The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My First Finish For The New Year

I’m a huge fan of applique and piecing combined and when you add ‘scrap’ to that combination, well… perfection.  So When Kim Diehl books started appearing in our shops a few years ago I made sure that I collected them all.  Collecting the books and getting the fabrics for each project has been a lot quicker that completing each004 individual project.  This one I’ve called “Not the real Diehl” as I have done ‘my thingy’ to it.  Kim's designs are just sooo lovely, and already I have the next one calling me to start it.
003The quilting of this is not my best work, for some reason I just couldn’t get it right and spent almost as much time unpicking as I did sewing,  but it’s finished and where is OPAM when I need it?  LOL
On to the next UFO,
Happy New Year everyone
a name Miche'le


  1. I love it! What a beautiful quilt to start the year with.

  2. Hi, Miche'le!

    Your quilt is beautiful! I really like Kim Diehl also projects but has never done one and never even have bought her books. Here in Brazil is more difficult to find, so I'm just happy to see on her blog.
    Sorry my english, I'm using a translator online.
    I like to visit your blog!


    Bia Cardeal
    Southern Brazil

  3. I love Kim Diehl's designs also. your colors are reall nice. Hope you get more of them done. Chris ps I have several of her older patterns that were in quilting magazines I hope to get to

  4. Very nice. I'm going to have to check out Kim Diehl's books now. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely quilt.

  5. superb work, be very proud of yourself. So when is it coming to MY house???

  6. This is gorgeous!! What a great way to start the year!!

  7. As I have told you my dear, this is absolutely beautiful AND to have Kim herself tell you how gorgeous it is you should definitely believe every word that we tell you.
    Tre" Magnifique (??)

  8. Stunning quilt - love the name you've given it too. Four days in and you've already completed one - Well done you!

  9. This is lovely Miche'le. I like the colours you've used. x

  10. Oh wow, that is beautiful Miche'le. I love the colours you have chosen and am very impressed that you have finished a quilt in 2011 already!!

    I am a fan of Kim Diehl many great designers out there, so little time!

  11. Great work it came out wonderful!

    I love the border- such contrast to the squares- ot works really well.

  12. Gorgeous quilt and your quilting looks fine to me. I just bought Kim's latest book and have been drooling over the patterns.


Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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