A Few Finishes

I have been hibernating to finish out this crazy winter!   At long last most of our snow is melting.  Chicago (Chi-beria) is now beginning to thaw. We have had a few warmer days, but not enough!  However, I did finish a few things while keeping warm.

My yellow whole-cloth quilt is now complete.   I finished doing the trapunto work a few weeks ago.   I am in love with the quilt and am so sorry it took me SO LONG to finish it.   My thanks to Tim Latimer whose beautiful hand quilting and exquisite trapunto inspired me to complete this.  Please visit his blog to see his work.

Yellow Whole Cloth Finished

Next I finally did the “finishing” of two Christmas ornaments I did a while ago. I made some for friends for Christmas and liked them so much I made a couple for myself.   I KNOW that the photo background is not exactly a “christmasy” background, but my quilt was JUST SITTING THERE waiting to be photographed again!  Note…the red on the ornaments is really red…not orange!  (Both ornaments are Little House Needlework patterns.)

Xmas Ornies Jan 2014

And last but not least is an Easter ornament that I love. I have a couple more in the works but they are not completed yet.  This ornament is from a Prairie Schooler  leaflet entitled “Folk Eggs.”

Easter Egg 1

Does anyone out there have the pattern from Prairie Schooler called “A Prairie Garden“?  It is rather old.   I wondered if anyone out there would be willing to sell me theirs?   Please let me know if you have one for sale or trade.

During the last blog hop I was lucky enough to be the recipient of some very nice gifts from Joyce at “Joyces Love of Life” blog.   Please visit her here.   She has a LOT of lovely cross-stitch projects in the works!    Thank you again Joyce for the lovely gifts.


Others things have been in the in my studio, but my wonderful lovely Husqvarna sewing machine is in for repair at the moment.   Hopefully it won’t be TOO expensive for the repairs.    I was working on a king size red and white quilt and it just up and quit on me!    Oh the pain!    But then my hand stitching is getting caught up, so I shouldn’t complain!

Hope the Spring Solstice scares away the frigid north winds and lets the balmy breezes blow up from down south!

Amities, Averyclaire


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jackie
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 19:44:52

    Oh my! Your whole cloth quilt is GORGEOUS! You really did a nice job with it. I love your ornament finishes too but it’s the PS Easter ornament on the black fabric that really gets me. It’s so cute!


  2. timquilts
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 19:48:35

    Your whole cloth quilt is beautiful!!!


  3. nsturgill
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 23:31:27

    Beautiful whole cloth quilt! Congratulations


  4. Annie
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 06:07:05

    What a stunning quilt! Your work is so perfect. Love your ornaments too, real cuties.

    I sure hope spring is really on it’s way. They are still talking about possible snow next week here. I’ve had enough!


  5. Margaret
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 08:23:36

    Your quilt is gorgeous! Beautiful work! Love the ornaments as well. I hope spring is here soon — for real as well as in name.


  6. Southpaw Stitcher
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 13:40:28

    Such beautiful projects, but you know I expect nothing less from you! I hope you get the call that your machine is ready “tout de suite.”


  7. Loretta Tulke
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 16:27:11

    Absolutely beautiful. It is a joy to look at the pictures so you’ve given me a gift, too!! Love to you! Loretta


  8. Your lil sis, Barb!
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 23:10:14

    I love all your new creations sis, but you always put everything you have into it! Thanks for sharing. I also hope the weather gets warm again. Hugs


  9. Claudine Beaurenaud
    Mar 20, 2014 @ 10:06:15

    Bravo, I like very much.


  10. Anne Leonas
    Mar 22, 2014 @ 16:49:56

    Your work is absolutely beautiful! An amazing fiber artist!


  11. Catherine
    Mar 23, 2014 @ 02:53:01

    I think your whole cloth quilt is my most favourite quilt ever. I am awe struck!


  12. Linen Stitcher
    Apr 05, 2014 @ 16:20:00

    I just found your blog through the Flying Fingers Plus blog, and your work is beautiful! I am also a fan of Prairie Schooler designs, and I happen to have an extra copy of the “Prairie Garden” book that I would be willing to sell or trade. If you’re still interested, please contact me at the e-mail you’ll receive with this comment. Or leave a comment for me at my blog: linenstitcher2.wordpress.com.


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