Thursday, March 11, 2010

Something of my own.....



So, I drew out this design several months ago, using some graph paper, (which is how I start all of my designs) and some colored pencils. I have waited so long to put this quilt together, knowing it would be difficult and I finally made the time this week.


I don't know how I feel about a three color design and how plain it looks now, but I am planning on making the quilt stand out with the quilting. I can't wait because this will be my very own quilt! (And if I like it enough I just might enter it into some shows).


So, here it is, it's not perfect at all! I will have some "quilting that out" parts that I hope won't be noticed. After working for an hour and a half on one mitered corner I finally gave in and said "that will have to do!" But, overall I love it and proud that I was able to put it together. I had to start with the center block and build out, since I didn't have the measurements. I used all six yards of the cream fabric and four yards of the green, I lost count on the purple. There were a lot of unpicking and redoing, but I am glad to say that it is finally done. Now to the quilting next week, now that's going to take a long time!

35 comments:

Gnomemade said...

It's beautiful - I love it!

Nedra said...

I know with your amazing quilting, it will make it even more stunning.

Madammeke Ongeduld said...

this is a verry beautiful top

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

love it

jabeybaby said...

I love it! I think the three colors are perfect and I can't wait to see this quilt quilted!

luv2quilt2 said...

I love the three color plan, but purple with green is just the best! It looks lovely.

Tangos Trash and Treasures said...

Oh nice! Very nice!

CJ said...

Oh you should be proud, very proud! That is going to be absolutely STUNNING when you get it quilted!

Karen said...

Judi,
I just have to tell you that you are one of the most talented people out there. I have followed your blog for some time and just recently jumped in myself. I love this new quilt of yours. It's perfectly balanced and interesting. Great job on the drafting. I will continue to follow you with great expectations.
The quilt is beautiful, can't wait to see what you do with the quilting.

Maggey and Jim said...

What a beauty.. You did an excellent job and I can't even draft?? I think when you get the quilting done you will be amazed at the strength of the whole piece..
Maggey

Pokey said...

Just the piecing design alone is great, I can't wait to see your beautiful stitches add all the dimension and style that they do!
:-} pokey

Cara said...

It's gorgeous!

Deb said...

It's stunning so far!!!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Love it! Can't wait to see what kind of awesome quilting you do on it!

MGM

Sherry said...

I love the top can't wait to see what you end up with how you quilt it. I have to say I jsut love seeing your work. I think about your work and think one day if I can be 1/2 as good as you I will be greatttt. Thanks for sharing and looking to see the end results.

Jenny said...

AMAZING

Jackie said...

The design and color are just wonderful.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Now that is some talent!!! What a beasutiful quilt; and I know by the time it is quilted by you it will really be a masterpiece!

Diana said...

Really are their words to describe your talent! You are so inspirational and a great reminder I need to sew a quilt!!! I think it's time to pull out the sewing machine again. It was SO fun to see you in California!

a little bit biased said...

It looks beautiful so far! It will be a very striking quilt I am sure. Can't wait to see your finished product!

Em said...

Judi, I must tell you, on the blog your quilt is even more stunning because I can see the whole thing from a different perspective. WOW WOW!!I feel so blessed that I could see it in person this morning. LOVE YOU! Em

Pam in Texas said...

I love it! You are so creative! I can't wait to see the gorgeous quilting that you have planned. Thank you for the tutorials. They are great!

Ethne said...

Judi, this is lovely - your central block are you adding an applique flower basket? or will it be quilted? Looking forward to seeing how this quilt blossoms

Darkangel said...

wow love your desgin cant wait to see it finsihed

Hugs Cornelia

Judi said...

It's stunning and so exciting for me to see the process.

Brandie said...

That is going to be beautiful. Please show us when you finish. I know it will be a stunner!

onlymehere said...

I know your quilting will make this really nice quilt absolutely fabulous! Your quilting always does enhance the quilts. I'm so excited to see it finished. You quilters have a talent and vision that I just don't possess.

Paula said...

Wow! This looks great. I love all the mitered corners (something I've never braved to do myself due to my need for perfection and fear of failure). They look wonderful. We're always more critical of our own work than anyone else. I can't wait to see it quilted.
Good for you for taking some time to do work just for you.

Micki said...

It is going to be a lovely quilt!
Micki

PattyBYoung said...

I love it! Purple and green, my favs! Love your blog!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Beautiful and ripe for your awesome quilting!!

Barb said...

Totally amazing...are you going to sell the pattern?

Vesuviusmama said...

I can't wait to see what you do with this - lots of open space for your amazingly creative quilting! Good for you for doing something for yourself!

Fleurette said...

Wow, an artist, so creative.

BlessedCP said...

That quilt and the color combination is so lovely!