October 04, 2007

hot fingers

That's what I had after ironing all of these prairie points for my quilt the other night. These little puppies are small and using a huge steam iron on tiny squares of fabric can be quite tricksy!



They are going around the outside edges of the quilt. You can see most of the Peas and Carrots line of fabrics here, although it will all show up better when you see the quilt top.



Well anyway, here's my finished Mermaid....finally got her all filled in!




This is an old Barrick Samplers design. I stitched it on 36 ct. Creme Brulee over two with one strand of DMC thread. She's headed to the framer today to get framed, and with glass, since she's going in the hall bath, which has a mermaid theme going on in it. Usually I don't add glass to my framed pieces, unless they're going in the kitchen or a bathroom.



That's all from here for now! I'll be back tomorrow with the sampler that I'm picking up from the framers today. You've seen it before, but not framed.
Have a good one!

10 comments:

Linen Stitcher said...

Now that's a LOT of ironing!! But what a nice display the pieces make, all lined up like that. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Nicole said...

Wow, that quilt is going to be beautiful! Your mermaid turned out great! Your stitching is beautiful!

Michelle said...

Oooh, I can't wait to see the prairie points on the quilt - it is gonna be stunning! I have a mermaid bathroom too, you'll have to show yours! Love the mermaid piece, she's fabulous.

Jackie said...

WOW Andrea... where do you find the time and the energy for all the crafts! I am really in AWE.

Nancy said...

Andrea your mermaid is beautiful! I have this one, and it may get started sooner than I thought. I'm excited to see what you have framed that you will show us tomorrow.

I am so jealous you have mastered quilting, and I will look forward to seeing that too!

Have fun!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love the mermaid. I'm really looking forward to seeing those prairie points attached to the quilt!

KsMaryLou said...

Oh I know about "hot fingers" .....and all the swearing that can go on while trying to iron all those little pieces. I love the bright colors and can't wait to see your quilt.

The mermaid is great and will be stunning when framed. What has the family said about her being braless? LOL

Joann in Texas said...

i've been lax in my reading and look at all i've missed!

i can't wait to see the quilt that gets these prairie points! i leave all the quilting to my mom!

love the mermaid! and the sunflowers....and now i've got the allman brothers sweet melissa in my head..... :)

Deborah said...

Oh my gosh, I'm exhausted looking at all those points! I've always hated ironing so am impressed with your perseverance in doing all of those!

Hi! I'm Michelle said...

I LOVE your prairie points!! I love priaire points around a quilt!! It gives it so much detail. I love to make them, too. I love to iron. I'm weird like that.