Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes - October Finish

Thanks goodness my ALYOF goal for October was to just quilt up this small wallhanging.  I am not sure I would have had much time to get anything bigger finished.

 A little backstory...this is another of the round robin quilts I made a number of years ago.  Myself and two other people were involved in making this one.  I needle-turned appliqued the two house blocks to start off the quilt.  The next recipient appliqued the lady in the middle and the "welcome" area.  Finally a friend who is a master at applique finished up with the leaves and the flowers along the bottom.

The blocks I made were influenced by a class I took with Tonye Belinda Phillips.  I wish I had more time in my schedule to work on this type of hand work.  I really enjoy playing with the whimsical shapes and unexpected fabrics.

BTW - Sorry about the bad pictures.  The weather is gray and rainy and it isn't supposed to get better for days.  Plus, I didn't really plan ahead.  After I got the piece all hung and level, I realized a big light fixture hung in the way of getting any decent photos.  ( Okay, I may have cussed a bit over that!)

Here is a close up of the flowers along the bottom.  I love the pieced appliqued leaves and the use of the Kaffe Fassett "Plink" fabrics for the flowers.

 I was originally going to give this to my neighbor but it is now hanging in my dining area, which is where I meet with my quilting clients.  
I guess she will just have to cross the street to my house to enjoy it!


So this is the 9th finish of the year that I have linked up for finishing my ALYOF monthly goals.   A big thanks to Fiber of all Sorts and Sew Bittersweet Design for helping me focus on getting all these older projects finished.

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Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Congratulations on getting your goal done for the month, and you can always gift it to your neighbor later if you want to change out your wall hanging art. :)

Jasmine said...

It looks great! I like where you are displaying it. You will probably find something else for your neighbor. :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is such a happy wall hanging! I think it looks perfect hanging in your dining area, I'm sure your neighbour wont mind crossing the street to see it.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I've been waiting for this finish!! LOVE IT!!!!

magistra said...

That is a very cute wall-hanging! I love it! And you made me laugh out loud when you said your neighbor would have to cross the street to enjoy it!

Kathy said...

I can see why you didn't want to part with it. It is absolutely darling!

Cheri the Quilting Nanny said...

Very nice. I am trying to find a wall hanging to make for my sewing room!

Carol said...

I love this quilt! It is perfect for your dining room - or mine.
Carol in Oregon

NachtPedalQuilts said...

Love this little RoundRobinQuilt ... these little lovely details ... Thank for sharing it! ;)))

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