Sunday, 2 March 2008

Proud Pink Flamingos

Well, here you have it. My finished quilt topper. I am a beginning quilter and this is my third piece. I belong to a quilting class here in Yuma and our challenge for this year was to do a quilt in only two colors. Not being an experienced quilter, I picked this pattern cause I just loved these three flamingos. Well, it has been an experience. One of the first flamingos ended up in the trash can since his front and backside did not match. It was a struggle to get them all to match but I think I did a pretty good job. Our quilt show is today so my top will be on display.

After the show today, I will do some embellishing (add some color) and hopefully get it quilted before the year is out. I am going to attempt to make my own template of small flamingos to stitch around the pink border.

On the stitching front, I am still in a funk. I did pick up my needle this morning and do a little secret stitching. It has not stopped me from doing some buying though. I have bought some new fabrics to take home and will photo when I can.

On the camera front, Canon contacted me and said my camera had been received, there would be no cost for the camera repair and it should be returned to me by the end of this week. I did not realize how much I missed that camera till I did not have it.


Jennifer said...

I love the flamingos! The pink really pops against the black background and it just looks so fun and cheerful.

Carolien said...

Hello Kathy,

Wow, what a lovely quilt you have made! Big, big compliments for you. I love that fuchsia-pink and the birds look gorgeous!!!
I am eager to follow the quilting process. Thanks for sharing!

Greetings, Carolien

Barbara said...

Hooray on the good camera news! And I just love that quilt topper!!

Lynn said...

Those flamingos are so vibrant! I was watching a friend quilt recently and wishing I had the patience. I just can't get past all the piecing and cutting.

Beatrice said...

Yippee...It looks WONDERFUL.
I loved the colours when I saw the fabric! Now I know why.
What a sweet topper. I look forward to seeing it finished! Will you bring it home for us to see????

Stephanie said...

Well done on your quilt top!! And good news about the camera - a freebie fix can't be all bad, at least it will be with you soon and hopefully in perfect nick :)

tkdchick said...

Yay Kathy it looks great! I can't wait to see the whole thing finished up.

I hope you find that mojo soon :(

Cheryl said...

Kathy you have done a great job with this quilt top! Way to go!! I am also a beginner quilter but i just dont enjoy it as much as stitching yet.
Hope your stitching mojo returns soon, i go through spells like that too

Ranae said...

While your stitching mojo may have left for a short vacation, your quilting skills are shining. The topper is beautiful.
Your cruise looked absolutlety breathe taking.
It was great catching up with you.

Michelle said...

Love the flamingos! They are wonderful!! Glad to hear your camera is coming home soon, and with no cost for the repairs!! I've been trying to get my stitching mojo back too, so I feel for you!

Judith said...

It looks great Kathy and as you are a beginner it looks even more great.

Laura said...

Beautiful quilt topper! I hope you get your desire to stitch, and your camera, back soon.