Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Blue & White: Check.

WooHoo! I've finished my pesky blue and white quilt top.
And I don't mean pesky in a bad way, but you know how it is when you get to the point in a project where you just want it done? I was very disappointed when I put the blue and white blocks together a few weeks ago and then decided that I needed 20 more blocks.
Normally, that would have been enough of a set-back to make me set it aside for awhile again, but I really want to get some UFO's done this summer. I just have too many lying around. I don't have a ginormous (check this out) number or anything, but there are enough that it makes me cringe to start a new project.'Cause with all the new fabrics out, I'm itching to start some new projects. Besides, it seems we're to have a wedding around here next spring, and where there's a wedding, there must be a wedding quilt, right? TheFirstChild will wed SweetiePie, and she and I have been working on a plan for just the right quilt. But more on that much later -- after a few more completed UFO's.This quilt block is called Lady of the Lake and the fabrics are all different white-on-white and blue prints. Because this is a very traditional quilt, I'll pack it up and take it to a hand quilter. I'm perfectly capable of doing the quilting myself, but if I want to see it finished in this lifetime, it's best off in someone else's trusty hands.

Now I must go water my flowers who are wishing they'd been sent to nurseries in England this year!

XOXO,
Anna

22 comments:

dizzyjadey said...

I love your quilt top, Anna! You've got so much patience piecing those tiny triangles. I love traditional blocks like yours, but the small pieced patches are just a bit intimidating....it would take me ages.

Junie said...

Anna - The quilt is beautiful and your points and seams look perfect. I agree with dizzyjadey, you definitely have the required patience to do a top like this. Love it!

kirsty said...

Very lovely! And impressive points :)

Fiona said...

Beautiful top - so crisp and fresh-looking.

rohanknitter said...

Boy that is just GORGEOUS. I don't blame you for not wanting to hand quilt it all - that would take awhile! My sil made my eldest boy a quilt similar (a little more simple though) this for his bed years ago but after using it just a few weeks, the fabric started to fray at the seams. : ( Seeing this reminds me of it - I should at least get it out and display it on the wall or something.
Oh, and congrats on the upcoming wedding ! Exciting!

Molly said...

Hi Anna--- Thanks for visiting my "beach..."What a lovely quilt you've got there.....beautiful blues. like you, i'm on an on-going mission to get the languishing projects DONE!

Flibbertygibbet said...

Wishing much joy to the Mother of the Groom! And that quilt is just wonderful. Simple is very very good sometimes...

Ragged Roses said...

I love that pesky quilt! On one of the photos it looks like the waves gently swelling on the sea - very poetic! Congrats to you and your son on impending wedding! Your flowers would love it here, they might need to come back for a bit of sun although they'd never be thirsty in our garden.
Kim x

Lucy Locket said...

Hi Anna - the pesky quilt is beautiful and congratulations on the wedding-to-be! I love the word ginormous and when I was about 6 I used to ask the dinner lady at school for "ginormous-whopper-big please" she seemed to understand okay!

Karen said...

Anna - what a beautiful quilt. I love 2 color quilts and I think it makes the design pop even more. Isn't it a great feeling to cross a project off the list and move on. That's my goal for this summer also. Came across a few of those cleaning out the cave, lol. A wedding coming up next year, what a joy that will be. Just went through that last year with son#1 and it was a wonderful wonderful time.
Hugs - Karen

Felicia said...

Well it looks fantastic!

de vliegende koe said...

I like your pesky blue quilt! When you have been working on a project for a while, you sometimes don’t see anymore how beautiful it really is! The third photo is so gorgeous, a waving ocean!

meggie said...

Just beautiful! A work of art. How exciting to help plan a wedding!

Molly said...

Anna! I came back to snoop some more after your comment today. And found your Scruff's advice tO the twins!!Am off now to edit and add a note at the bottom.......

Vallen said...

QUite the accomplishment. You have given me the boost I need to get some of my projects and their supplies up and out of the house. Thank. Lovely, lovely quilt.

amandajean said...

that quilt top is fabulous! you should be very proud of yourself for not giving in and piecing the 20 extra blocks right away...that isn't easy to do. I don't blame you for taking it to the handquilter either. I handquilted a full size quilt once...for someone else. I wouldn't go through all that work for me.

Randi said...

Love the quilt! You did great job!

I shouldn't have clicked on the link to the Free Spirit site because now i am coveting a bunch of new fabrics! Yikes!

Dannielle said...

That quilt top is beautiful!! So crisp and fresh! I love blue and white and the graphic-ness of 2-color quilts.

Kucki68 said...

I love your blue and white lady of the lake. This is one on my someday list.

Nancy said...

I love your quilts.

Juliet Echo Mike said...

Oh, Anna, you have been busy! I'm just catching up (after having a baby and all...)

I'm excited to hear of the upcoming wedding! And you must be, too!

Love the quilt top.

XO,
Jill

Rose said...

Oh my goodness I think I have met a kindred spirit in you! lol Sounds like we're one in the same person by this post about the quilt. Although I have never made one if you can believe that! And I've sewn since I was in my early teens and I am in my 50's. This IS one of my projects before I leave this world though! BUT I'm like you I really need to also finish some projects! PLUS I am SO AFRAID I wont ever get it quilted!
I'm going to see IF I can find this pattern online because it would be gorgeous in my beachy bedroom redo I am working on.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt!