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Friday, May 22, 2009

Quilting - two finished tops and a cross stitch quilt

Over the last couple months I have been quite busy. I found out last fall that my Sister L was expecting baby #5 and so I set to work on my tradition. With each niece and nephew I have made them a cross stitch quilt. This was one was probably the hardest to work on because at first I was working on it without much distraction except needing to read and then I found I was pregnant in December and while working on this one I kept thinking about the one I would make for my own child! Now, I have finally finished this one... and I am excited about starting mine... but now I know that I have another expectant person in my life that I have to make one for! Oy! My poor fingers and hours of reading I will not be able to do...





Another project I have been working on that is close to completion now, well as close and a completed quilt top... is this Hydrangea quilt that will be for our bed when it is finished. I found it in a magazine and ordered it up and I love it! There were a few things about it that were not quite right, but it turned out well in the end with my alterations. I am quite content.



Lastly is the sheep in the daisy field quilt. When I first decided I wanted to take up quilting this was the first quilt I ever started. Notice it is not finished. It was only in the last couple months (knowing that I'm pregnant and need this baby quilt sooner rather than later) that I went back to it. I have learned so much in quilting skills since I started that this things was horrid! So I took it all apart and fixed lines and such and put it back together. Now the top is finished, and I'll have to find some backing fabric to get it going to full completion...

The lambs are appliqued by my sewing machine too. Gotta love those embroidery/sewing machines. *grin*



7 comments and creative thoughts:

Lindsey said...

Wow, those are amazing! Can you PLEASE come teach me????? My mom gave me her sewing machine and I've just been staring at it in awe... LOL

CherryBlossomMJ said...

*heh* Thanks!

What you need is to find a small pattern of something, perhaps for "Emma" with great step by step instructions. Do not rush yourself, and let it go over a matter of several weeks, just work on it when you can. Each time you do a little something, your skills will grow.

I have the quilt top making part down, it is the actual sandwiching and quilting that I'm still lacking skills...

Gotta figure out this transUS travel....

Sheila Deeth said...

Those are gorgeous!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Thank you :)

remnant reminscences said...

wow! what else can one say? you know your trade well.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

Thank you for your kind kind words.

bashtree said...

Oh this hydrangea quilt is so amazing - I've never seen anything quite like it! No wonder you ordered it right up. I would do the same, if my husband would allow flowers on the bedding :)

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