Thursday, January 7, 2010

What a day!

Today was awesome! I was in the midst of giving Micah a bath and we had a surprise knock on the door. It was my parents! Yahoo! They really know how to surprise and they have the "pop-in" mastered! I love it because we live so far away from them and I said my goodbyes on Sunday thinking I wouldn't see them for awhile. What a treat, I had the best day with them. The kids were so excited to see Grandma and Grandpa too, they were much more hyper than usual and that is saying something. It was so great. I love you Mom and Dad!
So, the parents came and I didn't get quilting done today, but I did get a quilt finished last night. Here it is for your viewing pleasure....


This quilt is called "All Dressed Up" and the design is by Nanette of Freda's Hive. Nedra of Cactus Needle pieced it and she did a beautiful job. I have yet to tell her it's finished because I was distracted by my parents showing up, sorry!


This is another one of the quilts I will have a hard time giving up. So much goes into quilting and a little bit of love with each one. I have yet to quilt one of my quilts like this, but one is in the works and I can't wait to share. But I have to get a few more quilts done first!


It was fun bringing each dress to life, this is such a fun design. I filled in the background with some circle pebbling. I love it!


I loved the back on this one just as much as the front.


So, there you go! Another quilt finished, two more this week I hope! Crossing my fingers! Oh, I need a few more names submitted for my Green Fairy, it's not that I don't like the names given, but it's like naming one of our kids - Clint and I don't agree on anything. I am sure I will end up just choosing the name myself, but I just need a few more to chose from! More than one suggestion is more than welcome! Thanks for all the help!

44 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Your quilting takes my breath away! It is stunning!!

Alison said...

Hi, I'm Alison and we actually met at the fabric center last week, We didn't formaly meet, but I heard eveyone raving about your quilting and I asked what you bolg name was. Any way I just have to tell you how beautiful your quilts are. I'm so jealous not only of your skill but just the fact that you have a quilt machine. Your patterns are beautiful also. I don't know how you find the time to do it all. I can't wait to see more.

Nedra said...

I'm running over! (But I'll call first). It's wonderful!! And I can hardly wait to see it in real life.

Kaye said...

I have never seen anyone quilt as beautiful as you do. You have such amazing talent. Do you quilt for people through the mail?

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

I think I remember seeing this pattern on Nanette's blog...the quilting is amazing!

kimbuktu said...

What a nice surprise from Grandpa and Grandma, and your quilting is exquisite!

karenfae said...

great job as usual Judy - I will have to look at Nedra's blog later in the week or next to see a photo of the whole quilt.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Polly said...

Judy,
I have been a follower of your blog for awilw now and alwasy drool over the photos of your quilting. It is absolutely exquisite. Would you share your journey of how came to be a master quilter? Is there any hope the rest of us can ever get anywhere near your level of excellence in quilting? Would you share what machine you use and any tips that you have found to be helpful? Polly

onlymehere said...

What about Gwendolyn? Anyway, I stopped by to drool over this gorgeous quilt. It certainly is a masterpiece! Cindy

Judi said...

WOW your quilting is fabulous! The quilt is beautiful, but I'm just in awe over your quilting.

Suzanne said...

Wow - that is absolutely fabulous! What talent!

Jenny said...

gorgeous, gorgeous quilting.

Em said...

Judi, I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! Unbelievable how fun- love the dresses and how they pop! We are so lucky to know you! Look at your green fairy commune :).

call me crazy said...

Beautiful! :-)

SewLindAnn said...

Just had to comment that it's amazing. I've never seen such beautiful quilting.

Wendy said...

Judi, I SOOOO LOVE your quilting!!! I am Green with envy at your quilting skills!!! ALL of your quilts (yours & those that you do for others) are always SO beautifully quilted! You put SO MUCH of yourself into EACH and EVERY quilt. It's unbelievable!!!

Okay, for the faerie, I keep thinking something like
Flora Emerald (or Esmeralda)
SkyAnne
Reynn (sounds like Rain)
Misty

... that's about all I can come up with at the moment. Sorry.
=-)

SD Janet said...

Your quilting is so awesome. You very creatively add to the beauty of the quilt. You are very talented.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

The quilting really makes it "all dressed up" too! Beautiful job!! Jenn

Quilt Hollow said...

Very pretty...another quilt brought to life. :-)

Barb said...

Judi, your work is abssolutely beautiful!! Glad you had a fun time with your parents....what a fun surprise. I hope my kids will feel that way when I come to visit...would love some grandkids..

Sandy said...

I love seeing each of the quilts you do -- I look forward to seeing each one! You do such beautiful work. :)

Sandy said...

Such beautiful quilting on that darling pattern. You should be very proud!

jabeybaby said...

Your quilting is amazing! It really makes a beautiful quilt even better!

ellsworth family said...

Amazing! It is very beautiful.

bingo~bonnie said...

like everyone else who's commented before me... WOW. I've never seen any other quilter put as much stitching into a quilt than you do. it's amazing. I only wish I could afford to hire you for my "sea green" & dark brown Crayola Quilt Challenge that I'm working on b/c the quilt is just screaming for something special in it... as the pattern is pretty boring. But since it's a charity raffle for the Ronald McDonald house - I don't want to pay an arm and a leg for quilting.. ;)

Keep up the great work - and thanks for sharing photos for us to drool over! ;) Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Ullis said...

The quilting is just beautiful! Hugs Ullis in Sweden

Puddle of Grace said...

Beautiful job on the quilting! I was just telling a friend about your charity the other day and had her watch the video... maybe your fairy should be named Romania or Pitesti... that would tie in your business and the charity together. Just a thought!
Charlene

Kim D. said...

Your quilting is stunningly beautiful and I like how you popped those dresses up with your dense quilting. I love this quilt, great design, great fabrics and the quilting, it all came together beautifully. Thanks for sharing your lovely work.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your quilting continues to amaze me! You are so talented Judi! Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Absolutely brilliant and mesmerizing. What a great job! It's a job to see your work and a real source of encouragement for a beginning machine quilter.

PattyBYoung said...

Your quilting is unbelievable...thank you for posting images...you bring such life to quilts. Beautiful!!!

Vee said...

Your quilting skills are amazing. Thank you for sharing pictures. They are so inspiring.

Names: How about Verdigris or Patina or Filigree.

scottylover said...

WOW! That is gorgeous! Great job. I love the back, too! Thanks so much for sharing your work.

Sandy A in St. Louis

onlymehere said...
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Vee said...

. . . more name ideas:

Fern or Willow or Ambrosia or Anemone.

Kristen said...

Dorothea. It's a family name three generations back. The lace and hair just says pick something vintage and beautiful.

el chinijo del patchwork said...

Hy, I'm from Canary Island, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. So like the others, I love your way to quilt. Do you have any treat to get them? I hope I could get someday your quilting level, you are an example.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Hi Judi, I thought of the name Bridget when I looked at your doll. I didn't read all the other comments. Someone else may have mentioned that name.Or what about calling her "Inspiration"?

I love your quilting. You do a beautiful job. Blessings, Karen

KateKwiltz said...

It's gorgeous! I love the way you quilted the dresses differently!

Micki said...

Your quilting is indeed a work of art! I am amazed!
Micki

Nanci said...

Beautiful beautiful work. I love that dress. Nanette is so clever and creative.
Sometimes you all take my breath away!

keep sewing! said...

gosh this is absolutely gorgeous! i love the dresses and the texture!!

heather said...

Your quilting is amazing! I'm not usually a quilting fan since I like piecing so much more but this totally makes the quilt.

Heather said...

your work is absolutely stunning. Came here via 'Karen's Quilting' will definitely be back again.