Sunday, March 17, 2013

First Two Finishes of 2013!

Well, I did it!  I finally managed to get the binding on these two quilts so I could say I truly have FINISHED something this year.  lol  Why does the list always seem to be growing regardless of what gets accomplished?
1st two finishes for 2013!
The light is terrible in my house at certain times of the day and our yard is scrubby and very unkempt right now so I was trying to think of other ways to take pictures of these two quilts.  Hmm....  Back to the wood floor for the next photo session!
Finished Antique Medallion quilt
and G'ma's Kaleidoscope quilt
I don't know if you can see the binding in the picture below, but I am extremely happy with my choices.  The pink is a (surprisingly) great complement for the Antique Medallion quilt and the blue binding seemed perfect for the Kaleidoscope.  I actually had to baste one edge of the quilt and then cut the extra backing off just so I could have enough of the blue fabric for to use for binding!  There was nothing in the totes that looked half as good and I wasn't going to settle for less.
Love how the binding turned out!
My husband was out of town today so I invited myself and the kids over to dinner at my mom and dads.  While I was there I managed to finish up two bow-tie blocks for my forever project.  It doesn't seem like much now, but two here and two there eventually add up to a whole bunch of finished bow-tie blocks!
Two more hand pieced bow-tie blocks.
Now I am linking up to Kathy's Slow Stitching Sunday where everybody gets to feel good about working on hand work projects whatever the method or approach.*wink

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You're off to a good start. :)

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  2. Well done! And I love those colors, a great pair. And you are right about the binding, it works wonderfully!

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  3. Congratulations!!
    Very very fantastic! :D

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  4. Congratulations - they do look wonderful and now that they are finished someone will get to enjoy them!

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  5. That's impressive, and I agree about the bindings, just perfect!

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  6. Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment to finish two hand quilted projects! And they look gorgeous...the bindings are perfect! Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching and sharing your great news!

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  7. Your quilts are so loveley!

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  8. Congrats on your finishes! The bindings are perfect. I, too, find it hard to find the right light and place to photograph quilts. These are beautiful. Love them hanging on the hooks. I agree with how you approach your hand piecing projects - little, frequent accomplishments. They add up quickly!

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  9. Two finishes is a simply awesome start to this years finishes. I love both of them but I must say the blue one is floating my boat. It's art!

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  10. The medallion quilt is the one I like best. The colors and the applique. I just naturally lean towards a darker quilt. The quilt in blues is well done. A lot of piecing and looks very precise.

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  11. Absolutely great finishes!!! I love the medallion quilt and you're right - the binding is PERFECT!!!!

    Blessings

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  12. Well done, Audrey. Both looks very beautiful. Enjoy.

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