Wednesday, January 25, 2017

First Finishes of 2017!

I am so happy to have not 1, but 2 finishes to check off my Q1 Finish Along list!
Number 1:  Nashua's Irish Chain Quilt
We had a glimpse of fickle sunshine today and I took lots of pictures!
It measures 65"x85"

A little "help" from Quigley, the mini dachshund next door!
Nash picked the pattern and the colors! And held the quilt!
He has waited patiently for his blue and white Irish Chain!
 We also had an audience for the photo shoot, Rosebud and Haley!

The next finish is Number 9 on the list:
Rainbow Heart Trio Mini, pattern by Twiggy and Opal
This is the little heart which finishes at a darling 6 inches!
I embellished the center with a few lazy daisies! Such a fun splash of color!
Backed with a rainbow print from a fave collection, Melodies, by Sarah Campbell.
Bound in a Moda CrossWeave.

I have one other finish, one that was not on my FAL list.
Remember these very first Prairie Rose blocks, from waaay back in 2014?

I turned one of these into a sweet little mini!
I about had it all packed up before I remembered to take a picture!
(Sent to a friend, with HST love!)
This Lotta print was perfect for the back! Bound in a strip of shot cotton from those amazing jelly rolls I won(!!!) from Cheryl@Meadow Mist Designs in December!

Let's Be Social @Sew Fresh Quilts!

I am glad to have these finishes under my belt, as I jump in on a long awaited *secret* sewing project! That came today!!! *YaY*


Miss Alissa said...

He did a wonderful job picking colors and pattern! I love it! And YOU did a stunning job making it :) Great job all the way around. Hope the fickle sun will come out more for you soon!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Nashua must be very pleased to at last have the quilt he had visualised - a timeless finish Sarah.

Margaret said...

Ooooh, you can't go wrong with blue and white. Thanks for showing us a glimpse of your life too!

Lorna McMahon said...

First of all I love your big finish... The Irish Chain in classic blue and white... It's gorgeous and the smile on your son's face confirms how pleased he is, too! Hooray for a bit of sun for photos... But it's still COOOOLD! Your mini's are all adorable and the daisy's make for a lovely and fun finish. Congratulations on all your beautiful hard work!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I'm impressed that you have 2 finishes already! I love your irish chain. It's so crisp and effective in blue and white. Wonderful photos too with a daushound and donkeys!! Your little heart is lovely. it's hard to believe it's only 6 inches. The daisies are a special touch. Your other mini is wonderful too, gosh you've been busy!!

Cheryl said...

I love that irish chain quilt, so classic!

Allison said...

I love the look of a simple blue and white quilt... so fresh! Lovely Irish chain. Congrats on your finishes so early out of the gate!

felicity said...

Congratulations on the big finish - it's gorgeous!! I think Rosebud and Haley approve. :D

Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2017 global FAL hosts.

Saira p said...

Love the simplicity of the Irish Chain quilt - looks timeless!