Thursday, April 2, 2015

March brings Two Finishes






I finally have a sunny day to take pictures of my two finishes for March.  It has been unusually cool and very very wet so it has been so hard to get pictures with the rain and cloudy days.  First, I finished my RSC2014 Pickle dish quilt.  I had so much fun paper piecing these blocks last year. Adding the polka dot binding really finished  it off nicely!













Then I was able to squeeze in making this chevron quilt for my daughter in law's birthday in May. It was made from a line of fabric from Moda called Red,White & Free by Sandy Gervais.  One layer cake added to a solid white and a 72X72 inch quilt is born.




 So today, I will be linking up to Julie's blog for Blinding Blitz to share my finishes and see the other finishes for this month.

46 comments:

  1. lovely quilts - now if the spring rain would slow down a little - more next week!

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    1. We have been dryer this week but more rain is coming over the weekend. But so glad that March is over!

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  2. March was a productive month for you. I can't wait to see what April brings.

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    1. It just happened that last years stitching is finally coming together. I guess I need to start looking for the fabric to finish my strip pieced blocks. Oh and I have a basket full of 1 and 1/2 inch squares that I need to do something with.

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  3. Congratulations - they look beautiful out in the sunshine! Your DIL will love the gift.

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    1. Thanks Hilda! I love finishes. So much more fun to take pictures outdoors!

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  4. Congratulations on two lovely finishes!

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    1. Thanks so good to get them done! So glad to get my daughter in laws quilt dont in plenty of time.

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  5. Wow, fabulous Pickle Dish quilt and Chevron quilt! Your daughter in law is a lucky woman!

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    1. I am so glad to get her quilt done in plenty of time. The pickle dish will be our picnic quilt and the weather is shaping up so soon we can go to the park.

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  6. Really lovely quilt finishes--altho it is still rainy here, I welcome it as it will get rid of the snow faster...hugs, Julierose

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    1. I grew up near Chicago, and we always had that ugly dirty snow and I remember when spring came we were grateful for the rain to wash the winter away Thanks for your kind words and stopping by.Now I can get back to GW, hope to do a post about my progress soon.

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  7. Oh my gosh - I can't believe you got that hand quilted so quickly! Both projects are lovely.

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    1. Those big stitches really speed things up. I don't like stress and dealing with deadlines so I just went after getting this done with a vengence. Now, I can relax and play!

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  8. Two great finishes!! I love love your pickle dish. I'm sure your daughter loves her new quilt.
    Your photos are terrific!

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    1. Thanks Barb! I usually don't make the same pattern twice, but another pickle dish would be fun. Just love that pattern and never thought I would make one. Paper piecing makes all things possible and fun!

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  9. Both are beautiful quilts. Your DIL is going to love hers. Do you have special plans for the Pickle Dish quilt? It's ok to keep a quilt for yourself if you are.

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    1. The pickle dish is going to be our picnic quilt. I think of my quilts as my children so it is hard to let them go. When you gift them to family you still get visitation rights!

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  10. Two finishes and both well done but the Pickle Dish is my favorite.

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    1. Mine too! but they both fun! Can't wait to take it to the park, spread it our and enjoy some fried chicken!

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  11. Two wonderful finishes to celebrate! I just love that pickle dish... I think I might have to put it on my "to do someday" list :)

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    1. It is the one pattern that I have done that I hope to have time to do again! Just love the pattern!

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  12. Both of your quilts have a strong design element. And look great in your photos. Every time I see a pickle dish quilt I'm so tempted. Well done!

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    1. I have been wanting to make one for years. Mine is paper pieced so it was really fun to do. No oatmeal quilts for me I love high contrast and am always drawn to the graphic element. I love the modern quilts as much as I love simple tradtional patterns.

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  13. Both are beautiful and I love the way you photographed them!

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    1. That oak with the twin trunks has become my quilt holder over the past year. I guess you use what works. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Thanks for sharing your finished Pickle Dish! I enjoyed watching it grow during last year's RSC and it is definitely an inspiration for others (like me!) to try this challenging block. Your DIL's quilt is so fun and cheerful - especially the dots on the back!

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    1. I love the dots too! Hope you will try it someday, the paper pieced pattern really makes it quite doable.

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  15. I like both of your projects too! That being said, the Pickle Dish is tempting me to start one of my own! Where did you find the paper pieced pattern?

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    1. I used the pattern in a Kaffe Fassett book called Quilt Romance. It's the cover quilt. I hope you do make one, so much fun and so graphic!

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  16. Both wonderful, graphic quilts. You are a super hand quilter!

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    1. I love hand quilting! Not sure if it more about process or the results!

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  17. Aren't these gorgeous! Very nice finishes

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    1. Thanks Can't wait to take the pickle dish to the park and have a picnic!

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  18. I've said it before and I'll say it again...LOVE the Pickle Dish and thanks for being the inspiration for me to make one. And aren't you so smart to plan ahead for a birthday gift and then actually get it finished waaaay in advance! Congrats on two lovely, gorgeous, awesome, inspiring finishes!

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    1. Thanks Cathy! I don't like stress! I gave it up seven years ago!

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  19. These are both terrific! The pickle dish especially impresses--I guess it's the curved lines. Are they both hand quilted?

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    1. Yes they are both big stitched with perle cotton! My favorite part of making a quilt is doing the hand quilting! Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Two wonderful finishes ..... well done!!!

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  21. Thanks Rose Marie! It is so good to get a few done. Now to move on to some of the others.

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