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A Sunshine Day.

Posted on | May 11, 2014 | 16 Comments

What a beautiful start to Mother’s Day! The sun has been shining all morning  and looks like staying for the whole day. Couldn’t be better.

I managed to finally finish a  little wall hanging that had been waiting patiently for so long. It only needed the binding done,, but that was delayed because I could not find the fabric I had set aside for it.  I finally bit the bullet and bought another piece.  Should have done that ages ago.

Sunburnt Quilts - Bicycles

Love that blue sky!

I machine quilted in the ditch to stabilise the quilt, then did some hand quilting in the borders and sashing with Presencia perle thread.

Sunburnt Quilts - Bicycles

And also a little more hand stitching inside each block.

Sunburnt Quilts - Bicycles

I surprised myself with how much I enjoyed the hand quilting. Although I am not sure that I am ready for a whole full sized quilt.

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

Cheers, Karen

 

16 Responses to A Sunshine Day.

  • peg says: Beautiful......you have done a fantastic job...Happy Mothers day..
  • Sunnybec says: Really pretty! Yes.. I am still around LOL. xxx
  • Shez says: happy mother's day beautiful lady and i love this you are so clever Karen.xx
  • Denise in PA says: What a sweet wallhanging! I love the colors and the bit of hand quilting is a great touch. I want to try that big stitch quilting with the perle thread - I always like it when I see it. Happy Mother's Day!!
  • Rachaeldaisy says: Those skies are so blue!! and perfect for showing off your gorgeous mini quilt. I remember you started this ages ago. I love the bicycle fabric, it looks wonderful framed by the dots and your handquilting is like the cherry on the cake.
  • Fiona says: what a lovely quilt against the bluest sky..... the quilting shows it up perfectly... Hugz
  • sunny says: very nice! The quilting definitely 'makes' it. Now that you've bought more fabric for the binding, has the old fabric turned up??
  • Elaine/MuddlingThrough says: It looks wonderful, Karen! You did a great job on that precision quilting.
  • Kelly says: I love the bicycles! Is that a linen type fabric?
  • Bev C says: Hello Karen, What a lovely photo of your latest quilt hanging in the sun. The bicycle fabric is a fun fabric. Great to do some hand quilting as well. Happy days. Bev.
  • Linda Hanafee says: Hi Karen! What a beautiful quilt! Your hand stitching is so perfect - wow! Lovely finish!!
  • Anita says: Another nice finish Karen. I love the bicycle fabric and how cute are the swirls on the bike wheels. Lovely. Cheers, Anita.
  • Joan says: Here I am behind things again. Looks like I have missed a lot lately! I love your hand quilting. Does it add a wonderful element to your quilt. You can tell your a superior hand stitcher as your stitches are beautiful!
  • Frances says: Just catching up on my blog reading.....I love the cute wall quilt. It is so bright and fun!!! Also, bet your Grandson loves the bags for his trucks.
  • Linda King says: Your hand quilting looks fabulous. It suits the quilt! Hope you had a great mother's day!
  • Pauline says: Oh Karen, I love it!!! The bicycle fabric is sEw cute and the handquilting is perfect!! Fantastic job!! We are finally getting some warm weather...the nights have still been cool, great for sleeping. We are off to Canada tomorrow for 3 days, still have not listed the house, definitly procrastinating!! hugs, Pauline
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