The Last One
Believe it or not, we have finally reached the end of this series. I’ve been sharing photos of my recently completed art pieces. Last Tuesday we took a look at number fifteen. Today’s post features the sixteenth, and final art piece in the collection.
Reaching the end of a project always brings with it a mixed bag of emotions.
- Sense of Relief: Finishing a project means I can finally move on to other endeavors.
- Degree of Sadness: I pour so much of myself into each of the projects that it often leaves me drained, and exhausted.
- Elation: Lastly it’s a chance to shout for joy and acknowledge the awesome accomplishment of successfully achieving a goal.
The completion of this series is no exception. I started out with a desire to tackle my goal head-on with every ounce of energy I could muster. My enthusiasm was as boundless as the stars are in the sky.
As the days and weeks passed I experienced the slow drain accompanied by intense concentration. In spite of my fatigue I managed to press-on.
Even though it is sad to acknowledge that the sixteenth quilt is the end of an era, I am at the same time thrilled to be able to turn my focus in another direction. Before doing so let’s take a look at the sixteenth quilt.
I’ve titled this last item All Done because it brings to a close my quest to repurpose my orphaned Courthouse Steps remnants.
As you can see from the photo below I approached this miniature quilt differently.
Rather than stitching together random snippets of scraps, to create a center panel, I allowed the three tiny fragments to form a cascading arrangement similar to that of a staircase.
The leftover scraps were originally part of a courthouse steps quilt block. Replicating that design with these pieces seemed only fitting.
The remaining smidgens just happen to be from the same original block and as a result their colors nicely compliment one another.
To give the itty bitty squares the focus they deserved I enveloped them in a sea of stark white cotton fabric.
The seams of the border provided natural beginning and ending points for the quilting embellishment.
It Packs A Punch
Even though this small art quilt took very little time to create it carries with it a punch that demands attention.
- Materials: Fabric top and backing are 100% cotton
- Batting: Warm & Natural White
- Dimensions: 8 1/4” L x 4 1/2” W
- Quilting Stitch: Angled lines using white thread
- Quilted On: Conventional sewing machine
The Other Fifteen
If you have an interest in reading about and viewing the other fifteen pieces you can find them filed under the category Court House Steps.
Thank you so much for following along on this very long adventure! I hope that you have enjoyed watching.
Don’t Go Away!
I have many more art pieces yet to share so stay connected for the next reveal.
12 thoughts on “Sixteen of Sixteen: All Done, AP # 65”
You have been prolific! I love how you stayed with this series/project (I really admire that!) and came out with such wonderful pieces!
You could say that. Thank you! Time to move on. 😊
Satisfaction of completion vs. exhaustion – nice balance. =) This one is different, yet it can still hang with the others. I’ve been following the sizes of each one, and imagining moving them around on a wall to get just the right ones next to each other. I think it might look a little like the quilt you showed on IG today. =)
Cute! You are more interested in their placement than me. 😊❤️
Hi Cindy! This one has a different vibe too. I had to do a double take to see if it was quilted, while you other pieces that was easily visible. These little bitty squares do demand attention – just want you wanted. ~smile~ Roseanne
This one is different just like we are all different. 😊 Good then I met my goal. Thank you for sharing your two cents! 😊❤️
Wow! You really stuck with this one! I would have been side tracked long ago, so I especially admire your perseverance!
I did…but it didn’t happen overnight. Thank you! Just one of those unfinished projects that I wanted to check off my list. 😊😊
Way to go Cindy! I totally feel you when you describe the bitter sweet ending of a quilt. The quilt is kind of like a dear friend who leaves. Well, your dear friend is lovely! — Tracy
Very well said! 😊 Thank You!
Well done. Sixteen out of sixteen!