Monday, January 23, 2012

I Love it When a Finish Comes Together!

Especially when it's a UFO! Embroidery 101 is done! Woo-hoo! I finally got the binding on which was the last thing I needed to do. It's still raining and dreary outside so I'm stuck with inside pics.


I did straight line quilting around the blocks 1/4" from each seam except the insides of the white immediately around the embroidered squares. Those I hand stitched with embroidery thread.

I also finished block number 3 of the Carpenter's Wheel for my personal bed quilt.
I took it on the neighbor's fence at dusk so it's not the greatest pic but I'm loving them anyway! Here are the three I have so far.
I also tried them on my bed so I can start figuring out how I'm going to put these together. I'm trying to decide whether to do sashing and just do a sashing type border (maybe two). The other option I'm playing with is no sashing within and maybe do a thin line around the edge. Then maybe outline the outside of the quilt with pinwheels and white blocks. I may have to draw it out so I can get a better idea. I actually think there is a version of this block in my Quilt Design Wizard so I may be able to try it out there. Stay tuned as I will probably need opinions! Until then, here is how they look on my bed.
"without sashing"
or "with sashing"
I'm also going to have to wait and see about the block with black in the center. I want to make sure it doesn't overpower the quilt. There is brown fabric as well so I think I'm safe.

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

9 comments:

Jennifer said...

I got mine finished too! Let's call it a tie! Now if this rainy weather goes away, I'll get some pictures too! BTW, I really like your carpenter blocks. I think with sashing.

Linz said...

The embroidery quilt looks wonderful!!! Congratulations on a great finish!!

And I am loving the blocks! I would probably do sashing, but it would looking amazing either way!! Congrats! (I didn't realize how large the blocks were! How many will you need total?)

Mrs.Pickles said...

congrats on the finish it looks great. The carpenter blocks are very beautiful!

Cassie said...

Your embroidery 101 quilt looks great! I love the hand quilting around the center! And the carpenters blocks look fabulous. I would probably go with no sashing so that it makes the secondary block where they meet...but it would look good either way :) not that you asked for opinions yet....

M-R said...

Yay for finishing your Embroidery quilt. It looks great!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Congrats on a fantastic finish! Love the new blocks you are making :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

The embroidery quilt is fantastic! The blocks look great too, although I agree about the black - I'm sure the brown will help :)

The Thompsons said...

I love the fun back of your embroidery quilt, and those carpenter blocks are beautiful! I don't think I realized they were that big until you put them on the bed- I love them!

Jenniffier Kramer said...

Congrats on the finish!