March 21, 2013

TGIFF! (my Cherry Blossom quilt is done)

Welcome to the TGIFF linky party! My name is Marit and I blog from the cold north (Oslo, Norway). I am so happy to have you here with me today and look forward to seeing what you all have to share!

My TGIFF project is one I am truly thankful for having completed! I cut the pieces for this last July and was just a total slow poke at getting it pieced. I finally got the top assembled in February and splurged on getting it quilted by a pro. What a treat! It just feels so strange to have something I sewed so perfectly quilted... But I can get used to it:)

So without further ado - here is my completed Cherry Blossom quilt! And yes - these photos are taken today. On snow. I said I lived in the cold north, right?
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Cherry-Blossom-done-backing

Cherry-Blossom-done-hanging

Cherry-Blossom-done-folded

Size: Approx. 60"x60"
Pattern: Cherry Blossom from the book "With Fabric and Thread" by Joanna Figueroa
Fabric: California Girl from Moda with Kona Snow background and Kona Salmon binding
Quilted by: Merete Ellingsen of www.sy.no


And just to add to the Friday fun, I'm giving away a charm pack of Reunion by Sweetwater to one of you who link up (no matter where you live). I think this fabric is awesome, but I just can't find a project for it - so I hope one of you can give it some sewing love! 
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Now - let's get this party started! Link up your finished beauties and then visit with the other party guests (don't be a party pooper). Please include a link back to this post and/or include the TGIFF button (found here) in your blog post so your visitors can come join the party.



43 comments:

  1. I'll have to see if I can pull of a finish tonight so I have something to show :)

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  2. It's a stunning finish and looks beautiful against the snow :)

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  3. Wow, splurging on the quilting really paid off! It's gorgeous. Don't have a proper finish to link up, only a quilt top. Enjoy the party!

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  4. I've linked up for a finish and that fabric looks like it'd be great for a little Blanket of Love (or two)!

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  5. Fab finish, and I wish i was making things at the moment as I would love to join in! :o(

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  6. Your quilt is beautiful Marit!

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  7. Gorgeous finish Marit! I'll have a finish to share later on tonight, after I take pictures! :-)

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  8. Such a great quilt, Marit! Now go take it inside and use it to get WARM!

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  9. Beautiful, beautiful finish Marit. We are still in the deep freeze here as well, with more snow on the way! It's getting a little tiresome!

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  10. Fabulous quilt, the money you spent on the quilting was well worth it!

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  11. Gorgeous quilt! The Kona Salmon looks so beautiful with California Girl. Your quilter did an amazing job as well! I love the flowers!

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  12. Aw Marit what a happy sunny quilt you have there...and well photographed even in the snow - kind of a contrast really.

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  13. Oh it's gorgeous!!! I'm currently living in Japan for 3 years, and this is my first cherry blossom season - very excited to see them all slowly bloom!

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous Quilt! and Look at all that snow! ( I'm from australia :P )

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  15. Marit, this is just beautiful. It sure looks pretty on that snow too. Just sayin'...

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  16. Marit, your quilt is so pretty. :) Yeah, the snow makes a gorgeous backdrop for it.

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  17. I love this! Great colors :)

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  18. What a gorgeous quilt - and the quilting is perfect for it!!

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  19. Beautiful Quilt! And why is it that quilts always look even more amazing photographed on the snow?!?!?! I have linked up, thanks for having me! I have a charm pack of Reunion and haven't found the right thing to use it for, maybe if I have two it will be easier! lol

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  20. It is amazing Marit. The quilting makes the quilt really stand out! Well don for finishing, you must be proud!

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  21. It is gorgeous! I am new to your blog and so glad I found it!

    Off to check out your archives.

    Amy x

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  22. How wonderful ! what a beautiful quilt - it makes even the snow look good ;-)))

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  23. Thanks for the Finish It Friday link party!
    Your quilt is fabulous! Love the quilting. My quilting partner Gret used that same backing for one of hers - love it!
    It's sweet of you to do a Reunion charm pack giveaway. I love all the stuff those Sweetwater ladies put out. I keep saying they're going to bankrupt me!

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  24. Beautiful Cherry Blossom quilt. This is my first time linking up and I am excited to see all the other quilts/projects your linkers post. I have actually visited your blog before, for WIP Wednesday, and I love everything you make. Your color choices are really fresh and current. Thanks for the link-up!

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  25. Love the quilt! It is so nice to have a finished project, isn't it! And it is very kind of you to offer the Charm Pack!

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  26. beautiful quilt and the quilting is gorgeous, see you at FQR2 ;)

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  27. Love the cherry blossom quilt. Some awesome quilting.

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  28. Your cherry blossom quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! What an awesome finish!!

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  29. I love the cherry blossom quilt and those fabrics for the giveaway are SO ADORABLE! Thanks for the chance to win :)

    p.s. There is also a GIVEAWAY happening at my blog right now, if you're interested!

    http://www.aquiltisahug.blogspot.com

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  30. It's fantastic, Marit! I love the colours and your quilting. Thanks so much for hosting!

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  31. Your Cherry blossom quilt is beautiful! I love the way you've quilted it :)

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  32. Beautiful quilt. Thanks for sponsoring this week's linky party.

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  33. Congrats on the lovely finish, it must feel so good! Missed the linky but I'll take a look around and see who is up to what!.

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  34. Your quilt is beautiful. I am about to start a similar color scheme.

    Apparently, my link didn't work. I am #33. Here is the link if anyone was interested -
    http://drowninginfabric.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/i-finished-something/

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  35. Love your quilt! I wish I had a finish this week :(

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  36. Beautiful quilt. The "pro" quilting was well worth it!

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  37. What a lovely quilt...congrats on a great finish!

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  38. Marit your quilt is gorgeous! I really like the quilting.

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  39. it's a beauty Marit and I love quilts in the snow photos.

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  40. Love your quilt. Some day I'll get to a swoon quilt. We have snow mixed with rain in our forecast for tomorrow. Hello! It's April 23! Just sickening. I live in Michigan, USA.

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