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Monday, August 8, 2011

Challenge Completed

I did it, I finished it, well all but the label. I feel good about what I did, and I had fun. That's all that counts. After I'm done here, I'll slap a label on and ship it off. Ahhhhhh, it's nice to be done.
I'm really happy with my tree. I think it looks real enough. Maybe I should do it again and this time put a raven in it and no flowers. It would be perfect for Halloween!
After making these geese, I want to do more. But I don't have anything lined up. Just that UFO basket calling to me. If only I had two more hands and more time!
I think we all learn something from every quilt, or we should. I'm not talking regrets, just something we have discovered. Like we need to work more at our piecing. Like some people drive closer to one side than the other. We need to be aware of our habits and change the bad ones.
This time I learned that I should have turned the geese more in a circle. What I did was add two short rows and than two longer rows. I should have turned those last two geese in the long row so it looked like they were going around the block.
I also learned that I really need to watch that quarter inch. I can be too generous. I need to learn consistency.
And I learned that I do like embroidery and that I should do more of it.
What have you learned from your last quilt?

Oh yeah! I won a giveaway and I'm SO happy!
Last fall I bought a kit of the Saltbox fabrics. It was to make a small wall hanging. But here's the thing, I don't like it! And I never do what they tell you to. Unfortunately, this fabric was sold out and I hadn't seen it anywhere, as in local because I'm more into instant gratification. I knew I might get to this quilt sometime and I'd get mix other fabrics with it.
But Now I don't have to! I won Saltbox scraps from Thelma, of Cupcakes and Daisies! I'm so happy I can't wait to get started. I'll let you know when I do.

Take care, Brandie


Monica said...

It looks fabulous Brandie! And a Halloween one would be really cool too.

M and M plus 3 said...

Brandie, you did good girl, it looks wonderful! I'm like you I am generous on my seam allowances as well. I bought a new sewing foot that has an edge to hopefully help me.

LynCC said...

It's marvelous!!! And so personal with the blossoms material. You must really, really love it. :D

Library Gal Quilts said...

Just adorable Brandie! I really love it. I think you are right about learning as we go...but I don't sweat the small's the process that makes me happiest.

Linda said...

Amazing, Brandie! Truly amazing!! I love the quilting you did in the outer border! Congrats on your sweet win too!!

Carrie P. said...

Great job! Love the border quilting.