Saturday, March 20, 2010

Something exciting has happened!

I have a quilt almost finished - just the binding to go. It's exciting because it's the first time I have had anything machine quilted and I couldn't be more happy with it.

Here are some close ups

beautiful backgrounds - love the stacked pebbles

beautiful details on the pots

each one quilted individually to suit.

Aren't they just gorgeous. The machine quilt artist is Helen Hayes of Noah's quilting. Thank you so much Helen, I just adore it. Everywhere you look on this quilt you find another beautiful piece of work by Helen. And of course the pattern is also glorious. It's from Maggie Walker designs - called the Blue Collection.

I'll take a photo of the whole quilt when it's bound and hanging on my wall. So exciting - did I already say that?

On the GTASB project, I finished my last Feb block


and the first March block.

This one looks a bit empty to me - but that leaves plenty of space for someone to be artistic with quilting!

Three small blocks remain for March, which I will probably get done next week.

Still not finished Phebe (sigh) so I'm not posting a photo - but just have the urn to do so shouldn't be too long.

We had a lovely day today - SSS day - more on that over the next few days over at the SSS blog.

Hope you're all doing well and getting through the weird weather events that have been occurring almost all over the world.

I hope you have many happy sewing moments this week,

Deb

12 comments:

Lizzie said...

How exciting! It looks fabulous Deb, can't wait to see it hanging, such gorgeous colours.
Lizzie
xxx

Janet said...

Wow, the quilting is glorious, what a great job, no wonder you're happy. Good progress on your bom's. I won't talk about mine.

Kathie said...

the quilt is amazing , I bought that pattern , have no idea where it is now!, and never appliqued a thing
I was determined to learn so I could make that quilt
I LOVE It
I am so happy for you that its finished can wait to see it hanging!!!!
glad it was your group today, can't wait to hear all about it!!!!!!
pictures please!
kathie

PatchworkRose said...

I have always admired that quilt Deb. Cannot wait to see it. There is something about Blue and Yellow with little touches of other colours :-)
I know Phebe is going to look Great too. My CWBQ is slow going at the moment too. Still thoroughly enjoying it though and I have yet to make this weeks Nearly Insane Block!
Enjoy your weekend :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Sue-Anne said...

The quilting looks fantastic! Your applique blocks look great too, I can't wait to see them all joined together.

Lori said...

Wow! Great quilting to enhance a beautiful quilt!! I can't wait to see the whole thing.

Nyla said...

That is exciting! Looking forward to seeing it complete. I enjoy seeing the GT&SB blocks too. I wanted to make that one but was too late. Looking forward to seeing Phebe and an update from the Secret Sisters. I love the background fabric with words and wish I could find some here but haven't seen any. Do you know who makes it?

Kim said...

Deb it looks wonderful!!! Can't wait to see the whole thing in its bound glory!!! :o))

Michele said...

Can't wait to see it hanging. A glorious interpretation of the original! Michele

Cardygirl said...

The quilting is gorgeous...I can understand why you are so thrilled...a work of art! Love those GTASB blocks...they are so fresh!

wishes, true and kind said...

Wow! Helen really IS an artist. I can't wait to see the whole thing!

Teresa said...

OOOOO! They quilt and the quilting are both beautiful!! I can't wait to see a picture of the completed project!