Thursday, November 19, 2015

TGIFF - Whoomp There It Is!!!

"There's a party over here, a party over there.  Wave your hands in the air."  I'm waving my hands and doing a happy dance.  Gravity is finished!!!

I had some doubt that I would be able to quilt this 97-inch square quilt.  There were a few frantic late nights of sewing earlier this week.  I had to fold the edges over to fit it on the longarm, and then I did the background sections on my little Singer.

I present Gravity:


Gravity will be taking up permanent residence on my bed.

114 Kona colours were used in the making of this quilt -- 108 colours for the blocks and 6 colours for the background.  Woo hoo...lots of colours to cross off my list.


A closeup of the quilting.  I need to practice my skills in quilting curves.  It's not perfect, but I'm happy with it...because she's finished!!


I followed the quilting plan for the background sections from Tamarack Shack.


Thanks to Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts for hosting this QAL.  It was fun to sew along with others, and the timelines were very manageable.  Stop by to say hello and to see the other Gravity finishes.



The backing is wide back Prisms by Studio E Fabrics.


You can read about my adventures making Gravity here:

Block 1 - Horizon
Block 2 - Constellation
Block 3 - Orbit
Block 4 - Intergalactic
Block 5 - Celestial
Block 6 - Ultraviolet
Block 7 - Cosmic
Block 8 - Eclipse
Block 9 - Voyage



Now it's time for your finishes.  Post your finished project using the linkup below.  Don't forget to visit some of the other finishes and share some love and encouragement.  Please include a link and/or the TGIFF button in your blog post so your readers can also view all the great finishes.


31 comments:

Laura said...

Congratulations on the Gravity finish! I'm dancing with you! So impressed that you quilted your own GIANT quilt.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Whohoo!!!! Congratulations. I think the prisms backing works so well with this design, and I am so excited you are keeping this one for yourself. I hope it is already on your bed and I can just imagine how cheerful it must make the room. :)

Brenda said...

Beautiful!

Sandra @SewofCourse said...

This is gorgeous, and well done for quilting it yourself!

Tish Stemple said...

Congrats on Gravity's finish!!! It's a BIG finish for sure. I love all the colors you used and think the quilting you chose looks great!

Sharon Tucker said...

wow, how beautiful is that! you'll love looking at that on your bed for years and years to come!

Anonymous said...

I love this! You did a great job! That backing fabric could not be more perfect :).

KMTrott said...

Your Gravity is great Anja! It's been fun watching it progress, thanks for sharing :)

Izzy said...

What a beautiful finish! You've done an amazing job witht his Anja! And thank you so much for hosting TGIFF this week. :-)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! It looks stunning. Thanks for hosting TGIFF.

Ruth said...

Congrats on such a spectacular finish - it's gorgeous! Having followed along your progress all the way on this Ia m delighted for you! Turned out great.

Liz said...

Congratulations it is spectacular! and a bigger congrats for quilting yourself!

Adrienne said...

Congratulations Anja! What as amazing finish!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Great finish! I love the quilting on this one.

Heidi said...

Stunning quilt, congrats on the finish and especially for your own bed!

Maryse said...

Congratulations, it looks fantastic!!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Beautiful finish! The choice of the quilting motif could not have been more perfect. Congratulations!!

-Soma

Leanne Parsons said...

Congratulations on the finish, Anja! It's so gorgeous!

Dominique said...

Anja, this is fan-freakin-tastic! beautiful finish!

Katherine said...

Amazing finish, Anja! Cheering and dancing with you - this quilt is a stunner. Bravo!

KaHolly said...

It's gorgeous, Anja! You have a longarm? I'm so envious! Maybe someday.....sigh! XO

Heide said...

Congrats! What a beautiful finish.

Heide said...

Congrats! What a beautiful finish.

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

Have I mentioned how jealous I am that you get to cross off that many Konas? Ack. I must finish QPP Project #1 before they add more colours (no, I haven't heard any rumours). If only there were a smaller size of this one, I'd be even more tempted! There's no way I could quilt that behemoth!

Cheryl said...

Congrats on this finish, it is beautiful! It will look beautiful on your bed!

Sandra Walker said...

Beautiful, Anja; you should be very proud!! 114 colours?!!! Whoa. I so want to do one of her quilts...think I may have mentioned that before! The Prisms for backing is icing on the cake. :-)

Jayne said...

This turned out beautiful! All those colors are gorgeous and congrats on the quilting! I think it looks fantastic!

Zenia Rene said...

YES! WHOOMP There IT Is!!! Amazing finish Anja! It's a LOVELY quilt. You go girl!

Jo Ferguson said...

Congratulations on a spectacular finish. I love.....love....LOVE it!!!

Lorna McMahon said...

The quilting is amazing! You outdid yourself with this beautiful finish. Well done!

Lara B. said...

I've fallen head over heels for your Gravity quilt Anja! You did an amazing job with it!