Monday, June 24, 2013

2 finishes....

I finished my Hex on the Beach quilt top!

Hex on the Beach byTula Pink
from a quilt kit using Tula Pink
Salt Water fabrics

I also finished Betsy's House!

Betsy's House by Plum Street Samplers
40ct Vintage Lt. Examplar
GAST called for

Not sure why the color is a bit weird in the grass there.  Anyway, it was a fun stitch, and just the perfect size to get going on making those little x's again.

The two friends have been having a good time.  Here's Mia taking a break while playing with her favorite toy with the boy child.


And of course Mia's favorite position (not!):


I'm so happy -- Wimbledon has started!!!!  Hooray!  

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week!


55 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'll be going back to this blog post as inspiration and encouragement for working on and finishing my Hex on the Beach. Gorgeous!
Congrats on your Betsy's House finish too. Love the design. Paulette never fails to please her fans with her designs!

Vickie said...

Good for you Margaret. They are both wonderful finishes. Will you go on to finish the quilt right now?

Shelly Miland said...

Margaret---Beautiful quilt!!! How fun, you will enjoy it for a lifetime. What will you cross stitch next????
Shelly

Cathy B said...

Wonderful quilt top! It makes me want to learn how to do these!

Love the patriotic cross stitch finish too!

Have a great week...

Katrina said...

Your hex quilt is gorgeous!!!!! Love it and sweet little patriotic piece.

Annie said...

Two at once.. I can't believe it.

The quilt top looks absolutely gorgeous. Do you do the sandwiching and quilting yourself too?

Love Betsy --- very timely stitching and it looks great.

Love to Stitch said...

That is one impressive quilt!!!!!! What an amazing job you have done to finish the top-- wowza, I dont know if I could do it. YGG!! Super cute finish on Plum street I cant wait to stitch that too :)

Cari said...

I LOVE MIA... OK, that's out of my system now !! LOL

Your quilt top is beautiful. You are such an accomplished needlewoman (and enabler). I really, really, really need to get going on mine !! Love your sweet sampler too...just in time for the 4th of July.

Hugs Margaret and have a great week!!

Vicki said...

The quilt is gorgeous! I know it took a bit of time, but it's well worth the wait. Betsy's House is terrific, too. Two finishes means two starts, right?! Can't wait to see what's next.

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh what a beautiful quilt!!! I think that you chose just the right project to get beck into stitching. Betsy was such a fun stitch. Boy is Mia going to miss your son when school starts again!!!

Lene said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Mia is a very patient cat....:)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I LOVE your Hex on the Beach quilt, Margaret!!! You're as fast at that as you are at stitching!!! Cute PSS finish, too!

BrendaS said...

Congratulations on two beautiful finishes Margaret!!!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely quilt finish and very neat stitched piece too. You do keep busy Margaret. Mia looking gorgeous, as always.

Solstitches said...

Congratulations on an epic finish Margaret.
Your Hex on the Beach is fabulous.
Beautiful cross stitch finish also.
Happy Wimbledon :)
Margaret

Melissa said...

Congratulations on your two finishes! Of course Hex is the bigger accomplishment with the amount of work that's gone into it - amazing! I like the Betsey design too - Paulette has done such wonderful designs lately!

Enjoy watching Wimbleton!

Penny said...

The colors in this quilt truly do look beachy! Beautiful! Love all of the flags in Betsy's House! Missed this design somehow. :) I see Mia has a feather wand - one of our cats loves hers and another one is terrified of it. :) Cute pictures as always! Enjoy Wimbledon!

Deb said...

You know how much I love that Hex quilt, and I really like Betsy's House too.

So what will you be stitching or quilting during Wimbleton?

Elaine said...

congratulations on a stunning finish! I love your hex on the beach, how do you plan to quilt it?

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwwww super sweet quilt..so pretty..
pretty cross stitch finish too..
big hugs x

Karen said...

Beautiful finishes -- I love the quilt top! Are you going to quilt it?

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Hex on the beach....stunning!
And your Betsy's House is a perfect finish too :)

The sweet Mia and her boy....always a delight!

woolwoman said...

thought of you today when I was grabbing lunch at a local pizza joint and saw Wimbledon on the TV - yippee - enjoy! Gosh your hexie quilt is stunning margaret - wow what great style and movement this piece has. Betsy is darling - enjoy your week and the tennis ! Mel

Linda said...

Congrats on both great finishes Margaret.
I'm sure Mia doesn't care what position shes in as long as its with her buddy.

Linda

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Two finishes--Who Hoo! Both are beautiful.

Mia and the Boy Child are to funny

Ellen said...

Wow, two gorgeous finishes!

Hugs,

Mugwump Woolies said...

Gorgeous...simply wonderful Hex on the Beach! What a lovely mix of colors! Betsy's House is just in time for the 4th! I have a "patriotic" house I stitched years ago and I love to display it this time of year.
Glad to see Mia is enjoying her time with her favorite fellow.
Robyn

Teresa S. said...

Two beautiful finishes, Margaret!
P>S> I bought Betsy's house, too :)

duClay Chapter of EGA said...

Congratulations on both your finishes! What's the next quilt you're starting? I love the colors in this quilt - a perfect summer project.

Catherine said...

Okay, I am officially in love with your quilt!!
And your stitched finish is so cute!
Enjoy Wimbledon!!

Deborah said...

The quilt top is lovely! The colors are wonderful. I just finished and Betsy's House, as well. A great quick stitch.

My Xstitch Place said...

Congrats on the finishes, they look gorgeous. The cat is so cute ^_^

Annette-California said...

Oh Margaret, Congrats on finishing Hex on the Beach quilt top. It's spectacular. How in the world do you match a backing for it? Do you only use a rectangle for the back and let the sides of the hex's alone? Love Betsy's House is wonderful. Boy you stitch fast and beautifully.
love Annette

Krista said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous quilt!! Love the sweet stitch too!!
I am quite happy that Wimbledon has finally started too! Looking forward to some great tennis!! Have a wonderful week!

ricketyjo said...

Congrats on your finishes, that quilt top is amazing!

Chris said...

Woohoo! Great finishes Margaret!
The quilt is amazing. I just added Betsy's House to the stash too. Your finish makes me want to start on it now :)
Have a great week!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh I love the Betsy's House !!! very beautiful my dear !
bisous de FRANCE,
marylin

Giovanna said...

Congrats on both finishes, they're lovely.

Sherry said...

Both are wonderful! Beautiful finishes. What's next?

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on both finishes! I love how the hex quilt turned out. Love the patriotic piece too. Both very nice!

Evelyne said...

Beautiful finishes, the top of the beach quilt is gorgeous!!
I love the bright colours of it.
Mia and the boy child are close friends i see that the position don't border her, while she is by him!!

Have a nice week, Evelyne

Melanie said...

Yay!!!!!!!! Hexie is finished!!! Just love it. If you want to send it to me to do the backing for you I totally will, provided I get to keep it. *ahem* *shifty eyes*

Kim said...

Love the quilt top, the colors are just wonderful together. Also, love the cross stitch, I have to get that one now, it is sweet. Margaret, you are a wonder with the needle!!!

Lois said...

Love the hexi quilt and love your stitching finish too. Great pics I
Of Mia. I always look forward to seeing what she's been getting up to! Laura Robson through today but I had to be out this afternoon so didn't get the chance to watch it.

Erica said...

My goodness! You have been busy.
Congrats on both finishes! The quilt is just beautiful! Quite an accomplishment!
Betsey's House is cute too, just in time for the 4th too!(Gosh I can hardly believe it! Where does the time go?)!

Liz McMahon said...

I so love that quilt Margaret, just gorgeous. Enjoy Wimbledon.. :)
Lizzie
xxx

Sherry :o) said...

Hexi is beautiful!!! Do you leave the edge scalloped? I love that look.

Boy Besty sure stitched quick!

Looks like Mia continues to enjoy your son's presence...enjoy tennis.

Beth said...

Hex on the Beach is SO well named with the ebb and flow of colors! Congratulations is is a beauty. Always enjoy pictures of Miss Mia!

Carol said...

Wow! They are both so beautiful, Margaret!! You amaze me how quickly you can finish your projects :)

Enjoy the tennis--can you stitch and watch tennis at the same time?

Anna van Schurman said...

Such a fabulous quilt top! Beautiful work. Your stitched project is cute too.

valerie said...

Congratulations on your finishes. They are both fabulous!!

Berit said...

Woah!!

That crazy and crazy-beautiful hex top is done! I'm excited to see what you'll do with the borders.

Also, not big on patriotic designs but this one is awesome! Paulette's people make the difference, I think.

Also, I love that shot of mia on your bed quilt! Both look so beautiful and striking

Anne said...

Amazing!!!! Well done Margaret! What a splendid quilt! I think this has got to be one of my favourite quilt patterns I have seen yet. Great little finish on the PPS. I love Paulette's designs! Give Mia a snuggle for me!!

Brigitte said...

You finished two absolute beauties here. Hex on the Beach is just gorgeous. Is there a pattern somewhere in a book?

Wanda said...

Oh Margaret, your quilt is stunning!