Friday, December 28, 2012

Wedding Ring Star II

There's a cartoon going around the internet that asks, "How long does it take to finish a quilt you aren't working on?" My answer is, "Two and a half years!" You know how it goes. You need to work up the courage to cut into the fabric. Then you need to work up the courage to tweek the design. Then you think you need to find a big chunk of time to make real progress. Then you start setting deadlines for yourself that slip. Well, here you go. It is finally done!

The quilting was done by my friend and award-winning machine quilter, Pat Harrison of Ocean Waves Quilting. Isn't it spectacular?!

 I was really nervous about the scalloped edge. I knew it was the right thing to do (thank you, Maria!), but it was a new technique that I needed to learn. Sharon Schamber to the rescue! I watched her curved binding tutorials over and over again until I got it right.

The day after Christmas was binding day. I started cutting the scallops at 10am and took the last hand stitch at 11pm. I wasn't sure if I had enough green fabric left for the binding, but it turns out I made almost twice as much as I needed!

I added the labels on Thursday and delivered the quilt on Friday.

Last step: labels.

The happy couple!

Wedding Ring Star II
Judy Niemeyer pattern: Bali Wedding Star
Assorted flower appliques: Erin Russek
Fabric: Fandango by Kate Spain and Kona Snow
Finished size: 84" X 96"
Started: May 2010
Completed: December 27, 2012


Debbie said...

Beautiful! Congrats on the finish, Tina!

Jackie said...

It is totally awesome!! Just gorgeous! Post it on Judy's FB page they will love it!!

Jenniffier Kramer said...

It is amazingly beautiful! What a great gift for the very happy couple.

Pat Harrison said...

It's gorgeous Tina! Congratulations on finishing such a masterpiece.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's beautiful!! Well done on finishing it - what's next?!

Ms. C said...

Tina, it came out beautiful! Were you working on it at a getaway? I seem to remember lots of piecing going on.

kate spain said...



Happy new year to you and your family!

You all have so much to celebrate and to be proud of.