Memorial Weekend Quilt Top Finish!

I am surprised that I had any finishes with such beautiful weather this past weekend.  I don’t remember a Memorial Day weekend that had such a great weekend weather wise.  There was talk of rain after sundown a couple of nights, but the rain held off.  After such a long winter, it felt nice just to sit outside and feel the sun.

Even with the great weather, I did get some sewing done.  I caught up on a couple of tv shows and finished 2 quilt tops!

Cherry Christmas:

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I thought I had more small squares for the border.  See what happens when you start a project, then put it away for a year.  I had the required 11 blocs for the 2 opposite corners.    The pattern has an appliqué vine with flowers in 2 corners.  The Cherry Christmas doesn’t really scream flowers to me.

Do I leave the corners empty or is it too bare?  Should I attempt to appliqué something else?  A present?  A tree?  Christmas stocking?

The backing is the gray washline fabric.  How cute is this?  I was pleasantly surprised to see how the seller wrapped up the product.

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I really like the whimsy of Aneela Hoey’s drawings.  I need to figure out which long arm pattern to use.  The patterns available weren’t quite right.  The winter theme patterns were too perfect – not sketchy at all like Aneela’s drawings.  I may wait to quilt this until I find the right long arm pattern.  I have a few months before the holiday season kicks in!

About My Pieced Life

I am in love with all things quilting. My sewing room has many works-in-progress and a large stash of fabric. I have big plans and lots of ideas of creations I would like to make. My wonderful husband supports my obsession and Carson, my Australian terrier, keeps me company while I sew.
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2 Responses to Memorial Weekend Quilt Top Finish!

  1. Pingback: 2015 Finish #7 – Cherry Christmas | My Pieced Life: Like a quilt, life is a pieced work of art.

  2. Pingback: 2015 Finish #7 – Cherry Christmas Quilt | My Pieced Life: Like a quilt, life is a pieced work of art.

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