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!