Friday, October 26, 2012

2 Finishes!


Finish #1-My Crabapple Hill Retreat project
This piece also has shading done with crayons! 
Not sure what I'll do with this yet.  It is on a wonderful piece of linen with a decorative edging to it. (Sorry I didn't get that in the pic.)


Finish #2-my first "real" quilt top from my beginners quilting class
It is an original design from my teacher "incorporating two traditional patchwork patterns, a block sometimes called "Double Four-patch" and a block called "Friendship Star." I can tell already that picking out fabric for future projects will be a challenge for me. It took help from my teacher and the shop owner to get these 3 chosen.
 
Our final class is next week.  We will be pinning the top, batting, and back together.  Then we will be shown some machine quilting and my teacher agreed to get me started on Amber's baby quilt.  :)
Then we will practice attaching and hand-finishing some binding.  I am so happy I took this class!  Now I might actually get started on the two BOM that are already accumulating in my craft room.
 
Have a great weekend everyone!

22 comments:

Patty C. said...

Love your quilt top!

Cathy B said...

Wow on both projects!

Shannon said...

Beautiful finishes! :)

Margaret said...

both finishes are wonderful! I love the crayon shading on the embroidery piece -- such a neat effect! And the quilt is gorgeous!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Lovely finishes!

cucki said...

Very sweet finishes xxx

Marlene said...

Your quilt is great, your stitching sounds just like our morning, sunny, bright and breezy

Krista said...

Love your new finishes! Congrats! The embroidery piece is so sweet, love the pumpkins :)

Sue said...

Lovely finishes, both beautiful...x

Vickie said...

Good for you. Doing new things.

CalamityJr said...

Beautiful finshes! The coloring fascinates me but I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try it.

Carol said...

What pretty finishes, Teresa! I really should take a quilting class myself--it's something I've always been interested in, but never tried...

Bernadett said...

Beautiful finishes.:)
Congrats.:)

Barb said...

Both of your projects are lovely!

Chris said...

They are both beautiful!!

Tatkis said...

Wonderful stitched picture, and your quilt is so beautiful! Good luck in finishing!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Giovanna said...

Very nice finishes, congrats.

Siobhán said...

Oh my gosh, gorgeous finishes!! I love the Crabapple piece. I love their designs.

SoCal Debbie said...

Congratulations on your wonderful finishes!

Anne said...

Gorgeous finishes Teresa!! Well done on your first real quilt! I think that taking a class is a must if one is new to quilting...something I hope to do one day :D

Carolyn NC said...

Finishes are wonderful!

Brigitte said...

What a great autumn piece you finished, it has such lovely details.
Bravo for your first quilt top, it looks great. I haven't done a lot of quilting yet, but for me choosing the different fabrics is always a challenge because I can't really imagine if they will go together fine or not. It might become better when I'll be more experienced.