Tuesday, May 28, 2013

courthouse steps finish

Today is my DD#2's birthday. It seems fitting that tonight she can sleep under her new quilt.   

 
 It took me a very long time to machine quilt this quilt.  It is SO heavy with seams and with the Warm and Natural batting inside.  The time was spent in the procrastinating not exactly at the machine. 
 I was going to try to free motion quilt this quilt but in the end I stitched in the ditch  - about 1/2 of the ditches - I figured that was enough quilting.  I am really happy with how the feathered border turned out.  It shows up better than I thought it would.
It looks great on her bed.  It's 104 inches long and tucks in really far - this quilt won't be coming untucked in the middle of the night.  No cold toes  :0)

Happy Quilting!!

18 comments:

Jan said...

What a wonderful gift for your dd; I just love it!

Cheri said...

It looks so good on her bed!

Annette said...

Her quilt is so pretty. I love the pink border and the stitching. What a treasure for your daughter.

Angie said...

Oh your daughter is so lucky!! This quilt is Gorgeous! :)

Frog Quilter said...

Beautiful. Love the pink border. I made one for my husband and it has a dark masculine border. Well done!

Karen said...

Court House Steps is one of my favorite versions of a log cabin quilt. Nice!

Lori said...

It is beautiful! One of my favorite patterns too!!

Ginny Worden said...

Janet, I saw the quilt on the weekend and fell in live with it. What a lovely gift for your daughter, birthday wishes to her.

Ann Marie said...

Fabulous!

Janet said...

It's wonderful, I bet DD loves it to bits and it looks so good on the bed. With it being so long, no chance of it slipping off.

Every Stitch said...

She should be completely thrilled - and keep nice and warm in winter under this one!

LC said...

Gorgeous!

Carrie P. said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. Such a special quilt. It is lovely.

Barb said...

Absolutely wonderful court house steps for your daughter~~!
I bet she loves it. The pink binding looks great and picks up a lot of the colors just great!
woo hoo - a wonderful finish!

Dixie said...

Looks great, Janet! What a nice size cozy quilt that she will get many years of enjoyment out of. Awesome finish!

Design Originals by KC said...

Just found you when looking at hand sewn border designs... love your blog and your quilting style. Am now a follower :) Kathi

Kathie said...

love, love, love this quilt
the pink border is amazing !

Kathie

Teresa said...

Wow, ANOTHER FINISH?!? You are making the rest of us slackers look bad! Congrats on getting it done and getting it done so nicely!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)