Sunday, April 21, 2013

FOUR FINISHES!

I felt the need to completely finish some of my quilt projects and managed to complete four.  The first is a sunflowers quilt that will be displayed on a sofa back.  The pattern was in the book "Crossroads" by Ginger Cookie Company.
I had the exact border fabric that was used in the original quilt.  Just happened to have it in stash.  I sure thought I pinned the quilt straight on the design wall but I see I got one end lower than the rest.  It really is straight.....my pinning off.

Next finish is "Basket Collection:.  The pattern is found in "Home Sweet Home" by Joined at the Hip.  Mary from Quilt Hollow did the machine custom quilting and did a wonderful job.  I did the binding a few nights ago.

The third finish is "The Partridge and the Pears" which was a free design by Missie of Hallbrook Designs

.I added a border and then did big stitching with Perl cotton thread.  Thank you Missie for the design.

And the last finish is from a free pattern given to us by Cheri Saffiote-Payne.  She was making one for her mother for Mother's Day and shared the design with her blog readers.  Thank you, Cheri!
It is good to have finishes!  I have plenty more waiting in the wings that would like to be completed too.
Karen

35 comments:

Karen said...

Yay for you!!! I know that feels good.

Cheryl said...

Four finishes...wow! And they are all wonderful.

Cathy said...

What wonderful finishes. Hugs

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

It always feels so good to finish something! Congrats! And your little partridge looks so cute! Glad he will be ready to use when Christmas rolls around again! All your little gems look wonderful! Keep up the good work...now you cans tart something new since you have four finished!!

audrey said...

That is wonderful! Love what you've got accomplished too. The last little quilt is especially cute.:)

Yvette said...

Wow!! Four finishes!! They are all incredible. I especially like the basket quilt.

WoolenSails said...

Lots of wonderful projects and well worth finishing. I almost got mine done, but sewing bindings on wool was not easy and i messed some up, so fixing that and doing the binding when it is light enough to see and maybe I will finish tomorrow;)

Debbie

Fiesta said...

Congratulations. They look beautiful

Kindred Quilts said...

Four fabulous finishes! Love the baskets quilt!

Kyle said...

Great job! It's a sweet feeling. The basket is my favorite. Although, they all are marvelous.

Anne said...

Four finishes? Wow, that's incredible. As I always tell you, you get more done than anyone I know! Good job.

Purple Pam said...

All your finishes are great. I really like your sofa quilt.

paulette said...

Wow!! You are on fire...and your projects are all smoking hot!!
P

Janet O. said...

All great little finishes, Karen. I especially love the sunflowers.
Oh, I printed off that pattern from Cheri's blog. Yours looks wonderful! Thought I would try the applique in wool, of course. : )

Danice said...

They are all beautiful Karen. I especially like The Partridge and the Pears. Your work is always awesome :)

Kaaren said...

Great finishes, Karen! Isn't it a great feeling?

andsewon said...

All wonderful finishes!!

Maria Alba said...

Uns dissenys molt bonics.
Petons !!!

Me and My Stitches said...

What great finishes - I always love sunflowers - reminds me of the beautiful sunflower fields in North Dakota. And baskets...can't ever go wrong there. Missie is a good friend, and I always love her designs, and lastly Cheri has a lot of winning patterns, but this is one of my favorites. Yep...love them all!

Nancy said...

Great finishes. I know it feels good to have these all completed. I especially like the basket quilt.

Crispy said...

Wow you have been busy!! I really really love the basket quilt and how that one sunflower's petal looks folded over on the sunflower piece. A great touch :0)

Crispy

Sharon said...

good for you, it feels so great to finish off some of those projects that have been lingering.

The Civil War Quilter said...

Lovely finishes! Love the Baskets.

Julierose said...

All lovely--but I really like the baskets--so cute!! Julierose

Loris said...

These are all wonderful. I love finishes. The baskets and the sunflowers are my favorites. Mary's quilting is perfect on the basket quilt.
You are back full steam ahead :-)

Robin said...

Wow! You must feel wonderful to have accomplished so much! I think you are going to run out of UFOs very soon. You'll have to be thinking about starting something new.

Friendship Crossing said...

You are on a roll girl! They all look wonderful!! Way to go!

Prim hugs,
Tanya

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

You are amazing and prolific! I love everything Karen, just beautiful!

my3Kitties said...

Love your quilt finishes! How fun to see your completed quilts and i'm just loving the basket quilt! I've been searching for that pattern without any luck myself, only now you've given me a name but i've come to find it's a retired pattern! You enjoy all your wonderful quilts!!!

Colleen said...

Such beautiful work, Karen! Finishes feel awesome!

Raymond Homestead said...

Wonderful creations! You always manage to get so much accomplished!

Lori said...

You are amazing girlfriend! Love them all!!!

Debra @ Homespun said...

Love them all ! Inspiration for me! :)

Carrie P. said...

whoa! you are on a roll! well done!

Melanie said...

Check check check! Great finishes! Aren't you excited to use them!