Friday, February 25, 2011

more class prep, last 13 rows......

Here it is!  Final 13 rows pressed and sewn on, staystitching done around the entire top.  Now I can start looking for border fabric.  It is sideways on my design wall, 2 - 48" panels so the length right now is 96".  I didn't measure the width but it should be around 78".
This is my favorite part of the top, the busy prints.  I really like the Trip Around the World done with all busy prints, but for this one I wanted to use up some of my plainer fabrics too, a stash reduction necessity.

I'm also teaching how to make the bottle cozies and my journal covers at the class Saturday so I had to do a run through again to refresh my mind on the bottle cozy.

I knew earlier this week that my 600,000th visitor was going to read my blog this week, but I forgot about it yesterday because I went to a sister in law birthday lunch.  I checked last night and it happened while I was gone.  Thank you one and all for reading my blog and for taking time to email me or leave a comment.  You are my quilting family.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

The name of your blog says it all for me. I love the colors/prints that you use. Thanks for sharing.
cindy

HollyM said...

It's very pretty. I can just imagine snuggling under that.

Gene Black said...

I am loving your Trip Around the World quilt.
I would love a tutorial on the bottle cozies.

Mary said...

Thank you for being such a prolific and generous blogger. I look forward to seeing your projects every morning.

Vicki W said...

It's spectacular! I love that bottle cozy idea too.

Jodi said...

This is with "plainer" fabrics??? Gorgeous! And what a "class" your students are getting, so many good things to learn in all in one! Again, I wish you were closer!

patty a. said...

The quilt is stunning!

frebblebit said...

I think the mix of busy fabrics and plainer ones is very effective. When all the prints are busy, you get more of a "blur" effect throughout. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but some jazz and some quiet makes it even more interesting to look at, imho.

This is a beautiful quilt, Wanda. Brava.

karenfae said...

gorgeous quilt - it looks lovey already without a border! you should do a tutorial on the bottle cozies, I need one of those :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

dianen said...

This Trip Around the World quilt is just beautiful. It's so striking! I liked it back when it was just a series of strips and I just love it now that it's all put together. Gorgeus!

I had never seen a bottle cozy before. Pretty neat!

dianen said...

This Trip Around the World quilt is just beautiful. It's so striking! I liked it back when it was just a series of strips and I just love it now that it's all put together. Gorgeus!

I had never seen a bottle cozy before. Pretty neat!

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Wanda, I admire your quilts and your stick-to-it-iveness in getting them done. I'd like to see a tut on the cozy too!

Linda

jovaliquilts said...

Your quilt looks great, and I love that turquoise in it -- really pops! Congratulations on 600,000 visitors. Your wonderful work is the reason we come.

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Congradulations on 600,000 visitors. Your blog is a pleasure to read.
Love the color and love the information. I need to make a bottle cozy.
Great idea.
Mary Ann

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

The colors in the quilt are beautiful. I love the bottle cozy too, very cute idea!
Congratulations on your 600,000 visitors! I am fairly new to blogland, and excited that I have passed 1,000!!!!
I enjoy your blog, and am learning so much from you, and others who generously share their expertise. Thank you!

Marie said...

The quilt is exquisite - I love the colors. Me too on the bottle cozy tutorial.

Hugs - Marie

sally in st.paul said...

Beautiful quilt- and I just read that the popular colors this year are blue, green, and neutrals- so you are on top of the color trend.

Poor me- going on vacation for 10 days so I will miss my daily dose of your blog.

Lucky me- they will all be waiting for me when I come home.
sally in st. paul

Doreen K. said...

Your blog is so inspirational. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Becky said...

Wow! I wish I could pick fabrics like you do. I so look forward to seeing pictures of your (and student's) work. I have to try to make one of these!

free indeed said...

Your quilt looks fantastic! I love the color. Cute cozy as well. Wish I lived where I could attend classes...

Jackie said...

The quilt is absolutely stunning!! I can envision it in so many different color palettes too! Terrific finish!!

Muddling Through said...

No, we are the ones who thank you - for being so faithful in posting and for always having something beautiful and inspiring to show us!
Reading blogs like yours (oh, wait - really aren't any like yours) give me fresh ideas and motivation to just do it. So Thank You Wanda for sharing your quilting life with me.

Connie said...

Beautiful Trip Around the World! But all of your work is always beautiful! Love the water bottle cozie, did you use velcro on it? Hope a tutorial is coming.

hetty said...

Absolutely breathtaking! I love it!

Linda E in AZ said...

Thank you for doing this blog - we all have to keep coming back to see what you're up to next!

Quiltdivajulie said...

THANK YOU for sharing yourself and your gorgeous work with us!

A bottle cozy ... I need to make one of those for the nalgene water bottle I use at my office desk!

Donna~~ said...

Gorgeous quilt! I can't believe how many quilts you make, Wanda--you are super productive! I get tired just reading your blog--well I was tired before reading too ;)
And 600,000 visitors is remarkable!

Diane (Wi) said...

Love the quilt! It moves.You have no idea just how much you inspire all of us who check in with your blog everyday. Thank you.

Cathi said...

I love your quilt -- it absolutely glows! And s we get more winter weather and snow, the green is such a welcome sight!

The Sewing Loft said...

Your quilt is so beautiful! I would never attempt anything like that as I know my eyes would cross trying to put all of that together. LOL The bottle cozy is more my speed, it looks really nice. :)

Barb

Pat said...

I love the colors that you are using in this quilt. It is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

TAW is just stunning. Seems I am always using that descriptive word when leaving you a comment. But it truly is another treasure for sure.

And thanks for showing the bottle cozy, I am going to make one this afternoon !

J~MT

Sue said...

This is a cute bottle cozy. I like everything you make. :) I'm becoming more brave with my quilting because of your great teaching and sharing. Thanks

Miki Willa said...

The quilt is beautiful. I am thinking of trying this technique on something smaller. Your work is very inspirational.
I love the bottle cozy. I have to try and make some of these.

Jacque. said...

I keep looking at the quilt...it is so totally awesome! Love the bottle cozy, too...what a great idea! Will you be making a tutorial for it? Please?

Amalia said...

I'm flattered when you say your family are part of quilting.
Thanks!

Leslie said...

I enjoy being part of your quilting family. Even though I have to catch up on your blog every few days, I read everything I missed. And it's always a joy. Thank you for continuing to share your beautiful work with us!

Gari said...

Love your cozies. I didn't get to read you while I was in Orlando and look what you do while I am gone. ;-)