Sunday, April 09, 2017

Finished a Quilt!

I still haven't gotten caught up on sharing pics of projects I have been working on, but I pre-entered two quilts in a quilt show that was this weekend.  One was done and the other was just a top!  I worked hard last weekend and into mid week and finished it!  It is a Judy Niemeyer paper pieced pattern called Crown of Thorns.  Nothing like a little pressure!  The other quilt I entered was my green/lime/black quilt shown here.

Crown of Thorns 72 X 72



I was surprised to receive a first place ribbon in machine quilting, non-professional!  It matches the quilt!

My daughter's "twin" is having a baby in June.  They met their freshman year in high school and found out they had the same birthday.  Lisa bought this panel (and coordinating backing) and I machine quilted it, going around the animals.

 These are blocks I started at quilt camp in early March.  They are distorted from the camera angle and the brown carpet does nothing for them!  I haven't touched them since, I have some of the arcs pieced.
I did a bit of stash enhancement at the quilt show today, buying some Kaffe fabrics and found a grouping of bright fabrics that I REALLY wanted, but I need to plan a quilt and then drive to that shop.  I came home with lots of inspiration from the show!

Linking up with Patchwork Times.  


Mary said...

YEA for a BIG Ribbon on a Quilt Show Quilt! It was worth all the Pressure to get it done.

Ramona said...

Congrats!! on your Blue Ribbon! That is so exciting! And your quilt is gorgeous! I love her designs but do not enjoy paper piecing enough to make one. Do you always quilt on your sewing machine or do you have a quilting machine? Yes... pressure is sometimes a good thing, especially for those of us who quilt. Your baby quilt is adorable, too.

Melissa said...

what a pretty ribbon :) Congratulations! I need to finish up a quilt for my grand daughter's birthday on the 29th... I've been feeling the pressure because I also have two other projects that I have to get finished by May (and I really just don't wanna quilt!).

JanetD said...

Congratulations on the ribbon! That is a beautiful quilt and I was so glad to see both of your projects in the show this weekend. We left the show having made no purchases of anything, a very unusual occurrence. I was tempted But have too many projects going now.