Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Finishes

There are many things in life we start and finish.  Sometimes the time in between is short and other times the finish comes much later. As the summer comes to a close and we look forward to some cooler weather we have a few finishes we have looked forward to.

1. The first real crop of our peach tree!  Yes we have peaches!!  They are a bit on the small size but boy do they taste good. It's really the aroma of them that is intoxicating.


2. The Finish of my Supernova Quilt!!!  Lee over at Freshly Pieced put together such a wonderful quilt along. And though it took me a while longer to finish it, I am super excited that it now is finished!!! 

If you look at her original example you'll notice I choose many of the same colors.  I'm not that original, or maybe I just liked her's so much, I wanted one as close to it as possible.  


 I added some of my own touch with my name and date embroidered on the bottom corner. This pattern was a real stretch for me as I'd never worked on such a detailed block before.  I learned how important it is to stick to your 1/4 inch seams.  I also used my sewing machine to "quilt" this one, which was a first.  I love how the star pattern shows up on the grey back.  I can't remember all of the fabrics I used, but put together I love it!  I will definitely make this pattern again, I'm thinking maybe a red and white theme. I'm already collecting pieces. 

 It's all washed and ready for cooler weather. Now cooler weather get here!

Love having something on the back too! 

Other finishes on the horizon:
      - Our basement (hopefully before the next one)
     - This baby growing inside of me!



2 comments:

Mrs. Vanna Z said...

It turned out GORGEOUS Jennifer! Good job!!!

Madame Samm said...

I am in awe of this..I heart it, oh yes I do...lovely colors..love the whole design of it way to go..