Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Purple Half-Square Triangle Quilt Finish

After burying the knots in this quilt, I finally was able to finish it.

I think I have finally, with the help of my husband, decided which end is the top.

 I am so excited to have it finally finished; I have been working on this quilt for way too long. I know my niece is excited to finally be getting it.

Although as I have said before that I do not like to use plain or white fabric for the back, I used the left over white fabric and some of the left over fabrics for the back. I like to use the leftovers in the back if I can. When I look at the back of this quilt I can see mistakes, but like the last time I used white for a backing, it is very pretty.
If my sewing machine would have cooperated with me this year when I was doing these little petals, I would have finished it a lot sooner. That is okay because it is finished now and I got a new sewing machine in the process. Who wouldn't be happy with that?

I made long up and down spirals in the white triangles with white thread and in the dark triangles I used darker purple thread and in the lighter triangles I used light purple thread to make the petals. I think it is interesting how the back shows a square of dark purple with light purple on two sides of the petals.
Although it was not my first for 2013, it is my final finish for 2013. So, I say goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014. I cannot wait to see what happens this year.
edit: other posts about this quilt: first mention, completed top, quilting/ thread problem, finally finished/ burying the knots


Sara said...

Terrific purples and the back is gorgeous! I have never done a backing in white,but never say never right;) I like the look of it!

Suzanne said...

Love your quilting! Really adds to the quilt.

Jasmine said...

I love purple quilts. Your FMQ turned out beautiful. Enjoy your machine!