Sunshine Quilts

Thursday, April 20, 2006

New Project & Another Older Quilt

I'm kinda getting out of order here but this is the next project I think I'll start next week. Won't be much sewing time because I leave Tuesday for Paducah. This is going to be a log cabin star quilt and it's maybe going to be entered in the Do You EQ? Contest. Here's an older quilt. This is from Eleanor Burn's Delectable Mountain book. I started this quilt one evening at home. Had to make a sample for a class I was teaching. Began pulling from the stash and the only background fabric that was big enough was a bolt of extra wide backing fabric so that's what I used for the background. It worked! Probably wouldn't have used these colors if I was buying new fabric but it's what I had so I used them. This was one of the first quilts I ever did with lots and lots of small meander and feathers and it was mostly something for practice. I put it on thinking I could do it all in a day or two (had customer quilts lined up to get done). Well, it took over a week and I was working day and night. I think the quilt was nearly 100 x 100. I was so pleased with it when I finished it that I decided to enter it in A Quilter's Gathering at Nashua, NH and it won a ribbon. It was around my dad's birthday and he mentioned that it would make a nice birthday present so that's what it ended up being - a birthday gift for my dad.

11 Comments:

  • Belated congratulations on the ribbon the quilt won. Excellent Birthday present for your dad. Sometimes it is easier to give them something they have admired rather than worry and wonder if you have bought something they don't need or won't like.

    I have the book but have not tried to make one yet. I suppose if I were to make a top 25 as Evelyn once suggested this might be on it.

    By Blogger Linda_J, at 4/20/2006 02:32:00 PM  

  • Another beauty, Judy. And lucky Dad for calling dibs on that one!

    (((HUGS))

    By Blogger Vicky, at 4/20/2006 04:52:00 PM  

  • Judy you have yet to share a quilt that I didn't think was GORGEOUS !
    You just know how to do it right

    By Blogger Patty, at 4/20/2006 07:46:00 PM  

  • I would say your Dad certainly knows how to pick quilts from you! Beautiful work and worth all that time you put into it...

    By Blogger cher, at 4/20/2006 10:42:00 PM  

  • Such a beautiful quilt! Have fun in Paducah!

    By Blogger Mandy, at 4/21/2006 11:20:00 AM  

  • You know, if I am making something for someone I worry and worry and worry if they are going to like it - so hooray for your Dad for speaking up that he liked it so much... and how convenient that his birthday just so happened to be rolling around. What a wonderful present and I am sure that he enjoys it.

    Cheers!

    Evelyn

    By Blogger Evelyn aka Starfishy, at 4/21/2006 01:26:00 PM  

  • How pretty. I like that setting and I bet it's gorgeous on a bed.

    By Blogger Mary, at 4/21/2006 03:22:00 PM  

  • Hi Judy, love the fabrics you pulled for the new quilt..*VBS* Especially that red stripe in there.
    And what a neat Del. Mountains..really big, but really beautiful..congratulations on the ribbons and having your dad love it..what a great reward!

    By Blogger Finn, at 4/21/2006 06:07:00 PM  

  • You do wonderful quilting Judy, so your ribbon is very much deserved - congratulations ! Lucky dad who got it for his birthday :-)

    By Blogger Hanne, at 4/21/2006 11:25:00 PM  

  • I love the fabrics and . I also love the quilt Judy. great job

    By Blogger Lucy, at 4/22/2006 11:23:00 AM  

  • Wow Judy, quilting is phenomenal!! How do you do it? I'd like a little peak into "Judy's World" and see how you do the things you do! Like the new quilt colors- very warm.

    By Blogger Nines, at 4/23/2006 01:11:00 AM  

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