Finish It Up Friday ~ Goose in the Pond

I give up. I have waited forever for a decent day to take pictures of this quilt outside. It is always too wet, too rainy, too snowy, too dark….. So here are inside pictures.

This quilt began with blocks made for a local guild exchange.


I finally got the top finished in February,  except for the borders. I found the border fabric in Arizona and finished that earlier this month. I purchased a large Baptist Fan stencil from Barb over at Fun with Barb. You can read all about the marking and quilting on this post.

And (drum roll please!) here is the finished quilt!

I love the giant fans!

I used a polished cotton sheet from Ikea for the back.
I made my share of wobbles and bobbles.
But I am thrilled to have this finished and finally have a new quilt on MY bed!  Yay for finishing big quilts!

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, A Quilted Passion,  Sew Can SheAnja Quilts

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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30 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Goose in the Pond

  1. Ariane says:

    It’s a gorgeous quilt. I love the quilting. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. sue says:

    So beautiful and Baptist Fans are one of my favorite quilting patterns. A finish is such a happy thing and for your own bed, especially nice!

  3. Jasmine says:

    It looks beautiful on your bed. I love quilts on sleigh beds.

  4. Sandi says:

    It’s gorgeous! I love it and it looks wonderful on your bed. Hugs,

  5. Penny says:

    I love your quilt; this is definitely my style. Your baptist fans are great; they fit perfectly!

  6. Chantal says:

    Very well done. It’s just gorgeous! The sashing fabric was worth the wait. It is just perfect. It is what I am looking for for my 9 patch quilt. Congrats on this gorgeous finish. ;^)

  7. I’m at a loss for words – it’s gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

  8. Zenia Rene says:

    Fabulous finish Katy! Sounds like you should move to AZ. It’s always bright and sunny and you can take pics anytime! 😉

  9. gayleburton says:

    Looks like several of us have questions about the IKEA sheet, so please be sure to share more information about it next time! What a wonderful finish this is – scrap quilts are always a WIN-WIN and I love this one!

  10. It’s beautiful, Katy! You did a great job on the quilting. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF@ Anja Quilts.

  11. Celia Ambrose says:

    It is really pretty! Looks wonderful on your bed. Good job with the Baptist fan quilting. Looks great.

  12. JanineMarie says:

    Hurray for you making a quilt for your own bed!! It’s beautiful–and the baptist fans are such a pretty complement to the design. After giving up on making a new one, I broke down and bought a simple one. I hope to make runners for it, because they have a lot more potential for me to actually finish.

  13. Julierose says:

    Just a beautiful quilt finish–I love that large looks so homey on the bed–just right!!
    Hugs, Julierose

  14. It’s beautiful! How wonderful to have a quilt for your own bed 🙂 Amazingly, after almost 20 years of quilting, that’s what I’m working on now, too!

  15. Ramona says:

    Katy, I can’t reply to your comments on my blog because you are a “no reply commenter.” If you are interested in changing your status, here is a good explanation of how to do it.

    Happy Friday!

  16. Oh, very nice! The Baptist Fan quilting looks perfect with the quilt top.

  17. Barbara says:

    I love how you chose green for the border of your scrappy quilt. It looks so pretty on the bed in your room with the green walls.

  18. I have always like Goose in the Pond block and your scrappy version is great! I love Baptist Fan quilting too but don’t think I would attempt it.

  19. lois92346 says:

    Call me silly but this quilt just makes my heart sing!! It’s so beautiful! I *love& the little nine patches included in the sashing. Great job, Katy!!

  20. Janet O. says:

    Oh, good for you! What a glorious finish–love this quilt!
    I hope to make such a quilt someday and experience a big quilt finish, too. I’ve forgotten what that feels like. : )

  21. Sandra B says:

    Awesome quilt!! The Baptist Fan quilting is just perfect for the Goose in the Pond blocks!!

  22. Alycia says:

    It is so beautiful – I love the big fans too! Looks great

  23. piecefulwendy says:

    What a pretty quilt! When you use sheets for backing, do you pre-wash them?

  24. Sandra says:

    Katy this is beautiful! I just love the fans motif you did; it’s the perfect icing on the cake. Have you used the IKEA sheets before as backing? How do they wash up? How do they measure up price-wise and wear-wise against regular cotton fabric? This is one of my bucket list blocks. So good to see bobbles, which I also had to look super closely to find, because it reminds me to relax and know that the overall texture, as Angela Walters always says, is what viewers will see. Thank you for sharing the shot of it on your bed, lovely.

  25. lynn jarzombeck says:

    Absolutely delightful! I love the fans too, nice finish.

  26. Ramona says:

    Beautiful! The giant baptist fan quilting is perfect. I, too, love the quilt hanging on the wall behind your bed. What a soothing place to rest.

  27. Kathy D says:

    What a fantastic quilt! Proves again I’d make a terrible quilt show judge as I had to look twice to see the bobble you zoomed in on. LOVE the Baptist Fan quilt pattern!

  28. Lois Stimax says:

    This is gorgeous!! What a beauty!!

  29. I love it! (and the granny square quilt is pretty great, too! congrats on the wonderful finish!

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