Crosses & Losses Quilt : Finished

I took the last stitches in the binding on this Crosses & Losses quilt on September 17.

When I went back to my sewing projects page to see when the top was finished, it was in the latter part of September 2014.

Crosses and Losses Top Finished Sept 25

Good Grief!  Did it take me that long to hand quilt it? I had to check. I hoped that I wasn’t THAT slow.

No, I had another quilt ( Basket ) that I was still working on in regards to hand quilting, which I’d finished at the end of October. Then I worked on finishing up my Eagle quilt sampler and other Christmas gifts, so I didn’t start quilting the Crosses & Losses until later on.

quilt the light collage

I see that I picked it up and put it down and worked on some baby quilts in between. So it was a sporadic hand quilting project. I got bored with it as well….just outlining the shapes.  I think that from now on I have to be careful and determine that if I am going to hand quilt something, it will have some white space for feathers or echo quilting or some variety.

I did machine quilt around the outside border to get ‘er done.

When I was done I washed it three times…yes three. Even though these Kona solids were pre-washed, the color catchers came out with a nice purple shade on each washing, even the third. There was not any bleeding, though, so at that point I put the quilt and the color catchers into the dryer for awhile and then took it out to the line.  This quilt measures approx. 60 x 80.

finished crosses and losses collage

It’s going to be a Christmas gift for my mom this year.

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23 Responses to Crosses & Losses Quilt : Finished

  1. Deb says:

    I remembered you had a lot of different projects that came up over the year and this was the ‘when I don’t have anything else to do’ hand work! Lovely finish.

  2. Karen says:

    love that purple – glad it didn’t bleed – it is amazing at times how much die comes out of some of the fabric.

  3. Stephie says:

    It’s a wonderful finish. And it doesn’t matter how long it takes to finish, for finish it you did! Your colour choices are so invigorating and I love the texture you’ve got just by outlining the shapes – a few hours of boredom was worth every stitch!

  4. Carla says:

    Congrats on your finish! Always a great feeling! Love the black with the saturated colors in this one!

  5. Benita says:

    Deb, the quilt is beautiful! You’ve sewn this by hand and it is gorgeous! You have been working on quite a few projects, so I don’t think the timeline is bad at all!

  6. You finished! Isn’t it a magnificent feeling to finish!? It’s beautiful, so that’s another “Pat myself on the back” feeling as well. Well Done!

  7. audrey says:

    Beautiful work! Love how rich is is.:)

  8. Barb Behmer says:

    Those colors are so beautiful together. And now I wonder what a “color catcher” is? It sounds like something I might meed!

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Barb and Amy and anyone else that is wonderingL I have Color Catchers here made my SHOUT. they look like dryer cloths but you throw them into the wash with fabrics, especially dark ones, to catch any bleeding. I saw other quilters mention them on their blogs and could not find them in any local grocery store, so I ordered them from Amazon.

  9. The colors are beautiful and the quilt is beautiful. You do such great work..I started quilting last week, just a pillow, but a start. You always have several projects going on…maybe I should do that for knitting.

  10. Amy says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Love those bright colors (have to look into color catchers!). What a great gift for your mom!

  11. Doreen aka Aunt Reen says:

    Your Crosses and Losses turned out beautiful! I love your color choices for this quilt. And nothing compares to the softness HAND quilting lends to a finished quilt.
    Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

  12. Joanna says:

    The hand quilting on this is exquisite. I love it!

  13. Joyce says:

    I’m going to miss this one! It got to be an old friend – popping up here and there in various stages of finish! One of my favorites of yours; its new owner is going to love it! How can you stand to wait til Christmas to present it?

  14. Grandma Kc says:

    It is beautiful and you know I have no patience for it so I find it very impressive! Your Mom is going to love it!

  15. Nancy says:

    Oh, I love your quilt!! It’s beautiful and I’m so impressed with those who hand quilt! I’ve done about five hand quilted quilts….Mostly, I machine quilt these days….
    Great job!
    PS, do you wash the quilt after finishing?? What do you use in washing??

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Nancy I washed it in Tide and Color Catchers 3 times and still had come color on the catchers . that’s after prewashing the fabrics too.

  16. Oh, your Mom is going to be one happy woman to receive that beautiful quilt. :-)

  17. Lisa says:

    This is a beautiful quilt. the quilting looks great..

  18. I just love the colors in the quilt. Your mom will love it. Great job!

  19. Edith says:

    Lovely, how nice to have another Finish. Your mom’s going to love it.

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