Sunday, December 2, 2007

My first quilt top finished!




It's been a couple of weeks since I posted anything. It's not that I'm not busy making things - just that they can't be shown here. Hopefully after Christmas I'll be able to share lots of pictures.
One thing I can show is my very first quilt top.
The block design is the Goshen Star from Quilters Cache and the fabrics are by Thimbleberries. The background is from the Sedona Skies range and the red is from Circle of Love.
I still need to add borders and then the fun of sandwiching the quilt together etc. I'm going to need a lot of help! It's all new to me so it'll be a while before you see the finished product. It's already taken me a year to get this far!
Another thing I finished recently is a crochet afghan in pineapple stitch. This took about a year as well but only because I was stuck on the pattern instructions for the last two border rows. I finally got it figured out and now the afghan is ready for chilly winter nights in front of the TV.
The last thing I have to show you is the contents of a little package I received from Domy in France.
I never cease to be amazed at the kindness of other bloggers.
Domy had seen my last post where I mentioned making the finished Home Sweet Home design into a pillow. She thought she had the perfect fabric for it and she certainly did!
She not only sent the fabric but a gorgeous little fob she'd made that is the perfect size for my needle threader together with a postcard showing me where she lives.
The best part was that the envelope was decorated all over with artwork and the cutest little message from her ten year old daughter Clara.
Thank you so much Domy and Clara :)

35 comments:

Linda said...

Margaret, your quilt top is just gorgeous. Well done on your first. Love your afgan and that fabric is adorable.

Nancy said...

Your quilt top is beautiful and I really love the afghan. I am making my fourth one is a short time and getting a little tired of the same thing.
Nancy

Heidi said...

Great job on your quilt top Margaret! You should be really pleased how well it came out. I also just adore that afghan too! It is so delicate looking. Perfect for a chilly afternoon with a good book. You are right about the kindness of bloggers. The fabric is lovely but the fob is just too adorable.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Nancy said...

Margaret everything is so beautiful! Congratulations on finishing your first quilt top. It is so nicely done you would never know it was the first one you have made, and I love the fabrics! Your afghan is just beautiful. I love the pattern, and it looks so cozy.

Yes, bloggers are a wonderful group of friends. Lovely fabric and gorgeous fob!

Clare said...

You certainly have been busy! The quilt top is beautiful, love the colours you have chosen, is it for a special occasion?
The Afgan is lovely - you are a very clever lady.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations, Margaret, on your first quilt top! It's beautiful. The afghan is another gorgeous project that you made. I used to crochet them, but nothing as pretty as that one. The fabric and FOB are wonderful surprises. I love day brighteners like that.

Christine said...

OH WOW Margaret. I just can't get over how beautiful your quilt and throw are. Excellent job!! Give yourself a big pat on the back.

Such a lovely gift from your friend.

Cold winter nights in Spain?? Sorry that thought is lost on me!!:-)

La Manosa said...

Congratulations on completing your quilt top and your afghan--they're beautiful! It must feel great to complete them after having put a lot of time into them.

I look forward to seeing the other projects you've been working on as gifts after Christmas.

Chookyblue said...

this is so nice well done......so do you have plans for another one now?.........luck with the present in the mail.........blogland is amazing..........

CONNIE W said...

Congratulations on completing your first quilt top which is really pretty. The afghan is equally lovely.

Sweet P said...

Your quilt top is gorgeous. I used to crochet, but never learned how to do the pineapple stitches. That afghan is gorgeous and will be nice to cuddle under.

domy said...

It's a wonderful first quilt top, the colors are gorgeous !
Your crochet blanket is also very cute !
Clara simply loves making artwork on the envelopes I sent and write a little message in English by herself (she's only a beginner in English but she's very talented) and most of all she'd like to have friends from the all world !
Have a nice day

Anne Ida said...

Congratulations on finishing your first quilt top! It is gorgeous!!! I love that pattern!

Your afghan is great - wish I had the patience to make something like that :o)

Well done!

Pat said...

Margaret, Your quilt top is beautiful.It is hard to believe that it is your first one. I love you crochet afgan. It looks so delicate. The fob and the fabric were such thoughtful gifts from you blogger friend. Clara's artwork topped it off I am sure.

Bren said...

WOOHOO!! Your quilt top is gorgeous!!! How exciting. I think a quilt with 2 basic colors is the most striking. Your pineapple afghan is wonderful. I decorated my family room with pineapples..I really like them.
Wonderful gifty!

Denise in CT said...

Margaret, your Quilt top is so beautiful. And of course I LOVE the Pineapple Afghan! It came out lovely. Sorry to hear the border was a challenge...I'm sure you're thrilled it's finished. Have you tried any more doilies? I can't see what your next finish will be! :)

Denise (Dee) in CT said...

Oops...what I meant to say is I can't wait to see what your next finish will be. :)

Aniza said...

your first quilt top is stunning.

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness, that quilt top is stunning!!!!!!!!!!! So pretty.

Tanya

Yuko said...

Hi Margaret, the your quilt top is just beautiful!!!
And the fabric which Domy sent you is just suit well for your finished stitching piece very much!!!
I'm sure you will make so sweet pillow with that fab and your beautiful stitch!!!
I look forward to see it one day in the near future!!! xx

Anita said...

wow, your first quilt is so pretty. Looking forward to see your christmas stitching soon.

Sheila said...

What a fabulous quilt top... wouldn't believe it is your first one! And lovely afghan just right for these cold nights, or afternoon siestas!

patchwitch said...

Congrats Margaret!
And have more busy days if you come up with things like these....:D

I still have not finished my first (and only huge quilt.... I have started it nearly 5 years ago... and quilting is still missing.... blush)
You are not just clever but quick too. Go Margaret!

angelasweby said...

Wow Margaret,
Your skills never cease to amaze me! I love your quilt top, the colours and pattern really are lovely. i can't wait to see it finished. What a great sense of achievement finishing the afghan. What a wonderdful design.
What a lovely package you received from Domy. As I read people's blogs and see what wonderful gifts they receive, I realise how many thoughtful and caring people there are out there in stitchingland!! I love the pretty little fob - and such a useful idea too.
Warm hugs, Angela

Andrea said...

The quilt top is lovely.

Oh and that afghan is beautiful. Mum used to crochet, mainly baby's shawls, pram covers and table mats. I could just about do 'trebles'(?) and chains.

A lovely gift too from Domy.

diane said...

Your quilt top is just gorgeous! I am so happy you finished it and now you should feel so comfortable about the larger projects!! The afghan is gorgeous, you have been one busy little stitcher. Wonderful presents, it is so affirming and makes us feel so warm to see the kindness of the stitching world!

Sachiko said...

Your quilt is so great!!and gorgeous.I like your chosed fabrics,too.

stitcherw said...

Your quilt top is lovely, and your afgan is gorgeous. What beautiful finishes you've had.
Sue

Allison said...

That is so great! Hope you are now hooked on the quilting bug!

Happy In Quilting said...

Your quilt top is just lovely......

Eulalia said...

Te ha quedado de maravilla. Me está picando el gusanillo del patchwork.
Saludos.

Sharon said...

I love the knitted afghan! Yu do such neat work! A great talent you have!

Grazia said...

It's a wonderful quilt top!!!!
Congratulations!!!!
Your blog is very nice with all your beautiful works!!!!
Great!
Grazia

Carolien said...

What a BEAUTIFUL quilt top! Wonderful!

Greetings, Carolien

Pat said...

Beautiful Margaret!