Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Finish!


I sent my "Berry Picking Party" off to be quilted by C.J. I mailed it on a Monday and ten days later it was back in my arms. She did a fabulous job quilting this! I just LOVE it. The pantograph she recommended is just perfect and so are the stitches. All that needs to be done is a label and it will be ready for its new home.

No sewing took place at my house this weekend. :( I did get some fabrics together for a quilt I will be doing with Ranette and Joy. I am going to do mine in red, blue Civil War's and light shirtings. Here is a picture of the quilt.............

I did everything on my February To-Do list. I started working on my "Vintage Valentine" UFO. I prepped 104 applique pieces and will start the stitching process tonight.

Here is my March To-Do list:

1) 1- "Kitchen Fairy" block
2) 5- "Sylvia's Bridal Sampler" blocks
3) 5- "Farmer's Wife" blocks
4) 20 - Klosjes
5) Month 3 of "Civil War Chronicles"
6) Month 3 of "Civil War Tribute"
7) Work on "Blue Ridge Beauty" leader & ender project
8) 1- "Baltimore Bunny"
9) 1- "Lovebird Lane" block
9) Cut & label "Cracked Pots"

UFO to work on: Vintage Valentine

I hope everyone has a fantastic week!

25 comments:

Deb said...

Your quilt looks wonderful. That's such a pretty quilt and the quilting really goes with it well.

I'm sorry there was no quilting this weekend, but I do like that pattern you showed (must make note to add to my list - LOL).

Good luck on your goals for next month. I know you can do them. You never cease to amaze me with what you get done every week.

JustCindy said...

Berry Picking Party is beautiful! Nice list of things to do for March.

Barb said...

I so love our stitchery quilt, it is fabulous.....

Good luck accomplishing your March goals....great goals.

Joy said...

Oh my! (wipes chin...) The Berry Picking Party is just beautiful!

Congrats on achieving your Feb List, even with a shorter month!!

Wishing you a week of smooth commutes and extra stitching time!

Darlene said...

A week end with no sewing - say it isn't so!!! :-(

Berry Picking Party is beautiful - it's going to be loved.

All your Feb goals accomplished - woohoo!!!!

Carrie P. said...

Congrats on all your accomplishments. Your berry picking quilt is fabulous and I know you must be very proud.
Love the new quilt you are going to working on.
104 pieces, Whew!

donna said...

Wow what a beautiful quilt. I also love the quilting. Sorry you did not get to sew the weekend.
Hugs
donna

karenfae said...

you sure have a long to do list!! you plan in advance don't you. Love the quilt!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

marina said...

your finished quilt looks gorgeous.
I like the pattern for your new project too! WIll look forward to seeing it progress. Your new list looks like it has so much on it, you are so good to get through your list each month.

Theresa said...

Berry Picking is beautiful, your quilter did a great job for you. Good luck with the March goals. I also have Vintage Valentine to make and I'm sorry to say that it's barely a UFO at all...just some applique pieces cut out for one of the blocks :o

Fiesta said...

congratulations on the beautiful finish. your new project is going to be beautiful.

Linda said...

Berry Picking Party is beautiful!! Love the quilting! I love the pattern Cracked Pots. I can't wait to see your progress!! :-)

Cathy said...

Love the house quilt. Your stitchery quilt looks very nice. Hugs

Crispy said...

The quilting is wonderful!! Congrats on getting all your February stuff done :0)

Crispy

ranette said...

Berry Picking looks mah-val-ous! Really pretty Yvette. Did CJ quilt over the embroidery? I couldn't tell in the pictures.

Okay, you outed me! I wasn't going to mention a new project quite yet...lol But I am excited to start on Cracked Pots.

Congrats on making all of your goals for February. I need to become more goal driven, like you :)

LuAnn said...

That's beautiful machine quilting and really doesn't look like most pantographs I've seen. Love the stitcheries, and the Cracked Pots pattern is really cute.

julieQ said...

What a lovely finish...don't you just love the crinkled look of the quilting? I really enjoy seeing what you are up too...you are the BOM queen!

Linda said...

That turned out beuatifully! I love all your stitching...it's great! You are amazing!!

Robin said...

OMG. Is it really March tomorrow? Eeep!

The quilt is beautiful! I love the flowery quilting going on-- so pretty, and just right.

That new pattern looks like fun! I keep meaning to try a Miss Rosie pattern (I'm in love with those Schnibbles quilts), but haven't managed to yet. One day!

Good luck on your goals for the month!

Terry said...

Your berry picking quilt is so pretty! Congratulations on getting it all done! Love the cracked pots quilt you're doing! It's going to be amazing! :0)

Karen said...

Beautiful quilting on a beautiful quilt! And, it looks like March will be another busy one!

CJ said...

Yvette, thanks for letting me quilt this gorgeous quilt for you, you do such terrific work it was an honor to work on it!

CJ said...

Berry Picking turned out so wonderfully.

I can't wait to see what you do with Cracked Pots. I've loved that pattern ever since I was lucky enough to attend a trunk show by the designer.

Good luck with your March goals. You always amaze me with just how much you can accomplish in a month.

Rocknquilts said...

Your finished quilt is great! Thanks for sharing :-) You have a huge to-do list for March! How are you able to manage your time so well - that's so impressive!!! I've been thinking about the one gazillion HST's awaiting us in the CWC BOM for March and have been reading in "Quilting: The Complete Guide" written by Darlene Zimmerman through www.krausebooks.com It is a small, but very complete reference book with great how-to photo shots. I see she has a tool on pgs. 56 & 57 for HST's called the "Easy Angle", which would be an alternative to the AccuQuilt. I am going to try to figure out a freezer paper template for the three matching triangular corners running diagonally (with stripes! yikes!) through March's block. Have you begun the March block cutting yet?

Elaine said...

I love the embroidered squares in your berry patch quilt. So old fashioned and nice.