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Customer Quilts 2015

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Slow Sunday stitching and stash report week 31

This is the first time in quite a while that I've had any hand stitching to share. But, I am so excited, because the hand stitching is for the binding and hanging sleeve of Cactus Rose, a Judy Niemeyer pattern. I'm sitting outside in the yard, on this glorious summer day to work on the hand stitching. I am beyond over the moon thrilled with how this turned out. There was a picture in my mind how it should look, but I wasn't sure I could get it there. It looks even better than I had hoped it would. And I couldn't just leave it with that teaser photo of it all curled up in my lap.

 Here's the whole thing, before binding.


  And here's a close up of one of the sections. I took the shape of the leaves and the flowers and just ran with it in the quilting in all different directions, with a few patches of pebbles thrown in here and there, just to break it up a bit. Then, I put a larger leaf shape in the outer border area, and put a few pebbles in the center of some of those leaves, also for added interest.






And here's a photo of the back.














 Some of the stash usage this week went towards the binding and hanging sleeve for this quilt. The rest went for living room french door curtains, and some borders for Meteor Shower.

Used this week:                       6.7 yards
Used this year:                      60.5 yards
Added this week:                    6 yards
Added this year:                    58 yards
Stash Busted:                             2.5 yards

I'm linking up this week to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching and Judy's Stash Report. And then, there is lots more stitching to be done on the binding and hanging sleeve to finish, hopefully by the end of today.









15 comments:

  1. wow! It's beautiful, Cathy! ~Melanie

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  2. Oh! I love this quilt. I don't recall seeing such a quilt before. VERY nice and the quilting too. Great job. Congrats on a wonderful finish.

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  3. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations on finishing it!

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  4. That quilt is gorgeous. I absolutely love the colors you used.

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  5. Oh Cathy! It's stunning! How could you not be excited about being this close to finished!

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  6. Another great finish! Can't wait to see it in person!

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  7. Cathy, That is absolutely beautiful. You should be thrilled at the outcome and I know you are glad you are almost finished with the binding.

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  8. WOW!!! Your quilt is absolutely fabulous...so much detail & the result is gorgeous. Enjoy finishing & using this one.

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  9. Oh my goodness Cathy...it is stunningly gorgeous!

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  10. Wow! You have a stunningly beautiful quilt.

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  11. It's gorgeous! And so exciting to be at the finish line... enjoy every stitch of binding :)

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  12. Wow...I would be over the moon with this finish too! Absolutely stunning! The quilting is spectacular. I love the leaves around the outside curve!!!

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  13. Wowzer, that is spectacular!

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  14. I'm behind on your posts. This. Is. Spectacular!

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