French Bouquet: Sneak Peeks

Remember these fabrics I had shown you a couple of weeks ago in my red & green post? They are from RJR‘s Fancy Hill Farm collection. I think they are just released — it is another winner by Robyn Pandolph. I especially like the reds in the collection:

Here is a sneak peek of what I have done with the fabrics:

I had a dingbat moment with this project — I was very proud of myself at 1am one night this week for getting the project done. On the way downstairs to show my husband my latest “checked off” project, I noticed that something was amiss, QUITE amiss actually! One of the inner borders was 1/4″ larger than the rest. Keep in mind, this thing was already quilted, and all is left was the binding! I didn’t know whether to cry or scream or jump off a cliff!!! So I sat and took out every single stitch on the border to free up that section for me to re-piece the inner border with the right measurement, thinking that whole time I was such a dingbat!

Here you can see the scaling of the quilting. I love to do micro and dense quilting – in fact, I am passionate about it although I don’t get the opportunity to do it very much due to the time factor:

The center motif is adapted from an old Persian motif “prettied” up with some feathers:

Here you can see my “puffed up” flowers because of the wool batt I used:

And here is my home-machine version of McTavishing outside the wreath:

Before I leave, I want to thank you for all your comments on my doll post — armed with some “horror” cute doll stories, I am looking forward more of Baby’s destruction adventures! ;) Baby is not all destruction. She brought this home for me when she returned home from her walk with Daddy. I thought I would share it with you to top off my “bouquet” project:

Thanks for stopping by. I always love your comments. I look forward to visiting you back. Have a wonderful weekend. I shall see you next Monday!

35 thoughts on “French Bouquet: Sneak Peeks

  1. What BEAUTIFUL work you do! I am amazed at how well your photos showed what you’ve done. This is really, really pretty….and that sweet little daisy is precious, too. Mommies need those often!

  2. I love the flowers and the dense quilting. I’m sorry about the mishap — evidently that happens even to the best of quilters such as yourself. What a sweet flower from Baby!

  3. Wendy – Your quilting is to die for …absolutey Stunning!!! I love what you have done. You would be the most prolific quilter I know!! What an error to have found and how wonderful that it was able to be corrected…even though it must have been heartbreaking at the time. Fantastic work!!

  4. Fixing that border is where your talent and professionalism come into focus. Little things like that are what put my projects on hold and they somehow never get finished because of it. Your quilt is splendid ~ as all of your quilts are!
    And baby is most precious! What a sweet gift ~ with it’s whole stem and all the petals, too! ;~P
    Be Blessed!

  5. Oh Wendy, each project you do I think I love it the best – then you do another one and I love IT the best – this is just stunning! But oh the agony of unquilting and unsewing.
    Awww….baby brought you a flower! How special is that!!!!!

  6. not faboulos ..incredible !
    I love it …what a beautifulk color..the roses ( i love them..) and also your work..mamma mia!!! Ok Ok when I can came to you for learn something..???!!!
    warm hugs wonder Wendy !
    Ciao Monica

  7. Thank you for your kind words about my Caterpillar quilt! Let’s hope I don’t mess it all up today with my machine quilting… :-)

    I’m going to have to get some of that Aurafil thread. I noticed you used a silk thread on top for your pillow project in Through the Needle and that gives such a pretty sheen, too.

    I would definitely be interested in any tutorials from you — do you ever teach “real life” machine quilting classes? I took a hand quilting class with Didi McElroy about 7 years ago and even though I had books and videos and thought I knew what I was doing, it amazed me how much better my hand quilting got after taking that class. I would be willing to travel to take a machine quilting class from you, so let me know if you’re ever teaching a class at a machine dealership, guild, or quilt show.

    Are you familiar with the book, “The Quiltmaker’s Gift” by Jeff Brumbeau? It’s a picture book for children about a quiltmaker whose quilts are so beautiful that “some people said there was magic in her fingers. Some whispered that her needles and cloth were gifts of the bewitched. And still others said the quilts really fell to earth from the shoulders of passing angels.” I was reading that to my son last night after I looked at your beautiful quilting photos, and it made me think of you!

  8. Incredible quilting! You quite take my breath away!! And what a lovely quilt – the colors are great! Sorry to hear about the mishap – I know how disheartening that can be. I tell my beginning quilters that the Amish quilters work a “mistake” into their quilts on purpose, and call it “sparkle” – their own little spark of individuality. It helps my beginners accept the mistakes they can’t change! They almost enjoy showing off their “sparkle”!!

  9. I always know when I click on the link to your blog that I’m about to see something fantastic. Your quilting is just incredible! Can’t wait to see the end product! :-)

  10. It’s looking like a Christmas quilt with all those reds and greens in it. Too lovely! YOu do amazing quilting work! You are brave for taking out all those stitches and fixing the border. I don’t know if I could of done it… :o(

    But in the end it was all worth it!

  11. Ummm, just real quick I was wondering…

    Next time you go out into the World would you see if you could pick up some talent along the way? Home-machine McTavishing. What are you thinking. Get some talent woman. And while you’re at it see if you can find a sweet little gentle heart for that little girl, too, k?

    Lovely and delightful hugs, *karendianne. hoping the smart*** silly is coming thru.

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