Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Ta-Dah!





I finished my CQ project inspired by Sharon's 100 details series. It was a fun project, and I enjoyed trying out different embellishment techniques and basically experimenting with how much embellishment a piece of fabric will bear. The other good thing about CQ is that it entitles you to be in a continuous collecting mode. I'm now on a perpetual search for interesting buttons and threads. I've also collected a few interesting neckties to use in the sample for Sharon's on-line CQ class.

I'll hang this one on the wall, as I don't have a baby grand piano to drape it on. It would be nice on a small table, but the cats would think it's a new platform for them to lay on and survey their domain.

Things are good on the home front. Alex is working and going to school and singing with his band. Allie has just been offered a full-time (but temporary) job doing data entry. She is interested in doing office work so this is her chance to try it out and see if going to college isn't such a bad idea after all. I'm waiting to get my car fixed, working on my Japanese ladies quilt, and I've collected fabric for a new quilt I want to make as a birthday gift for myself. It's pink and green. I'll post pictures of the fabric as soon as I get my camera back from Allie. Everytime I go to use it I have to ask her for it back.

14 comments:

May Britt said...

This was beautiful. You have done a great work on this one. Inspires me!!!

debraspincic said...

Well look at you rock and roll with the CQ!! This is a lovely piece of artwork from your talented fingers! Puts me and my piece to shame. . .but I will be back!

Which class are you taking from Sharon? I signed up for the Stitch Sampler.

Maddie Can Fly said...

Gorgeous! Thank you so much for posting the finished picture -- I really enjoyed getting to see it.

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful work! You must be proud of it!It is gorgeous!

Sande said...

Wow! That is beautiful and a great design. The (100!) rich details of CQ are so much fun to look at...this was quite an accomplishment. Congratulations!

seoulsisterstevens said...

Just stunning!

I don't know if you mentioned it previously, but what are the finished measurements?

What a lovely piece of art!

Lillian

Anonymous said...

This is worthy of more than "Ta-Dah"!! How beautiful and inspiring.

Jane Ann said...

Oh, my, Barbara. You've tantalized us with bits and pieces, but all together? Whew! Beautiful.

emmyschoonbeek said...

Wel this is so wonderful you have done a great job

Anonymous said...

Barbara, this is truly a gorgeous work of art. It will make your heart sing every time you look at it for your whole life.

Here's hoping Allie hates working in an office so she goes back to school.

Deb H said...

WOW! Barbara, it's beautiful! It looks like an antique! Very nicely done, good work!

Allison said...

Barbara, you should be so proud! This is just superlative. Thank you so much for sharing your progress along the way and then giving us this lovely finished feast for the eyes.
Onward!!!

Scrapmaker said...

Awesome work! Your quilt is beautiful! Show us a picture when you get it into it's place in your home. Jen

Granny Fran said...

Somehow I missed this for a long time; but it was worth waiting for. The finished quilt is wonderful and very vintage looking.