Wednesday, November 2, 2011

a finish, need help to find, and a giveaway...


TA-DAH!! This is my October finish for OPAM.
Sign up now CLOSED!

Being part of One Project A Month has been a HUGE
(thanks Kris and Peg you are life-savers!)
help for me to get some of my unfinished projects competed.
And, to be more aggressive in actually getting quilts USEBLE.
I mean...they aren't really useable in kits or just as pieces for
a top...or as a lonely top waiting for a back.  Really? Well,
I guess I've been lying to myself for a LONG time!


It's a machine embroidered flower from...





I chose this thread...Superior's King Tut (sorry for the blur)
It blended fairly well on most of the quilt except the dark areas.

Oh...and hey, look!  I actually did a mitered corner!
Yeah, well, I know...that's what most of you do on a regular basis.
But, me...in the 37 years I've been binding quilts, I usually do
 rounded "corners".  (is that an "oxymoron"?)

The thread color blended very well on the back.
It's a good thing too!  I'm NOT that great of a machine quilter!




I'm trying this batting for the first time. I hope it looks good
 when I wash it.  There was no noticble difference while I was
quilting it on the longarm.

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HELP TO FIND

I blogged a few times back about some pin cushions I made.
And, a friendly blogger visited and asked me where I bought
this fabric.  Well, I went to check and see if there was
info on the selvedge and...nope.  =(  It's a fat quarter and
no selvedge left with information.
So...maybe one of YOU sweet visitors might
have a clue where we could find this fabric?

Please, either leave a comment, or email me if you have seen it...
 somewhere, a local quilt store or?
Any help would be appreciated  =)

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11 comments:

Sarah Craig said...

Your OPAM finish is beautiful, Annie! Great work!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A yummy quilt - love the thread choice and I think it gives texture to the dark - just lovely!

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful quilt! Love those deep, rich blues. The fabric you are looking for is adorable but I don't know where you can find it - sorry.

John'aLee said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love Hobbs Washable Wool. Especially if you are hanging a quilt at a quilt show...it doesn't show the fold lines! Plus..a quilt feels more like an old quilt after it is washed. Loved your colors!

Rebecca P said...

Very beautiful quilt you made, such wonderful bright colors. I love the cute flowers you appliqued.

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt, I love the flowers. That owl fabric is really cute but I've never seen it.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow...your quilt is just stunning...thank you so much for being apart of OPAM...

Hillbilly Tonya said...

That quilt is so pretty! I love the blue/black combo. I have some of that thread on my wishlist to start buying some and building up a supply. I am going through a complete change on thread. Just gotta build up!

I will go visit the new blog. Always willing to help out newbies! Love your fiber button. So cute! I can't tonight but I will work on adding buttons to the book blog this weekend.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Annie! Well done on finishing your quilt for October's OPAM finish!! It looks FABULOUS and will be a lovely splash of colour in the cold winter months when things get a bit grey. Glad you're enjoying being part of our OPAM fun ... isn't it a lovely way to have a worldwide 'cheer-squad'! :0) Enjoy your finishing - Bear Hugs! KRIS

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MulticoloredPieces said...

I hate to be redundant, but WOW! Something about those blues and purples makes that flower quilt smashing! Congrats on finishing.
best, nadia