Saturday, January 7, 2012

I have a finish!

I can't take FULL credit for this one. This was a round robin that (I am ashamed to say it was in 2004) several of us participated in.  There were six of us that worked on mine, but there were several participating in this round robin at the same time.  This was  organinzed by an on-line group that I have participated  with for several years.  We presented our finished tops (or in some cases, their finished quilts) at our retreat in June 2005.

I had mine quilted in 2011 and today I got the binding made and machine stitched down.

I spent the rest of the evening handstitching the rest of it down and had hubby hold it up so I  could share it with you. 

Of course, the center star is mine, the flying geese are Sandy's, the on-point stars are Ruthie's, Carol did the pinwheels, Bert did her applique and lastly Vicky did the sawtooth border.  I think it turned out quite lovely.  I am going to make up my label and attach it tomorrow and that is when it will officially be finished.  So, this is the first finish for the new year.  Some projects just take longer than others I guess.  LOL.

I am going to give you a sneak peek at my Cherry Tree block that I am working on.

It still requires a couple little stems and "several" cherries before this little number is complete, but at least I am plugging away at it. 

I am in the planning stages for my next "sit at the sewing machine" quilt.  I say this because I have three MAJOR applique projects going right now and haven't really sat at the machine for any length of time ...for quite some time.

Gathering Baskets

I went shopping with the gals yestereday and started picking up fabrics for this quilt.  I have been wanting to make it for some time and I think I need a little diversion from the applique on occasion and I would like it to be something for me.  Kind of a "quick fix" if you know what I mean. 

Anyways, that's what has been happening around here.  A little bit of progress in a few different areas, but at least I can say I have one completion to start out the new year.  Hopefully I can keep this up.

Hope you are getting your new year off to a good start. 


  1. I'm glad you got your RR finished. I had forgotten how pretty it is! Your Gathering Baskets will be pretty. Have fun with that!

  2. The round robin turned out well. It is still very much up-to-date even though it was started several years ago.
    I made a start on the Gathering Baskets pattern but decided I wanted the lights and dark fabrics to fall differently in the block. I set the project aside and have not gone back to it.

  3. Yours was the prettiest of the round robins that year. Wonderful finish! Happy new year!!

  4. Faye, is tha Carol me? I don't remember doing it but it seems like the year I participated. It turned great! Your baskets will be wonderful!

  5. It is gorgeous...congrats on a great finish!

  6. Yes, Carol, it's you. Goes to show I have waited way too long to finish this quilt. LOL

  7. Congratulations on your first finish for 2012!
    What a pretty quilt!
    O.m.gosh... I love your Cherry Tree block! You always use the most scrumptious fabrics! I also love the Gathering Baskets pattern and fabrics you've chosen for it!

  8. I'm wondering if perhaps I may have seen this project at retreat show & tell sometime? It turned out so beautiful. Well done!

  9. Giiirl!
    You are kicking MY butt with finishes and progress.



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