Thursday, October 22, 2020

An Exciting Week

This has been an exciting week for me from a quilting perspective. First of all, I finally finished hand quilting on the Phebe project, and I've applied the binding too.

This quilt has had so many stops and starts, I was starting to think I'd never get near the finish line. All that remains now it to add a label and a hanging sleeve and I can hand stitch the binding on the reverse side. I'm super happy with how it looks, it has been such a fun quilt to work on.

So with that quilt out of the hoop - I could put the next one in place. This is a really special one - it's for my grandbaby that will be arriving in March! I am beyond excited!

I'll share more of the top when I've moved the hoop a few times. One of the seriously fun things about this baby quilt is that the main fabric with the toys in it was actually used in Amy's cot quilts all those years ago. Who would have thought I'd have a fabric in my stash for more than 25 years - and how fun that I was able to find some fabrics that coordinated well all these years later.

Next on my agenda is to work out which quilt I'd like to work on next - I try to have a quilt I'm piecing/appliqueing on as well as something I'm hand quilting. There are two quilts I'm having a hard time deciding between. It's not that whichever one I don't pick up I wont end up making it ... they're both going to be made sometime, but which one is next ... the contenders are both by Sue Garman - first is Lily Rosenberry - and the second is Afternoon Delight. I love them both, and it's really just a matter of if I want to do all the additional piecing. Because I know I want to be appliqueing again. I'm sure I'll decide really soon and let you know.

I'm sure I have a bunch more to share, because it's been too long, but that's it from me for now - I'll check through my phone again soon and see what photos I have to update you further. Chatter soon! xoxox


Frog Quilter said...

BEAUTIFUL finish. Can I have it? Lol.

Kathy S. said...

Gorgeous! There is so much work that went into this quilt. It should be enjoyed for YEARS and YEARS to come.

Pam said...

Your Phebe quilt is gobsmaking. So excited for your grandbaby news. I need to get busy and finish appliqueing the triplets toddler bed quilts. They turned 6 months last week and the time is flying.
I had just started afternoon delight when I found out about the triplets, so that is on the backburner for now.

Janet said...

Congratulations on the future grandbaby. What a masterpiece you have, Phebe is gorgeous. I can't believe you have fabric either, 25 years wow. I will have to look up the Afternoon Delight pattern, I'm not bringing it up in my mind. Rosenberry I do have that pattern. Can't wait to see what you decide. Thank you for sharing you quilting dreams into reality. What a journey.

kupton52 said...

Truly a masterpiece! Well done. It is absolutely one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen in my life and I am NOT a spring chicken!!! Congratulations on your grandchild. There is nothing like welcoming a grandbaby into the family. I have 4 and wish it were 40. Blessings on you and yours from halfway around the world.

Monique D said...

Ta courtepointe est superbe. Quel travail !!!
Félicitations pour le bébé à venir. J'ai hâte de voir la couverture que tu lui prépares.
Prends soin de toi et de ton entourage.

Rosie said...

What a masterpiece! Just exquisite.

marina said...

your Phebe is magnificent!!! how special that you have the original fabric from your daughters quilts to make one for your new grandbaby.
Your Raja-ish quilt looks incredible too. so much piecing!!!

QuiltGranma said...

Wonderful finish on a beautiful quilt! I cannot imagine the time adn effort, thinking and decisions that went into the making of this masterpiece!

Vicki W said...

Your Phoebe quilt is so beautiful!

Lynette said...

Wow!!! Phebe is Marvelous! That is an heirloom, for sure. How very fun, too, to be able to use the old fabric figures for your grandbaby now. I may just have some similar left-overs from my daughter's babyhood that I could do a similar thing with. That does seem mighty enticing. There are so many fabulous Sue Garman patterns. I have something like 8 of them on my bucket list. Did you decide yet which one you'll work next?

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

It has been awhile since I stopped by - I remember when you started this Phoebe quilt - glad to see it finished - lovely as always!


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