Monday, April 26, 2010

A finish and my beautiful tulips....

I finished my hand quilted table topper. I am very pleased with myself. I had a hard time at the beginning of this project. I struggled with the borders and ended up tearing it apart and putting plain borders on it. Then, I thought....it's too plain. So I decided to hand quilt it. That way it would have a bit more personality. I really love how it turned out. I signed my name at the back and embroidered it, instead of putting a label on it. This is a gift for a friend and it will be traveling to the other side of the world tomorrow. It is finally going in the mail. I hope my friend likes it.

It was so nice and warm here today. I worked in my flower bed and decided to take a picture of some of my tulips. I love spring and when my tulips start to bloom it just makes me so happy. Aren't they beautiful?

I hope you all had a good day. I hope to get more sewing done this week. We will see how it goes.

Hugs

Ariane

15 comments:

henny said...

Aah..finally finished. Love this lovely quilting lines. Handmade...wow! Have you given yourself a gift for this ? :)

Laurel said...

It's beautiful! Love the handquilting.

Barb said...

just wonderful!!

Ida13 said...

It's beautiful. I love tulips as well.

a good yarn said...

Your tulips are very pretty (my favourite) but the table topper is stunning! Some lucky soul is in for a surprise. The hand quilting is amazing. It's much too nice to use on a table. I'd hang it on the wall. You have put a lot of work into this piece Ariane and it shows. Ann :-)

retdairyqueen said...

Your friend will definately love it
Tulips are gorgeous
So Much colour

joan said...

Your hand quilting is absolutely gorgeous! What a treasured gift! And your tulips ..Yeah "Spring is in the Air".

Amy said...

What a labor of love. Your friend will be stunned!

Dresden Quilter said...

I am really getting selfish now. I would love to say your friend will hate it and that you should just give it to me. Your friend will absolutely love it, and the tulips are gorgeous. They are my favourite flower. I really need to start hand quilting.

AllyB said...

A beautiful piece! And kudos on the great photo.

Catherine said...

I love your table topper Ariane. Good on you for persevering with it. The handquilting really lifts it and gives it great texture. Beautiful photo of your tulips too!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The table mat is beautiful and I'm sure the recipient will love it!

Shawn said...

Your table mat looks great Ariane, wonderful work with the quilting, I don't know which side I like better, front or back. I think your friend will be very pleased!!

Cris A said...

just gorgeous!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh it is wonderful. Hand quilting makes a huge difference.