Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Another UFO finished

This was a quilt I designed and pieced totally from stash/scraps and I really love it. I was even going to write up instructions and publish the pattern, until I decided it would not be real cost effective because the instructions would be so detailed (vbg). I call it Holly because it reminds me of holly with red berries. I quilted large holly leaves on the diagonal lines and a holly and berries border. This is the quilt that has so many seams and intersections that I broke three needles on it and had to re-time the longarm. But it is done and I still like it!

The weather today was glorious - 71° and sunny. And my daffodils made it through the cold snap and slush. The breeze picked up a lot in the late afternoon and it will not be out of the 50's for the next couple of days...but spring is definitely here. The light yellow daffodils in the center of this picture are called "Tom Thumb", I think -- if my memory doesn't once again fail me. They are tiny little perfectly formed daffies and very showy. My hyacinths are blooming now, too, so hope the lilacs made it as well.

I bought a journal cover kit from Country Threads at the Chicago show and started putting it together today. I have the applique on the top finished and just need to make the sleeve to fit the book into. It's been an enjoyable afternoon working on it and I think it'll make a nice gift; plus, now I'm hooked on making journal covers -- which I have resisted doing for months even though Melanie and Laura kept telling us how fun they were to make!

Gratitudes:

A beautiful day in the country today.

Working with wool

Spending an hour a day quilting -- I'm back to trying to do this every day -- it really is amazing how much you can accomplish in an hour, plus I tend to lose myself in the pure pleasure of creating something and an afternoon has passed in minutes it seems.





15 comments :

Dawn said...

I saw those journal covers! And I would have bought one, but Laura already has made me one! Oh and I LOVE your quilt! I do like the bits of red in there!

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt!!!!!!!!

atet said...

That quilt is named perfectly. Those bits of red really add a nice pop.

vicki iW said...

Love your quilt!

Norma said...

I love your quilt! The addition of the little red triangles really makes the quilt sparkle!

Gail said...

Beautiful!

gwen said...

A beautiful quilt with a nice colour scheme. I like the way you took the picture too! Take care.

McIrish Annie said...

Joanne, I am a big fan of the hour of PQP, pure quilting pleasure! that hour seems to go by faster than any other during my day! Love your Holly quilt too.

Karen said...

What a clever quilt pattern. It's so pretty. I should adopt your idea of an hour a day quilting, also like your first Resolution to finish 12 UFOs, I should adopt that one too.

swooze said...

When I first saw the quilt I thought I had seen a pattern like this already. But when I opened it I do see it is a bit different. I really do like it! Nice colors and appropriately named.

Carol said...

Your quilt is just beautiful and what a perfect name. I've been doing an hour a day of sewing and it is amzing how much I can get done. I get up at 5 instead of 6 and that's my time. I love it.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on your finish! The quilt is beautiful.

cher said...

great quilt-boy you are quilting up a storm! and doing a wonderful job

Tazzie said...

What a lovely quilt, the colours are just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Veronica said...

Love it!