Lozenges is FINISHED!!

I finished the Lozenges challenge quilt.  If you’re a Bonnie Hunter fan you know that Bonnie sent out over a year ago to make a Lozenge quilt.  I’ve  had mine done for a long time…over a year and a half ago.  We lived at the farm when I finished it up….alas, I just never got around to quilting it.

I’ve told you that we have LOTS of weddings this year and I often give quilts as a wedding gift…that left me sorting through my quilts wondering if I could sacrifice any for a wedding gift.  For me, Lozenges was the perfect pick.

I like the quilt and wouldn’t mind keeping it but:
1-I can’t keep every quilt.
2-There are so many colors in the quilt that it will likely match at least one room in a house.

I’m happy to have this one done…

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a little sad that I took so long to finish it.

I know you’re used to seeing Ruby on the quilts but today was a day I was puppy sitting Betsy.  Kalissa’s been working 12 hour shifts and Craig has been taking EMT classes so he’s not home in the evenings either so it’s up to me to keep Betsy.  It’s fine…Ruby likes it.  In fact she’s trying to teach Betsy how to model.

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Not bad…ah??

I think the long hours of work that put into the house left me really behind with the quilting projects…so behind that it was hard to ever catch up.  I’m a bit thankful that I was able to have time off to catch up….surely I wish it wouldn’t have come with a cancer diagnosis but it’s one of those situations…make hay while the sun is shining…or in my case, catch up while you can.

The quilt was bigger than 90″ wide so I needed a little more to make the backing work.  Although I love Ila’s 6 yard backing plan, I do like to simply do this if I have extras..and I did so it worked.

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I hope this quilt brings joy to the couple that receives it.  I know I put lots of love and time into making it.

Today we’re sharing our finished quilt at  Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts.

You can find the free pattern to make Lozenges here.

I’m hosting a UFO Challenge on Wednesday’s here on the blog.  I’m working to finish up more Bonnie Hunter quilts before her new book comes out.  Make sure to stop in on Wednesday and check out my progress and the progress of our readers.  You are welcome to join us!

17 thoughts on “Lozenges is FINISHED!!

  1. Heather L

    Beautiful finish! Just love this pattern from Bonnie Hunter. I have made 3 so far trying to tame scraps. Any fabric works, even the crazy ones. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Gayle

    I love the quilt! I haven’t made too many scrappy quilts but will definitely do more after seeing this one and others you have posted. I think Ruby and Betsy make perfect models. :)

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  3. Sarah Craig

    It’s beautiful, Jo, and now you’ve got me looking at my scraps with a new eye – again! Keep maying hay while the sun shines – it will keep you out of trouble. Whoop whoop for you!!

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  4. Robby

    This is beautiful and certainly it should warm the hearth of a new couple. Way to make lemonade out of lemons in terms of your health time off.

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  5. Susie at ProsperityStuff

    Gorgeous quilt — and what a priceless gift! I’ve enjoyed your blog for a long time, and this quilt reminds me of a question I’ve been meaning to ask … On a quilt without borders, how do you keep the binding from “eating into” more than the quarter-inch seam allowance at the edges? For me, with the layers & the quilting, the edges either get distorted or uneven, and I end up having use more than a quarter-inch to attach the binding by machine. So I hesitate to make anything without at least one border. Do you have any special tips or tricks, or is it just a matter of learning to keep the quilting smooth so that the edges stay straight and square? Any advice would be helpful; all your quilts are inspiring! Thanks for writing such an interesting blog!

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    1. Jo Post author

      I’ll try to do an “ask Jo” on this sometime in the future…For now I’ll say this: When trimming the quilt after it has been machine quilted don’t trim to the edge of the fabric. Trim about 1/8″ or so WIDER then the quilt. Then put the binding on as normal. You won’t loose your points as easily.

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  6. Jenny Benton

    I really like your quilt, I’m sure the newly weds will love it too.
    So sorry to read about your cancer diagnosis. I know how you are feeling as I have just received one too. But with good medical care we both should come through smiling, at the end of our journeys. Be brave, keep strong, and take care of yourself, won’t you.

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    1. Jo Post author

      Oh Jenny.
      I am so sorry that you have to go through this. I wish you the best as you go through this chapter of your life. You can conquer this.

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