This piece was one that took me a good deal of time to finish. I had it all the way up to the borders and decided to meander them. I am not a free motion quilter, so that chore demanded a good deal of effort to get it done. Funny, while I still don't think I did a very good job of it, once a couple feet away it looks pretty good.
I had this piece quilted by Rachel of Stitch in Color. She and her family have since moved to the Netherlands. I really like it and think it screams spring time.
Vines and Berries is done. I quilted it by stitching in all the fern stems and some vines in the leaves. Lots of threads pulled to the back and buried in the batting, but I love the results.
I also finished up my Sequoia Sampler, well at least I though it was done last Wednesday afternoon. Then I looked at the bottom border of half square triangles. Yeah, I sewed them on up side down. So Wednesday night I picked out the stitches and sewed it Thursday morning back on again properly.
Much better, now to get a back made and start quilting it.
My youngest grandson Ben had a bit of company at pool side. Colonel Sanders decided to join him relaxing on one of the pool lounges.
I love that bottom right tulip block on the first quilt A whole quilt could be made using just that block. The quilt turned out lovely.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on getting a lot of things either finished or moved along. I really like your Vines and Berries. How do you plan to use it? It could be a table runner but maybe you'll use it as a wall quilt? I'm not sure if I'd trust it on a table with food!ReplyDelete
What a fun post! Your spring quilts cheered me up. :) We got SNOW yesterday. That is so ridiculous! lol. Hey - your meandering looks great. And the Sequoia sampler is so springy - love it! At least the upside-down HSTs showed themselves before it was quilted. ;DReplyDelete
Lots of pretty quilts in your post! Many happy hours spent with needle and thread represented there. My nephew keeps chickens and often posts pics of his 6 month old looking at them.ReplyDelete
Hi Donnalee! Ben is quite a handsome young man and he looks quite comfortable poolside, even if he is sharing space with Colonel Sanders. HAHA! Great job on switching out your wall hangings for the season. It's nice to enjoy new ones, isn't it? I JUST took down the snowmen hanging over my fireplace. I never look up there so I was surprised to see I totally forgot to switch them out. Thanks for linking up today. ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
Love all the quilts, but really like the
spring runner...so pretty.
Have a great day!
You have been a busy bee! They are lovely and they sure do brighten a space, don't they?ReplyDelete
Your Spring quilts are all so pretty! I especially like the Vines and Berries runner. Looks like a good way to practice applique (which I need to do!) without it turning into a huge project.ReplyDelete
Your quilts are beautiful. You're so talented.ReplyDelete
I laughed out loud when I read Colonel Sanders. Great name.
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Oooh, I have Quilt Loveliness Overload happening right now! Your applique is all fabulous -- the floral sampler on the wall, the table runner, and the new quilt with the appliqued center. Glad you got some time with your grandson!ReplyDelete
lovely, lovely pieces!!!ReplyDelete
so many new goodies :)
Pretty quilt, I love the appliquéd flowers and vines!ReplyDelete
Pretty quilts in the works, but Colonel Sanders stole the show!ReplyDelete
Its always nice to change the seasonal quilts. I'm about to go from Autumn to Winter here in New ZealandReplyDelete
LOVE your Spring display and congrats on your quilt vinish!ReplyDelete
"Colonel Sanders" made me giggle!ReplyDelete
Love your pretty springtime quilts!
Your two new pieces are great for spring and summer! Really Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Lots of lovely projects for you to celebrate Spring with. Colonel Sanders looks suspiciously more like bodyguard than company! Always love seeing the fowls, such characters. Thanks for linking up to Colour & Inspiration Tuesday.ReplyDelete
Beautiful Spring quilts! Love the floral at the top of the post. I can certainly can believe it took quite a while to finish. I find meandering very difficult. I'd rather FMQ a pattern. The Sequoia Sampler is gorgeous too. I really love that pattern!ReplyDelete
Oh no, at least you realized the sewing mishap before quilting. I love all of your finishes today. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete
Love all these quilts! So much loveliness. The applique quilt and the small applique table runner are simply stunning! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
I had to come see the Sequoia Sampler up close when I saw it on Wed Wait Loss. I really, REALLY like that. I'm going to have to go back in the posts to see where the pattern comes from.ReplyDelete
After looking at Alex's quilts, I think I like your fabric choices better. Your quilt is lighter and happier.Delete