Wednesday, April 06, 2011

52 Week Challenge - back for week 14

I have been rather busy the last few weeks - I have been finishing things on a fairly regular basis, but have simply been too busy to blog about them! Thank goodness that the crazy month of March is over and I have a much less stressful April in store (at least I hope!)

For this weeks project I decided to finish a quilt that I started last year. I finished the top, and even had the backing ready, but it ended up relegated to the UFO drawer for a while. I got it out yesterday, got a piece of batting ready and layered it up with lots of safety pins. Right now I have the extra leaf in my dining room table to make basting quilts easier as my back has not been happy with my usual kneeling on the floor method.

I decided to use brown thread for the quilting since it looked nice on the front and the back, and used a simple meandering stitch for the quilting because the fabric is so busy that the quilting really doesn't show much. It gives it a lovely texture without being overwhelming to the quilt top. Aren't the fabrics pretty? I ended up calling this one Fleurs de Versailles because it made me think of the beautiful gardens and buildings at Versailles.

I am so happy to be back to doing some fun quilting for now, so I hope to come up with a lot of new finished things in the next month or two. Those UFOs have been piling up and it's time to get them all finished, plus that my fabric cupboard is overflowing and needs to be reduced by a large amount so that I can open the door without being in danger of my life!

Here's to seeing more finished projects!



FabricFascination said...

Good to see you Pam :o)

Such lovely soft colors in this quilt.

Rose said...

I'm loving this quilt! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Judy Nolan said...

Pam, the colors in your quilt are just like a flower garden, but better! Congratulations for finishing such a big project.