Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cheddar Cheese and Crackers is finished!!






I have enjoyed every stitch of making this quilt!! I don't know why I waiting soooo long to finish it!!
The quilt began with a Quiltalong with Lori of Humble Quilts.

The little quilt is machine pieced (a challenge for me with such tiny pieces. Those squares finish at one inch) and hand quilted.





All the main fabrics in the quilt (except the cheddar, which is Kona's school bus) are from Barbara Brackman's Civil War Homefront line. The shirting background is from New Town Farm by Windham.

I marked the straight lines with a hera maker and used tissue paper with the flower design drawn on for the flowers.







We had a bit of excited around here last night. An earthquake rumbled by!! A very unusual occurance in our part of the world. At about 5.2 on the Richter scale it was the largest to hit here in over 100 years. It started out as the sound of a strong gust of wind, then the whole house shook, lasting for more than 30 seconds. Every dog in the neighbourhood was barking!! Fortunately there was no damage here, but some people did get some slight damage.



Thank you to everyone who left birthday wishes on my last post. They are very much appreciated! :)



A couple of flowers from the garden. The cyclamen are doing very well this year.





23 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilting. love you're liltte flowers in the yellow middle !!!

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  2. Your Cheddar-quilt is beautiful.
    I am glad you have completed this great quilt :o) Hugs

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  3. Love your cheddar cheese and crackers (makes me think of wallace and gromit!!) quilt Miriam, gorgeous colours and design and quilting! Yes, we got shaken here too, very freaky at first I thought I was really dizzy! Gorgeous flowers. xo

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  4. Lovely quilt and was interested to read how your approached the quilting. Did the tissue paper tear away cleanly? Heard about your surprising earthquake. Take care.

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  5. Der Quillt ist wunderschön. Ich mag das Muster.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  6. Der Quillt ist wunderschön. Ich mag das Muster.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  7. Happy birthday for yesterday Miriam! Your cheddar quilt is just lovey and yes, certainly an achievement. Love your flowers.
    Big hugs - Lurline.

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  8. I remember this quilt along. A lovely finish. We rumbled in the northern suburbs too.

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  9. Lovely finish! Love your colors.

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  10. The quilting is wonderful!! Mine is still a top - I must get it out and finish it!!

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  11. great looking quilt! I use a hera marker too. Never tried the tissue paper but that is a great idea.

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  12. I so love this quilt. You did a fabulous job with it.
    What's going on? We had a similar quake here last summer. Very unusual.

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  13. I LOVE it!! Awesome hand quilting!!
    Happy belated birthday too. Love the photo when you are 8- so cute.

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  14. Sorry I missed your birthday. Your cracker quilt is fabulous and yes the earthquake was exciting and thankfully had a reasonalbly happy ending.

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  15. Ooops 'spell correct' spelled reasonably very strangely!

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  16. Oh this turned out SO cute! I love it!

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  17. Hooray - it turned out great!
    in that one photo, it looks like a full size quilt - lovely quilting

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  18. Spectacular finish. I love the hera marker. One of my favorite tools. Happy no earthquake tragedy. I grew up in California where earthquakes seem to be a "common" occurence.

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  19. I'm glad the earthquake wasn't worse -- those things are scarey! Your little Cheddar is adorable!

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  20. Your little quilt looks fantastic Miriam! I have finished the top but that's as far as I have got so far.

    Happy birthday and also happy blogger birthday. Love your rose on the top of the cake.

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  21. Beautiful quilt Miriam! I love the hera marker, too. So easy, but yet so effective. Happy belated birthday and blog birthday!! Hope they were both happy.

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  22. I have to smile...I just finished my Cheddar Cheese quilt this week too! :o) Hoping to post about it in the next few days :o)

    Love yours...very pretty!

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  23. I love that quilt and congratulations on finishing it. Mine is still in the quilting stage and I haven't touched it in months. It's too hot here now for quilting. We had an earthquake of similar size last August. I've never experienced one before and once was quite enough for me.

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