Thursday, June 28, 2007

Presenting...


The Kimono quilt top. I apologize for the dark photo, but it's been raining here again, so I have little to no good daylight. I am so pleased to have the top finished. I started this quilt on March 13, 2004. I took a class at my LQS on paper-piecing and this is the quilt we learned how to make. I was able to complete one block in the class, so the rest were done on my own. The green one in the center was my first block. As I may have mentioned, all the fabrics were chosen individually. Here's a closeup of one of the blocks, so that you can better see the sashing and border fabric. The sashing fabric is black with gold speckles, and the border fabric is black with gold outlined cherry blossoms.


I've been stitching some, as well. I finished stitching a gift (I know, shock, I never stitch gifts). I have been stitching along on my block for the Neighborhood RR and I've also made some progress on Tesori. It is difficult to get a lot of stitching in on this, since it's a secret project. I may have to start sneaking downstairs in the middle of the night while Eric's sleeping. But, here is my progress so far. As soon as I finish that inner border, I'll be able to start stitching the actual block. This one is Veneto.


After knitting about three hours or so on my Homespun Wrap, I ripped the whole thing out. I have no problem with knitting, but if I'm purling I have to really pay attention to what I'm doing. Since I was also attempting to watch Sopranos, it got ripped out. I'll start over again this weekend maybe. It's pretty disheartening to have to do that, but as with my stitching, if it's not right, I rip it out and fix it.

I am grateful for afternoon plans.

30 comments:

Juls said...

Absolutely amazing!!!!! The quilt is beautiful! I always wanted to learn quilting but never seemed to find the time or had enough patience! Congratulations!
Love your other projects as well!!!!

Melissa said...

WOW!!! You're quilt top is amazing. You did a beautiful job on it.

Vonna said...

THAT is stunningly beautiful Michelle! WAY TO GO! It will be gorgeous with your DHs samuri swords! LOVELY!

Isabelle said...

It is gorgeous Michelle, congratulations!

Barbara said...

WOW that looks INCREDIBLE!!!

Ranae said...

Beautiful quilt top. Congrats!!

Anna van Schurman said...

Faaaaaaaaaaaaabulous! That quilt top is great.

Anna van Schurman said...

Faaaaaaaaaaaaabulous! That quilt top is great.

Christine said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Michelle! Congratulations!!

Jenna said...

Oooooooooooh... Michelle, the kimono quilt top looks absolutely fabulous. Well done!

Dawn said...

The quilt top is stunning! Wonderful job:)

Carla said...

Your kimono quilt looks wonderful!! Great job!

Stitch Wizard said...

Wow your quilt is just really beautiful Michelle! I too have always wanted to learn to quilt but never got the opportunity! Your round robin is really pretty as well! Debby :)

KarenV said...

Your quilt top is wonderful Michelle - great job! :)

Cheryl said...

Wow, it looks so great! Congrats! Love your stitching too

Sally said...

Wow that looks stunning! You did a wonderful job on it.

Carol said...

Your quilt is fantastic!!

BeckySC said...

It's just wonderful :)

Bev said...

WOW!! i love your quilt, it is stunning, congratulations!!!

Jenn said...

Beautiful!! you did a great job!!

Sharon said...

Michelle, your quilt is to die for! Great job!

Lina said...

WOW! That quilt is amazing! You did a great job!

Katrina in NZ said...

Hi Michelle, your quilt top is simply stunning, well done on finishing such a gorgeous design.

Karin said...

Gorgeous quilt top! Congrats.

Rosemary said...

Wonderful quilt! Whooooo!

lena-lou said...

What a stunning quilt :) Just beautiful!
Enjoy your week

Michele said...

woo hoo!!! congrats on the finish .. it is lovely!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your quilt top is stunning, congratulations.

Svenja said...

The quilt top is beautiful! I love the Asian themed fabrics you used!

tkdchick said...

Wow your Kimono quilt top is just awesome!