Tuesday, June 7, 2011

My Sweet Klosjes

Let the celebrations begin ..... my klosjes spool quilt is done ... done .... done! This quilt is now gracing our dining room wall and DH and I are admiring it greatly. There was a lot of work in the making of this quilt. Hand piecing, hand applique, hand quilting .... oh yes, lots of work ... but so worth every single stitch! :o) A number of you were scared that the markings that I put on my quilt using Crayola Washable markers would not come out. Well, they did and on the first washing. We have a front load washer and it worked just fine.


I thank Valentina and all the other ladies for inspiring and challenging me to join in making a spool quilt. Just look what happens when we inspire and challenge each other!


The spool block comes from Block Base for EQ programs and is #3571 (The Spool of 1966). The flower border was made by me after being inspired by a pattern that was purchased from The Rabbit Factory. The pattern is #RF151 Blooms All Around.


Quilt size: 88" x 95-1/2" (top size before quilting was 92" x 98-1/2"). After washing and drying there was a loss of 4" on the height and 3-1/2" on the width. I always, always make my quilt at least 4" bigger so that after drying, the quilt will fit perfectly on our bed. All my fabric is pre-washed and 4" works for me.


Block size: 6" x 6"


Border block size: 6" x 7"


Design Source: EQ6 and Block Base software programs.


Time frame: Quilt was started on Mar. 21, 2010. The top was done Aug. 9, 2010 and finished being quilted on May 30, 2011. Just over one year for a hand pieced, hand applique and hand quilting. Now, that is not bad, eh!


I'm having a great day ... how about you?

51 comments:

Karen said...

I am so excited to be the first to say "job well done"!!! How I would love to see this quilt in person. I'm hand quilting a quilt now, but not nearly as large as yours. I know Valentina is rejoicing too. Maybe one day I'll make a Klosjes quilt. Absolutely wonderful!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on a fabulous finish! I love everything about your quilt - it's beautiful!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

That is just beautiful!

Annette said...

So beautiful and so worth all that work! Congratulations!

Catswhiskers said...

mesmerizing work.
Wonderful.
Gina

syglad said...

That is just beautiful!
Have a nice day :-)

LintLady said...

Hello Rose Marie,
I agree, every little stitch was just worth to add an other step to this perfect quilt! It's just beautyfull!
Congratualtion that you just went all this work.
xx Doris

W. Latane Barton said...

What a stunning quilt. I am so excited being able to see it on my computer, just imagine having it hanging on your wall. Wow!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Oh my goodness......Rose Marie your quilt is just 'stunning'.....

Anne Ida said...

OMG!!! Oh, super excited for you!! I have loved following your progress on this quilt, and just as I suspected it turned out beautiful! You have done such a fabulous job and have every reason to celebrate! Congratulations! Happy dancing on your behalf *lol*

Barbara said...

Wow, what an amazing quilt! I'm absolutely in love with it. I know if it were mine I wouldn't be able to stop staring at it :D

Betweens said...

I am hoping to make one of these as well I know that now it is displayed on your wall I will never be able to sneak it outta the house!!! drats foiled again..LOL
It is absolutely gorgeous and karen I will let you know the picture really doesn`t do it justice. Oh I can`t wait to see it!! Congrats Rosemarie I know how hard you worked on it and it is an heirloom

Vicki W said...

It's absolutely beautiful!

Yvette said...

STUNNING!! FABULOUS!! GORGEOUS!!

Your quilt is incredible. Well done!

Guðrún said...

Hurray, congratulations, it is just stunning!!!!!!

Julie Fukuda said...

What a beautiful finish ... but we all knew it would be. I can't imagine having a wall space that big to hang it but how nice to be able to look at it all day.

Miriam said...

Wow! Your quilt is beautiful! Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

Kiera-Oona said...

It looks wonderful! Congrats on getting it done :-)

Cindy N. said...

Awesome job!!

Jennifer said...

It is just gorgeous - I bet you breathed a big sigh of relief when you took that last quilting stitch!

Jayne said...

Rose Marie, this is such a beautiful accomplishment! You have every right to admire it - it is truly something to be proud of! Well done! I love it.

Bren said...

Gorgeous! Stunning! Spectacular and every other powerful adjective you can think of!!!!!!!

MARCIE said...

Awesome! You rule!

Janet said...

This quilt is super beautiful! I love it. I'm inspired to make one myself (someday).

liz said...

Congratulations on seeing this quilt through to the end. It is wonderful. I am sure you love being able to admire it on the wall. Clever you.

Judith said...

It is so beautifull. Congrats on the finish.

QuiltSue said...

It really is beautiful, and all done by hand. You must be so proud of it. I really love how you added in the flower border too.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful - love the quilt and think your hand quilting is great. Well done.
Celia (quilter from England)

Barb said...

congratulations on finishing your wonderful quilt!! hats off to you

Andrea said...

You are officially the Quilting Queen - hurray ! One if the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen - many congratulations xxx

*karendianne. said...

Oh Rose Marie. What a real display of all your talents. A real real favorite. (and I have so many but this is at the top)

Ellen said...

Lovely!

pajudie said...

Wow - what a BEAUTIFUL quilt - you did such a great job!! And I love the border - the colors look so soft - very pretty!!
Judie

Judy said...

What a lovely quilt!! A great combination of piecing and applique that you will get to enjoy seeing each day.

Teresa said...

You are absolutely amazing! The quilt is amazing too - I just love the border.

Chookyblue...... said...

gorgeous............a wonderful achievement and special to follow your progress of the quilt over the time..........

Me and My Stitches said...

Your quilt is wonderful - I love it!

Mary said...

The quilt is Wonderful!!! I love it. It is a beautiful quilt and you did a wonderful job. Congratulations.

Vivian said...

A gorgeous, gorgeous labor of love!! Kudos for all the hard work you put into it and for the beautiful quilt that came out of it. Just absolutely lovely!! I love seeing projects develop like this.

Angie Padilla said...

What a beautiful, beautiful quilt! And I love to see the work of another quilter who enjoys handwork. This is truly an heirloom quilt!

Dolores said...

Gorgeous quilt and I'm so glad you are enjoying it. I read all the comments and I guess I am the only one with a question (actually questions.) Why would the quilt shrink 4" if all your fabric was pre-washed? What kind of batting do you use and is the shrinkage due to the quilting?

Frog Quilter said...

I was drooling as I looked at your quilt. Absolutely FABULOUS. A joy I'm sure.

Mary L. said...

I just love it!!!! And I want one just like it!!!!!! One day maybe........

Josie said...

Your Klosjes quilt just took my breath away!! It's awesome. Gobsmackingly gorgeous. I could go on and on and on......

Cathi said...

Congratulations! It is absolutely beautiful! You must get a wonderful feeing every time you look at it!

suz said...

That came out really, really pretty.

Carrie P. said...

Simply Stunning!!! You amaze me. Congrats!

Carla said...

Your spool quilt is absolutely stunning! What a beauty

Caron Mosey said...

It turned out so pretty! And I love the appliqued border and binding on this. Nicely done! Thanks for linking to it on my blog as well.

Reme said...

Es preciosa ..un Saludo
Reme

Wonky Girl said...

Beautiful Wonderful finish! I hope you will be able to share it at a quilt show or two or more? I would love to see it in person, bet others would too.