Sunday, November 27, 2005

Ta Da (as my 21 mo. old grandson would say!)


The tree skirt is done! Yay! I did the binding while watching the Bears try to give the game to the Bucs today -- there's a lot of mitred corners in that skirt. So that's the last "have-to" get done project. (Well, I still need to get the newsletter out by Dec. 1 and finish addressing the Christmas Cards and wrap the gifts ...but no sewing projects.
I have to say I am really pleased with my quilting on this skirt. I am a terrible machine quilter...I usually just want to get it done and go too fast or can't coordinate my hand movements with the speed of the foot pedal and I end up with stitches either huge on the curves, or so tiny you will never be able to rip them out. But, I think I must have had it all together on this one, because I really did a nice job (I am so surprised!) on the quilting.


It doesn't show too well in the picture, so just take my word for it -- I did good! LOL


So, my reward for finishing this and doing a good job was I got to play for a few minutes in my scraps. What fun Bonnie's Pineapple Blossom blocks are. I only pulled out a few scraps to start -- will be pulling some different ones to make more this week for sure.

9 comments :

Nines said...

You did a loverly job of it! I really do like this one- very folk arty and fun. I love the quilting. I am sure your friend is going to be so thrilled. And hey! the Bears DID win. My DH is a big fan- grew up in Merrillville, IN. I rarely use homespun, but doesn't it quilt up beautifully?

Carolyn said...

Your tree skirt is beautiful and you did a great job on the quilting. Give yourself a big pat on the back! You deserved to play in the scraps today...I love your pineapple blocks.

Finn said...

High fives on two tree skirts done in just over a week ! WOW!

Best of all, a chance to play in your scraps...don't you just love that pineapple blossom pattern? It goes together soooo fast...

Dawn said...

Oh I love this folk arty looking tree skirt! What a great idea! I love it!

And Good Job on the quilting! Perfect for it!

Joanne said...

Oh, so it was the homespun fabric that made my quilting look so good?
Guess I'll have to use that fabric more often! vbg

Laurie said...

Your tree skirt is AWESOME! Great job on the quilting too...I could see it! ;) Those scrap blocks are very neat too. CLAP CLAP CLAP!

Sewcatherine said...

Your colors are great and I love the overall shape of the skirt. Very neat!!

Tonya R said...

Your quilting really does look great - congrats. Love the scrappy fabrics of your blossom blocks too.

Holly said...

Sew pretty :) Your pineapple blocks are looking good, too.