June 17, 2008

I'm still here...

Just quite busy lately. Lots of commitment stitching and yard work and I've been riding my bike. By the time I get home and have dinner, I'm too tired to do much computer related. But I have some photos to share so I may spread them out over a few posts.



The first item I want to share is my completed quilt. This is my first ever quilt and I made it queen size to fit my bed. The pattern is from the Turning Twenty Again book and when I started putting my blocks together I totally missed the part of combining light, medium and dark fabrics - such a novice! LOL As a result many of my fabrics touch which is not how the pattern should look but it's my own unique creation so I am happy with it. After languishing for months, I set a goal of finishing it by the end of May and I did so a week earlier. I have been sleeping under it ever since and I'm thrilled with the way it looks. The wall color is new this year and was picked from the quilt fabric.


I also had two antique button cards framed and they are now hanging on the walls. I found the frames on clearance at Target and took them to my framers. I really like how these turned out as well.




5 comments:

Sue said...

Ohhhhh pretty!!!!!!!

Lennu said...

It's such a beautiful quilt, great work, I love the colours!

Barbara said...

What a fabulous quilt you created, Patti! Congratulations!

And I love those framed antique button cards. What a nifty idea.

You are biking in MAINE??? You are a brave woman! Or have they actually got shoulders on the road where you live? ;)

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

Love the quilt! The button cards are so unique. Love your style....Nancy

Garden Girl said...

Patti, I love your quilt. Making one for myself is on my list of projects and I am in awe of anyone who actually completes one with such beautiful results. And what a great idea for the antique button cards!