2015 Finish #9: All Jacked Up, Honey!

Even though this quilt is not my favorite and there are some really noticeable errors, I decided to finish this project of torment.   I still like the fabric, and I can look at the back more than the front, right?


I used a honey bee long arm quilting pattern.  Lucy, the owner, was willing to purchase the pattern.  I know of another quilt that I have in progress that will use it as well.  Plus, the pattern just gets added to her library selection so others may use it.

Lucy put the quilt on the long-arm frame.  She noticed that it wasn’t my best work.  I explained the long saga to her.  ; )  A few customers came in and I tried not to draw any attention to myself so they didn’t come over to check out the horror!

Sometimes you want the quilting to blend into the pattern so the pattern is the main attraction.  Well, that was not the case for this quilt.  The thread is a golden orange color.  The backing thread is more golden to blend in a bit more.




The quilting was a bit of a nightmare.  The process was fine, the viewing of all of the mis-matched seams was on full display.  Of course, that is when people came into the long arm quilting shop.  People are very curious and check out what is on the machines.  I felt like I had to make excuses or employ some smoke and mirrors deception!


The backing is Kate Spain’s Honey Honey in Blush apiary.   The binding is also from the Honey Honey line, coral tonal flower.



The variegated thread is from the Tula Pink’s Aurifil thread box.


A finished quilt!  I don’t know if I have been more relieved to have a project off my to-do list!




Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts’ Finish It Up Friday!  Thanks for hosting Amanda Jean!

Another 2015 APQ’s UFO Challenge Finish: APQ’s UFO Challenge 2015 pg 2

There is a special little girl that has been kind enough to take in this quilt and give it the love it deserves!

About My Pieced Life

I am in love with all things quilting. My sewing room has many works-in-progress and a large stash of fabric. I have big plans and lots of ideas of creations I would like to make. My wonderful husband supports my obsession and Carson, my Australian terrier, keeps me company while I sew.
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17 Responses to 2015 Finish #9: All Jacked Up, Honey!

  1. From the perspective of the photos, which I suspect is accurate to seeing the quilt on display without getting too up close and personal, I see no errors or mismatches. I think it is easy to find fault by looking much more closely than others would. It is a beautiful quilt and will be enjoyed for many years. If we only finished perfect quilts, there would be a lot of unfinished ones all over the world! And nine quilts in 2015? WOW! Great work! Do you have them all longarmed, or do you do some machine quilting as well? You are so prolific!

  2. I think the bee quilting is really cute and such a fun touch for the quilt. It sounds like the quilt has found a perfect home, too. 🙂

  3. Laura says:

    I love the fabric in this quilt!

  4. Micki says:

    You are too hard on yourself! It is better to finish a quilt and let someone love it than have your family members find the quilt top in a box many yrs from now. Embrace it as a learning experience and keep going. I think it’s pretty.

  5. Jean B says:

    It is very pretty…and will be well loved. That’s what matters!! Congrats….

  6. wish2stitch says:

    Good on you for finishing this quilt. We all have projects that we feel are not our best work. But, we learn from our mistakes and we become better at what we do. It is satisfying to finish and I really like the design and especially the bright colours in your quilting, backing and binding. Visiting from FIUF.

  7. I LOVE the bee quilting and the backing/binding. It’s a sweet, breezy quilt! Lucky girlie!! XX!

  8. krisskerr says:

    I think it is a lovely quilt!!

  9. Sheri says:

    Your quilt is actually gorgeous from my perspective!! It’s amazing how forgiving the medium is, really!

  10. msminnesota says:

    We’re so critical of our own stuff, aren’t we? But you know that I know how frustrating things not lining up is – I don’t know how it happens to me, either, but it does!
    9 finishes is pretty fantastic for mid-April! Great Job, Gret!

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