Monday, May 25, 2009

Spring To Finish #2

Hello Everyone,

I hope all of you who live in the U.S. had a wonderful Memorial Day! This, of course, is a day where we remember and celebrate those men and women who have fought and are fighting for our country.

My family went to our town parade. I wanted to share one picture I took of those veterans from our town. They are just a few of the proud!


On to quilty happenings... Pop on over here to see 4 newly uploaded photos of customer quilts! They won't disappoint, I promise!

As most of you know, Jacquie is hosting the Spring to Finish challenge. Here is my second one!! WooHOOOO! I finally quilted this one up with some really pretty daisy quilting and bound it. This quilt makes me want to go have a picnic. Just lay it on the ground and start to chow down on some wonderful picnic snacks. What do you think?


This quilt was made with one jelly roll of Mary Engelbreit fabrics. Just yummy!


On the note of another finish... well not quite. It is not quilted yet, but that is a mere technicality. I finished piecing my Judy Niemeyer 4th of July quilt!! Double WooHoo! It is now officially a quilt top! I just love it. Now I just have to piece the backing and throw it on my long arm. Hopefully soon.


My Mom was up this weekend and just loved this quilt. But, sorry Mom, this one is mine. I am working on one for you.

The end of this week, I am off to a quilting retreat with two of my quilting buddies. I am looking forward to a weekend of sewing and fun. So I am getting some projects ready to bring along. I will probably post before I leave and then post all the wonderful happenings when I return.

Until Next Time...


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45 comments:

Vicki W said...

Your picnic quilt is adorable and I really love the striped binding.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Jackie, those are two awesome quilt! Have a fun retreat.

Catherine said...

Your 4th of July quilt is absolutely stunning! I love just looking at the picture of it -- it must be incredible to see in person!

clare's craftroom said...

Wow what fabulous quilts . Hope you have a great stitchy weekend !

henny said...

All of the quilts are gorgeous, Jackie! Same with your mom, I love it most.
happy sewing in your retreat :)

Cynthia said...

Your quilt is gorgeous and it makes me think of a picnic too although I would never lay it on the ground and actually have a picnic on it! Too much time and money to let it lie on the ground. I'm just particular that way. How about an indoor picnic? That's what I think!

Karen said...

Both quilts are wonderful. Hope you didn't get any food on the picnic quilt! :)

Jeannette said...

Thanks for the Memorial day pictures! It's all too easy for us to forget in te joys of the long weekend...and we mustn't forget. Love you quilts!

randi said...

I LOVE the ME quilt! Too cute! You are quite the artist!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Amazing! the 4th quilt is. just. wow! Love the ME quilt too - your color placement is excellent :)

Kathy said...

Jackie,
The July 4th quilt is sooooo YOU! Have a great time at your retreat this week.
Kathy

Stina said...

Loved the ME quilt... :o)))
HAve a great time away... enjoy!!!

Stephanie said...

You're quilting is just beautiful. GORGEOUS JN quilt. I can only imagine that the quilting will make it even more gorgeous. Your other quilt definitely speaks "picnic".

Vickie E said...

both are awesome for different reasons..glad you've finished some of your own!!

Rumi said...

Both quilts are awesome but I really love the 4th of July quilt!

Teresa said...

Both quilts are wonderful. The Mary E quilt is a happy quilt and you are so right, it just screams I want to go on a picnic. I love the look it captures of curved piecing, when there are not curves in the seams. Very nice pattern.
And of course the July 4th one is simply amazing. Great choice of colors and the design is incredible.

Melanie said...

Have a wonderful time Jackie. Love your 4th July quilt too.

Yes very picnicy quilt. :-)

Linda said...

Love both of them, bit that JN quilt is just stunning.

imquilternity said...

Your picnic quilt does make me want to go on a picnic...love it, BTW, but OMG, your JN quilt is even BETTER than I thought it would be. It's really, really, gorgeous. Your quilting will only make it that much better. I love how you say it's "a mere technicality"...what a great attitude!

Janet said...

Congrats for finishing two quilts. Both are wonderful yet so different. You are very versatile.

Andrea said...

Oh well done - 4th of July is an absolute treasure. It's no wonder your Mum wants it - who wouldn't ? xx

Victoria said...

These are both stunning. I adore the picnic quilt. Amazing talent you have!

Michelle said...

Wow! Stunning.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh gosh I love the jelly roll quilt! It is so cute and happy. Your work is always amazing. You have some talent!

Heleen said...

Oh Jackie, these quilts are fabulous! Love the jellyroll quilt!

Lien said...

Great quilts. have you heart about the quilt tree, Have a look on my blog if you like.

Annemariesquilt said...

Wow I love both your new quilts . Both of them are very special and you are so clever to put the colours together.
I must say that I am in love with Mary Engelbreit design and I have been wondering if I should buy some of her fabrics. Wel someday I will..

beewitchinstitchin said...

The "picnic" quilt is really cute but I love, love, love the 4th of July quilt. It's fabulous! Thanks for sharing...Kathy

Janet said...

I love both of the quilts even though they are so different. The first one does say picnic and the second says fireworks.

Cheryl said...

Boy you have been busy!!Nothing says picnic like some ME fabric in a quilt.

em's scrapbag said...

Can I join you for a picnic. I love that quilt. Just added it to the to do one day list. Your Judy quilt is A-MAZE-ZA-ZING!!!! WOW!

Mary Beth said...

I hope you are having a wonderful time quilting w/ friends. I love to sew w/ people who "get" this obsession of ours! The quilting on Deb's quilt is terrific! And the quilting on June's is perfect for her traditional (and impeccable) work. Thanks for sharing. (I went into the gallery and saw more detail of June's and it is just so great!)

amandajean said...

your quilts are gorgeous!!! the first one does scream picnic. (but i think it's too nice!) it's just so happy! and that last quilt...i'm in AWE! what an incredible amount of work. amazing.

mellyandrosie said...

Yummo - that quilt is delicious!!! What a finish to be proud of =]!! I love it ! And happy belated memorial day!! =]

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Jackie the quilts are all totally amazing, hope you had a grand time on your retreat.

Wendy said...

Wow, Jackie - your finishes are fantastic! The colors in your 4th of July are stunning, and I love the happy feel of your picnic quilt. Beautiful work.

Carol said...

Are you crazy Jackie - I wouldn't put that gorgeous quilt on the ground and then sit on it - and spill food on it!!!

The 4th of July is stunning - you are one multi talented lady. Can't wait to see how you decide to quilt it.

Dawn said...

Oh, yes. I would definitely have a picnic on your gorgeous quilt finish!

Rose Marie said...

What size did your lovely pinic quilt finish at? Your fireworks quilt just sparkles! Will you be using it as a wall hanging? If yes, beads would give it extra zing.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Jackie,
I really like the picnic quilt, could just see that on a special day layed out, but boy nothing better get spilt on it. Love stopping by to see what your working on.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

julieQ said...

I hope you have a lovely time!! Nice picnic quilt, ready for summer time fun.

Mary Lou Weidman said...

THAT is the prettiest pieced quilt I have ever seen! Hope you don't spill on it!
Mary Lou

amy smart said...

Oh wow. Fantastic quilts, Jackie! That picnic quilt is so cute - what a great way to use a jelly roll. And the 4th of July quilt is amazing. Lovely.

jacquie said...

a very LATE congratulations! the picnic quilt is gorgeous...i've always wanted to buy that fabric! and the top....oh my what a work of art. i can see why your mom was coveting it.

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