Saturday, March 17, 2007

Finished just in the nick 'o time. This top has been laying around for quite some time waiting to be quilted. Early in the week I started working on piecing together a back - it's another (and last for awhile) really big quilt. All of a sudden, it occurred to me that it's a triple Irish chain. Okay - game on. It had to be done by today. I finished the quilting (an overall meander - my favorite) late yesterday afternoon and started stitching down the binding last night. I was up early this morning and got some more stitches in first thing. Finally a few minutes ago, I rounded that last corner, snapped a couple of pictures and put it in the washing machine. Tonight it will be on our bed - warm and crinkly, fresh from the dryer . . . just in time for St. Patricks Day. The luck of the Irish was with me in order to finish it up . . . I hope it was with you today, too.

27 comments:

Judy said...

Very, very nice Libby! I liked it when you showed just the top! Great job on the quilting!

jpquilter said...

Nice work - what a great way to celebrate National Quilting Day - enjoy your sweet dreams under a new quilt

Leah S said...

I just wanted to say that I love the small picture (before you click on it). It looks like computer pixels! Anyhow, I did click on it and I see what a beautiful job you've done. :)

dot said...

I envy you. What a beautiful quilt to crawl under tonight. I am definately going to have to make an Irish chain this year.

Patti said...

What a marvelous quilt - and what a super quilt to put on your bed tonight! The only way it could have been better is if it were green! (VBG - I much prefer this colorway - absolutely adore scrappy as you well know!)

kjquilts said...

Great job! May the warmth of this quilt bring you many nights of glorious dreams...(tee hee, just a little Irish blessing).

Norma said...

Yes, the luck of the Irish was definitely with you today! What a lovely scrappy quilt! Just the way I like them!

Carol said...

Libby it is just wonderful...a very scrappy Irish Chain...I love it!

Fiona said...

Gorgeous quilt - and I love the link to St Patrick's Day.

Screen Door said...

YOu'll have good dreams sleeping undr an Irish chain quilt. Another check in the box!!!!

Sweet P said...

I was thinking the same as Leah . . . it does look like pixels in the small picture, but it is gorgeous close up. I hope you enjoyed sleeping under it.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Great looking quilt, Libby. Bet it felt marvelous to sleep under and looks fabulous on your bed.

Judy said...

Great quilt!! Another one off the list and onto the bed. Way to go!

Bonnie said...

That is the best St. Pat's Day story - the perfect way for a quilter to celebrate! Very nice quilt - my favorite kind - good and scrappy.

Marcie said...

That is a wonderful Irish Chain. The pieces of blue just pop! And it is so nice and scrappy!

Dawn said...

Oh so pretty Libby! And so scrappy! I love it!

Susie said...

I'm here late, but I hope you had sweet dreams under your beautiful quilt! It was way too warm here for quilts on the bed!!
:)

Wendy said...

How lucky to have your quilt ready for St.Patrick. Love Love the scrappy Irish Chain. I always wanted to do one but it's keeps getting pushed down the list.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

It looks like you have done that blurry thing they do on the news to hide the quilts identity. Love it, well done on the finish. tracey

Cynthia said...

well done Libby on getting another UFO completed.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Nothing like a finished quilt to celebrate National Quilting Day! Well done, it's lovely... gotta love that feeling of accomplishment!

McIrish Annie said...

Seww you got your st. Paddy's quilt done! good for you! it's another beauty

Nancy said...

WAHOO for the finish. A very lovely quilt and so appropriate for both National Quilting Day and St. Patrick's Day!

Diana said...

Another beautiful finish, Libby. And you finished it right on time!

meggie said...

Wow! I LOVE that quilt! Sweet dreams!

Linda_J said...

Nick 'o time--that even sounds Irish, LOL.

The long shot looks almost like a pixelated image at first glance--all those little squares but I see Leah thoguht the same thing.

Good for you finishing up the quilt!

Quilt Nut said...

absolutely lovely!