Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Few Finishes

Wow, I have a Christmas project completely finished, OK, it needs a sleeve, but it's finished enough to pin on the wall or fold over a chair. I started this project in 2010 and finished it in 2010. Usually my Christmas projects are a few years in the making. I get excited and decide to start a new Christmas project.......in October! That doesn't make for a finish that year.
This was designed as a tree skirt, but I just thought it was too nice to be hidden. My gal pal Muriel made one too, and since I had hers on the machine and had a big back piece of fabric loaded, I decided to put mine on right behind hers. I copied hers, but she copied me, but we swapped red and whites so I guess we are even!
I always try to learn something when I make a project. What I learned with this was that using creams and whites wasn't the best choice. The creams really looked cream once I got it quilted, even to the point when I showed someone they asked what I got on it! (non quilter). But if I was to make this again, I'd definitely keep it scrappy, I'd probably quilt it the same, but I'd be more careful with my whites selection. And then I'd gift this one and keep the second one!
My next big finish is from my garden. This will be the last harvest of these. Thank goodness my co-workers like zuchini and are not gardening.
Only a few branches are bearers of fruit on these trees. I'm not sure what type of apples these are, I'm not even sure they taste good.
The last bounty from the garden will be my Cinderella pumpkins. The plant has taken over my back yard but I'm ok with that, it's going to give me two pumpkins for my front steps next month!

1 comment:

Exuberant Color said...

You are right that it too pretty to be sliced up one side and put under a Christmas tree. I know what you mean about the creams with the whites. That seems to work best in a project with browns as the darks.