Sunday, January 11, 2009

Happy Dancing......!!!

Guess what? I've got another finish! Yea......... Meet my first hand embroidered quilt!

This is the pattern Blue Bird by Crab Apple Hill Designs. I started this quilt back in April 2008.

I did some changes to the pattern. You know, rarely do I follow a pattern to the letter.

Instead of white borders with embroidered blue birds, I chose a Mary Engelbreit fabric from her Recipe for Friendship line. I originally had in mind to use fabric from a Susan Branch line, but when I saw this one last Tuesday in Glen Falls, I had to have it. ;o)

As for the machine quilting...

I didn't use a pantho but chose to do an over all pattern of hearts and loops. I didn't want to go over the hand embroidery design.

I don't think you would call this "custom quilting" but it's definitely not a pantho! ;o)

I did learn that it was easy to find myself in a corner, unable to get out. So.... some croaking was done to escape from the trap! lol

I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend. Thank you so much for stopping by! Cheers!

26 comments:

Vicki W said...

It's an adorable quilt! Glad you have moved to the front of the machine some!

Needled Mom said...

It looks like a beautiful quilt. Wish we could all see it in person.

Wendy said...

Your stitchery is so adorable, way to go on your first hand done quilt. I love the blue fabric you picked for the border, it really shows off the rest of the quilt.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Very nice finish Carole! Is your iron cooperating now or did you buy another one??

Laila said...

Hi. You quilt are wonderful. I have this pattern and hope to do it some day. I liked you chose of fabrics for the bordet was great. :-)

Darlene said...

This one is for me, isn't it??? LOL Carole, it's absolutely adorable! Way to go!

Guðrún said...

The stitching is beautiful, well done finishing it :)

Libby said...

Oh, it's just darling! I love the changes you made to the design *s*

Julia said...

Oh how super cute! I love it! Hey, from where I stand, that IS custom quilting! :~) Great job!

Quilt Hollow said...

What a pretty little number! Your quilting is fitting too!

Candace said...

Well done, Carole! I just love Meg's patterns - can't get enough of her!
Cheers!

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Carole! I love the hand embroidery!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Carole, I love it!! That is just the cutest!! Great job.

Pat said...

Very nice Carole. I have that pattern. I must get it out. You did a beautiful job on the quilting.

Teresa said...

Your quilt is quite charming. The combination of hand embroidery and traditional nine patches is just perfect.

Pat said...

That quilt is BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for sharing the photo of the finished project and I think you quilted it JUST RIGHT, too!

Ginger Patches said...

Such a pretty quilt! That little chair is adorable!

Cheryl said...

Great job Carole!!! Beautiful quilting!

SewAmy said...

your quilt is gorgeous.

Dixie said...

Its wonderful! Great job on the embroidery and the border sets it off perfectly - very nice color.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

REally nice quilt. Love the 9 patch .... what a great finish.

julieQ said...

It is wonderful! Your hand embroidery makes it strikingly pretty.

Quilts And Pieces said...

OH I love it! the colors, the design, the prints! And I LOVE glen falls! I went to college not too far from there.

Sweet P said...

Lovely quilt! Great job on it.

sandra said...

It's beautiful! The embroidery is lovely!

kjquilts said...

Very pretty!

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