Thursday, October 09, 2014

A Shocking Finish

You may be shocked because I actually finished (early!) and met my October goal for a lovely finish.

Shocking Finish

I was shocked to learn tonight at the reception before the show begins tomorrow that it had won a ribbon–second Place in the category Large Pieced Quilts made by two or more quilters.  I credit the lovely Long arm quilting by blogless Lynne Horpedal of Late Night Quilts.

At the beginning of the year, I double DARED myself to, among other things, enter a quilt in a show.  (Yep, believe it or not, this is a first for me).

Sophie's Featherbed - Quilting DetailI loved the punny name of Anna Maria Horner's Feather Bed Quilt Pattern and couldn't resist adding more feathers in the quilting design.

Here is a detail of both types of feather quilting.

And, below, a closer look at the piped binding–the piping was made from the scraps of fabric pieced for the feather blocks.

I'll be back with more photos from the Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild show later this weekend. It's a lovely show.
Sophie's Featherbed - Corner

I updated this post to link to the Lovely Finishes for October.  I hope to finish a pair of Feather pillow covers by month's end, too.  In the meantime, I'm sharing this shocking finish on these lists:

33 comments:

Anita said...

Your feather quilt is just stunning; so beautiful! I love the golden colorway of the feathers, they look brilliant towards the white background.
A feather quilt is on my to-do list sometime in the future...

Suze said...

Congratulations, Sophie!! it is a lovely finish with a cherry on top!

Celine said...

Well done Sophie your quilt is gorgeous

Nicole said...

Love the colors you chose! Doesn't it feel good to be ahead of schedule?!? Congrats on the ribbon!

Mary Huey said...

Lovely! Entering shows has been a good way for me to get quilts finished and to learn how to improve my work.

Jean Burke said...

This is gorgeous! Congrats on the ribbon - well deserved!!

Pieces of Time said...

I love your quilt. It deserves its ribbon. Great job.
Jane in KS

Chris said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Colors are amazing!!

Jayne said...

I love this! I want to make one! Congrats on the WIN...one thing I have never done is enter a show! Great job!

Pat/SWquilter said...

I love those feathers, Sophie! The quilt is just gorgeous. Between your piecing and Lynne's quilting, it's no wonder this is a winner!

Needled Mom said...

It is a fabulous finish! Congratulations on the ribbon.

Beth said...

Beautiful finish! I'm a big fan of the piped binding.

Nann said...

It would be beautiful without the ribbon -- the award is an extra "feather in your cap."

QuiltSwissy said...

So glad you are finished with my gorgeous quilt. I can give you my address to have it shipped to me.

Snowcatcher said...

Congrats on the ribbon! Not so shocking to me because this is a lovely quilt. Love that you piped the binding! What a beautiful finishing touch!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Love those feathers! The autumn tones look fab against the crisp white background! A well deserved ribbon!

PugMom said...

Your quilt is stunning! Congrats on finishing early, entering a quilt show and winning a ribbon!

Sewing Up A Storm said...

Congratulations on the well deserved ribbon! I think yours are some of the prettiest examples of the feathers I have seen. I love your piped binding, very nice finish.

Linda Big D said...

Congratulations Sophie! Extraordinary quilt. Well deserved recognition. The deadline of a show entry is helpful! The Dallas guild has an entry deadline of the first guild meeting in January, but only a photo of the top is required then. The Guild retreat over MLK weekend has many people finishing borders, binding, quilting, etc. to have it ready for the March show!

Cathy said...

That's awesome! - the quilt and the ribbon! Congrats!

joe tulips said...

Way to go!! Wonderful news. I was so excited for you when i saw the ribbon!

Jill said...

Congrats! The quilt is beautiful and to win a ribbon is special.

Kathryn said...

I am not at all surprised to see a ribbon on your quilt. It is stunning. Congratulations Sophie.
Kathie

desertskyquilts said...

I'm not shocked, but that is a fabulous finish, and congratulations on a ribbon! Well, done, Ms Sophie!

Karen Ackva said...

What a great finish Sophie! I really like the piping around the binding. What ribbon did you win?

M-R Charbonneau said...

Love, love, love your quilt, Sophie! I'm not surprised it won a ribbon at all! I have a feather quilt on the go too and I would be thrilled if it turned out half as beautiful as yours. Great job! So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

c86cbd64-51d0-11e4-ab76-a78a8df8b62b said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful color-feast for the eyes -- not too much but just right! I like the different layups of feathers, row-to row -- one doesn't notice it at first ... what fun, a hidden surprise!
The multicolord piping is the cat's meow on this quilt ...

Sheila said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is stunning!!

Kate North said...

Looks great - a well-deserved ribbon, I say!

P. said...

Congratulations Sophie! That is a beautiful quilt. Wonderful!

Gail in Vegas said...

You deserve the ribbon - congratulations! It's a wonderful quilt.

Kathy S. said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Congrats on winning and meeting a goal!

CeLynn said...

Love your feathers,congratulations on the ribbon and the finish!

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