Monday, June 4, 2012

Finish Line

Hooray, I have a finish in June already!  Never mind I started it last year....shhhhh.  I did a remake of my Portholes, using some awesome beach fabric that Carrie sent me.

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The quilting and binding didn't go well...I had the wrong tension on my machine, and didn't realize it right away.  The blue around the portholes is a flange, love doing those.  Still need to wash it, I removed all the french knot flowers except in the window boxes and You Can Tell.  I hope the traces wash away.

The Portholes design is free (edit: no longer available).

I also received a package in the mail today, from my sweet friend O'Faigh.  Loads of lovely rick-rack for my sand pails quilt, which has been sorely neglected...two darling wooden buttons...and the sweetest pattern, pre-printed!

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As soon as I'm done with Shell's Irish Blessing, I'm going to start this...isn't it sweet?  And pre-printed means no tracing!  Thank you darling O'faigh!

I also got a package from Terry, bless her, she was cleaning out and thought I would like this...she was wrong...I LOVE it!

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I grew up seeing Aunt Martha's patterns everywhere, they hold a very special place in my heart, thank you Terry!

Today, I'm just running, but plan to stitch tonight on my Irish Blessing.  That one finish has spurred me on, I want more!  But I don't want to forget to enjoy the process, either.  After all, that's why we stitch, right?  I hope no matter what your hands are finding to do, you're enjoying the process too!

38 comments:

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your finish. That fabric is great for your Portholes. You look like you are planning to be busy with those stitcheries. Love those modern mushrooms.

Sharon said...

Yay for you! Great finish! I think the beach-y fabric looks fab with your Portholes.

What a wonderful gift from O'Faigh. Love those wooden buttons! And rick rack is always a Good Thing.

And yeah, I grew up with Aunt Martha too. I think I had to do some of those patterns when my Mom taught me to do embroidery. LOL Cute 'shrooms!

Brenda said...

Love your finish! The beach fabric is perfect. Never, never can have enough rick rack! Have fun with your stitching!

Fiona said...

The beach fabric looks perfect with your portholes.... great finish... and it looks like you have lots to keep you stitching for a while.... lovely parcels in the post...
Hugz

Jeanette said...

Your portholes look fab. Lovely gifties. I've finished the stitching of Irish Blessings. Just need to put it together now. :) Hugs,

Cheryl said...

A finish is a finish is a finish!!! Love your portholes and great mail for you!!!!!

Cheryl said...

A finish is a finish is a finish!!! Love your portholes and great mail for you!!!!!

Cyndi said...

I think your port holes look great, Allie...that beachy fabric is darling. And what nice gifts you received in the mail. Blog friends are awesome, aren't they? :o)

Have a great evening!

XOXO,

Cyndi

ladybelle1234 said...

Can't wait to see what you do with all that rick rack.

Mary said...

Wow that fabric is perfect for bordering your portholes - so summery. Can't wait to see more of the sand pails - I remember when you posted about them. The rick rack was so cute used for the handles.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

A finish????? What happened to the Scattered Stitches club??? Guess we'll have to throw a party! Finisher pays....giggle.

Carrie P. said...

Allie, love your portholes. So glad you had enough fabric to make the quilt. It looks great.
And look at all those very nice goodies. How sweet of those ladies.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Good finish!, don't you hate tension problems?

shez said...

wow lovely work Allie and Lyn is a sweetie.xx

MB in MI said...

This came out so nice, Allie. Well done!

Shari said...

Your portholes turned out great - love that fabric too. It's perfect. So you will have a bit of summer all year round. And love all that ric-rac - you will have fun with that!

Mama Pea said...

Doesn't matter when you started it. A finish is a finish any way you cut it! Way to go! What nice gifts, too.

I love flanges. That is really a great touch, Allie! I'm sure all will come out okay in the wash!

Marilyn said...

Ooh those Aunt Martha transfers look gorgeous. All lovely gifties there. And your portholes looks so good - well done on finishing it.

Michelle May said...

Way to go on a cute finish Allie!

Darlene said...

Adorable, Allie!

Sweet treats from good friends.

Darlene said...

Adorable, Allie!

Sweet treats from good friends.

Linda said...

What great patterns! I also grew up with Aunt Martha transfers. They are one of the old things that you can still find in the stores!

Dolores said...

Great job on your portholes Allie. I see you got some wonderful stuff from some special friends. Love those buttons.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love your Portholes, they have a real retro feel about them. You'll have fun times with that ric rac and those cute transfers.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

LOVE your portholes re-do!! And all your gifties...nice. :-)
Hugs
Jenny
xx

Joanne Lendaro said...

Portholes look fab!!! The ric-rack is great!! LOVE the colors she sent! Terry passing work your way? LOL!!

Caron Mosey said...

I think it looks great! I love doing embroidery...

Sandra :) said...

Love Portholes - very summery! Doesn't it feel magnificent to get a finish, YAY!

Terry said...

You're welcome Allie! And your portholes are so pretty! I still haven't stitched mine. One of these days! :0)

VivJM said...

Love your portholes - well done on your finish :-)

desertskyquilts said...

Love the Portholes finish - great beach fabric with it! Small stores in small towns still carry Aunt Martha's patterns. There's one in Lemmon, SD!

O'faigh said...

Hello Allie, your Portholes quilt is lovely....the ric rac was a great find...Hugs , O'faigh

Fleurette said...

What a wonderful finish Allie! perfect fabric and I love the blue flange, very nice.Lovely gifts too, the buttons are so pretty.

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Your portholes looks wonderful!

My husband bought a bunch of Aunt Martha patterns a couple years ago. He was using the paints to color them. I've been thinking about raiding his stash (since he hasn't touched them in many months) and make a quilt.

Sue from Cyprus said...

Hi Allie, like you, I've been feeling abit deflated and have been reading blogs but not commenting much. Hot weather has hit the brain I think!! Just wanted to pop by and say that I just LOVE the portholes. How cute! I have downloaded the patterns and will start very soon! Like you, I have fabric with shells and the flange and binding will be done with a wave-type of fabric. Great project and very achieveable!
Hugs, Sue from Cyprus x x x

Lauranie said...

ooooh...always love your portholes!! It looks so perfect with the beachy fabric!! Good finish!! xo

Ivory Spring said...

Love it, love it, love it!!!

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