Monday, April 30, 2012

April 12-12-12 Finish

I did it!  I finished my March goal by the end of April.  This was a quilt top that I was going to finish for my brother's Christmas present....But he selected another quilt made with Origins by Basic Grey.

The fabric is Fleur Nouveau, and I bought it probably 4 years ago and never could make myself cut into it.  Shades of pale aqua, black, pale green.

Anyway, I call it the spider web because something came over me when I was free motion quilting the circles.  It got waaayyyy out of control.  So, lets just say it is going to hold up for many many years.  There is more thread than quilt.  But the colors just draw me in.
Spider Web

I think Violet is the prettiest part of any quilt.
The back - sans kitteh

Sorry, cant help it, I just love my new kittens...(Proud Mama) Oh yeah and the quilt is now covering my couch.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

March Finish!

Hello and welcome to the March installment of the 12 Quilts in ’12 Challenge that Saf, Amy and I are hosting.  Amy is hosting this month on her blog. 
This is how the room looked when we first moved in.
My March finish is a little unconventional.  I could not complete any sewing projects, since my sewing room was my project.  Wonderful husband took a week off work to completely redo my sewing area.  It was the last room in the house to be cleaned up.
The repairs begin.
Dark red walls and messed up floors.
He refinished the floor (found hard wood under the carpet). He painted the walls with "Stillness" and white woodwork. And the furniture was rearranged, replaced.
Stillness - The same color as my new dishes - pale aqua

Getting better
Still getting organized.  It looks better, really.

...and the best part.....I added 2 new kittens!
Violet and Stella
Now that I have my new room, I hope to finish 2 big projects in April.
Remember to post your finish on Amy's blog and win a prize.