Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Finish and another on gets hooped

Tonight I finished hemming and putting on the hanging sleeve on the my Winter Wreath quilt.  The pattern is from the September and November, 2015 issues of the AQ magazine.  The pattern is entitled Harvest Wreath and is done in Fall colors, but I wanted mine to be in jewel tones.  I also modified the pattern to use machine paper piecing, rather than the regular machine piecing used by the designer. 

I know I am going to enjoy this wall handing for years to come.  Seems the house always looks so drab after all the Christmas lights and glitter get packed away, so hopefully this one will bring some color and joy to the house on these dreary winter days.  (Although, lately our Winter days have been warm temperatures in the 70's and seem more like early Spring.)

Close up of Quilting in the center

48" Square quilt 
So now my hoop is empty and I always seem to have another project in the queue waiting to be hooped and hand quilted.  Here is my Irish Chain that I started in 2007 (I think) and finished in 2016.  I English Paper Pieced the dresdens (6") and appliqued them to the quilt.  Some of the white spaces were left open to allow for hand quilting some wreath type designs.  I am looking forward to getting started on this one, but know it will be awhile before it will be done.  But then...I am in no rush.

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Julie Fukuda said...

I just love those colors all together. I think once up, it would have to stay for every season.

Rose Marie said...

Both quilts are lovely! Hand quilting takes time, but the final result is so tactile and beautiful.