Saturday, June 9, 2012

TWO FINISHES THIS WEEK

I decided to get two small projects finished.  The first one is the Liberty Cross Stitch that I just finished.  I wanted to finish it up so it wouldn't be languishing in the closet for a couple years.  I sewed borders on it and then sandwiched it like a quilt, did some stitching and bound it so I can hang it on the wall.  I know the orange "Union" border is civil war fabric, and the cross stitch says 1776, but I liked how it looked.  Hee Hee!  It was a perfect match!



The second project is a pillow that I put together.  The stitchery was something that I got from Australia - Lynne Anderson is the designer - and I traded some fabric for it, I think.  It's been a while.  I stitched it about 2-3 years ago and it has been in the closet ever since.  I found some fabric and rick rack in my stash and it didn't take too long.  Both were finished in a day.  Woo Hoo!!

I have also been doing a lot of quilting and finished quilting my Kaleidoscope quilt - just have the binding to sew on, so I think I'll get it finished this weekend.  Wow!  I'm getting close to moving on to another project!  I want to get my king size QAL quilt finished - I just need to finish the borders and then I can sandwich it and start on that quilting.

I also have some secret projects that I need to work on this summer.

Have a great weekend!  I'm off to a coffee shop to knit baby caps!

9 comments:

Lori said...

Both of them are so pretty! Love the orange CW border too!!

---"Love" said...

You are putting me to shame. Both those projects are so special! On the first one, just think that it truly was because of Liberty that the Union was formed! That will explain the combination, won't it? Can't wait to see what else you are working on! ---"Love"

Karen said...

The pillow you made is adorable. The rickrack trim around the stitchery is a cute added touch.

Janet O. said...

They are both great projects. I really like the orange border on "Liberty", too. Seems to belong there! : )

quilt32 said...

I have some of that Union fabric, too. I think it can be used for a lot of occasions, not just Civil War items. The cross-stitch piece is great.
Lillian
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Beth said...

The Cross stitch piece looks so perfect with the fabrics you finished it with. Love the pillow. I saw Lynn at Quilt market. Her designs are so cute.

Marsha said...

The cross stitch is so pretty, I think the fabrics look great with it! The stitchery is beautiful, too. I love those colors. Have a wonderful weekend!

a good yarn said...

delightful projects as always Ruth! I'm looking forward to seeing the Kaleidescope quilt. ann :-)

Liriopia said...

Love your stitching, Ruth. Both projects look fabulous!

Liri