Thursday, May 1, 2008

Rose Marie-Winter is Done

Hello ...... well, gosh darn it ....... Winters of My Life is finally finished. Hop on over to my blog for an explanation of the blocks. I have to warn you, it is a lengthy post (3 separate parts).

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:

Once again, many thanks to Tonya for issuing this challenge and for inspiring me to finally make a word quilt. A challenge it was at first; but once I started doing the freeform work, it became fun to make and I love my quilt! :o)

This quilt is being folded up and stored until next winter ..... but what a beauty I have waiting to be displayed.

Have a great day!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Kristin- Finally something to show!

Now it needs a border. A friend suggested it be a simple border rather than pieced so as not to distract from the center. What color? Any thoughts?

Friday, February 29, 2008

Heidi - finished finally

I'm happy, it's finished :-) Thanks for all the help and the encouragement, the 'yes'es and other ideas. I won't bore you with another full photo of the quilt, just the faces of the elks, as they have eyes and noses now .

Can't wait the next Christmas time to arrive ( ok, that'n not quite true, I'm looking forward to summer )....

So, where can I sign up for the Lazy Gal Summer Class ?????

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The kiwi won't be landing for a while yet . . .

. . . on Helen's Christmas quilt. I have just been catching up with what everyone has been doing and I'd love to show you progress on my effort, but there hasn't been any! No excuses, but since I started teaching rookie classes at a local fabric shop I don't seem to have any spare time left, not that I had a lot before :-) Or maybe it is just that we are having the hottest summer for at least 10 years and it is too hot to do anything. Perhaps when winter arrives I might get started back on it. Is Christmas 2008 too tight a deadline to aim for? Well done everyone who made more progress than me. The variety is just stunning. I love them all.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Just snowballing along ....

Well ..... here I am a couple of weeks later and my quilt is not finished; but I do have something to show you.

I have to admit ..... I really do like the free form fans using just a marker and no stencil. The fans were drawn randomly and some had to be touched up a bit. Sure makes life a lot easier and the effect for this frozen lake gives the illusion of snow drifts and ridges.

My quilt has the combination of hand quilting and machine quilting. I'm in love with stipple machine quilting and it is being used throughout.

Haven't decided on a name yet for my quilt. Tonya wondered if it might be 'squeaky snow'. :o) Heard a lot of that lately and each time the noise made me smile. I'm open to suggestions for a name; but you might want to wait until you see the rest of the quilt.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Heidi - help appreciated, again :-))

The motivation post worked !!! Which is the reason I could use a bit help again.
I want to quilt 'yes' in many different languages into the hearts of my quilt.
So far I have with the help of R.C.T.Q : German, English ( including some slang expressions ), French, Spanish, Italian, Scottish, Polish, Russian, Lazura ( don't even know where it's spoken ), Hawaian, Zulu and Xhara.

Maybe you know yes in any other languages ???
Thanks in advance
P.S. Only 2 empty hearts left :-)))

Sunday, February 10, 2008

How is Everyone Doing?

Heidi says she needs motivation to finish up. How are the rest of you doing? (I feel like a bit of a hypocrite since I have no intention of actually finishing my top until next winter, but i'm going to give some of you a nudge anyway.) Let's see where everyone is.

Brenda, who now has her own blog Scraps and Strings, finished her wintry quilt.

Kimberly at Loco Quilter finished Let it Snow!

Lisa at The Quiltery finished Joy to the World.

JMBMommy is Imagining Snow

Lynda finished her Goodwill house quilt.

Carol E. finished her little drummer boy inspired quilt.

Jude's peaceful quilt is finished.

Heidi's just about done with her Marry Christmas - keep at it!

Quilting Fitzy is doing such an unusual fun project. She's got a series of mini-finishes done for her signpost project.

Gillian has got to be just about done. Her quilting was in progress last we saw her stockings.

Rose Marie is quilting on her quilt too. I can't remember what she named it, I just keep thinking Squeaky Snow. hee hee hee.

Katie at Tao of Katie got her Santa Spock top done.

Sandy got her Let it Snow top done (unless she decided to add another border)

Heather has been travelling so understandably didn't get her blocks finished into a top (at least not that we know of).

Tracey did some fun liberated churn dashes and had a great snow man fabric to go with it. Any progress there?

Helen finished some letters. I'm still looking forward to seeing the kiwi wearing christmas stockings.

I know Kristin has gotten distracted with some fun liberated projects (which I always encourage) but I hope she comes back to work on her Better Not Pout project.

Jenclair made a great start with letters and trees...

Erika made a manger. Here's a nudge to come back to blogging and maybe to this project.

Laura has just been having way too much fun. hmm, don't think this quilt got off the drawing board....

McIrish Annie decided to finish up a ufo with the letters.

As did Sara Ho, who has just gotten way too distracted making whacky baskets. (Who wouldn't be?) Someday Sara will follow her star.

Diane unfortunately had some health issues, so was unable to keep working on her incredibly fun Bah Humbug quilt. Maybe sometime soon though.

Kim and Soren, it's not too late to get started if you still want to play.

So we've actually had seven finishes - woohoo and congrats once again. And several more almost theres. That's great.

I apologize if I haven't given you proper credit for your progress. just let me know! And post some pictures, let's see how your quilts look.

Officially there's still several weeks left of winter, even though I am seeing snowdrops and daffodils appearing in blog posts. Keep working on those projects. Good luck.

This winter class inspired me to start my own blog

Hello: After months of being a blog voyeur, I've finally started my own called Scraps and Strings. I've posted more about this quilt there, and I'd welcome your visits to my new home in the blogosphere. I'm hoping to share more of my attempts at liberated quiltmaking over there. Thanks for the visual feasts on your blogs, and for your kind comments on my winter class project.