Sunday, July 13, 2008

Couch quilt top

I sometimes don't know where I get my extra energy from, but obviously there were some in reserve on Friday night. You'd think after a long week of work, I'd be in my usual spot on the couch just vegetating (like a potato). But no, I could spot the light at the end of the tunnel with this quilt top.


Finished patching all the rows together last night and it's done! I can't quite believe it myself. Yep, I had to prove to myself that I can finish whopping big projects even when crafting time is scant. Though, technically, this isn't finished by a long shot. I'm just sending it off for someone else to help finish it for me.

Anyhow, it's not that huge a quilt.....about 50 inches square. The winter light is poor for photo-taking, but that's white linen I've combined with the ginger blossom there. There's a bit of liberty and some other prints. The fat quarter stack I got didn't end up with the variety of colours or prints I was after, so I had to comb the stash.


As you can guess, like many other blogger crafters, I was inspired by this quilt. I just opted for the rows to be a lot closer and I had to mix up the colour scheme, with the ascending diagonal in pink hues, while the descending diagonal are in greens.

So, bloggy peeps, I hope you're having a productive weekend, too. I'm going to tackle one of the other wips.

Cheerio!

PS. Here's the deal on the emails. I can't seem to get on top of them anymore. Ack! If you leave me a comment, I'll leave a comment on your blog next time I visit. Okeydokes?! Fair is fair, and as always I thank you for your lovely and generous comments.

Update: Cos I'm anal I dragged the geezer into the freezing cold just so I could get better photos. If you're wondering what I'm on about up there.

20 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Jade -- it's just beautiful! Congrats on having such a successful transition to working and still being able to craft a bit.
Great choice on your e-mail solution too -- I think we should all do that -- it would ease the burden all around!
Looks like my child left you just in time -- he didn't mention any freezing weather -- chilly a bit but not that cold yet by the time he left. I think he's a bit homesick for your beautiful city!

sue said...

Jade it looks delightful. How great are you for squeezing in some extra crafty time when you have been working so hard. Perhaps from now on it will be routine.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the quilt top - the Ginger Blossom fabric looks perfect!Glad you are still finding time to fit in some sewing time.

nicolette said...

You did it! Congratulations on finishing a beautiful quilt-top after a week of working! Hope you are going to make many more!

You’re right about the comment stuff, it would make my blogging-life a whole lot easier too! I’m not that courtly anymore anyhow... it takes just too much time!

Suzy said...

I love it! So pretty. And I'm very impressed that you're still getting things like this done and working too. Good call on the comments :)

suzy

leslie said...

jade. i love the colours. so cheery for winter. lovely. so lovely. and i totally understand the busyness. totally.

Cathy said...

gorgeous quilt, Jade - just beautiful . It is so neat - I love the colours and I can spot the Liberty. They are divine. I love the fact that you have put it with linen. Fantastic.

Glad you are able to achieve so much - wish I could. I seem to be going backwards.

Louise said...

Wow Jade, it's absolutely beautiful!! Sometimes the energy just comes from nowhere doesn't it. I think it's the getting started that's the hard bit. I always seem to be inspired the night before work and stay up sewing something. Anyway you have inspired me to get on with some of my quilting projects so thanks!!

Kellie said...

Hey Jade! Love the quilt it just looks great! Your couch will be proud to wear it!!! And I agree with all of the others re. comments! I'll be happy to see your words when ever and where ever! :)

twolimeleaves said...

Love it
Love it
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Love it
Love it
Love it!!!!!!!!!!

peaknits said...

ooh love this quilt - and you color choices - nice job!

Korallin said...

Oooh it's beautiful! I keep wanting to make another quilt but can't seem to manage. I can't even finish the one I started two years ago. I always have other projects that attract my attention elsewhere.

Soo said...

your quilt top looks wonderful....love the colours and fabrics!

brigette said...

what a beautiful quilt!!!!! i'm just learning to quilt and i think the math would do me in on that one... but i just love it! great color/fabric choices.
i can't believe you did this while working full time
:applauds you fervently!!!!!!

Sheridan said...

As my 3 year old would say, "I love it, I love it, I love it!"

Congratulations! It looks absolutely stunning. Well done on finding the time!

upstateLisa said...

I love your zigzag quilt! I am in the process of sandwiching my blue/yellow version for my future nephew. Great pattern!!!!

Suzanne said...

Wow this is great. What an accomplishment to get it done. I bet you felt better and at peace, it such a wonderful feeling to complete something.

Leann said...

This is the most gorgeous quilt top I've ever seen! I'm so jealous.

maybahay said...

Jade, can't believe you are still finding time to craft and blog. Great quilt as usual. Been meaning to catch up with you and find out about work, etc. Hope all is well.
My blogging has been stalled, I need an extra 15 hours on top of a normal day if i am to do all i'd like to do....

Anonymous said...

Jade - this is a beautiful quilt.
I've just read your entire blog, love it all. You've inspired me to come down to Sydney and check out some fabric shops too!