Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Another Finish

Wow, 2 finishes in one week.  I finished quilting the Valentine wallhanging quilt last night about 9:00.  Although about a month and a half late for this year's decorating, I'm still glad to have it finished. 

And now I move on to the Mystic Blues quilt which is pieced and pinned for hand quilting to begin.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Heritage Sampler Finished

I finished my Heritage Sampler!  It is lovely in person.

More on Heritage Sampler

I got called away for family matters yesterday, so I wanted to add to the post on the Heritage Sampler.  I used the following DMC colors:  Green (469), Blue (794), Pink (3772) and Gold (833).

Here are a few more close-up photos.

Center motif closeup

I enjoyed working on this piece so much that I promptly ordered Spanish Flair, by Lady K Needlearts, although a change in the designed color scheme will definitely have to happen.  Flamenco dancer red and black, I am most definitely NOT!  I'm thinking spring green's and blues with a little yellow thrown in.  Or maybe shades of purple and lilac? 

Next up is a Laura Perin freebie, I think Grandmother's Flower Garden, that our needlepoint guild, Lake Houston ANG, did a while ago.  I changed it up a bit and added another border.  It is mostly worked with silks, Splendor, Silk N'Colors, and I used some sequins and beads in it to add some sparkle.  I think this was a 2010 finish but I'm not sure, it could have been 2009.

Next up, is some quilting on my 2011 WIP list.  Tonight I think I can finish up the Valentine wallhanging quilt.  Oh well, I guess it will be 2012 before it gets hung up.  Then on to quilting the Mystic Stitch quilt, which has been hanging over my stairway for several years, all layered up and pinned and ready to quilt.