Monday, February 20, 2012


Adjustments were made.  Too many to count.  That's okay, I am glad I did it in the end.

Iron on applique instead of turned under.

Pinned in place for hand quilting just as soon as my tendinitis lets up.

This Pam Kitty fabric is so beautiful.  Such a nice heavy cotton. The back is just as sweet as the front.

With quilting there are so many places to make mistakes.  All of them are so obvious to me. Lessons learned in cutting and pinning.  The best lesson learned...always try.


birdie blue said...

absolutely gorgeous, my friend.


Musings from Kim K. said...

Beautiful, Renee. I love the fabric selections. Just by the sneak peek, it looks perfectly YOU!

Anonymous said...

Love love love this fabric AND the quilt design - gorgeous! When I made my daughter's ruffled skirt the other week, it nearly drove me crazy, but like you, I refused to give up. She wore it to church the following Sunday :) Hugs ~ Mary

vivian said...

It looks wonderful.. you will be the only one noticing any imperfections.. we do not see them!
the colors are awesome.
such fun!

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, Renee...I love this darling quilt! Keep going...Don't be so hard on yourself. I love your choice of fabrics...Lakehouse is one of my favorites! I purchased several fat quarters of theirs recently. Thank you, my sweet friend, for sharing!

Into Vintage said...

It looks perfect to me and the little mannequin is such a sweet touch. Can't wait to see it when it's all done. You go, girl!!

donna said...

Your quilt is beautiful. You have done an awesome job. Love the dress form.

Shirley Hatfield said...

Don't the Amish purposely leave an obvious flaw in each quilt...because only God is perfect? It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful...and the process to be enjoyable. I made quilts for 17 years and each one had many flaws. =D Your color choices are bright and cheerful!

SLR said...

this quilt lOoks absolutely perfect to me! I love the Pam kitty morning fabrics...just darling!!

Kathy said...

Well it looks beautiful to my eyes and I am hoping that wrist is better very soon!!

GardenOfDaisies said...

What mistakes? It looks wonderful to me! You know what they say about quilts and mistakes? if you can't see the imperfection from the back of a horse going 40 miles an hour at midnight, then it doesn't matter. :-)

ImagiMeri said...

Hey Girlfriend,

This is lovely, and nothing wrong with taking the easier or less desirable route. With your talent, everything is always wondrous anyhoo!

If you haven't heard, using a paraffin wax dip is sometimes helpful for tendonitis. A lot of physical therapists use them specifically for this reason. You can even get your own home variety through some medical supply stores. It's not recommended to use a homemade version of a crockpot as it doesn't have the same heat control and you could end up hurting yourself or worse.

I'm sending healing thoughts for you.

God Bless, and big hugs,

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Oh my goodness! I am in love with this! I really wish that I would learn how to quilt!
I am following you on the new Linky tool now!

Unknown said...

That is really lovely well done you. dee x

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Looks amazing = love the colours.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Mecky said...

That is so cute. I love the fabric!

PamKittyMorning said...

OHMYGOSH so cute!

Judy Evors said...

absolutely gorgeous!love it

Ava said...

The fabric you have used is divine !! Gorgeous pattern too. I cannot see any mistakes...I'm too busy being envious of your obvious talent xx

Ruby Jean said...

So cute.... It looks PERFECT to me... Perfectly Adorable as well... :)