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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Three down, 27 to go

I am determined to finish all 30 of the quilts that are in progress, some that are tops, some awaiting borders, some blocks waiting to be sewn together, and all needing to be quilted and bound. This is the third one totally done since Jan. 1. This one was finished one week shy of being a year old. You can see I used the same fabric for backing here that I used as skinny borders in the beach ball fabric quilt. They look so good with binding on them. I did this one by hand, the other two this year I did by machine so they done a lot quicker. It took me 4 hours to do the hand sewing on this one.
I did fairly simple quilting. I even forgot to make the little loop at the center of the block borders a couple times. The quilt police don't come to my house.
I thought the Jack Frost paintings were interesting today with the "jet trails" going off in several directions.
Would you believe these intricate paintings are only 2"-3" tall?
You have to click to enlarge the one below to really appreciate the detail. Again it is only about 3" tall. It is like a lush fern garden.
We made it up above zero for a very short time yesterday afternoon. The weathermen were joking that it is pretty sad when we are looking forward to a day in the 20's.

25 comments:

Twila Grace said...

Beautiful quilt! Beautiful frost! Your photos are great to see.

Carmen Rose said...

I like the sophisticated brights in this one, plus what Frosty Jack is doing with your windows these days is pretty cool!

Jackie said...

30 quilts... wow, you sound like me. I have been wanting to finish all the projects on my to do list as well. I am making a little headway. Again, your photos of the frost are amazing. I just love them.

Pat said...

LOVE that quilt and love the frosted window photos. I think I need to get them from you in higher resolution to add to my collection of winter photos for my living room, okay?

Stephanie D. said...

Gorgeous frost paintings, but I am SO glad I don't live where you do. I just couldn't bear to go to work this time of the year.

Yesterday's high was 21 and I wasn't scheduled to work the last 2 nights, so I've only gone outside to pick up the mail and take the dog out.

I'm such a wimp.

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Great frost photos. Do they stay that way all day, or come overnight and leave as it gets a tiny bit warmer outside?

You are a brave woman, counting up all your undone quilts. I would be afraid that if I did that, it would send me into a state of inaction.
Keep warm!
Vicky F

Anonymous said...

This one says "Elegantly Rich". The narrow hand finished border is another perfect finish.

I did click on your frosted window panes to see the detail of the icy feathering that only mother nature can do. Made me think of, one of Disney's animations with that tiny little fairy that was painting all the frosty scenes...

J~MT

Diane said...

I LOVE the fabrics in this quilt ~ gorgeous! You know you live in Chicago when the temperature fluctuates 50 degrees in 24 hours but remains frickin' COLD!

jovaliquilts said...

Jack Frost's window visits are at least some compensation for winter. Those photos are just great!
Good luck with all those finishes. You certainly are moving along. It's a wonderful one today -- that pattern is one I never tire of, maybe because it looks different every time.

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

I'm impressed with your plan to finish all 30.
And I'm sure you WILL accomplish it.
K

alisonb2 said...

Beautiful quilts and photos! What sort of camera do you have?

And 30 quilts! I am in the process of making my very first quilt. Do you do the binding after the quilting?

T said...

I love this one. Yes, I know I love pretty much anything you do, but wowzers. And though I seem to be physically incapable of doing simple quilting, your wavy crosshatch is very appealing and appropriate here.

I haven't moved, so I'm sure you still have my address... ;-)

Tracy
FiberBabble

meggie said...

Lovely quilt. I think patterns are repeated endlessly in nature. Wonderful pics of the 'fern gardens'.

Vicki W said...

On a cold day it's not so bad to spend 4 hours with a quilt on your lap sewing a binding! I really like the quilting on this.

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a warm, happy quilt you've just finished ~ such a contrast to the winter photos (I do agree with the Disney fairy comment above... I can see the scene so clearly!).

Our bird bath never thawed even a tiny bit today ~ I still haven't gone out to get the mail and now it is dark and even colder so the mail may have to wait until morning!

Time to go hand stitch some binding ~ perfect for a chilly evening!

Jean said...

Congratulations on another one finished! This is very pretty and bright! I love it.

Ruthie said...

very cute quilting - I love the little loops!

Rebel said...

Another gem. I love the reds.

Jeri said...

awesome! your quilts are wonderful and your photography is fantastic! Its always a joy to visit your blog.

Karen said...

Thirty quilts...holy cow! Are you ever ambisious. Your photos are too cool for words...Isn't Mother Nature awsome;)

Mary Beth said...

Wow! That quilt is a stunner! I love these prints and colors! I can't wait to see the other 29 quilts that you are going to be working on.

holly said...

What a beautiful finish. I have about 40 projects to finish.

Cheryl A said...

I really like the quilting on that one. Great job.

belinda said...

WOW...30 unfinished projects....isn't it amazing how many we can accumulate...I didn't think I had but a couple....but when I started checking I found I have 11..!!!!! I guess I better get busy too..uh..??

Millie said...

Another beautiful quilt and quilting. I am with you...the quilt police do not come to my home too.