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Sunday, February 28, 2010

OPAM...One Project A Month...Paris Eiffel Tower!!!

This year I have participated in OPAM (One Project A Month)...
hosted by Peg...
a sure-fire way I think to motivate me to finish...One Project A Month...

The project for February....


This is the little quilt I just had to have when I first spotted it in my local Patchwork Shop, Steph's...
A fabric panel depicting my favourite at the moment...The Eiffel Tower...
how cool is that I thought...

This is how it came all rolled up and tied with a cute little pink ribbon...

A big decision at home...on 2 sides was this pink stripey fabric...
okay I thought hang on to it...it could look good...

After much deliberating I ended up taking it off as it didn't look quite right...

This is only the 2nd little quilt I have quilted...
here it is all ready to sandwich (I think that's the term used)
meaning putting it on top of a layer of cotton/wool filling
and then backing it...and finally quilting it!!!

I just finished stitching the label on today...

My first mitred corner!!!

And here 'tis...my version of Paris Eiffel Tower!!!
I machine quilted in a variable blue thread by machine...
I had intended to hand quilt it in Perle thread like the sample at the top but not having a frame I found it a bit difficult...nevertheless I think it's okay!!!

22 comments:

Natasha said...

It is absolutely beautiful! You have done an amazing job-you must be so thrilled with the results!

Best wishes for a wonderful week,
Natasha.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

O.K., now this is way cool......those little pink Eiffel Towers are just darling, and the postcard! This famous icon will always hold such charm and will serve as a muse for great art for many more years!!!

How are you dearest, with all this aftershock of the earthquake in Chili? I worried about you after hearing that parts of New Zealand and all that were having Tsunami warnings....have you been affected?

Anita

Mildred said...

That is so pretty and colorful. You should be very proud of yourself. Thanks for sharing the pictures and I love the label!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Whew.....glad to know that you are all fine. WE have a young student friend of ours that just flew into Santiago two days ago, and we are a bit worried, with all this talk about the devastation. Keep safe dearest!

Anita

Simone de Klerk said...

Congratulations, Dzintra!!! What a wonderful quilt and so you! You must have a very good feeling about it. Absolutely stunning!

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

It is lovely and will bring a breath of Summer as you pass into the season of Autumn into your home.
Hope all is well in the land down under dearest D.
Susan x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Thank you dearest one! Stay safe! Anita

Jamie said...

I love it! It is so charming!

Kath said...

Ooh what lovely neat corners! This is so pretty, well done.

Cattinka said...

It´s more than okay. The quilt looks good, and the quilting you did is good also.
Congratulations!
KATRIN W.

ria vogelzang said...

It looks great, Dzintra! Applause for your corners!! Very neat!

Mrs Quilty said...

That is such a darling quilt to memorialize your the Eiffel Towers! The label is so great too! And your mitered corner is perfect! Good Job!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

dzintra,

your quilt is absolutely beautiful.
well done

~laura

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Dzintra that is just awesome...what a fantastic quilt...well done on your finish Peg OPAM 2010

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Lovely quilt Dzintra,
Hugs, Sharon

Bev C said...

Congratulaltions on your February finish. You must be so proud of it Dzintra. Happy Monday.
Bev.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dzintra
You clever chook.. the quilt is darling with it's Eiffel Towers keeping it happy!! Love the the label detail also.. very pretty!!

Well nothing much happened here. I heard there was a small tsunami wave in Port Kembla and as you said everyone was kept out of the water.. no Nippers for the nippers!!! Today!! today is autumn and on cue .. raining!! Take care and thanks for the heads up !! xxx Julie

Notjustnat said...

Congratulations on finishing one project a month. It's gorgeous little quilt. I love it. Sorry for being late coming to visit you. I had Terry over for the weekend and we had too much fun to look at blogs - Hope you had a nice weekend - hugs Nat

Terry said...

ongratulations on completing. OPAM. I seem to be starting one a month and the visit to Natima added to the starts.

Ah Paris the home of Madaline and lots more.

Happy Stitching Terry

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Oh Dzintra, this is exquisite! Absolutely gorgeous, and how perfect that its got the Eiffel Tower all over it! I love the colors, and your mitered corners are beautiful! Congratulations on your OPAM project~ xxxVicki

Nezzy said...

How very sweet this quilt is and this Ozarks farm chick know quilts.

May you have a wonderfully blessed day from the hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

Cath Ü said...

Looks fine to me... I love doing mitered corners...
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