Monday, January 4, 2021

My First Finish of 2021

I did it! I have my first finish for 2021 and I just love it. The first time I saw this quilt it was on the cover of the Treasury of Quilts book and I was totally smitten. I just had to make it. 😀

I had a few trials and tribulations as I was piecing it but that was because of tension issues with my sewing machine. I figured out the problem and then it was smooth sailing from there.

I have decided to call my quilt First Class Postage and I think it suits it perfectly. The quilt finished at 72" x 89". I used 80/20 for the batting and I quilted it with brown thread top and bottom. I quilted it using my long arm and I used a panto called Antique Lace and it looks so pretty.

I really like the backing fabric I chose!
I should have checked my earlier blog posts prior to quilting because I had previously decided to quilt it using a baptist fan panto but then so much time had passed that I had totally forgotten that. Oh well, there will be plenty more quilts in my future that I can use that panto on.

After I took these photos I realized that I still needed to tuck in my thread tails from quilting. I will take care of that and then I think I will put this quilt on my bed for now. I am sure this quilt will give me many sweet dreams!

I hope everyone had the best Christmas and New Year celebrations possible. Let's all hope for a much better 2021.


Chantal said...

What a fabulous way to start the new year. It's GORGEOUS!! I love its simplicity and the scrappiness and I even love the pink! Excellent job!
Wishing you all the best for the new year. Health and fabric, first and foremost. Enjoy! ;^)

Deb A said...

Beautiful finish Ellen! So happy to see you still quilting away. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2021.

swooze said...

I love this quilt! Beautiful work. 🥰