beauty!!! What a lot of work but SO worth it! No one but you would think twice about the label... Isn't that where they are supposed to be? Great finish!!!

Dawn said...

It's a great finish Annie! The couple will love it.

Barb said...

what a great anniversary gift! I'm sure they will treasure it. Whew, it was close, huh?
Lovely finish and quilting!