Monday, August 28, 2017

Weekend Stitching: Finishing Blooms

It's been heartbreaking to watch what's happening along the coast of Texas.  We lived south of Houston during Allison and Rita.  We have friends and co-workers that live there now.  Thankfully we've heard from most of them and they were dry as of last night.  We are praying that they stay that way and for the weather forecasts to improve.  

I didn't get much sewing time in on Saturday, but made up for that on Sunday afternoon.  Binding Blooms and Butterflies was finished up earlier in the week, but I didn't get any photos till yesterday. 

 Blooms and Butterflies
Back Porch Bloom block by Lea Anne Brummett, setting by Kate
Started:  5/29/2016,  Finished:  8/24/2017

I'm keeping this one.  It's going to be my new cuddle quilt for the recliner.  Trudy did a great job with the quilting.  She did both blooms

and butterflies

as part of the quilting motifs.  I'm really happy with the red plaid backing.  These 1930 reproductions have been in the stash for about 10 years, so it's nice to see some of them make their way into a finished quilt.  Blooms and Butterflies was started as part of Podunk Pretties Back Porch Blooms quilt along. I tried really hard to resist starting this project, but when Lea Anne added butterflies to one of her free patterns from the quilt along, resistance was futile.  It didn't take me long to come up with my own quilt setting using her bloom block.  

Blooms and Butterflies is my second finish from my 2017 Finish Along third quarter list and my sixth finish overall for 2017.  The best I've ever managed is seven finishes in one year.  I might beat that this year.  

Linking up with 
Main Crush Monday
Monday Design Wall
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2017 Finish Along (Third Quarter) 


Ramona said...

I love this design in the reds and blues. It's just beautiful. I'd be keeping this one, too! Great finish.

Alison V. said...

This is so pretty! The quilting is perfect for it.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

It's been fun to see the progression of this quilt and I'm so happy for you that it is now a finish! It is a beautiful quilt.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Kate,
What a nice job you did on this quilt. The quilting is really nice as well - it really makes it look cuddle worthy. ~smile~ Roseanne

Barbara said...

It turned out just perfect. I love the plaid backing.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful and wonderful quilting ~ ^_^


Quiltblocksandmore said...

I don't blame you for keeping this one for yourself. It's perfect!


Do love those colors and plaid backing--neat quilting on the quilt too--and yes it does look like a great cuddle quilt--
enjoy the moments, di

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Your Blooms and Butterflies quilt looks terrific! Congrats on a great finish.

make.share.give said...

So cute! The butterflies are perfect!

Shasta Matova said...

I am heartbroken over the weather events in Texas as well. Your quilt is so beautiful. Congrats! All those pretty butterflies fluttering around the flowerpots are wonderful.

Jennifer said...

Congrats on the finish - lovely quilting on it. I've been watching the news closely all weekend - I grew up in Southwest Houston so still have lots of friends in the area, most of them with dry homes. It is so sad to see and it sounds like it will continue for several days. I hope they have relief soon.

Sophie Zaugg said...

Congratulations on this lovely quitl ! Thanks for participating in 2017 FAL, visiting on behalf of the cheerleading team.

Dottie Doodle said...

Really lovely!