Friday, August 13, 2010

A finish day

I worked on  the bargello today, sewed on  the binding (used the same fabric as the border) and tacked down the sleeve...it is officially finished! The binding is not my favorite part to do, so sometimes I procrastinate. (So I'm really proud of myself.)

I then got to work on this landscape wallhanging I started several years ago after a trip to Canada to see my sister. I found the pattern in a shop there and enjoyed learning how to do this type of applique. I hand quilted it, but was never sure if it was finished. You know the feeling? 

So it has been sitting here for a few years like that. In fact, last year I hung it by my sewing machine in hopes that I would be inspired to finish it. So today I got it down, chose  a binding (it is all of 17" x 24") and sewed it and a sleeve on. I then decided to do a little more quilting, but did it with invisible thread and my machine.

These are closeups of the handquilting.

You are probably sick of seeing the bargello, but here is the proof the binding is done. You will have to take my word for it that the sleeve is sewn down...

11 comments:

JustCindy said...

Great finishes. I for one never tire of seeing the bargello.

quiltingnana said...

doesn't finishing something give you a great feeling...both projects are lovely

Fiesta said...

Both are gorgeous finishes Jean. Congratulations

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Do I know the feeling? YES....INDEED. I have a fish wall hanging with the same issues and I need to just get it done!!

You've done a great job and I really like the wall hanging.

The quilt is really nice and I'm glad I did not have to help piece all of those together...lol.

Smiles,
Kelly

Barb said...

both quilts are fabulous!!

Exuberant Color said...

You are on a roll. maybe another one will pop up and say 'finish me' too.

Chris H said...

I have done a few Landscape Wallhangings, loved doing them too.
Your's is gorgeous, bet you are glad to finally get it done!

The Quilting Pirate said...

WOO HOO! Congrats on finishing the bargello...I see your kitty approves of your finish project as well :)

Vivian said...

The bargello is lovely. They're always such an impressive quilt when the cutting and sewing and fabric placement works its magic.
Your landscape wallhanging is impressive with the hand quilting.

Lexi said...

Wow the Bargello is amazing!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Is this a Hilary RIce pattern? I made something similar and finished it in February...it was fun.
Your quilt is gorgeous!