Monday, September 24, 2012

In the Pink: A Study in Pinwheels — Finished {and it's about time, too!}

It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is best from the top. –Arnold Bennett

At long last, quilted, bound, washed, blocked and folded neatly waiting for the right occasion to be used.

I finished the quilting last Tuesday. I washed and blocked it on Wednesday. It wasn't dry until Friday. And there was finally good light to photograph it today.

I'm sort of at a loss for words. The only ones that come to mind are . . . terminus . . . finished . . . completed . . . finito . . . done. Those are happy words.

There's really not much more to say anyway. I've pretty much said it all in the 2¾ years it has taken me to make this quilt. If you've been following along, you're probably as sick of it as I am  glad to see the backside of it  cheering with me. But just in case, here are links to all the posts about this quilt.
Block One
Block Two
Block Two, Take Two and Take Three
Block Three
Block Four
Block Four, Redux
Block Five
Block Six
Block Seven
Block Eight
Goal to Finish - 2011 Ph.D Challenge
Name, Label and Quilting Sketches
Getting Started with the Quilting
Quilting Update: still working on Stitching in the Ditch
Working on the Free-Motion Sections
Free-Motion Update
More quilting {and unpicking} a year later, with updated quilt label
Finished Quilting in Each of the Blocks
Quilting in the Sashings
Finished and Ready to be Blocked
Blocked but Not Dry

Yeah. It's been one epic quilt in the making.

Today's post brought to you by:
My 2012 Finishes
Myra's Ph.D Challenge Richard & Tanya's Link A Finish Friday


Christine M said...

Your quilt looks lovely Elizabeth.

Jennifer Lovell said...

I'm definitely cheering with you.

Paulette said...

Wow, Elizabeth! I mean, WOW! You really knocked it out of the park with the quilting on this one. It is really, really beautiful! Congratulations on a quilt well done!

Lane said...

There is nothing like a big finish. I am glad that you're happy with it and it is lovely. Worth every bit of effort. Lane

Deanna said...

Worth it! I really like your setting, particularly the pinwheel border with the corner treatment.

QuiltNut Creations said...

You have done such a fabulous job on this quilt. It looks amazing.

Anonymous said...

What a great quilt! I love it. I really like pinwheels, and would love to make a quilt like this. Great job.

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

Gorgeous..I love this quilt..and the quilting is fabulous too.. Just found you through a flickr to your september finishes..and I just linked up - on the last minute I must say.. LOL..

mom said...

WOW that is one beautiful quilt! I love it! great job! and all the time was worth it. great colors great quilting and great pinwheels!

mom said...

I was a week behind in reading and we had no internet when I last tried. now I am two weeks behind so I have been reading all your blogs down the page. now I am back where I started and I have to give OOHHHHs and AAHHHs now because I think you and the quilt deserve it!
Yea! it is done and so beautifully!

mom said...

I took the time today to go back and look at every link on the progress of your quilt. It is pretty amazing! I love it and have to say again you did such a beautiful job! you are very creative and talented! Love you

whimsyfox said...

one word - Gorgeous!