Friday, July 1, 2022

Rhododendron Trail Finished

I spent all day wrestling with the Rhododendron Trail quilt to get it trimmed down and get the binding on there. Phew. I don't really like that part, but being so close to the end can usually carry me through to the finish.

I made this quilt with Bonnie Hunter's Rhododendron Trail Mystery Quilt earlier this year. It was really fun, though I will be honest, I followed a different layout suggested by another participant because I really liked it. The quilt is pretty big, about 78"x96" so it's a little big for my husband to hold it up for me. I'll try and get some better photos over the holiday when we visit some friends.



Jeff did a great job with the quilting.

The backing. I thought it would be fun to make one gigantic black.
As I said before, my husband Jeff actually did all the long arm quilting. I had it on the machine and was planning to do it, and I found him in there playing with the computer so I just let him play. I did suggest some blocks but he did nearly all the layout work. He's a mathematician and likes geometric puzzles.

I still need to do some thread clean up, but I wanted to catch the light before it was gone for the day.



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16 comments:

  1. Great team work on such a pretty finish.

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    1. I feel fortunate to have him support my hobby.

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  2. I agree with Karen, fantastic team work.

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    1. Thank you. I am so happy to finally be finishing these flimsies into quilts.

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  3. A beautiful quilt, love the colour combo! And yes, great teamwork, lucky you!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I am so very lucky. I definitely won the husband lottery.

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  4. Fabulous quilt... you and Jeff make a great team...
    Hugz

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    1. Thanks! It's nice to have something to collaborate on.

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  5. For a week now I have been reading your fabulous blog and thanks to you I dug out a table runner kit and began both sewing, blogging and participating in FNwF. The quilt is gorgeous.

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    1. That's great. I look forward to seeing your projects.

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  6. What a great back for your quilt!

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    1. Thanks. I love how you can make blocks any size in Electric Quilt. I just set the measurements and it gave me the roller cutter directions. LOL

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  7. Great job getting RT finished. I wish I could get my hubby to do some long arming for me but nope, he's a woodworker. Congrats on the finish.

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    1. I think he is interested because he's a mathematician and these are geometric puzzles to him. Though, I am still surprised by his interest.

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  8. Just beautiful! And I love the backing.

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  9. It turned out so lovely! and GO Jeff!! beautiful quilting!

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