Sunday, May 15, 2011

A wonderful Sewing Weekend

Lots of fun stuff this weekend.  It rained all weekend, so I sewed!!  Of course that means twice as much garden work next week, but that's ok.  I don't mind delaying the pain when I got so much done.

I actually finished the Mirage Bargello top..  I thought for sure this would never be completed, I really had no desire to work on it.  And then one day I decide, I'll just do a couple of rows.  So I got out the pattern, the panels and did 4 rows.  Then I did another 4, then I only had 12 left and just got it done.   At one time I had grand ideas of making a wonderful pieced Bargello border, but that was just a dream.   By the time I finished the last row, all I wanted was the solid fabric to put that last border on.    This is going to hang in the kids living room once it's quilted.

And I just haven't been able to get enough FMQing since I did the FMQ Challenge.  I'm working on curved feathers and feathers that fill up an entire space.  This is the boxes in boxes quilt.  It's a quilt for me!!  Can you believe I don't have my own quilt???  It's just my colors and it's a great quilt for lap time with Rocco.  I love a lot of quilting on my quilts.  He's a little lap dog trapped in a big body.  So we have lap time on the floor.  I spread the quilt in my lap and he jumps in.  If I'm too tired to sit on the floor I get half for me on the chair and half for him on the floor.  Oh and the back is just adorable, but that will have to wait until it's finished.

And the last thing I was working is the batik braid quilt.  This one is for my niece.  She really likes the quilts and loves purples so this one is for her.  The Cyber Quilters bucket item this month is braids, so it's time to get this one done!!  

18 comments:

  1. Wow, you have been sewing up a storm!! Another Bargello? I like the framing with a solid border.

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  2. I made that bargello pattern, too! I had to just do a few strips a day to get it done, but the finished quilt is worth it. Love everything you have going!

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  3. All your quilts are gorgeous but especially the Bargello!

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  4. I have a soft spot in my heart for bargellos - they are so intriguing - I've made three so far. The Batik Braid is on my quilting bucket list - one day. Your work is really lovely.

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  5. You were quite busy! That bargello quilt is amazing.

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  6. yep - I'm with everyone else - love the batik braids - makes me want to get out my bargello book and start designing!

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  7. Wow-- you make me tired just looking at all you've accomplished - LOL! I love that bargello and that batik braid -- simply beautiful!

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  8. Fantastic bargello, but all of your work is so beautiful, you are very talented.

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  9. Boy, I thought your bargello was amazing then I see the French braid!! WONderful quilts!!

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  10. Your bargello is absolutely breathtaking.....LOVE IT!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  11. I love each one of your projects!

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  12. I love your braid quilt...I have a weakness for them!

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  13. What can I say??? Just beautiful!! I love them all. I have to now get a pattern and make a braid quilt; yours is beautiful....

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  14. What a great job, Sue! Every one of your projects really shines. What is the FMQ challenge? Now that I'm finally getting my midarm, I'm eager to quilter all day long!!! I haven't seen the French Braid made in batiks, yummy!

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  15. I have made a couple of the braid quilts. They are so much fun to make and they always look nice. I like your purple range of fabrics.

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  16. Wow, that bargello quilt is so interesting! And such beautiful colors in the batik braid quilt. Nice work! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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