Monday, December 14, 2009

weeeee!



Yippee! I got the quilting done on my Christmas Log Cabin quilt!!


I haven't quilted anything very large recently, and I was sort of dreading it,
But I did some straight line cross hatching on the quilt, something I had not done before,
And I am very happy with it.
B told me to "Persevere mom!" So, I thought I better stick with it, and get it done...
BEFORE Christmas!

I even pieced the back. Yeah! ME! I don't do that very often,
but I wanted to use up these Xmas scraps... and that big beautiful piece of Jennifer Paganelli green and blue print...


I had a bunch of scrap blocks from probably 20 years ago... I dug them out last night
to play with and put those other old blocks in with it...

I keep trying different things with it...

I thought maybe this vintage print with yellow might be a fun blender for the back ground to blend in the point blocks with white background...

I'm still playing, so we'll see where it goes...

Finally some clear blue skies over Manhattan.... just some lovely jet stream! Is that a V?

:-)
Happy sewing....

V

26 comments:

shellysquilts said...

Your christmas quilt looks great! And Holy smokes, you pieced the back! How did it feel? It looks GOOOOD! And of course, that is a big ole V in the sky. Have fun with your scraps! Merry quilting!

Fabric Fanatic said...

Ha!!! I love that "is that a V?" It reminds me how they called Batman!
Maybe "they" are calling you....don't forget to grab your cape.

I love the top setting with the pointy blocks. It will be fun to see what direction you take this one.

RosaMaría said...

amazing quilt, i love it!!!! your department is so great! and when I see your hair it makes me want to cut mine!

YankeeQuilter said...

Great Christmas quilt...love how you extended into the borders! You are lucky to have B standing by to keep you on track!

beth said...

I love what you're doing there on the design wall!!

Stephanie said...

LOVE pieced backs...dislike making them. Great use of those blocks. Wow you have some great space in your studio!!!

Lesly said...

So many pretty things to look at in this pot! Congrats on your finish - the quilt is beautiful! And how nice are those different layouts on your design wall! Can't wait to see what you choose.

Jan said...

Great log cabin; so liberated, and uniquely your own. You are very talented, and I enjoy seeing your creations.

Cathy said...

Definately a V!!! Love your Christmas quilt V, great job getting it all done in time xo

Jennifer said...

That is a V it's your day!!!!!

Jenny said...

Christmas quilt looks great! Happy V Day!

Trudi said...

Definately a V! What a beautiful day too. Love the Christmas log cabin quilt, so much going on in your studio too! Love the vintage yellow, wouldn't that be great with your dresden plates? Happy quilting!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

So glad you showed a picture of you doing the quilting because it gives a sense of the size of your Christmas quilt. It looks beautiful and being that big, it must have been quite a job to get it done!

julia said...

Very nice work!!!

Shar said...

Your Christmas quilt is beautiful! I always enjoy reading your blog seeing what you will create next! You're very talented it's amazing to watch your quilts come to life!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Weee, and V indeed!

Jackie said...

Good for you for persevering!! It looks just beautiful! I love the look of those older blocks with the two layouts that you have. And yes, that is a V!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That Christmas log cabin will be a family memory using it during the holidays. Persevere, huh? Cute.

Clare said...

Keep playing with those blocks. It's looking wonderful.

V for ?

:-)

Tonya R said...

Whee, congrats on the finished quilt - looks wonderful, esp with that gorgeous tree.
love love love the orphan scrappiness going on. Wonderful. I'm partial to the second option.

Barb said...

Congrats on the recent finish - it looks great. I'll think of you today while I'm in the city, sorry we can't get together this time.
barb

Kathie said...

Love the V picture how fun!
your christmas quilt came out wonderful...
I love the layout of the first one but not with the dark blue line in the middle can you change that???
great outside blocks
oh love those flying geese over on the right too!!!
I see those peaking out!
Kathie

Kath said...

I was very interested to see you are quilting with a "regular" machine, I have never tried that! i think I would get in a spin with all the bulk. Any tips?

MichelleB said...

Yeah! Another finished quilt! Love those funky shapes that you're doing, too.

thea said...

YEAH!!!! Go you girl - and it's so gorgeous too!!! LOVE the xmas quilt. so amazing next to the tree too...

thea.
xx

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amandajean said...

little miss A saw the photo of you and said "hey, she has a tatoo on her arm." :) thanks for the christmas card. so sweet of you! love the photo of your sweet B.

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