Yesterday was one of those days I dream of. I had the entire house to myself for the whole day!! Sure, I could have done lots of things, but I really wanted to end this year with a bang. I desperately wanted to finish putting all 16 blocks of Sue Garman’s “Friends of Baltimore” together, complete with all of those half-square triangles. So that is what I did!
First, I finished sewing all of the triangles together and then trimmed them to the correct size. You can read more about that here. It is a lot of work, but so worth it! Next, I stitched them together to make one long strip….
….crossed my fingers and started stitching.
So far, so good!
I did the exact same thing for the other side.
I thought I deserved a break, so I made a pot of tea, grabbed my Ipod and listened to some tunes in the hot-tub. (Remember…I had the day to myself!!)
When I came back in, I was raring to go, but my seat was occupied. Didn’t matter, I was pumped!
Finally! After many, many hours, all 16 blocks stitched together!
Cue the fireworks!
Til next year…
26 thoughts on “A Good Way to End the Year!”
WOW! That is amazing! Thanks for sharing.
Just glorious, Kerry
That IS a bang…a big one! Gorgeous. I might run from making the sashing, but it is essential to the quilt. Great job!
Wow!! That is incredible! Love your gorgeous quilt. Those triangles really pull it all together. Sounds like an amazing day for you.:)
It looks like it was a great day. I love what I see of your quilt.
Oh, How fabulous! It looks fantastic! Congratulations, Kerry!!
Oh my, oh my, oh my.! What a glorious way to end the year. Total
Congratulations Kerry!!! Your quilt is magnificent!!! I love your blue saw tooth borders.
What a way to finish the year!!!
At first glance, the lengths of blue and white triangle units spread out looked like the jaws of alligators open and showing their teeth. LOL! The triangle units look so good with the beautiful applique blocks.
I am super impressed. I am also working on the hst’s right now, but just got started. You inspire me to push on.
I’ve just gotten my hot tub and loving every night before bed. Mmmmmmm. Yummy. Loving the quilt top!!!
What a great way to end the year with all those borders on that beautiful quilt. Kathy
Congratulations – the border is just stunning and it is altogether an amazing achievement!!
Sawtooth border nicely accentuates the pretty applique blocks. Nice year-end accomplishment.
So very beautiful! I love all the hst’s between the blocks. Happy 2014!
Great way to end the year. I love love love the quilt.
Wow Kerry!! What a way to finish 2013!! It looks fabulous. Best wishes for 2014, and lots more productivity!
Stunning! Prize winning worthy!
Kerry, it’s absolutely beautiful!!! Congratulations on meeting your goal and getting it done! Happy New Year!
I am totally in awe- what beautiful blocks! I didn’t realize we were supposed to actually COMPLETE goals; thanks for the inspiration 🙂 Have a wonderful 2014!
Every time you finish a quilt, it’s my new favorite!
Just fabulous. I’m still looking for that hour to hand quilt. That’s all I asked for on the 25th and still haven’t taken a stitch. Tonight is the night!!!
Kerry, that looks phenomenal! Brava on a job well done! Are there applique borders to this quilt?
Yes there are! Wait til you see them!
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you do amazing work! I lurk, but never leave a comment, so please do not think I am judging…but are the saw tooth boards supposed to have the blue on the outside on two of the sides and the white on the outside on the other two sides? just asking…..
a fabulous quilt!