Monday, May 18, 2015

The Quilting Is Finished!

I am so very happy to tell you that I have finally - FINALLY! - finished my quilting on Long Road Home.

Looks pretty nice on the bed, if I do say so myself. Let's look at some additional views.

I just can't get enough of looking at it! After I finished the quilting late yesterday afternoon, I immediately took it off the frame and headed for the sewing room for a trimming. I decided right then that I wanted to get the binding on, so I dug around and found a fabric that suited me. I cut the strips, stitched them together, pressed them in half, and sewed it to the quilt. I even put a label on it.


I decided that I wanted to hand-stitch the binding, so that will give me something to do in the evenings this week.

Here's a look at the backing. I had to piece two different blue fabrics, and I think it looks decent.

Here is the history on Long Road Home. I first saw this quilt made up when Sheryll showed us her finished top back in February of 2011. I was already working on piecing mine. Click here to see my first mention of it. I finished the piecing at Quilt Camp 2011 when we were still at CHS. It hung in the closet for a good while. I put it in the quilt frame in October of 2012 when I needed a quilt to demonstrate for History Day, the annual fall event of the Greenfield Historical Society. Here is the post on that. Not only did I quilt Long Road Home at the 2012 History Day, but I brought it back for 2013 and 2014, as well! I tell you, this is a long, long road!

I will have to find a different quilt for 2015's History Day, because this baby is DONE! Well, it's quilted. It will be done when I finish up with the binding. Easy-peasy. ;)

Happy Quilting, Friends!






Added October 24, 2015: I've submitted this quilt (and this post) in the Quilt Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side, so I thought it would be helpful to provide a link back.
 

14 comments:

Marja said...

Ok, it was a long road but he is beautiful, and I love it!

Happy Quilting!
Marja

Mad about Craft said...

Very well done! It is beautiful!

QuiltSue said...

Well done Jayne. It is beautiful.

nancy b. said...

What a beautiful example of a scrap quilt! I looked at the link to the pattern and it's amazing what you did with it...just lovely.

sewyouquilt2 said...

beautiful quilt. love it and good things are worth waiting for.

Katie Cogswell said...

What a finish!

Nancy said...

It's a gorgeous quilt, Jayne. Sometimes the hand quilting does seem to take a long, long time (for me at least, even when I work on it every day!). Now, what quilt will you use for History Day 2015?

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

This is a gorgeous quilt! I Love the rich colors and pattern :)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you did a good job on this, I love the colors

Maryse said...

Beautiful!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great looking quilt!

Ranch Wife said...

What a stunning quilt! Its just beautiful and no doubt worth the long journey!

Marnel Groebner said...

Did you use 5" or 10" squares? Gorgeous!

Jayne Honnold said...

Marnel, I used a Bonnie Blue pattern called Long Road Home. My version looks quite a bit different from the pattern's version. Here is a link to my earlier blog post in which I talk about making LRH. https://jaynesquiltingroom.blogspot.com/2011/02/returning-to-quilts.html