Sunday, 9 January 2011

Every Cloud....

...has a silver lining!  Well, that's how the saying goes and it's certainly true about the last number of days when it has rained & rained and rained! Because the weather has been so dismal there has been nothing to do except sew, sew, sew and now I have my first finish for 2010!





Scrappy Sister's Choice all quilted and bound - first UFO off the list and also my first quilt without a single stipple stitch in it !  I've quilted the blocks with a kind of 'flower' motifs out from the Pajama Quilter DVD/workbook- they don't quite look like Dawn's but not too bad.  Border 1 has a vine of small leaves,  and border 2 is a combination of  flowers, leaves and ribbons would you believe!  Probably not the best quilting you've ever seen, but on reflection no worse than my stippling was when I started and that's quite reasonable now so maybe if I keep practicing...............?

Block 2 of the Civil War quilt is up if you are taking part, - here's mine



I do wish I could take 'square' photos then my blocks would look square too, maybe it's time to nag DH again about the promised portable design wall .

I got so carried away with the first block on Barbara Brackman's blog  last week that I failed to register that the book she is referring to was on my bookcase


Needless to say it's not longer on the shelf but being  perused with more attention than the last time around :-)

5 comments:

Kristie said...

That quilt turned out very beautiful! Love those fabrics in it!

I got my Block #2 finished too! I really like this quilt along.
Kristie

Suzanne said...

Oh Ann, you first 2011 finish is gorgeous!

QuiltSue said...

I just LOVE your finished quilt - the colours are all my favourite sort of shades, all autumny and cosy.

orchidlover said...

Great quilt and I love the fabrics you are using in your Civil War quilt

Love and hugs Gina xxx

vive said...

It's a very beautifull quilt...