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!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
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It's an adorable quilt! Glad you have moved to the front of the machine some!
It looks like a beautiful quilt. Wish we could all see it in person.
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.
Very nice finish Carole! Is your iron cooperating now or did you buy another one??
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. :-)
This one is for me, isn't it??? LOL Carole, it's absolutely adorable! Way to go!
The stitching is beautiful, well done finishing it :)
Oh, it's just darling! I love the changes you made to the design *s*
Oh how super cute! I love it! Hey, from where I stand, that IS custom quilting! :~) Great job!
What a pretty little number! Your quilting is fitting too!
Well done, Carole! I just love Meg's patterns - can't get enough of her!
It's beautiful Carole! I love the hand embroidery!
Carole, I love it!! That is just the cutest!! Great job.
Very nice Carole. I have that pattern. I must get it out. You did a beautiful job on the quilting.
Your quilt is quite charming. The combination of hand embroidery and traditional nine patches is just perfect.
That quilt is BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for sharing the photo of the finished project and I think you quilted it JUST RIGHT, too!
Such a pretty quilt! That little chair is adorable!
Great job Carole!!! Beautiful quilting!
your quilt is gorgeous.
Its wonderful! Great job on the embroidery and the border sets it off perfectly - very nice color.
REally nice quilt. Love the 9 patch .... what a great finish.
It is wonderful! Your hand embroidery makes it strikingly pretty.
OH I love it! the colors, the design, the prints! And I LOVE glen falls! I went to college not too far from there.
Lovely quilt! Great job on it.
It's beautiful! The embroidery is lovely!
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