Monday, December 27, 2010

Too Good to Cut Challenge - Wrapup

Rosewillow posted for us to wrap up the Too Good to Cut Challenge, and since I never really put together a final post, today is a good day to do this.....

* Rosewillow's Wrap up post
* Rosewillow's Original Guidelines

I can't believe the year has gone by already!!!!

and even more-so, I can't believe I completed it, but


June 30th, gifting to recipient, Dolly for her retirement

January 1, 2010: Day 1
The first day of my challenge, I was so gung-ho and excited to start! Although I was only able to find the "perfect fabrics," it was enough to call it a start.

May 31, 2010: Challenge start {{see end of post}}
Five months laters, {{LOL}} I finally was starting the actual challenge by cutting into the fabrics. :0)

June 11, 2010: Top Done
Then, once school was out for the year, I lunged full-speed-ahead and had the top done within my first week of summer vacation!

June 29, 2010: Quilting
Quilting commenced on June 29th once I determined a recipient for the quilt (and her retirement party was the next day) ;0)

And on June 30, 2010, the quilt was completed just in time to be gifted to a dear coworker. When I shared the story with her about the 'Too Good to Cut' challenge, she had even a bigger appreciation for the quilt knowing I deemed these fabrics too good to cut.

Project wrap up:
* Size: 54" x 79"
* The pattern is by Jennifer Chiaverini: Johanna's Collection.
* The fabric line mostly used was Robyn Pandolph's Moondance.
* Quilting pantograph: Feather Me
* Quilting time: 5-6 hours

My overall feelings/thoughts:
I LOVED THIS CHALLENGE! Those fabrics would still be stashed away in my stash, too pretty to cut in to, if not for this challenge. But now, they are in the hands of a lovely lady who has a wonderful appreciation for the final product. {{and have you noticed that the banner at the top of my page is of this quilt???}}


Candace said...

I didn't notice until you pointed it out, I just thought that it was pretty. But the picture of the finished quilt, you and the recipient, is beautiful. It's so nice that it is loved and appreciated.

Pokey said...

I'm happy for your beautiful finish, Amy! It became a precious gift. How sweet, we both were spurred on to finish for a gift, that was great motivation, was it not? Congrats on winning!