I am a Finisher

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I say I'm a finisher not to brag (Heavens No!) but to make myself feel like I'm accomplishing something in 2011. I have been on a finish roll this month and I have to tell you it feels really good.
I have a difficult time positioning quilt tops for photographing previous to the machine quilting. They are floppy and flimsy (yes, I love that name) and I don't like taking photos of them because of that. I had my daughter Laurie hold this one up for me but it doesn't do it justice because you really can't see the borders well.
This is my Cherry Cheesecake quilt top made from my Lori Holt pattern. I am so excited to be finished and get it sent off to the quilter. I really like the stripes in Lori's line of fabric so i wanted to use that piece for my outer border.
I used the red gingham for the corner pieces and I like how it turned out. I'm going to bind it in the red gingham when I get it home from the quilter. I think the red gingham will make the binding pop. I love this quilt. It was a joy to make. I must say the daisies did take me longer than I thought they would but I adore them.

-nanette
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Darlene said...

Oh, it's fabulous!!! It's on my 'to do' list. :-)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Absolutely gorgeous Nanette! It's a great flimsy finish!

Nedra said...

Lori will be so proud of your speedy finish! And it turned out so fabulous in Sew Cherry line. I love the fabric you chose for the stop border. Perfect.

em's scrapbag said...

It's wonderful! As always I love your use of fabric. Congrats on a beautiful finish!

Simone de Klerk said...

What a beautiful happy summer quilt! Absolutely LOVE it!

Sue said...

That is really beautiful! I love Lori's Sew Cherry line of fabrics and they look wonderful in this quilt!

Annette said...

It's beautiful Nanette! I love everything about it. And your daisies were worth that extra time...so pretty.

TJO said...

SO CUTE!!!

TJO said...

SO CUTE!!!

AnnieO said...

Very perky and charming, and not floppy or flimsy at all! Congrats on a beautiful finished top. Love the daisies, stripes, dots, and of course the gingham :)

Belinda said...

I.LIKE.

Red gingham is perfect choice for binding, can't wait to see it quilted!

upstateLisa said...

I love it! It is so cheery!

Kim with a K said...

Beautiful and so retro!!!
I love Lori Holts fabric and patterns!
Red gingham will look fabulous for the binding!
I just read "crazy mom quilts" and she "redid" all of her binding from light blue to red gingham and it popped!!!
Congrats on such a yummy quit!
Can't wait to see it after it's been quilted!

Brandie said...

Gorgeous! What a wonderful summer quilt!

Keep Stitchin' said...

It turned out beautiful! I love gingham fabrics... this quilt is so fun and I've been wanting to do this pattern.

Muddling Through said...

It is fabulous, Nanette! And I like that it looks like YOU! You and Lori have such similar tastes in fabric, and it's all good.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the red corner squares too. Really sets things off.

Bolo heads said...

OH I am so jealous that you are doen and I am still stiching my circles, I am still stiching circles. I decided to make my quilt square which is saving me from 104 circles but still, the deadline is looming and now i have to stop to make a pagent dress for my daughter. I can finish it in time right. Oh now the pressure is on to get mine done in time. Wish me luck.

Busty LaRue said...

That is darling! I wish I could say I am a finisher, too, but lately I've been more of a slacker-offer. You are definitely motivating me to get my butt into gear! :)

Lynn said...

So cute! Between the polka dots and the gingham, it really is adorable! I love gingham for binding.

Sandy said...

Don't you just love this line of fabric? I bought the pattern for "I Remember Grandmas'a Apron"....my cousin is making it for me so it will be twice as special.....I also got the pillow pattern she has....Lori is so talented! As are you! Sandy

Joyce said...

Love the quilt Nanette you never cease to inspire me!

Darlene's Quilts and Stuff said...

That's another winner. I love the whole thing.

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Nanette is fabulous! I'm almost done with Cake Walk! Hooray for a finish! And a speedy one too!

Christine M said...

Love it!

Cardygirl said...

A really beautiful top...love that red gingham too.

jen duncan said...

LOVE this Nanette. So much handwork!

Shari said...

ohhhh, this quilt takes my breathe away.

pratima said...

It is darling!! I love it a lot! Those cherries and daisies are seriously cute! Red gingham is going to make them pop. Lovely choice! Can't wait to see when both the quilts are back from the quilter :-)

Lori Holt said...

Nanette!!!!
Oh my Gosh!!!...I love it:)
It's sew cute with the stripes...and you know that I always go for red gingham binding when I can:)
I'm looking forward to seeing it when it gets back from the quilters...you did a fabulous job...it makes me teary eyed:)
xx
Lori

I am Just One Mom said...

stripes, polka dots, cherries, red gingham! SUMMER quilt personified. Just lovely (and finished!) -- good for you and for inspiring all of us. Thank you kindly.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Nanette, it is beautiful! I've got to work on my UFO's this year. It's too hard to start on something new, when I know I have those little bunnies waiting in the closet ;-)

Sandi said...

I need to get on a "finish roll". :-) This quilt is just plain sweet. Will be fun to see it all quilted. Keep up the finishing. It inspires the rest of us to get on that "finishing roll". :-)

Sinta Renee said...

I am working on Vintage Dishes right now... but that one is NEXT! I love your quilt... can't wait till it comes back from the quilter too!

Sherri said...

It's so gorgeous, Nanette!!!

Julia said...

So beautiful! Not only is your quilt beyond inspiring, but now I really need to finish my own wip stack I have since last year!

Janet said...

I love it so much! The border looks fantastic and so does the narrower inner border. I like how the big white spots are positioned.

RETRO-Fabulous Blog said...

WOW, Nanette! You're an applique diva now for sure. Your quilt is beautiful. Congrats on the quick finish.
Happy Stitching,
Heather

amy smart said...

This is so fabulous,Nanette! I love how you used the border fabric like that - I never would have thought of it and I LOVE it!! So, so cute!

Hope you're surviving summer. :)

A Plain Path said...

Love, love this!!