Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Shabby Love

It's done!  Well, almost...I finally finished my Shabby Roses quilt from Jenny of Elefantz, a free BOM last year.  I still have to stitch and apply the label, but the front is done, it's quilted, and I love it.  Here's a really bad picture of it hanging on the wall:

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And some better pics.

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I used the same fabric for the sashing that I used for the appliques.  For the border and backing, I used  a vintage sheet - I wish you could feel it, it's so so soft that it makes me wish this was bed size.

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Thank you Jenny dear for such a wonderful BOM - now to start on this year's!

On Sunday, my friend Cathy and I went to Joann's Fabric.  I still had some money left on my gift card - and couldn't think of a thing I needed.  But I had quite a few coupons, including a 10% off the entire purchase.  I got some much needed pins -

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and something to start a new hobby!

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It's all Carrie's fault, she sent me the darlingest ornament for Christmas and I fell in love with punch needle.  Now I can try it myself!

I also finished another stitchery, just have to find some autumn fabric in my stash to border it with.

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That one is from Kaaren at The Painted Quilt, one of her First Friday Freebies [button on sidebar!].  I love it!

I have a million projects I want to get done.  I've been watching the Olympics and loving every moment.  Last night, I had to watch the two hours of Lost, so ended up staying up til 4am to watch the Olympic coverage I had missed.  SO glad they repeat the broadcast.  It's lovely for us insomniacs.  I was so happy to see Canada get their gold medal!  Now if they can just take gold in the hockey!  Our Red Wings coach Mike Babcock is coaching the team.  I like the Winter Games much better than the summer, how about you?  Are you watching endless coverage like I am?  It sure is good for getting sewing done, I have every table in my sewing room facing the tv right now!

42 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh my! Shabby Roses is just lovely!

Valerie said...

Oh my goodness. This is beautiful! All of it! How do you do it all? I am so impressed. Hope you are doing well.

Loralynn said...

Your quilt turned out so pretty! Great job!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That is an amazing quilt! It's really beautiful and it looks like it must have taken hours. The colors and stitching are so perfect together.

We're watching the Olympics, but I miss the days when it was all amateur.

sunny said...

Shabby Roses is awesome! You did a beautiful job on it.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow....Wow...Wow...and Wow...the quilt looks fantastic Allie, you must be so very pleased with it...nice treats for yourself and your stitchery is just lovely...

Darlene said...

Oh Allie it's stunning - I know you're really proud of it. :-)

You're going to enjoy your punch needle journey.

jan said...

Love the Shabby Roses! The green is perfect and your embroidery is lovely! I love the Winter Games, too! TV is usually such a wasteland. It is nice to have something exciting to watch, for a change!

Dolores said...

I'm off to bed after I write this. The tv is on and I am watching the highlights. It's 2:35 a.m.
I love your shabby roses quilt. You did an outstanding job.

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Terry said...

Your shabby roses quilt is beautiful! Congratulations on getting it finished! :0)

Shari said...

So beautiful and gentle - just right for a cup of tea and a small bite of chocolate with a good book...

Linda said...

Allie, it's just gorgeous, love the quilting stitch you used.

joanne lendaro said...

It is absolutely gorgeous!! It just looks like the softness could swollow you right up! GREAT JOB!!!

Jan said...

Shabby Roses is just beautiful! You did a great job! I'm enjoying watching the Olympics, too!!!!

Allie said...

Wow! Your quilt is gorgeous! It looks so soft and sweet.
I'm loving the Olympics, but I must say I haven't been accomplishing as much as I would like. Oh well!

Martha said...

I adore your Shabby Roses quilt -- you know me...I love embroidered quilts. It's such a great feeling to complete a big project like this pretty quilt -- you should be very proud of yourself!

I would love have photos of this quilt in my Flickr group, Embroidered Quilts, if you feel like uploading the pictures.

Nikki said...

Allie,
I see you are keeping busy:-) I just tried to reach you by phone but no answer ... I'll keep trying! Our old email has been down so I finally figured I could email you from your sweet blog. Love you quilt ... as usual ... so glad I can see the real thing, too :-))

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love those girly pink roses...so pretty.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

It's GORGEOUS, Allie! Really - I'm drooling over here! You did a beautiful job! Have a blast with your new hobby - and I love your new "free stitchery" - such a creative girl you are!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your Shabby Roses is just beautiful. I haven't even started mine yet. It's so nice to see all the blocks together. I love your choice of colors. Thanks for sharing.

Fleurette said...

BEAUTIFUL.. lovely colours and I love the stitch you've used for the quilting.Looking forward to seeing what you make with those punch needles.

Shasta said...

Your Shabby Roses quilt is gorgeous!
I'm falling for punch needle as well - my mother said she used to do it as a child, so I bought her a punch needle, but she doesn't want to take on another hobby.

atbquilting said...

Beautiful work. Don't finishes feel good!

Rebekah said...

this is beautiful! I absolutely love the colors and your embroidery is amazing!

Linda said...

Beautiful handiwork!! Yes it is very, very nice!!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Allie!!!!! :-)

Lots of love to you darling lady!!!
Vikki xoxoxo :-)

Kim D. said...

Your Shabby Roses is wonderful, love the soft colors. Pretty fall stitchery also, you've been busy. I like watching the Olympics as well. Loved seeing Lindsey Vaughn win gold in skiing with her injury and also Evan Lysacheck win gold in skating. That Shaun White is quite an amazing snowboarder also.

Jennifer said...

Allie this is magnificant..

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Allie, it's soooo pretty! I *love* it ~ some day I would like to make a pretty quilt like this. I have to first learn to sew though - LOL

I have a pin fetish and your butterfly pins are adorable! So many fun project ideas.

I've watched a little of the Olympics this year - and was happy to see some SoCal snow boarders and skiers do well :)

Carrie P. said...

Wow, Allie, your Shabby Roses quilt is fabulous and your embroidery is so great. I still have two blocks to do.
I love those butterfly pins. Too cute.

Mama Spark said...

This turned out great Allie!!

Liz said...

Love love love that quilt!

Judith Tetley said...

Oh what a lovely job you've done with your Shabby Roses Quilt Allie....pink and green...my favourite colours....well done!
Kind Regards
Judith
http://creativestudio10.blospot.com.au

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

Wow!!! Look a your work! So beautiful!! I am working on some embroidery too, but not as beautiful as what you do!
I am a Lost follower too. I don't want the season to end!!! I have watched the Olympics some too.

Thank you for such sweet comments about my work on Jennifer's blog. It means a lot.

KAYLEE said...

Hi Allie, I LOVE your Shabby Roses quilt, I have the pattern as well however I have not yet started on any of the blocks, I haven't been able to find the "right" fabric I'd like to use. Your fabric is absolutely stunning and I love the quilting you have done on it as well. Cheers Kaylee

Joanne said...

The green and pink quilt is stunning !!

Simone de Klerk said...

Congratulations on this beautiful finish!!!

paulette said...

Hi Allie!!
You have been one busy quilter!! You shabby rose quilt is stunning!! JUst love it!! My blocks are still in the 'save' box...but I might have to unsave them and get cracking!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Paulette

Lauranie said...

It is soooo Shabby CHIC!! Love the colors and of COURSE the stitching and embroidery is FLAWLESS!!! Beautiful accomplishment girl!!

Robin in New Jersey said...

Your Shabby Roses quilt is beautiful. I am making one also. I am presently stitching block #8 with plans to have it done this weekend and then start #9.

Tammy said...

WOW... whatever did you do with this quilt when finished? It's gorgeous and speaks to me!! Hugs. Tammy

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