Wednesday, February 21, 2007
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.