Monday, February 4, 2013

A Finish!

Country Whig Rose
designed by Kim Diehl
Yeah, it is officially a finish!
Here are a few closeups of the quilting.

The class I am teaching starts Friday, so done in the nick of time.

I am hand quilting my Abundance quilt, and it isn't turning out as wonderful as I had hoped. My stitches are irregular and my lines are wavy. Inexperienced, but lots of lessons learned. I will share it when it is done.

However, Gathering Garden did perk up after the addition of the some berries.
Giving my fingers a little break, but I should have this one done by the end of the month.
Then I think I will take a break from applique and get back to some machine piecing!
Tackle completing one of my WIPS.


25 comments:

Maureen said...

Absolutely beautiful! Wish I could take your class!
I learned to accept my wonky hand quilting by looking at antique quilts. They aren't close to perfect but we still ooh and aah over them.
Are the bold hexies on your list of WIPS?

Karen said...

I am swooning over your quilts. Wonderful colors and workmanship. I love how your quilting on the border is echo style in one part and moves out into swirls, etc.

Darlene said...

Not just finished but stunning! It's beautiful, Cheryl. Loving everything you're doing.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Oh, both are so very beautiful! I just love those basic colors you have used...these are what most of my stash is built from. I have ventured away from them in the past few years, but these are my favorites. I love all of your quilts on your blog when I open it up! The header and now these two...right there for me to be inspired by! Thanks!!

Kathie said...

BEAUTIFUL love the quilt and love the fabrics you chose. I have a few of her books out now just soaking in the inspiration and I know I need to make one of her quilts this year.
Kathie

Sue said...

I am so glad to see this finished. It's just beautiful! Did you do the quilting on this one? Very pretty.

Me and My Stitches said...

Such great quilts - I wish I could take your class. Can't wait to see your Abundance - I just finished hand quilting my Pink Lemonade from last year!

Lori said...

Wow! So pretty!!
My friend told me my quilting looking like a big stitch! Your stitches will give the little quilt even more charm:)

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your Whig Rose quilt is GORGEOUS!
That Gathering Garden top is looking pretty spectacular too!

Jeanne said...

Have to finish Whig too - hand-quilting. Wonder if it'll ever be done ?

Sue said...

These are just GORGEOUS & AMAZING quilts !!!

moosecraft said...

Whig Rose is knock your sox off beautiful! What a treasure! Gathering Garden is coming along nicely too!

Rosie said...

Country Whig Rose is very beautiful; made magnificent by the quilting. I'd like to know the width of your borders, please.

Satu said...

Your Country Whig Rose is gorgeous!!! The colors and the fabrics are fabulous!

Kindred Quilts said...

Country Whig Rose is spectacular! Love the softness of the lavendar shade with the green... and the quilting!

Diane said...

love your applique!

Fiesta said...

Stunning!

Merilyn said...

Oh! My! Cheryl!!!! You have done an exceptionally good job on your quilt - it's quite stunning!!! Beautiful, beautiful work!!!!

Terry said...

That's just beautiful! :0)

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish!

Elyte said...

Gathering Garden does come to life with the addition of the berries. Great pattern and lovely work.
The colouring of the Whig Rose is gorgeous, as is the quilting.
Bad luck for the 49ers but they did almost make the biggest come back in history didn't they? You didn't sabotage the power did you?

Cindy N. said...

Beautiful :) The quilt in your header is a Kim Deihl right? Do you know which book it was in? I am looking through mine and can't seem to find it anywhere....panic...lol!

Raewyn said...

Oh I love this one too!!! Your colours and quilting - beautiful! I love Kim's work - this would be a fabulous class to do if I lived any closer - hope it goes well for you.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I have several of Kim's books but have yet to make any of the patterns...seeing yours is quite inspiring :o)

libbyquilter said...

you're right those berries really make a big (and exciting) difference on the Gathering Garden piece~!
beautiful~!!~

:-)
liibbyQ