Friday, July 31, 2015

TGIFF - July Goal Achieved

My July ALYOF goal was to finish a commissioned quilt.  Goal achieved!

I am very happy with the finished project, and so is the customer.



It was a birthday gift for her son, but she decided to give it to him early.  I understand the quilt has already been well loved this week.  I'd rather a quilt be so well loved that it falls apart than to sit in a closet for that "special" day.


So glad I solved the mystery of my long arm -- free-motion quilting works so much better now that the thread doesn't break every row of quilting.

My FMQ skills are improving.

Linking up with ALYOF:



Linking up with:

TGIFF hosted by Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty

Finish it up Friday hosted by Crazy Mom Quilts


I encourage you to stop by to see all the fabulous finishes from this week.

24 comments:

  1. I too would be well loving that quilt. Even in this heat.

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  2. Great quilt, Anja! Your quilting is great. You sure are getting a lot of use out of that long arm.

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  3. Gorgeous quilt! The fabrics are so fresh and so pretty and your quilting is superb!

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  4. That's some fine looking stippling! Congrats on another ALYOF Finish!

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  5. Looks fabulous! So glad to hear it is already much loved :). Your quilting looks great!

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  6. Yay to finishes! I agree quilts need to be loved...to the point of falling apart regardless! Having your customer love it is always a relief too!

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  7. What a wonderful finish! Such a happy and cheerful quilt. The backing fabric is perfect!

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  8. Anja your quilt is beautiful!! Congrats!
    Deb

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  9. Anja your quilt is beautiful!! Congrats!
    Deb

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  10. Great colors in that quilt! Congrats on the finish!

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  11. This is beautiful! Love the colours!

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  12. Lovely finish! And I fully agree--quilts should be out and loved, not sitting in a closet! :)

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  13. Great quilt and I love the fabrics you used. I'm so glad it's being well loved

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  14. Looks great! So awesome to have a finish! So uplifting!

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  15. Congratulations on your finish. A beautiful quilt and what perfect backing fabric!

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  16. I totally agree about wanting the quilts to be used. I recently kind of had to bully my brother-in-law into using our household quilts when he was here as a house guest. He was basically telling me they were too nice to use. I had to point out that they were here, hanging in the family room, to be used! ;-) And also that we didn't have other blankets to offer him. I think he got the message. :-)

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  18. It sounds like you've had a major success: you're happy, the client is happy, the quilt is loved, and your machine isn't torturing you. Perfect!

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  19. Beautiful Anja! I'm so happy you got your long arm issue sorted and I so agree with you about quilts being used rather than saved! It's the 'using' that gives them character and creates memories :)

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  20. I love the colours on this! And you've got some great photos there :) Well done and thanks for joining TGIFF :)

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  21. Love this!! Simple but stunning!
    I tell people that if they never wear out a quilt they'll never get another one! ;)

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  22. Love this!! Simple but stunning!
    I tell people that if they never wear out a quilt they'll never get another one! ;)

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  23. Love this!! Simple but stunning!
    I tell people that if they never wear out a quilt they'll never get another one! ;)

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