Monday, February 17, 2014

Angel Quilt Finished!


I finally finished my quilt today. I did the rest of the stitching this weekend and the binding today. I made this quilt to hang on my dining window. I have french doors in the back so I don't like using curtains and this is a nice way to decorate the window without throwing off the balance in the room. It is also fun to make them for the different seasons or holidays and change them out.

The pattern is an older design by Pieces From My Heart that a friend gave me. I wanted to get it done and up, but still keep the prim look, so I used raw edge fusible for the appliqu├ęs and a simple whipstitch to put them on. The stitching was done with #12 pearl cotton, around the appliques and border edges.

It was fun to make and fits over the window with a little room left for the kitties to sit at the window. I wasn't sure if I wanted to tea stain it, I can always do that later.


Another thing I have been playing around with is Zentangles. Zentangles takes doodling to a whole new level and I find it fun and relaxing to do. I took a design idea from a Charley Harper design and then added some Zentangles to practice the different patterns. As you can see, I messed up on some and  my hand has a mind of it's own so it is nothing spectacular, but fun to practice. You can visit Tangle Patterns to learn more and they also have patterns that you can use for practice and lots of links for inspiration.


14 comments:

annie said...

love your quilt, that's a great idea for a window. will have to check out the other page too. have a great week!

Jacque. said...

The quilt is wonderful! And...zentangles...interesting!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Great looking quilt and what a good idea of how to display it. Zentangles are fun and relaxing and your bird looks great!

Farmhouse prims said...

Love, love your quilt, I admire your talent. hugs, Lecia

Chris said...

Wonderful finish!

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

Very cute little quilt! And love your funky bird! Good job!

Julie Fukuda said...

That really is a darling little piece. We get such little light that covering the windows would make the room very dark. I have thought it might be a good insulation on cold nights though.

Lori said...

Love your prim quilt!

Gayle said...

that little quilt has the same look & feel as a Cheri Ralston design...love it!

Anna said...

love how the quilt finished up! I am finally going to spend an hour today in my sewing room working on a challenge piece.

Carrie P. said...

great idea to hang the quilt in your window.
Looks like you are having fun with the zentagles.

hungryhippie said...

Oh thanks for the link, I've never heard of Zentangles, it looks fabulous. Loving your new make, as always, spectacular work Debbie. ;)

Carole said...

Lovely little quilt! I do like how it turned out! Cheers!

Angie Berry ~ Berry Homespun Primitives said...

Beautiful work on both, absolutely beautiful!