Finally, Finally, Finally Finished!

I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I am to write this post today. After a couple of months of working with crimson and gray I can happily tell you I have finally finished all the OSU quilts. Woohoo!! I’d say that deserves a whole lot of happy dancing. Don’t be shy – you can do the happy dance too! πŸ™‚

These are the final two quilts.

OSU Quilts

You can see the difference a spin in the washer and dryer makes – the bottom quilt has been washed and the top one has not.

I tried to do something a little different on each quilt, Β just to keep things interesting. This last quilt is my favorite.

OSU Quilt Front

It’s odd – here the quilt looks as if it has been washed but it is just the way the morning sun is hitting it.

I did diagonal straight line quilting on the center section. This time I used my Handi Quilter SS instead of my regular machine and walking foot. Soooo much faster! I didn’t even use a ruler for the straight lines; I was able to freehand the quilting and it looks really good.

Close Up diagonal quilting lines

I used my new SITD foot for the small gray border and it worked so well. I am so happy with that purchase. On all the other quilts I finished the outer large red border with straight lines about an inch apart. But with this last quilt, I chose to quilt a large meandering pattern.

Meander quilting

I’m really happy with the way it looks. The curviness of the stitching is a nice compliment to all the angles and straight lines and is the perfect finishing touch.

I have learned something about myself during the OSU Quilt Project (yes, it deserves to be named!) I don’t like making the same quilt over and over and over and over. Something for me to keep in mind the next time I’m asked to make multiples of a design….

These last two quilts will be delivered to their new owner soon. I hope they are used and loved for a really long time. Go Bucks! πŸ™‚

This weekend I’m going to spend some time organizing my sewing room and putting things away. Hopefully I’ll get that done and be ready for some extra fun sewing time next week. Fingers crossed!

Linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday, Pink Doxies, TGIFF @ Simply Pieced

About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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6 Responses to Finally, Finally, Finally Finished!

  1. Jasmine says:

    I’m dancing with you. πŸ˜‰ They look great! But I can totally see why you don’t want to make lots of repeats very often.

  2. Susan A says:

    Looks great! Feels good to have a finish doesn’t it?

  3. Congrats on a great finish! I made one collegiate quilt for my brother last Christmas, but I can’t imagine having to make more than one. Thanks for sharing with TGIFF!

  4. Congratulations! I know you had purposefully not been blogging about these, and I am so glad you go them all finished up! Hooray!

  5. thedebra1 says:

    beeyoutiful! I love the stippling, too, and am trying that out!!! wow. You did that straight line all by yourself!!

  6. fancyfootfarm says:

    Looks great Beth. How many of these did you make?

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