Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Home Finally


I picked this quilt up from my local quilt shop on Sunday. I made it Jan 2006 and right after the machine quilting was finished the shop owner asked me if they could display my quilt. Well I felt honoured to have my quilt displayed for everyone to see. The pattern is from Crabapple Hill.

The embroidery is 2 strips about 6" wide by 60" long, I don't know if you can see the details. I love embroidery and really enjoyed stitching this. I had it machine quilted and asked for the white area around the embroidery left untouched. I didn't want the machine quilting to go over the embroidery, so when I got it home I did the echo quilting myself all the way around. I'm really happy with how it turned out. My youngest daughter said she liked the quilt but I don't know if that means she would like to have it. She has been expressing interest in a much brighter colours for her (pinks and greens). She will need to pick the fabrics as I don't "do" brights.

On the painting (priming) of my kitchen, I made great progress with 2 coats almost everywhere except the edges I will be doing today. Must finish painting... Then I can buy some curtain fabric...

In the morning I met with my stitching group, made some progress with hand applique on my 1930's blocks, the baskets are pieced and the flowers are appliqued, pictures will come soon.

18 comments:

Samantha said...

that is a lovely quilt! No wonder your daughter likes it!

Libby said...

Such soft, sweet colors. Makes me think of spring.

Carole said...

Ohhhh, that is sweet. I love the embroidering on it. Well, if your daughter doesn't like I'll take it! ;o)

Alycia said...

That is a beautiful quilt - I love the quilting on it too!

Melinda said...

I love this quilt! Your quilting around the stitchery really makes it stand out. Great job.

May Britt said...

Sweet and georgius. Crabapple hill has a lot of wonderful patterns.

Rose said...

Beautiful quilt!!! i love the soft delicate colours and the embrodiery is lovely.

Pam said...

Such a pretty quilt. I could see the embroidery up close when I clicked on the picture. Beautiful.

I found some hand dyed wool - a woman who used to have a quilt shop hand dyes wool and now sells it through my local quilt shop. I have not bought it yet but I plan to get some and try the wool applique.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Sweet and Spring immediately came to mind, Wendy. It's beautiful.

Weronica said...

The embroidery looks very nice on this quilt.

Sweet P said...

What a truly beautiful quilt. I clicked on the picture and was able to see the embroidery. Truly exquisite!

Susan said...

That's a wonderful quilt, and I understand why the shop owner wanted it for display! You get it back just in time to display it for this spring!

Carole said...

Thanks for the link to the pattern. I sent an e-mail to my LSQ to see if they will carry her patterns. If not I will order from the site.

gwen said...

Just the right quilt to show at the end of winter. Beautiful! I have just discovered your blog and I love everything you make. The felted postcards are a Must Do for me now. Thank you for sharing!

Judy said...

That is truly a lovely quilt! So soft and beautiful!

Nicole and Phil said...

What a gorgeous quilt! It has been away for awhile, it must be nice to see it again!

swooze aka Suzette said...

What a lovely quilt! Every time I have myself convinced that I don't need an embroidery machine I see another great idea to incorporate embroidery!

kjquilts said...

This is one of my favorite quilts. I love everything Crabapple Hill! You did a great job on the embroidery and the piecing is perfect!