Monday, March 25, 2013

A Lovely year of Finishes-March edition!

I am so happy that March is finally coming to an end!
I can sum it up in two words.....UGLY weather!
which has absolutely nothing to do with quilting, other than it kept me indoors!
Which is the point of this post!
A Lovely Year of Finishes A Lovely Year of Finishes So, I had to look back and see what my goals were for this month!
I knew that I had several planned, and actually did accomplish 2 of them.
Yay!
first up is The No Name Triangle quilt which I had to unpick the quilting and start over....
I am soooo happy that I did too..
I love the 28wt Aurifil thread, and I used a red colour so it really stands out.

I trudged through the snow during a storm to take these photos!
Here is a better view of the circular quilting with the Aurifil.
I'm pretty happy with the finish of this one!
Next on my list was to finish a project using a "ugly" fat quarter pulled out of a bag at our
MQG.
We had just learned EPP, so I decided to give it a go in a zippered pouch..



I loved doing every part of this, from the EPP, to the hand stitching with perle cotton!
The background fabric is Essex linen in a light green-not sure of the actual
colour name.
I even love the little sewing machine pull tab!

which brings me to the third project I had planned to finish....a disappearing 
9 patch.
I put this top together last year using vintage sheets.
then it went onto a hanger in the closet...
Truthfully, I had plenty of time to get this done.
I even took it off the hanger and looked at it...twice....
then put it back!
I really wasn't in the mood to finish it......so I didn't!
So, I didn't complete my goals for March, but I'm not too
upset about it.
The two that I did finish make me darn happy.
Time to link up!
 



22 comments:

Cindy said...

My you have been very busy! They all look really nice.

Janine said...

Those are wonderful finishes! The no name is a real favourite of mine :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Well done - especially the EPP - great finish- are you addicted yet? I have 4 projects on the go!!!

Needled Mom said...

Great finishes!! It was a productive month for you.

Kris said...

You did great! Love the triangles and so impressed with your work on your bags and the little sewing machine charm is so cute!

Heather D. said...

It all looks great Patti! And really, I was surprised when you said that last quilt is a disappearing 9-patch - I think it's the stripes, it gives a great look.

LethargicLass said...

love your triangle quilt! and you sure showed how to make "ugly" pretty :)

Izzy said...

Great finishes. Really love the pouch! :-)

M-R Charbonneau said...

Awesome finishes, Patti! Love, love, love your No Name Triangle quilt!

sophie said...

The quilting on the No-Name Triangle quilt is fabulous. I love the heavy red thread!

CitricSugar said...

Both of your finishes made me swoon this month. Also, you might want to lock your door so I don't sneak in and steal that triangle quilt. :-)

Erica said...

I love your finishes and the tab on your pouch is adorable and your label is darling. I have been contemplating getting some, do you mind sharing where you got yours?

Stitch and Yarn said...

I love the colours of the triangle quilt – it's gorgeous

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

Love the triangles quilt!! But it all looks great!!

Domestic Moose said...

The circular quilting on the triangle quilt looks great. It's been a really crappy winter in so many areas this year, I just want it to end.

Celtic Thistle said...

Congrats on your finishes Patti, two out of three ain't bad!

Ali said...

I just LOVE your no name triangle quilt, and your other projects this month too are awesome - I forgot how much can be done with EPP, guess you just reminded me to go google for some cool patterns!

Kerry said...

That fabric isn't really that ugly! Well done on your two finishes, I've only managed 1 for ALYOF all year so far!

Béa said...

wow, a lot of beautiful finishes !

Carrie P. said...

I just love your triangle quilt! Congrats on your finish!
Cute little pouches too.

Heather A said...

You DO work wonders with what I thought was an ugly fat quarter!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Beautiful design on the front of the pouch and a great shape, too.

22 comments:

Cindy said...

My you have been very busy! They all look really nice.

Janine said...

Those are wonderful finishes! The no name is a real favourite of mine :)

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Well done - especially the EPP - great finish- are you addicted yet? I have 4 projects on the go!!!

Needled Mom said...

Great finishes!! It was a productive month for you.

Kris said...

You did great! Love the triangles and so impressed with your work on your bags and the little sewing machine charm is so cute!

Heather D. said...

It all looks great Patti! And really, I was surprised when you said that last quilt is a disappearing 9-patch - I think it's the stripes, it gives a great look.

LethargicLass said...

love your triangle quilt! and you sure showed how to make "ugly" pretty :)

Izzy said...

Great finishes. Really love the pouch! :-)

M-R Charbonneau said...

Awesome finishes, Patti! Love, love, love your No Name Triangle quilt!

sophie said...

The quilting on the No-Name Triangle quilt is fabulous. I love the heavy red thread!

CitricSugar said...

Both of your finishes made me swoon this month. Also, you might want to lock your door so I don't sneak in and steal that triangle quilt. :-)

Erica said...

I love your finishes and the tab on your pouch is adorable and your label is darling. I have been contemplating getting some, do you mind sharing where you got yours?

Stitch and Yarn said...

I love the colours of the triangle quilt – it's gorgeous

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

Love the triangles quilt!! But it all looks great!!

Domestic Moose said...

The circular quilting on the triangle quilt looks great. It's been a really crappy winter in so many areas this year, I just want it to end.

Celtic Thistle said...

Congrats on your finishes Patti, two out of three ain't bad!

Ali said...

I just LOVE your no name triangle quilt, and your other projects this month too are awesome - I forgot how much can be done with EPP, guess you just reminded me to go google for some cool patterns!

Kerry said...

That fabric isn't really that ugly! Well done on your two finishes, I've only managed 1 for ALYOF all year so far!

Béa said...

wow, a lot of beautiful finishes !

Carrie P. said...

I just love your triangle quilt! Congrats on your finish!
Cute little pouches too.

Heather A said...

You DO work wonders with what I thought was an ugly fat quarter!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Beautiful design on the front of the pouch and a great shape, too.