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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Start of Another RR

On Saturday when I went to stitch with Chrisanne, she passed onto me the next Instant Gratification Round Robin on the Needle and Thread BB. I had selected what I was going to stitch last night and had time to start it this evening. Jodi's theme is quilts and gardens and we each have two bands to stitch. Both of the patterns I've picked are from the Better Homes and Gardens 2001 Cross Stitch Designs. I've got a good start on my first band.

I also did some finishing tonight! I've been reading a lot of blogs over the last few days and I've just been so inspired to do some finishing. Some of you bloggers do amazing work! I think blogs have been a fantastic motivator and inspiration over the years. A number of weeks ago you may recall I bought a few blue fat quarters. I had bought them with the intention of turning my blue Hedgehog Quaker into a pillow... I had an idea for something slightly different. Finally I did it, and I'm very happy with how it turned out!


I think I'm going to go through my finished-unfinished project bag and find something to try out a flat fold... I haven't made one of those yet!

Tomorrow night I won't get any stitching in... I'm meeting up with Christin, Chrisanne and her daughter Lindsay. We're taking Lindsay to her first concert (shhh... its a surprise). We're going to see Nickleback, Puddle of Mud, State of Shock and Daughtry. Should be a fun night as long as the rain holds off... its an outdoor concert.

22 comments:

Jennifer said...

Great start!! And the pillow is lovely! I really like the way you finished it.

ollie1976 said...

sounds like a great concert-have a good time.
pillow looks great.

Cheryl said...

Well done on the finishing, it looks really great. I love that RR it's so pretty. Have fun at the concert :)

Vonna said...

Oh, the concert sounds great :)

Love that RR and your band is looking good!

I sincerely LOVE that pillow you made! I can see the bloggers influence in it :) Really super work!

Beatrice said...

Your pillow is wonderful!!! have a good time at the concert and stay dry.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful RR piece full of gorgeous colors, and I love your hedgehog pillow! Hope the concert is enjoyed by all!

Nancy

quiltorstitch said...

Cute pillow! I love the batik fabric you used for it, it's perfect :D Enjoy the concert, it sounds like a great one :D

Lynne said...

Both your pieces are beautiful !! I really love the hedge hog pillow, is it backed completely in the blue? Have a great time at the concert !!

Michelle said...

That RR looks great and I love the way you've finished your hedgehog. Blogs are such a source of inspiration, aren't they?!

Karoline said...

The hedgehog pillow is lovely Dani, great finishing

Jill in CA said...

Lovely RR but really that pillow is just fabulous! Congratulations on a gorgeous finish.

Claire said...

The pillow is fantastic!! I love the way you finished it. Now I want to make one!!!!! Wah wah:)

Kathy said...

Nice work on the RR Dani. And I know a house in Arizona that is all done in blue and a little blue hedgehog pillow would fit in so nicely LOL LOL LOL. Great job. Look forward to your next finish.

Lynn said...

Awesome pillow!! I love the batik fabric! Your RR is off to a good start. I wish I had more time so I could participate in one. Some day...
I know which concert you're talking about. Hope you have a super time!!

Julie said...

The RR piece is really pretty. I like all the blocks people have picked and I'm sure the person it is being stitched for will love it.
Your Hedgehog pillow turned out great. The blue fabric you used is really pretty and goes well with the variegated threads.
I look forward to hearing how the flat fold goes, I haven't done one either.

Jenna said...

I adore that pillow. Great work! The concert sounds like a fabulous lineup, so I hope that the weather holds and you all have a great time!

Susimac said...

I adore your quaker hedgehog pillow its wonderful and such a beautiful colour

June said...

The Quaker pillow is very pretty - well done! I've been meaning to stitch that design for ages... - I think I have to do that this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Hope you have loads of fun at the concert!!

Dawn said...

The RR looks wonderful. I love how you finished the hedgehog! Great job:)

Aussie Stitcher said...

I love the pillow, it is gorgeous.

Joanne

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

I love the way you finished the hedge hog. The fabbie you used fits perfectly with the overdyed floss you used.

stitcherw said...

Your hedgehog pillow turned out wonderful, the fabric worked perfect for it.
Sue