Friday, March 30, 2012

Oriental Beauty

A little happy dance going on here today , I have finished my Oriental Beauty , the popular choice was to use brown for the binding but guess what, I went against that and used the red . I always was a bit of a rebel lol!
I like the red , it helps bring out the red that is in the middle as well as in the brown fabric in the outer sections. Oriental Beauty is a pattern by Karen Neary of Nova Scotia , a very talented designer .
It will be a one of a kind , this is not my thing , as I know I have said before PP is not really my favorite thing to do but I did enjoy making this project but not enough to repeat it .
 Last week when I met Lesley at Lucy's I  fell off the wagon and bought fabric , how could I resist , so here is a sneak peak of what I am using these sweet spring fabrics for, you see this could be my giveaway, haven't decided what it will be yet but this is really cute if I do say so myself  and for all those purple lovers out there this is one you will love. My plan when I purchased these was to make a runner but I will tell you it is not a runner but they just spoke spring to me so it has a spring flavor to it .
I used the macro setting on my camera and it sure gives a nice clear picture . Thinking about macro shots I just have to share another I took but this time of my Christmas Cactus that has been kind enough to bloom for Easter , only three blossoms but oh wow they are incredibly beautiful.
 And another  ,isn't is a gorgeous color . I have another plant  that is also about to bloom but the flower is more of a deep pink where this is a salmon peachy color . I love my Christmas Cactus , I have three large plants but just two are blooming at the moment .







It is still rather cold here , quite a contrast from last week but I guess Mother Nature is going to do what she wants and there is not much we can do about it , complain , but what good will that do , right!
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by ,it is always a pleasure to see you.
 hugs Sheila









27 comments:

  1. Yes the red binding looks great....
    What a beautiful table topper Sheila. I can see why it is one of a kind.I am not a fan of PP either.

    Your cacti blooms are very pretty.
    My should flower in a few weeks when it is cooler here.

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  2. Well Sheila, you may have sewn your Oriental Beauty kicking and screaming but you did a great job of it! :)
    Congrats,
    Karen Neary

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  3. Sheila, that is just a gorgeous Oriental Beauty! Your choice of fabrics is wonderful.

    I love the macro shots you took with your camera. Very sweet fabric in your first macro photo!!

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  4. Wow, Sheila, that Oriental Beauty is AMAZING! You may not like paper piecing, but you did a fabulous job on it. It's gorgeous!

    I love Christmas cactus, too. I used to have a really large one, and it always gave me a second bloom at Easter.

    Have a great weekend, my friend, and stay warm!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  5. Your Beauty quilt is a real beauty! You must be so proud of yourself, and nice to see the designer resell drop by. It is gorgeous. It was so easy to buy in Lucy's shop since she had so many treasures. I bought lots of little treasures too. Love your sneak peek! Very intriguing!

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  6. Your tabletopper is beautiful. Looks a little bit like NYB.
    And so funny, i also have to Christmas Cactus(es)? And both will blooming full next week....
    So busy blooming two times a year.
    Have a good time

    Greetings from Germany
    Iris

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  7. Wow Sheila!!!! You picked the right binding for sure...it is beautiful

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  8. Stunning finish with your Oriental Beauty..... I have yet to find out what I feel about PP - I really want to give it a go though..
    Hugz

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  9. Your oriental beauty is amazing. You are so clever.

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  10. whow awesome,well done Sheila.xx

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  11. Very stunning. I'm glad you went with the red. Love your cacti blooms. Hugs,

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  12. Yup I love the red binding. A gorgeous table topper! My Christmas cactus is blooming right now too. Confused plants - or maybe it's an epidemic :)

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  13. Stunning Sheila. Congratulations!

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  14. Looks great! Glad you went with my suggestion of red. LOL

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  15. Your oriental Beauty is stunning and I love the red binding.

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  16. It is stunning Sheila....you clever thing you. I love the red binding and I agree with you It brings out the red in the centre. It's ok to fall off the wagon into piles of fabric....in my opinion!

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  17. Breathtaking! The red binding looks great too. I don't think you could go wrong.
    A fantastic finish.

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  18. ps. like the look of your new project..

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  19. Wow, Sheila, congrats on an amazing finish. I agree, the red was a great choice for the binding! Your marco shots of the Christmas cactus are wonderful...I love the salmon peachy color. You should share this on Macro Mondays. ;)

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  20. Your oriental beauty sure is a true beauty. You have done a grand job with this - well done it looks great.
    Your flower is lovely as well - I just love flowers.

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  21. I do like your choice of red binding.
    Gorgeous finish!

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  22. Love your table topper it looks great.
    Hugs Mary.

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  23. Hi Sheila that is a beautiful quilt that you made it looks very difficult ,I also love the red for the binding ,I have been meaning to write to you to tell you that I have a trip planned now for over 3 months and I don't know how time has slipped by and I haven't really prepared myself for ,I will be flying over to Oregon to help my mom move back with me and I have a whole slew of stuff to prepare and I am really nervous about the trip hoping everything goes smoothly ,I will be gone for 2 weeks and I won't have time to make anything ,but since I will be in the states I will be able to by products for my sewing and material for postcards that is the only thing exciting about the trip for me,I am sorry for my delay ,but I will send something for you once I am back . have a nice Sunday theodora

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  24. Wow, your Oriental Beauty is amazing, so beautiful! I like the red binding too.

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  25. Your Oriental Beauty is fabulous! And you Christmas Cactus is beautiful too! Thanks for sharing! :0)

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  26. My Christmas cactus is blooming too. And your quilt is beautiful!

    Jelly Beans

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