Sunday, May 17, 2009

The week that was

At last I have a taa-daah moment to share. I finally finished the hand quilting on this reproduction style crib quilt I first posted about here. I don't do a lot of hand quilting in the summer months but this was picked up from time to time. I always like to have a hand quilted project at the ready.
My favourite part was doing the quilting inside the leaves, I love the effect, but I'll think twice about doing double lines again for the background.
The quilt measures 38.5" square and has 100% cotton batting.
So now that the weather is colder at night, I can go back to this old thing again. Yes I'm talking about the DWR. These corner blocks are a bit of a bear to quilt.
I did do my nine patches for Christine's nine patch swap so that got crossed off the list.
And really do I need yet another pincushion? No, but I made one anyway. This has silica sand in it so it can sit on the arm of my chair without getting knocked off as it's so weighty.
There's a softie on my list for this coming week, some more hand quilting and blocks to piece. I think I can handle that!

40 comments:

Anne said...

OMG...I LOVE that quilt! I have the book but I want YOURS! Oh did I mention that I LOVE that quilt? It's gorgeous! Good job!

Sherri said...

Wow...you've been busy!!! I love the first quilt especially...the hand-quilting is absolutely gorgeous!

Kim said...

Oh be still my beating heart! I LOVE that crib quilt! Red & Green quilts are my absolute favorite!! WOW! Stunning!!!

Gwendie said...

Ditto what Anne said! I LOVE that red and green quilt. It's absolutely gorgeous. I've never used white (it is white, isn't it?) for the background but I think I'm going to have to on the next one. I LOVE that! I've never done double rows of quilting because I'm not that ambitious but - gorgeous.

Nedra said...

Wow you do beautiful work! I am in awe!

pamina said...

What a beauty !

Anonymous said...

I love the colours you used for the pin coushion .I think your DGD# 1 is going to love that quilt (she loves fairys & pink)your making!!!!!!

love your DGD#1

Chookyblue...... said...

love all your sewing ........you do beautiful work..........

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow...Janet that is just amazing, well done so much work,,,,

Maree said...

How Beautiful is this Quilt...I Love it...Your Hand Quilting is Lovely...
cheers

Kathie said...

oh the quilt came out beautifully, I think the channel quilting makes the background more stunning....my opinion is you will do it again!
you know where to send this quilt when your tire of it!
LOL
LOve the pincushion, its just adorable, nine patches and red...what else could you want???
nine patches look great!
DWR well keep going you will be happy when that quilt is done and now that your weather is getting cooler you should be able to quilt more, no?

CabbageQuilts said...

Wow, your quilts are just so inspiring and beautiful. Thanks for showing us these beauties xo

Sew Create It - Jane said...

That first quilt is absolutely stunning! You've done a great job.

erica e said...

i love that little handquilted quilt. so gorgeous!

Karen said...

I went back to see your Double Wedding Ring quilt and clicked to enlarge the picture. This is the most beautiful Double Wedding Ring quilt I have ever seen! Compliments to the maker!
Your new repro piece is very good. You make wonderful quilts.

ranette said...

Ah Janet you've done it yet again. You are the quilter that we all aspire to be...the red & green baby quilt is wonderful.

Terrie Sandelin said...

What a beautiful quilt! The design is just gorgeous and the hand quilting adds so much. Really a treasure!

Fiesta said...

Janet Tah-dah moment it is! ALl your work is breath taking!

Stephanie said...

I too LOVE your ta-dah moment project. Gorgeous as is "that old thing". I love hand quilted projects, just not doing them myself. Great pincushion.

Jackie said...

Your hand quilting is impeccable! I just love how it turned out. You should be proud. You never can have too many pincushions.

Lori said...

OMG! Fantastic quilt! And the hand quilting is very lovely.

Lurline said...

Silica sand? - please tell me about it - lots of sand on the beach 10 minute walk away, remember I'm in WA 'Wait Awhile'! Oh, what divine works, Janet - the world is your oyster!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Juliann in WA said...

Another gorgeous quilt! You are amazing. And I love the sand in the pincushion idea. I need one of those.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OH MY GOODNESS that is more than a tada moment. That is beautiful. I'm sooo impressed. You did a great job on that quilt.
Love that pincushion too. Cant have too many in my opinion.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That crib quilt is incredible!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I love the crib quilt. Your work is absolutely amazing! The double wedding ring is just as beautiful, but the crib quilt just makes me happy.

Quilt Hollow said...

Now that quilt caught my eye real quick!! Gorgeous! Give yourself a big pat on the back as it is wonderful.
My pin cushion is giving out. It has sand. I'll look for silica sand...I too like mine to be weighted. Do I make a separate muslin lining or something for the sand?

Crispy said...

OMGosh I just love your DWR!!! It's going to be so stunning!! I can't imagine doing the double line quilting, I get really bored doing a half in grid on my Baltimore LOL.

Crispy

be*mused jan said...

My very favorite quilts are the red and green ones...yours is spectacular! And the double line quilting? I hear you but, it is lovely.

mellyandrosie said...

WOW that quilt is stunning!!! You must be so proud!! Thank you so much for de-lurking and for your congrats on the book! Your blog is delightful and I love your Toffee Apple and Sherbet bags below - too cute!!

Kaaren said...

Oh, Janet! What do you mean by,"Do I need another pincushion?" You and NEVER have too many pincushions! (wink)

Most of my antique quilts have a double row of quilting. I've never tried it and can I ask why you wouldn't do it again?

Both the quilts are absolutely stunning. What a beautiful way to start my day seeing such lovely work!

Bunny said...

Oh my I am speachless. Your work is awsome. I am not a hand quilter or an applique person but I so wish at time I was. I do a little of it but very little.
I do love your header quilt with the rabbit did you make that one and would love to know the pattern, it is spectacular.

Meredith said...

looks great! Many times I do not want to quilt in leaves, etc. but I sometimes do dpending on the size of the applique piece. I do not have anything to hand quilt and am missing it. If you do not mind can you tell me what background fabric you used for the first quilt? As always thank you for the inspiration.

Karen said...

What a lovely crib quilt. The more I see red and green quilts the more I love them. Sweet pincushion and the DWR quilt is a beauty!

Janet said...

Your crib quilt is wonderful!!! The quilting is fabulous!! What a beautiful quilt!
I love your pincushion too.

Carrie P. said...

You know I love everything you do. Just beautiful!!!

Anne Ida said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! That crib quilt is absolutely gorgeous!

Rhondi said...

Hi Janet
Your work is beautiful! Enjoy your day.
Hugs, Rhondi

Barb said...

All I can say is wow....I just adore that crib quilt, the first one...as well as the rest...

Barbara in Mississippi said...

OMG-What an outstanding quilt! Your workmanship is amazing. And those double quilting lines really made it! Anyone's crib, lap or wall would be well-decorated with this one. I love the fabrics you've chosen for your princess feather blocks and am anxious to try the silica gel for my next pincushion.