Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Barbara - The Finisher

Hello Everyone,
Yesterday, when I was working at the shop, Barbara called to make sure I was there, and said she had something to show me.
In she walks, with a big smile, a USA ballcap, and a quilt bag containing this, a finished Madrigal! 

She worked outside her comfort level on this quilt during class.  She began with the fabulous borders, and started pulling fabrics from her stash and from the shop's extensive fabric selection.

Beth Hummel from Livermore, added just the right amount of exquisite quilting to this beauty.  Beth took a beautiful quilt and made it even more beautiful. 

This is the back.  Barbara had some leftover border print and created a larger version of the block on the front.  She's just so darn clever!

This picture really shows off the wonderful quilting.

Barbara is a finisher.  Here's a link to a post I wrote about becoming a finisher.  With the new year approaching, we can add "become a finisher" to our list of New Year's resolutions.

I'm off to the shop again today for my Sew'n Wild Oaks class.  This class is a group of finishers.  We gather once a month to quilt, chat, eat and most importantly laugh.  There's lots of energy in the room, so I have to go eat my bowl of Wheaties to keep up with the room full of champions!



  1. Beautiful! Wow, you have some pretty amazing students.Have fun at work.

  2. Very beautiful. I just love her color scheme, and you're right about the quilting. :)

  3. Barbara has made another heirloom! What gorgeous work! Seeing something like this makes it look so easy to go outside your comfort zone! Congratulations to Barbara for a wonderful finish! I'm sure you'll have more great finishes from your class today, Lynn!

  4. Everything about this is stunning from the design, the fabric colours, the quilting, just everything.