It’s Off the Frame!

I had GREAT fun this past weekend with the Grow Your Blog Party.   I have met SO MANY wonderful people and have seen such exquisite work and great blogs!   Thank you very much to Vicki of 2 Bags Full for coordinating this.  I am quite sure it was an overwhelming amount of work!   Looking forward to seeing more of the beautiful work that I saw last weekend.

Yellow Whole Cloth - Copyright

Yes…my yellow whole cloth quilt is almost completed.  I took it off the frame last week, squared it up and put on the binding.  Then it was soaked and washed (to get all the pencil marks out).  I love the look of it being all crinkled up nicely just like an antique quilt!  To be honest, I was TERRIFIED that some of the pencil marks might not come out.   This was a quilt I had begun years ago and stuffed in a drawer until last spring.  I took it out re-marked some of the lines and finished hand quilting it a couple of weeks ago.  Luckily all  of the pencil lines disappeared.  I am working now on trapunto-ing the flowers and leaves (corners and center circle). It is not taking as long as I thought it might…goes rather quickly.   Ahhh….I will be able to check another UFO off of my list!  I am in love with this new addition to my quilt collection!

U make my heart happy 1

Also finished this small cross-stitch done on 32 ct. linen, finished with twisted pearl cotton and has a wool back. The pattern is from Homespun Elegance and is called “You Make My Heart Happy.” I made this small gift for a dear friend who lives in France, Maggy, for her birthday.  It can be used as a pincushion, a door hanger or a small wall hanging.  She received it in the mail last week and loved it.

Thanks again to all of you who stopped in to visit my blog during the blog hop…and to all those to signed up as regular visitors. I am delighted and honored.
I hope to see more of your lovely work soon.

Amities, Averyclaire


16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Catherine
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 15:22:30

    Your whole cloth quilt is so beautiful. Probably the nicest quilt I’ve seen. I so admire all that had work and skill


  2. Anne
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 16:10:58

    Your quilt looks lovely! I can hardly wait to see it in person.


  3. Peg B
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 17:38:43

    It’s absolutely beautiful, did you hand quilt it all, amazing. The hanger is very pretty.

    Peg x


  4. Sheila
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 18:22:00

    Beautiful quilt and the little hanger is sweet !


  5. Southpaw Stitcher
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 19:29:23

    Woo-hoo! Isn’t it great to take a UFO, upgrade it to a WIP, and then complete it? Makes the finish all the more sweet. Gorgeous quilting, and your pillow is adorable!


  6. Elizabeth Janzen
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 20:24:15

    Oh my goodness, your quilt is beautiful. The two narrow sashing colours, along with the border print, work so very well with the soft gentle yellow of the quilt centre. The addition of trapunto-ing the flowers is inspired. It’s the perfect finishing touch to the quilt. Congratulations!

    The small cross stitch project is also very pretty. The added detail of the lace and the pearl beads is perfect.


  7. Margaret
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 22:44:40

    What a gorgeous quilt! Just lovely! Love your stitched finish as well!


  8. Sanderella's Crochet
    Jan 30, 2014 @ 00:17:39

    Beautiful work on your quilt, and I love that little pillow/door hanger….so sweet!! Enjoyed my visit!! Sandy


  9. Judith
    Jan 30, 2014 @ 00:37:44

    gorgeous quilt ♥


  10. Suzie
    Jan 30, 2014 @ 00:41:23

    Hi there,

    I’m still plodding through the links for the GYB party and have just landed on your lovely blog. Your work is just lovely, I wish I could get back into cross stitching. My brain just doesn’t want to concentrate on it at the moment.

    I have a small blog at which I’d love if you visited – I mostly quilt and crochet though I do like to try many things.

    Thanks again for participating in the GYB party – it’s so much fun to meet new people.

    All the best



  11. Kathleen C
    Jan 30, 2014 @ 14:35:10

    I saw your quilt on facebook and had to visit your blog. The quilt is one of the loveliest I’ve ever seen! And of course your stitching is wonderful . congratulations!


  12. Carol
    Jan 30, 2014 @ 19:20:33

    What an incredible quilt–such lovely colors you’ve chosen to use. And I love the little cross stitched piece so much–the lace is such a nice finishing touch 🙂


  13. Jackie
    Jan 30, 2014 @ 22:33:06

    Love, love, love you wholecloth quilt. Your quilting is amazing and I especially like the flowers.


  14. Janine
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 06:54:40

    Your quilt is stunning. Congrats on so much beautiful work. I love your cross stitch gift too. Thank you for visiting my blog 🙂


  15. Marti
    Feb 06, 2014 @ 16:59:00

    Your quilt is gorgeous! I love to hand quilt and can only imagine the amount of time that took. I’m glad your pencil marks came out. I’d be fearful of that too.


  16. KerryCan
    Feb 12, 2014 @ 15:45:00

    I love to see people hand quilting! The guild I’m in is almost entirely focused on machine quilting and it makes me a little sad . . .


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