Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Finally Finished Quilt

Today I am sharing a completed quilted wall hanging that I started in the 90's.  One that I actually finished this year - top piecing, quilting, and binding, all done!
Circle star foundation pieced quilt by Jeanne Selep
Foundation pieced circle quilt

Finishing a quilt is kind of a rare thing for me. 

I started the quilt top over 16 years ago, before at least two of my now high school aged children were born.  The quilt top was foundation pieced, based on a pattern from a foundation piecing workshop I took at a quilt show in Minnesota, but with a modified center.  I have no clue who the teacher was anymore.  (I took the workshop last century, ha ha...)   

foundation pieced quilt by Jeanne Selep
Detail of foundation pieced star quilt
I finished the top before the turn of the century, and it sat until last year when I quilted the top using a long arm quilting machine that I rented.  Then it sat until this year, when I actually put binding on it.  It now hangs in the family room above the PC. (Haha - I also completed that difficult step - hanging it!) 

Quilt foundation pieced by Jeanne Selep
Detail of fabrics and quilting on my foundation pieced star quilt
Although fabrics change over time, I feel the quilt doesn't look dated. (I realize that perhaps it doesn't look current, either...) But batiks are still popular, as well as star fabric, so maybe that helps. I also didn't use a "trendy" color scheme. I mixed batiks and non-batik fabric, pretty sophisticated for me.

I learned that binding a circle is a skill I don't quite have yet, so ignore the less then perfect edge shape.  


Recently I have been sharing a Kaleidoscope technique with photography that I have been playing with - with this quilt you can see I have been fascinated with Kaleidoscope like patterns for decades. 

Enjoy the upcoming Holiday season!  I hope that I can inspire you to finish an old project you may have from a long time ago...  even if the project might have to wait one year more until after the Holidays are over.  Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone!


Click on the images to see them enlarged. 

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