Sunday, 9 September 2007

FINISHED

My blue quilt-as-you-go sampler is finished at last! I hadn´t thought it would last so long though. I am happy with the result and with the improvements of my machine-quilting skills. Most of the quilting was done without marking and after all those feathers, I have finally understood how they are done especially in curves.

My new course starst on Wednesday, so that was a close shot! For my students, they will have this session to finish their quilt-as-you-go quilts and we will do a christmas mystery table runner as well.

As I thought I would, I received this week these nice australian magazines. A lot to drool over!

I started a small stitchery to put in the middle of the siggy blocks. I will put small buttons in the middle of the flowers and I still have to stitch small flowers at the bottom of the flower pot.


I hope to finish this quilt quickly, all the blocks are already there, right (!)so that I can enjoy all the siggy blocks from allover the world.
I wish you a nice week with a better weather than we have here. Have I allready told you that the weather is miserable here, wet, windy, cold,... and that apart from a snail invasion, we haven´t seen anything from summer?!



16 comments:

Bea said...

Eine tolle Idee mit der Stickerei ...
bin gespannt auf Dein setting!
And I can say you all: The blue quilt is fantastic, I was a lucky one to see this master piece with my own eyes!

Anne Ida said...

The blue quilt is wonderful, Gwen! Very well done! And your students will love to have it as inspiration, I'm sure!

The stitchery is adorable, and a great idea for a siggy quilt centre!

Take care! hugs

Libby said...

What a lovely sampler. It will be a great inspiration for your class.

atet said...

More beautiful stitchery -- it will be spectacular with signature blocks around it! And a finish! Hooray!!!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I've had enough summer to share... almost too much to bear! Enjoy the cooler, drier weather, I would embrace it right about now. Your finished quilt is gorgeous and your siggies are going to look fabulous with the addition of the stitchery, can't wait to see that one together.

Helen in the UK said...

HUGE CONGRATS on your finish. The quilt is wonderful and the quilting looks fabulous :)

Carole said...

Your quilt turned out nice and so did your stichery block. What volume/edition is the stitchery magazine? I haven't seen that edition and do enjoy Country Threads! thanks for sharing!

Anne said...

Hello, nothing exciting happening here today. Kids have gone back to school and now I miss them, sad me!
Will spend my next morning off searching for new fabrics for my new cushion!!
Lots of love
Your DS

Laurie Ann said...

Wow, that blue sampler turned out beautifully and I really admire that quilting!

pamina said...

I love your sampler your machine quilting is wonderful !

Gail said...

Wonderful blue quilt-I'm sure everyone will look forward to the class even more after seeing it.

Wendy said...

Your blue quilt and stitchery are both wonderful. Nice selection of magazines to browse through.

I'm replying here to your comment on my blog.
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Patti said...

Your quilting on the blue sampler looks marvelous. I'd say you are definitely a pro now!

Dawn said...

Oh this is wonderful! I love it!

amandajean said...

wonderful quilt! I love the sampler quilts...they are so interesting with all of the different blocks. nice job!

Chookyblue said...

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