If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Friday, January 16, 2015

The First Finish of the Year

I am so pleased to say I have a finish top for this new year.
I'm going to take that as a good sign.

 


I can cross of my first UFO, #31.




It is a Lori Smith pattern called Lily's Garden.

It is made using 30's reproduction fabric. I did machine appliqueing, using Ricky Tim's applique paper.



The quilt is a wall hanging or crib size, 45" x 45".


Used Kona Cotton in Snow for the background.

I haven't yet decided if I will attempt to machine quilt myself or have a pro quilt it. 
One of my goals is to be good enough at quilting on my domestic machine. I have tried it on a couple of small projects but I really do need to get quite a few more hours under my belt to feel comfortable at it. Right now I feel like hands don't know which way to go half the time or to have my feet to go in sync with my hands.
Practice, Practice, Practice.
Isn't that what it takes!



It's now time for the Happy Dance.

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Such vibrant, bright colours. You did really well!

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    1. Thank you. The 30's fabric are so cheerful. Guess that is what was needed during those hard times in the Depression

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  2. It is stunning, a real delight. I particularly loved the birds. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you. Lori Smith patterns are fun ones to make.

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  3. Hope you enjoy your happy dance, it is a beautiful project.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  4. Very pretty. I see Cherry Trees on your list. How far along are you on that one? I love mine.

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  5. Way to go! This is gorgeous and indeed worthy of a happy dance. Good luck figuring out the quilting--that is where I get stuck too...

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  6. So pretty! I love to practice FMQ on whole cloth quilts. I can work on movement without worrying about ruining something I pieced.

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  7. Adorable! congratulations on getting off to a great start!

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  8. Beautifully done! Congrats on the finish.

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  9. Wow, that is so cheery! Lily's garden reminded me of "chicky's garden" in "how to make an american quilt", one of my all-time fave movies :) What do you do with all your quilts when you're done with them? That's a long list!

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    1. Well Nancy that is a good question. I've given some to family members. I've donated a few. Of course I've have a bunch and then there are those I haven't finished yet..... what will I'll do, is the next dilemma

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  10. LOVE this quilt! Very sweet.:)

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  11. You could always start an Etsy shop and sell some :) Did you ever see "how to make an american quilt"? Amazing quilts in those movie, and great female characters....

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