Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday Finishes!


This week I finished two projects. I tend to start things and not finish them or finish something but not quilt it, so time to finish things and I have a large to do list, so a bit at a time.

This quilt is a design by Cheri Saffiote and she has offered it for free on her Facebook Page, Quilts by Cheri. The original had eggs in the basket, but I decided to add simple flowers so I could use it for spring and summer. I did basic quilting around the shapes and edges and I was thinking of tea staining it, but that needs time to soak, so if I do it, that will come later. It does look better in person, much darker and prim, but as usual the outdoor photos were too bright and indoor I get light and dark so it makes it harder to see, so it is still a bit brighter than in person. Now I have to figure out where to hang it, time to take down my Easter pieces.

I also realized after I saw the photo again, I forgot to put the stitching on the border. I can still do that, will be a stitch around the inner edge with a dark tan thread.


This second piece I made and wanted to frame, but it didn't fit or look right, so I added a homespun edge and simple stitching. I gave it a light staining and it makes a nice mini wall hanging. Another piece for my gift box.

Tomorrow is our local quilt show, they do it every two years, so I will be going. Not a big show but fun to see the quilts and hopefully some new vendors from other states. Hopefully I can get some nice photos, usually people stand in the way;) Have a wonderful weekend and I will be sharing some photos of the show on Monday.


15 comments:

marie said...

Have a good time at the quilt show. Pictures of vendor booths also would be great, especially ones that sell wool, applique patterns.

Kate said...

Debbie, these are both so beautiful!! I'm especially drawn to the one with the bird - must be my love of stitching - and I like how you finished it. Enjoy your visit to the quilt show.

sunny said...

Love the basket quilt! Have fun at the quilt show.

Sandi said...

Both of your finishes Ste lovely. I like your adaptation of Cheri's design.

Have lots of fun at the quilt show tomorrow, I hope you have a lovely time find some inspiration and maybe a tree or three,

Patti said...

Lovely finishes! Your basket quilt is stunning! Wow!
Blessings, Patti

Kim said...

They are both beautiful. How long would it take you to do that quilt?

Karen said...

The skirt on the lady...I have or have had some of that fabric. Would never have thought to use it for the skirt but it works well. Good finishes, Debbie. I like how you are finishing so many items this year.

Saundra said...

Sweet; my favorite is the first one.

Allie-oops Designs said...

I love them both!!! It must feel good to get something done, I haven't experienced that in awhile, lol. Hope you have a wonderful time at the quilt show!

moosecraft said...

Love this little Cheri basket quilt! It has just the right amount of everything in it... and who doesn't like baskets and flowers? :-) Your other finish is perfect too... simplicity is best!

belarmina said...

Precioso trabajo!!
me encantan los patrones de Cheri
buen domingo

veryordinary annie said...

I love your finishes, the first one is esp. lovely.
Annie

Colleen said...

Gorgeous! Love your quilties!

Julie Fukuda said...

Those are both just wonderful. I like the fabrics you chose for the basket backings and how it all goes together so well. You are so good at taking a pattern and making it yours. Hope the show meets expectations.

Fiona said...

those are both lovely pieces - dont we all start projects and not finish them???? I thought that was mandatory for stitchers?
Hugz