Henrietta Whiskers finished…

Poor Henrietta Whiskers has been languishing in my sewing basket for quite a lot of months now. I was inspired to get her finished by Sinta's BOM rehab and so once Catherine's new school bag was completed I dug her out and set about putting the finishing touches on her. 

This is how she looked back in March

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which is the last time I did any work on her. All of the blocks were stitched together with block no. 9 needing to have the applique stitched down on it. At the time, I was debating whether or not to leave out the birds in the border and instead of making a decision I procrastinated for 6 months! I had all of the borders cut out and ready to stitch on and had even traced the applique for the border but…just couldn't decide whether to put it on or not.

On Thursday I made my decision – I wanted to put the applique on the borders. I set too and stitched the borders on and cut out the applique shapes and soon had them glued down. Since then, I've spent my evenings happily whip stitching the wool pieces and blind stitching the birds wings and I am delighted to have finished the top. I've decided to send this to be long arm quilted as I'd like a good job to be done of the quilting after all the hours spent handstitching and I'm just not capable of doing it justice. I emailed last week and Henrietta is booked in to be quilted by Chris at the end of October – I can't wait to see her once she's all quilted up.

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Next I intend to work on finishing off my version of Anni Downs' 'My Favourite Things' from the book Some Kind of Wonderful – especially as I bought her new book over the summer holidays and would like to make the quilt in that too! 

 

Linking with BOMs Away Mondays 

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12 Responses to Henrietta Whiskers finished…

  1. Denise :) says:

    Awww, your Henrietta Whiskers is darling! I loved the blocks for this one and collected them all — just haven’t gotten a round to it yet. You inspire me!! 🙂

  2. Henrietta is so cute! Love all the blocks. Congrats on such a charming finish.

  3. Toni says:

    What a fabulous quilt – it really is beautiful and I just love the colours.
    Toni xx

  4. Sinta says:

    Oh my goodness… your Henrietta Whiskers is bea-u-tiful! Did you add the house block? Did I just forget that one??? Anyway, I love that block too and the rich colors you used!

  5. wendy says:

    Well done on getting it finished, it’s gorgeous!

  6. Cheryll S says:

    Oh it’s wonderful! You’ve done a brilliant job on it! I love the colours and it’s such a FuN quilt to admire too! 🙂

  7. Billie K says:

    Your Henrietta is so cute! I saved the patterns and hope to start on it next year.

  8. Nicky says:

    It looks amazing Theresa, you must be thrilled to have it finished. It’s nice to see you back blogging.

  9. Carole says:

    It’s beautiful Tree. I’ve loved watching this one appear, block by block 🙂

  10. simone says:

    Wow, this is really really pretty. Congratualtions on the finish1 you are ready for autumn (o:

  11. Lynette says:

    It looks fabulous!!!! You really did a great job pushing it through to get it all together. 😀 (so nice to see it at BOMs Away)

  12. this is awesome! I think I have one or two blocks left on Henrietta. It has languished in my sewing basket for 6 months or so, too. I need to finish her up! I love your cross stitches I’ve been looking at, too!

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