Monday, October 19, 2015

Black Needlepoint CQ Finished

Another week, another finish! This is a BIG finish for me, because this piece has been on my 2015 Finish-Along list all year. I am so happy that it is done, and am also pleased with how it turned out.

First, for crazy quilters out there, I would ask that you not pin, re-post, or otherwise share pictures of this project, as it will be in a publication early next year.  I am only including one picture to verify (for our FAL peeps) that this item is, indeed, finished.  After the publication next February, I will share more pictures and details. Or maybe just point you to the magazine, LOL.

It looks a bit wonky in this picture, sorry. 

This was the #1 item on my 4th Quarter FAL list, which you can see HERE.  And now I am done with 2 out of 10 for this quarter!  I hope to have another finish later this week.

It was inspired by the vintage needlepoint in the center. The purpose of the colors of the block fabrics and stitching were to harmonize and accentuate the center, not to compete with it. That’s not to say you aren’t supposed to look at it, LOL, but the eye goes to the center first as it should!  It finished at 30” across by 31.5” down.

It is intended as a throw or wall hanging, but I will add a hanging sleeve if/when I sell it in my Etsy shop, depending upon the purchaser’s preferences.

Thanks to Adrianne and all her minions (hehe) for putting together the 2015 Finish-Along, and to the sponsors who provide incentives and prizes!

Cathy maroon


Renee said...

Cathy, it turned out absolutely beautiful!

Bobbi Pohl said...

This is very striking, a treasure.

shawkl said...

Stupendous! I sure hope that magazine shares closeups! This is one glorious project and a HUGE finish...congrats on THAT! Hugs, kathy

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Wow!! It's really stunning. I bet is won't last long in the shop.
xx, Carol

Wendy said...

I am so in love with this Cathy, of course you already know that. It has turned out awesome my friend. Your work is so wonderful and I know you are glad to get this one marked as done. Just a stunning piece of work. Every time I look at this I am so happy! Great job and well done on the finish.

Marci said...

Absolutely wonderful!

Betsy said...

So gorgeous! Did you do the needlepoint as well???? its just amazing. I love the combination of styles you use! just brilliant!

traderslostart said...

Is is truly a masterpiece Cathy.
So happy for you that it is finished.
Can't ait to see closeups.
I'd like to think that I could get almost as good as you are,
but don't think I have enough years left to do so.
I am afraid I started crazy quilting too late in life.
God Bless you.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh wow!! It looks absolutely stunning Cathy and you should be VERY proud of it!!! How I wish I could see it in person.

FredaB said...

I love it Cathy. You did a great job of capturing the colours in the needlepoint.
Let us know what magazine and when it comes out.