Monday, October 5, 2009

gift ready to give

Just in time for Canadian Thanksgiving (this weekend) I have this little table topper ready to give to my sister-in -law.
I had so much fun quilting this. I quilted a big target in the center, outline quilted the applique and added berries and leaves in the open areas. I had trouble choosing a fabric for binding and in the end I went with a brown print.
Here is a little close up of the quilting. I learned so much as I hand quilted my last couple projects that I think I might be ready to baste and start on my 4 block applique quilt I posted about here. I also need to get a new applique project started. I've so many ideas its hard to pick just one :0)
Happy Quilting!

14 comments:

Fiesta said...

janet it is beautiful. I am sure she will love it.

Crispy said...

Oh Janet, that is lovely!! I'm sure she will cherish it.

I'm very impressed with your bullseye quilting in the center...all those seams to go over, not an easy task!!

Crispy

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Nice lovely work! She'll love it!

Evelyn in Canada said...

That's beautiful! Do you design those quilts yourself? I'm so impressed.

I'm also hoping that one day your family will reach quilt saturation and you'll move further afield!

Karen said...

So sweet looking. This will make a wonderful gift. Thanksgiving already! I know Canada celebrates at a different time than in the USA but I did not realize it was that much earlier. Enjoy! Will you be having turkey?

Ginny Worden said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

Kathie said...

beautiful
what a lucky sil
LOVE the colors,!
Kathie

Rose Marie said...

A gorgeous mini and your applique and hand quilting is wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving!

Carrie P. said...

It is just beautiful and the circle quilting was one of the first things I noticed. I like that design. She will love it. And Happy Thanksgiving.

Suzie said...

A gorgeous little quilt, fine workmanship! Happy Thanksgiving!

Meredith said...

It turned out so well. What a nice gift. I am glad you are enjoying the hand quilting. I do hope you continue. You are doing a great job.

Janet said...

I hope your SIL loves it, the colours are very nice and the quilting is wonderful, I definitely think you should get on with the four block quilt, you are more than ready.

Karen said...

Beautiful little quilt and happy Thanksgiving!

P.S. Thank you for the nice comment about my CWB bird block on the CWB blog. :)

Sherri said...

This is absolutely beautiful..the applique' and the quilting!