Friday, March 29, 2013

FF: Marie in Pieced Glory

While it was awesome to show off a finished Le Mille quilt last week, it inspired me to get to work on Marie, and maybe, just maybe, I could finish her before my husband got home. The man went out of town and left me with the kidlets for seven days, and thankfully, I had a whole bunch of pals rescue my evenings by coming to keep me entertained and routinely checking my sanity levels, but I still had a bit of extra time to fill, so I turned to my sewing machine for comfort.


There is simply no way to get a full shot of her, but here is Marie, laid out on my bed. *Squee!* She's everything I hoped for and more! The pattern is Tula Pink's Snowglobes made from mostly Tula Pink's Parisville line, though I did sneak in some Prince Charming. The solid is Bella solids in Jade. This is the queen-sized version, and yes, I did learn a lot from making a queen-sized quilt!


And while I spent last week trying to finish piecing her, I realized she weighs a ton, I've got a small sewing space, and my FMQ isn't where I'd like it to be to quilt her myself, so I think I'll be sending her off to a long-arm quilter. (It's time to start saving my pennies!)


I have a high school chum with a birthday on Tuesday. We graduated high school, moved to different states, and for nearly 10 years, corresponded by letter and email. Until! She started a Masters program at the same university at my husband, and it has been so lovely to have her near. She'll be graduating in May, and I wanted her to have a nice gift to take with her wherever she moves next, so I made a cathedral windows pillow cover for her. With the exception of the pillow form, this entire project came from stash and scraps, including the awesome upholstery material backing my friend John recently brought me. Of course, I forgot to take to take a picture of the back, but whatever. Trust it looks ah-mazing.

That's it for today! I'm linking up with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF at Never Too Hot to Stitch!

20 comments:

  1. Marie is looking great - très chic! Lucky friend to get that pillow! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

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  2. Love that pillow! Yay to friends reunited!

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  3. Marie is huge! I am so impressed you pieced her so fast - wow!! Also, how easy/terrifically difficult were the cathedral windows? They look fab too!! x

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  4. It is gorgeous! I love Tula Pinks designs, they come together wonderfully!

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  5. Both the quilt and pillow are stunning. I'm a huge tula fan and I love what you did with it here! The Jade is a great color with it. :) Don't you just love how her recent lines play so nicely together!? Btw, I have a very talented and affordable longarmer if you are interested. She did my Tula King Sized here if you want to see her work (http://myfabricobsession.blogspot.com/2011/03/parisian-stripes-finished.html). Send me a message and i'll give you her info.

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  6. Lovely items and great photography!

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  7. Your quilt and pillow are wonderful. I really like the colors. Good job!

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  8. Yeah for your gargantuan quilt top! I'm embarking on a queen quilt adventure soon. This weekend perhaps. I'm going to take the quilt-as-you-go approach and see how that goes.

    And last night I just finished a little cathedral window project... great minds, I tell you! The pillow looks great.

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  9. Lovely quilt. Great finish. I love that cushion too. It will make a perfect gift for your friend.

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    1. Thank you! I really hope my friend likes it. If not, I have a new cushion, right? :)

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  10. Oh my gosh, Marie is gorgeous!!! Absolutely amazeballs.

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  11. Marie is a jewel! And the pillow is very cute!

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    1. Thanks, Esther! I really love them both!

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