August 17, 2008

A Nicely Productive Weekend

I know the weekend isn't over yet but so far it's been a very productive one for me. I went blueberry picking with my neighbor on Saturday and I finally finished up this BBD piece. I filled the pillow with the crushed walnut shells as the ladies at BBD recommended. Even though I was extremely careful, I ended up with lots of little bits on my floor and work table. The finishing instructions call for couching a 1 inch piece of ribbon to the perimeter of the piece but after three tries and not being happy with the look, I decided to leave that part off. I'm really happy with it just the way it is.

And today I completed the finishing on my little HIH Halloween Sampler. I think this turned out great as well although I had some trouble getting the bow on top to look like I wanted it to. Do you think I should just leave the ribbon off? I couldn't decide. I really like the backing fabric and need to get back to the quilt store to see if I can find any more of it. I think I bought it for an exchange last year so there might not be anything left. Now I have at least one more thing to put out when October 1st rolls around.
I'm giving away this HIH Halloween Sampler chart to the first person that comments that they would like it!


Dora said...

Great finishes and I do like the ribbon! It is so nice to be ready for Fall/Halloween! I would love a chance at the HIH chart.

Sue said...

I vote to leave the ribbon on. It seems to complete the piece IMHO.

Casa Pearl said...

Dora, please email me with your address and I will get the chart out to you! pkasmarek at hotmail dot com