Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday: Scarred for Life

I have a finish to share, but I really had to dig deep this week to do any sewing.  As I was setting up to work on some stuff last Saturday, I moved my ironing board away from the wall a little bit.  The iron was on and of course it fell full on my left forearm.  I have a burn (an oozy, angry one) from my elbow to my wrist.  It hurts all the time.  All.  The.  Time.  I would take pictures of it, but Bridget informed me that "no one wants to see that," so I'll spare everyone.

On to The Finish!  This is one of the special order quilts from the nice lady at the Artisan Fair.  She wanted a "crib size" pumpkin seed (with the centers) using the fabrics she liked from one of my other quilts (French General Rural Jardin and I threw in some Rouenneries too).  Here is what I came up with:

I had a dark background for this because none of my quilt stores had much of either Rural Jardin or Rouenneries anymore.  I kind of like the contrast.

I also didn't have quite enough of the taupe fabric to make all the flowers the same.  Bah!  I found the same fabric in blue and used it in the corners.
Okay - you caught me.  It's not bound yet.

Here is the back.  You get a better idea of what a genius Dixie Anderson is looking at the back.  She found a pattern to mimic the pumpkin seed flowers.  I thought that was very cool. =)

That's all I've got today.  I feel good about it, too.  Go see what everyone else feels good about over at Amy's blog.

12 comments:

Karen said...

Looks just gorgeous. All that French General yumminess. Great quilting finishes it off just right.

Seams Inspired with Larri said...

It's beautiful! I love the colors. I'm one of those people who is morbidly fascinated by the scars of life. Take a picture! I wanna see that burn. :oP Hope it feels better soon. Stopping over from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

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KQuiltyBee said...

I continue to love this pumpkin seed pattern. Hope your burn feels better soon--I hate how they indeed hurt every moment regardless of distractions.

Cecily said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the pattern and the quilting is just stunning! I'm a new follower!

Leslie said...

this quilt is beautiful...buy youch!!! the burn...i know how bad that is. i had a few in a row a while back and it was killing me because they hurt so much.

Angelyn said...

It looks great!! Good job! (I think you should take a picture of your arm.) Have a great weekend! ;)

amylouwho said...

gorgeous as always!! I love the blue flowers in the corners and the dark background. It really sets it off well.

Haylee said...

I'm sorry to hear about your arm. Your blanket is absolutely beautiful. I love every bit of it.

trish said...

Just gorgeous and the quilting is beautiful!! :o)

Pokey said...

These fabrics have blended into the most beautiful of quilts! I love your piecing pattern, and the quilting!

Lappedamen said...

What a beutiful quilt. Very pretty and quilting.

Miri said...

Terrific finish! I really like the blue in the corners.

I've given you a Versatile Bloggers Award...I'm not sure you're into things like that but I thought it a good opportunity to introduce your blog to my readers.

Miri
http://milkandhoneyquilts.blogspot.com/2010/08/punch-needle-project-and-award.html