Friday, 25 March 2016

Friday Finish

Finally, I have a finish!!  (And it's even not my One Monthly Goal finish lol!)



Remember Lori had a quilt-along named Country Roads? (Feels like such a long time ago) Well I finally finished mine. Yay!!



Remember how I had to undo the border because of a melt down under the iron? I was able to remove the border without removing the parts that were quilted already. Then I repinned the new border and quilted some more.






Eventually, only a little bit was left. So this morning I decided it was done TODAY!! Finished the quilting, sew the binding on and sew it down by hand. (Believe it or not, I have a little blister on my finger.)

Brought it outside because the lighting is not very good in the house today. It's very overcast. We had a little bit more snow yesterday; it makes a nice background for pictures.



Just because you love to see her, I took another picture. She told me she was not impressed that my hand was empty and she pinched my finger with her beak just to make sure I get the point. I went back inside and came back out with lots of nuts and seeds. She was happy! :^) She trained me so well lol.



Anywho! After, I was able to finish taking picture of my latest "scratched off the list" UFO. :^D  It is off to the laundry room for a good wash.


Now, look who's in the little frame, waiting for me.





It is "Shakespeare in the Park" turn. How will I quilt this one?  Blue on blue and white on white so the quilting doesn't show up too much and let the design shine? Or should I do the opposite and quilt the white part with blue thread? Outlined or something more "fancy"? I know one thing; come Sunday I am

joining Kathy and all her friends for some slow stitching so I better make up my mind soon.

For now I'll join Sarah for "Can I get a Whoop Whoop!"

Hope you have plenty of chocolate ... uhmmm ... sewing done this weekend.

Until next time ...

;^)






13 comments:

  1. I love your finish. So glad the border worked out fine. I can't believe that sweet little bird sitting on your hand. What a blessing.

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  2. Woohoo! A sweet little quilt finished!
    I am so impressed with your birdy friend. How on earth did you manage that?

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  3. It's a gorgeous finish - well done. I am so looking forward to see what you do with Shakespeare as it is so gorgeous. xx

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  4. Bravo pour ce quilt terminé ! Et oui tu as raison...on ne se lasse pas d'admirer les oiseaux venir picorer des graines dans tes mains !
    Bon week-end chocolaté !

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  5. Congratulations on a beautiful finish! I have been thinking about my Shakespeare in the Park quilt lately too. I need to finish the setting corners and quilt it. I was planning on putting it on my OMG goal for April, but I think I am going to finish off a quilt that is closer to the finish line first. I too am impressed with the trust your friend has given you.

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  6. what a lovely little quilt and I thought your little bird visitor was adorable.

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  7. Your finish is lovely Chantal but I'm waiting for Shakespeare in the Park.

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  8. Proud of you for fixing a melted border. That kind of thing goes into my forever UFO pile, I'm afraid.

    I like high contrast quilts like your Shakespeare in the Park quilt, and I usually go with matching threads. Partly it is because I don't trust my stitches and partly i like the texture without attention to the thread. Cute bird. Claire aka knitnkwilt

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  9. I've always wanted to make a Shakespeare in the Park--can't wait to see yours finished!

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  10. What a great finish. Your Shakespeare in the Park is beautiful with all the pretty blues and white. Look forward to seeing it when you've completed all the quilting.

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  11. Your country roads is gorgeous! Great job!
    And the quilt in the hoop is amazing... it will be so fun to quilt!
    I vote for showing every single stitch, so of course I think you should stitch blue on white and white on blue!!!

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  12. well done on that lovely finish, the snow is a perfect background... cute little bird. how wonderful to be quilting your Shakespear one... it's going to be stunning
    Hugz

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  13. Hope you didn't get chocolate on your quilt! Beautiful quilts and quilting and what a lovely little garden friend you have! The blue and white quilt is going to look really good, it looks bigger than the country roads?? (Which is also gorgeous! I love the quilting design.)

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