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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sharing a Few Finishes!

I'm definitely doing the Happy Dance around here!  

I've got FOUR finishes to share with you - whoohoo!!!!  Yes, I have been a busy little girl these past few weeks!  Thanks to my friend Joanne letting me use her longarm, I finished up two UFO's that have been burning a hole in my UFO closet ...

Christmas Geese
This is my FIRST Christmas quilt!  Yes, I have been quilting now for 7 years and this is my first full-size Christmas quilt ... *hangs head in shame*.....  It is a Miss Rosie pattern called Toulouse - apparently there is a type of goose in France called a toulouse..... who knew?????  You can read my post about this quilt's beginnings HERE if you are curious.

This was the first quilt I blogged about when I started the blog two years ago :*)  I fell in love with the pattern, bought it at a LQS, and then held on to it until I could decide on the fabrics I wanted to use.  When I found this lovely background oriental print on sale, I knew it would become a Christmas quilt.


On the longarm.....


Below is the design I chose to quilt it with, called Joyful Holly by Willow Leaf Studio.  
I love it!!!!




The quilt is trimmed and the binding - a joyful red and white candy-cane stripe - is all prepped and ready to apply....


I'll be sure to share a final photo when that's done, but for now I just have to get a few little projects out of the way first :)

Next finish ..... another long-time UFO - Fall Pumpkins Sampler!


This quilt started out as BOM blocks at a local LQS in 2008!  In January, they provided the pattern and fabrics to make either Fall or Christmas sampler blocks for just $3 a block.  Then if you brought the completed block(s) back on the first Sunday of each month, you got the next block free - what a deal, right? Of course, you could do both Fall and Christmas if you wanted - and I did :*)  At the end of the year, they also offered setting kits for each quilt.  I loved the addition of the pumpkins as an alternate block in this setting!  I chose to use my own stash fabrics, however, rather than buy a setting kit.


This quilting design is called Wave on Wave and I really enjoy the play of design on fabric....it was quick and fun to do too :)



I totally LOVE this binding fabric!!!


It was such a sunny day when I took these pictures, and the colors are a little washed out here....it's really a very vibrant quilt - lots of eye candy :)

A HUGE THANKS again to Joanne for helping me finish up some of these treasured UFO's!!!!

Of course, both of the Baby Quilts are now finished, as well, and ready to be gifted .... (read more about them in my previous post HERE)

Cooper's rag quilt Tranquility is all washed & dried....
SO cuddly & soft - perfect for our new Little One!!!


And I just finished quilting Genevieve's Banners on my Janome 6600P..... (you can click on the quilt name if you want to learn more about how I made this quilt)


I used the background fabric as my guide for the quilting design on this one - soft, happy daisies everywhere.... connected with lazy little loops..... gosh this was FUN to quilt!!!



I wanted to add a rose design in the heart - for our little Genevieve Rose of course!  I traced the design onto tissue paper, then pinned it to the quilt and quilted over it - worked perfectly I think!!!


Here it is ... all trimmed and bound and ready for Miss Genevieve :*)


Thanks for sharing these finishes with me!!!
It's always so much more fun to enjoy our quilts with friends, isn't it?

Hugs & Blessings!
Teresa
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25 comments:

  1. OH my gosh girl!!! You are working night and day over there! Love all your fab finishes, but mostly want to say that the fabrics you picked for your bindings are spectacular!!

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  2. Wow Terasa,
    so wonderful , now so fantastic finishes !!!! All of them. Congratulation!!!
    Grit from Germany

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  3. You have been busy! They are all beautiful.

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  4. Love them all! Thanks for sharing

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  5. Look at you go!! I am so impressed!
    Goose in the Pond is on my bucket list--currently the plan is to make it from plaid shirts in patriotic colors, but it is gorgeous in these Christmas colors!
    Who wouldn't love chunky pumpkins on such a pretty fall quilt. Love it!
    The two baby quilts are perfect--I especially LOVE the quilting on the banner quilt. Couldn't be better!!

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  6. Wow.....all lovely finishes. Congratulations!

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  7. Oh my, oh my!!! Every one is absolutely perfect!!! I LOVE every one!!!! What an inspiration for all of us!!

    Blessings

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  8. I have been quilting for over 25 years & I haven't finished a Christmas quilt!! Yours is done and lovely. Great finishes--you have been busy!!

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  9. I am in complete visual overload from the beautiful quilt finishes you have posted! WOWEEEEEEEEEEE! Each is beautiful in it's own right! I love ALL of them! 10, 10, 10, and 10! And the crowd goes WILD!

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  10. Teresa, I can see the smoke coming from your machine way over here in MO. All of your finishes are bee-u-tee-ful!! I love how you quilted Miss Genevieve's quilt. Perfect. Also the designs on your two big ones are new to me. Love them too. You are really finishing up 2013 in a big way. Whoohoo!!

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  11. Your Christmas quilt is stunning! The quilting perfection.love that wee baby quilt too. The background fabric is a favourite

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  12. Gorgeous! Every single one of them! Although I do have to say that I'm in love with Toulouse! I've recently discovered Miss Rosie's patterns (as in yesterday ha!), but I cannot find a pattern for Toulouse. :-( That's ok ... I have ordered 3 others of her patterns ... I'm sure they'll keep me busy (if I can ever get around to them ha!).

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  13. Wow - you've been sooo busy! All are really great finishes. It always feels great to get things done!

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  14. Wow! You are definitely on a roll. I'll bet it feels good to get those off your plate before the year's end. I especially love those bindings. Are they cut on the bias or are they printed that way? I've wondered about using a print to determine the quilting design. You have proven that works very well. You continue to inspire me. Thank you.

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  15. Wow great finishes. Bet it feels great to get all of those done. Love Genevieve's quilt it is wonderful.

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  16. Way to go Girl!! Each one is so pretty. I've pinned your FMQ on Genevieve's quilt as reminder to use the fabric as a guide when I get started next year. It's perfect!

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  17. WOW! you have made some wonderful quilts. Congrats on all your awesome finishes.A Christmas quilt made just in time to enjoy it this year. I love the quilting on it.

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  18. You have been busy, and I'll bet you've even done some knitting on the side!

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  19. Woohoo! 4 finishes! Those elves are really getting jealous of you.

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  20. Beautiful quilts!! And lovely quilting! I would love to know the name and manufacturer of that background Oriental fabric, it's yummy! :-) ~~Dar

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  21. Your Christmas quilt is gorgeous, Teresa. I love absolutely everything about it!

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