Friday, February 10, 2017

Finish It Up Friday...Seasonal Projects Will Do

I have several finishes to share!  I couldn't share any of these until they had been shared else where :)
First, is one of my quilt guild project leader projects.  This is my seasonal project to be used in February!
Hearts really aren't my thing in quilting, but I kind of like how it turned out.  It is a really cute free pattern from Cluck, Cluck, Sew!
  For my March project I wanted something Celtic.  I found a free McCall's Quilting Celtic twist block.  I decided four of those blocks would make a nice wall hanging!
 The piecing went really quickly.  Putting the four blocks together really changed the focal point that I thought I would have seen.
 I wasn't in love with the fabrics and so I tried adding some "love" to this project through the quilting.  I added some Celtic knot type things in the center of each ring.
 I did all of those in a green thread and it just felt flat.  So I found a gold thread and did some more quilting in the centers of the knots and around each ring.  I think the color it added started to make it grow on me.

 The thing that made it pop at the end was the gold flange I added around the edge with the binding.  It just added enough contrast to make me like it!  Yay!
 I did make two other things last year that I never shared.  Pillows!  These were Christmas gifts for my aunt and cousin. 
 I asked them both about the other's color preferences in certain rooms and then got crackin'...only a few days before Christmas :S  Sometimes inspiration hits late in the game!
I like how they turned out and hope they do too!


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