Thursday, 8 November 2012

TGIFF! - Converging Stars...Fizzle Out

Welcome to TGIFF! My finish today is six years in the making so it feels like a big TGIFF! It was started for a guild challenge in 2006, but I had problems with it from the start. I tried broderie persé (before I knew what broderie persé was) with the stars, but my machine at the time hated the gold thread for the satin stitching on the stars. When I got a new machine, the satin stitching worked fine, but then I didn't know how to quilt it.

Pulling it out this week, I thought I'd try the quilting technique that I'd learned from Heather Lair this summer, but with gold thread. I don't think it turned out as well as Heathia, but I still love the technique and the texture it gives. I did a non-mitred facing and c'est fini! Not loving this one, but it's done and I'm celebrating it because I learned a lot in making it and it's off my WIP/UFO list!

My guild is collecting placemats for the holidays for Meals on Wheels. This has a bit of a festive feel to it, right? I think I'll donate it to them. Maybe it will cheer someone up this Christmas.

Converging Stars
Quiltography: "Converging Stars," by Michèle-Renée Charbonneau, Ottawa, 18" by 20", 2012.

13 comments:

  1. I'm sure your perspective changes after six years, but for me, seeing for the first time, I think it is amazing!

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  2. So much fun to finish a long time UFO isn't it?!! I think it looks great, love the quilting!
    I really like that quote by Albert Einstein!! I might have to print that one up and put it in my studio!

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  3. That is a great finish! Must feel so good to have it crossed off the ufo list.. I have a few like that, that I'm sure if I finished them, I'd feel such relief. ;) I think it looks very festive and will totally bring someone happiness this Christmas! It's gorgeous!

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  4. Congratulations on getting this off your UFO list, it was worth the wait.

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  5. Great finish and how wonderful to donate it! I think it's beautifully festive :)

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  6. Well done M-R, and what perseverance! It will make a very pretty placemat.

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  7. I love the movement in the quilting, and the asymmetrical borders!
    And I didn't know what broderie persé was either!

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  8. I love the stars! It is a great feeling to complete an old UFO. I have been trying to do that as well. I still have one more convergence to get quilted.

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  9. It's been forever since I've done TGIFF post. I used the button on the side on my blog post, is that the right one?
    I have been a part of the quilt guild here just under a year so I have my very first challenge quilt to do. I hope I can accomplish it!

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  10. I think it will definitely cheer someone up! It looks lovely - but I know what you mean, sometimes I've finished something, really not pleased with the result BUT pleased with all the techniques I'd learnt! They always come in useful.

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  11. This is lovely MR. I love reds and purples together and you've done a great job with the quilting :)

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  12. Im back and life has gone crazy. Will drop you an email when i have a moment

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