Sunday, December 4, 2011

Cottage Pinkeep Sampler Quilt

I was feeling a little down yesterday so I decided to employ a bit of stitch therapy and finish up another little art quilt for AAQI. A 'finish-finish' always lifts my spirits. This design is the Cottage Pinkeep Sampler by Deborah Thorpe of Midsummer Night Designs. Deborah has granted me permission to use her design for this purpose. It's stitched on 36 count linen from HDF. I love the sweet motifs and muted colors, but I thought it needed a bright border to set it off. Might be too bright for some tastes, but I love it.





My addled brain totally forgot to post the wonderful gifts I won from Carol's contest. I had already put the toys away in separate places when I remembered I hadn't taken a photo, so I gathered everything up today and took a picture to share. Funny thing, Carol also included some chocolate, but that is nowhere to be found at this point...hmmm? Anyway I just love the wonderful stitching bag that has a nice flat bottom so it stands up on it's own. Carol included a couple of lovely fat quarters and nice little journal. And the pièce de résistance is the sweet little pin cushion she made for me. It's stitched on black fabric.. something I could never hope to do and it's stuffed with the crushed walnut shells that are so popular these days. It's fun to hold and squish... could be marketed like worry beads I think! Thank you so much, Carol.

25 comments:

staci said...

Your art quilt turned out beautifully!

Congrats on such a lovely win!

mainely stitching said...

Oh my gosh, that's just the sweetest finish!!!

Ranae said...

The art quilt came out so pretty.
Lovely gifts from Carol
Love the black and white bag with the pink

Karen said...

It's beautiful, I love it! Nice gifts, too, congratulations for winning!

Margaret said...

I just love how this quilt came out! Beautiful! I love that design, and the whole setting for it is perfect too. Great prize winnings as well -- lucky you!

Theresa said...

Wow!!! Another beautiful quilt finish!!!! Love it!!!!

Congratulations for your win!! It's awesome~~

Carol said...

I love it how a nice stitchy finish can always lift my spirits, too, Annie. Your little quilt is adorable--lovely colors and for such a worthy cause...

You are very welcome for your prizes--so glad you are enjoying them (especially that dark chocolate!!).

Connie W said...

Your little quilt is beautiful. The bright border makes me smile and I think it's the perfect finishing touch.

Liz said...

I think your bright border is perfect. It really makes the reds and pinks in the stitchery pop.
Missing chocolate? Maybe there is a chocolate stealing mouse at your place, too! We can't allow this to spread any further!

Sandra said...

Lovely finish Annie! You're right, finished finishes are always uplifting :)

Congrats on your winning! The prize looks wonderful.

nima said...

i love your sampler quilt..lovely stitching and beautiful finishing

Miss 376 said...

What a pretty little pincushion.
You've finished your little art quilt beautifully. Hope you are feeling better and have a good week

Kirsten said...

This purple fabric would brighten everyone's mood! It totally works for me! Love the motives.
The back is so pretty too. A shame that it is hidden.

Rachel S-H said...

Very pretty and cheerful!

Congratulations on the win!

Michelle said...

A great finish, Annie! I love the mini quilt finishes! Congrats on the win - what a beautiful prize!

Annette said...

What beautifull what your made!!
You did it so beautifull..

And what a beautifull gift your got!! I loved it also so much.. enjoy it ;)

♥ Nia said...

oh! lovely stitching, those little squares look so adorable =)
Great gifts!! Lucky you :D Congratulations!!
Have a lovely week sweetie :)

Melanie said...

Very pretty! I like the fabric you put with it.
Congrats on winning Carol's giveaway!! :)

Nancy said...

Another beautiful quilt finish Annie! Enjoy all your goodies you won!

Hetti said...

What a lovely and sweet embroidery design and the colours of the frame match so very well Annie!
My compliments for your patchwork ;-))
Hugs,

Pumpkin said...

Gorgeous finish Annie! Love the colors :o)

Isn't it funny how the chocolate is always the first to disappear???? ;o) Great package from Carol.

Gina E. said...

The border fabric on your mini quilt is just perfect. Nice package of goodies! Don't you just love the generosity of blogging friends :-)

cindy said...

beautiful cross stitch design and a lovley quilt

i follow you

greetings from belguim

Siobhan said...

Your art quilt is gorgeous, Annie. You are so creative with your finishing!

Love the win from Carol!

Farm Girl said...

Beautiful finish and fabulous gifts from Carol ......... but the real question is - where did the chocolate disappear to? I'm guessing the same place as chocolate in my house!!
Enjoy your lovely gifts..........