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Monday, August 23, 2010

Starts and Finishes...

I feel so relieved today - I have been able to finish a couple of projects and work on others that deserve my attention.

This one is hand quilted with perle cotton, bound and ready to go into the shoppe....
 

And the quilt for the wedding couple is finished and ready for a pretty ribbon.  This one is machine quilted at 1/2 inch intervals and pick-stitched with perle cotton....
 

Flanders wanted to be in the picture-taking fun!
And finally, I have started preparing for a quilting demostration.  A sample of the Cathedral Window block with the adorable Laurie Wisbrun - Urban Circus elephants!  Love it!

 
Time to take "The Flanders" for a walk.....
Mary 

12 comments:

Libby said...

Beauties!!! especially Flanders!

samandpeteVDP said...

Mary, I can't believe you finished ANOTHER coin quilt in less time than I have been pick-stitching mine! ;) Actually, I totally believe it. I am so close to being done, I can taste it. WIll send you pictures soon!

Hope you're enjoying the cooler weather. I know I am!

Mary said...

YaY! Sam - I have been thinking about you!Absolutely, send me pics...just think about those cool days ahead and how handy that quilt will be. Whoo-hoo!

tabbiegirl said...

Your quilts are fabulous. You have totally inspired me to try some hand quilting. I just need to figure out what a pick stitch is!

Chase said...

just found you blog! Love love your STAR quilt!

meli B said...

I just found your blog through Patch Andi. I randomly hit on one of her followers. I wanted to say I love your blog and look forward to reading about your creations.

Mary said...

Thank you so much. You are all so kind. Pick-stitching is a term I use to describe the casual hand-quilting with perle cotton. It is not as refined as traditional quilting with tiny beautiful stitches. I do use the same technique for pick-stitching as traditional quilting...only use an embroidery needle and I usually stack only a couple of stitches on my needle. Hope that helps!

Monika said...

I just found your blog ... and I adore your wonky stars quilt - it´s bright and so beautiful with this handstitching! That makes me want to try ... on some little project though:)
I was always afraid of handstitching because my stitches are not so tiny and not so even and regular - now THIS comment of yours helps definitly!

Janelle said...

I love the picture of Flanders!

Mary said...

Monika, I am so glad you found my blog! You should try the handstitching,but I warn you - it is addicting!!! Let me know how you like it.

Monika said...

Hmmm I still do not know if I like it ... I tried on a little piece.. I think I´m struggling with not the right thread and the right needle for it ...
(I mentioned you too:)

FiberBeads said...

I just wanted to say thank you for the lovely instructions and photos. I followed them to the letter and my quilt will be stitched down tonight.
-Eleanore Brown