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.


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

    Happy Quilting!

  2. Well done Jayne. It is beautiful.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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?

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

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

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

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

  10. 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.


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