Monday, May 4, 2009

First Hand Applique ~ Done!

So here she is. My first guild challenge, and my first hand applique all finished! The tip of my middle finger on my right hand may never regain it's pain free existence, but I am pretty pleased with the results. I actually think I will do another hand applique project when I stumble onto a project I like.
As I had stated in a previous post, this was the President's Challenge from my local quilt guild, the Procrastinating Quilters. It is titled "The Paint Chip Challenge."
Here are the paint chips that were in my sealed envelope. I think I did pretty good on the fabric choices, but we shall see...


Here is the back of the quilt. I spent an eternity quilting this puppy. I really got excited as it started coming together and I could see the patterns on the back unfolding....


And yes, though I always drag my feet, the rules insisted on a label, so here it is...







And here is where my quilt shall sit. Don't you think it is the perfect place for a "glass tea party*" with my granddaughters?
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*"Glass tea party" is what my granddaughter, Madelyn, calls her tea parties when she gets to use the real china tea set.


5 comments:

Greenmare said...

oh Flori!!!!! it's gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!! I think this will NOT be your last hand applique! Can I come have a tea party near this too? I promise not to spill! I'd even use a sippy cup if you wanted! Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ruthie said...

It's beautiful! Can you tell me more about the paint chip challenge?

Jackie said...

Love it! I'm sure your finger will recover and you'll do another one!

susanm said...

Hi, Love your first hand quilt. I do most of my work by hand.

parTea lady said...

I love your hand applique quilt - very pretty. That looks like the perfect spot to display it.