Thursday, June 18, 2009

Winter Berries - A June Finish!

Ahhhh! How sweet it is! I finished my 'Winter Berries' wall hanging. This is the quilt I was working on when my machine broke down last month. It has taken me two weeks to get up the courage to try again. I had less than one hour of quilting to do. But now it's done!

I started this quilt in January. It is my original design. I wanted something winter-like, no flowers, so I chose berries and seedpods. (My interpretation of berries and seedpods, anyway.) It is machine pieced, hand appliqued and machine quilted and measures about 40in. by 40in. No fabrics were bought for this quilt. Every piece came from my scrap bin. Here is a close-up of the appliqued centre.

I can't understand why no cats have come to sit on it as I was photographing it. Usually they won't leave me alone when I spread something out on the floor. Maybe they don't like this quilt.

"Hey Mimi! Don't you like my quilt?"

"Meow! Can't you see I'm busy? I'm doing my ears and face and later I will do my nails and tail. Just go away. It's not easy being a cat - so much preening, so little time! Meow!"


LizzieJane said...

Oh Hetty your quilt is simply beautiful! It must feel so good to finish up a quilt, that is a lot of work and you did it wonderfully!

the dutch purple rabbit said...

mimi wants too clean her self beofore see make a mark on you're lovely quilt. cats can be very carefull sometimes.


*karendianne. said...


What a lovely surprise, a real feast for the eyes. I could sit and stare and study and take it all in.

Nynke is so funny! I like her take on what Mimi's motivation is. :) She's a cat that respects the quilts!

Pat said...

What a WONDERFUL can be very proud of that, Hetty.

Living on the Spit said...

What a great finish and a really amazing design. You are really gifted!!!

You are right, she is just too funny!

W. Latane Barton said...

Hetty, that is just beautiful. You did a fantastic job.

Chris said...

Hetty your quilt is so beautiful!

Vicki said...

What a great design Hetty. I love how everything goes together and it all came from the scrap bin which is amazing.

Rose Marie said...

Love this quilt and even better once I read that you designed it!

Eileen said...

This is stunning! Your own design?.. that is SO beautiful!! I love the fabrics.. and the fact that you used everything from your stash. Yay!

Rinie said...

Nynke said it. Ze nam de woorden uit mijn mond.
Mimi wanted to be clean
before sitting on that beautiful design. She loves it. So do I.