Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My first finish for 2011

In 2007 I took part in the One Day Mystery with Planet Patchwork , it was my first time ever doing this type of thing so choosing fabrics was a real challenge for me and following the list of fabrics they suggested this is what I came up with . Now I will tell you when I finished this quilt I was really disappointed as I just didn't like how certain fabrics were together so ...... I decided I had to do something to jazz it up and take the focus off of what was bothering me so I commenced to add the basket and flower applique , let me tell you  that it took much longer to do the applique than it did to put the whole quilt top together but when I finished which was not exactly in a hurry I was pleased with the results , at least now I could live with my choices and finish the quilt .The quilt top has been in my UFO pile since that time and recently I took it out to our little church group the Holy Name Quilters and we hand quilted it and I love how the quilting looks .It sure does feel good to have this completed , I came home yesterday and cut the binding and sewed it on last evening so other than a label it is done !! Thanks for stopping by and I hope the sun is shining where ever you are .
Sheila

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12 comments:

  1. Sheila, congratulations on such a beautiful finish. I love how all the colors work so well together.

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  2. The quilt has turned out beautifully. The hand quilting looks great. Hugs,

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  3. Sheila, you have a good eye...your adding the applique to that quilt really sets it off, and the hand quilting is beautiful. I'm sure you are very happy to have it all finished now!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  4. You made an EXCELLENT choice, Sheila! The flowers are the eye catcher!

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  5. Sheila, I like how you added the applique. I think it really adds a lot to the quilt.

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  6. Whowww!! You have done a great job!! It looks stunning and it is YOUR quilt now!! Enjoy and don't forget the label for this blooming quilt! XXXD

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  7. Sheila, Your quilt is really beautiful. The extra embellishing you did is lovely. Hope to see it Wed. Dianne

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  8. Sheila, what a great story and what a fabulous result. I am so impressed with how the applique changes everything to the point that I cannot even imagine the quilt without it. Congratulations on a great first finish: and may the first of many more for this year!
    :)

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  9. I don't know how I've missed your blogs, but this is beautiful! And I love the applique you've added. Very , very nice! I love it.

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  10. Wow Sheila!

    This quilt is amazing! The applique baskets and flowers really make the design work and I love the colours! I adore it!

    Hugs! Vikki xo :-)

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  11. Beautiful quilt... the basket and flowers really give it a lift.... and looks like you had fun with it too...
    Hugz

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  12. Just happened to see you profile picture in the comments on the "100Blocks" magazine blog tour and had to hop over.

    I love that you added applique to this, what a great idea! Mine is still sitting around waiting for me to be "inspired" to quilt it. I hadn't really figured out any ideas for that but love your idea of adding something to it! Your The finished quilt looks just wonderful!

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