Monday, September 19, 2011

Quick Look.......

Dragonflies


Okay - here's a little sneak peek at what I am working on. I have a confession to make, I have a quilting "problem." Are you ready for this? Well, I don't know how to judge the time it will take me to quilt a quilt. I am horrible at it. No matter what I do I think I can get things done faster than I really can. It's not a good problem because I planned on having this quilt done last week and now I am going onto this week. And, the balancing act between wife, mom, housekeeper and quilter is sometimes a little crazy. So, that just means I don't get as much sleep as I crave. But, in the meantime - some serious quilting is going on and I am happy with this quilt so far. I will show you the whole quilt as soon as I finish - let's hope it's sooner than later.

47 comments:

Karen said...

I want to make a quilt just so you can quilt it and then I can have a little piece of your art all to myself!

Rhanda said...

Judi, your quilting is truly exquisite. Stunning! My next big quilt...... sending to you! :)

Auntie Pami said...

Wow! I love dragonflies. Can't wait!

Larissa said...

Wow Judi, this quilting is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I wish I lived nearby just to get something quilted by you!!!

Quiltinchen said...

Hey, this looks amazing! Absolutely beautiful! I would love to see you quilting.... It looks like this is so easy for you. It just comes out of your hands.... I don't even dream of beeing able to quilt like this one day. ;)

Snoodles said...

Amazing work....are you sure there's not some fairy dust involved? LOL So beautiful!

Debbie B Sam said...

Omgoodness, that is the best quilting I have ever seen! You are amazing!!!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I love the dragonflies!! They are so adorable!!

Darlene said...

Oh my...Your quilting is stunning, yet again! Can't wait to see more!

Lynda said...

must tell us how to get our hands on the dragonflies - they are stunning!

What Comes Next? said...

gorgeous!

Barb said...

Your work is so amazing...I can never get enough of it....good luck with the balancing act..

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh my gosh Judi, I adore dragonflies so I am truly in love with that quilt. It is beautiful. What a talent you have! Just ask yourself, does any artist know how long it is going to take them to create something wonderful? I don't think so! Hugs...

Archie the wonder dog said...

Flipping 'eck - that's wonderful! I admire you taking the time to create something wonderful rather than sticking to your timetable at the expense of the quilt but can see how it creates a juggling problem...maybe you need to charge more to take into account the extra time you need? You have such a talent!

sunny said...

Can I just say: Oh. my. gosh. How awesome!!

Linda said...

That is breathtaking! Beautiful!!!

badlandsquilts said...

The quilt is great and I have the same time problem as you! My time estimates were accurate for life before kids but now there are either interuptions so times where I just want to sneak a rest from it all!

Kari Nitzel said...

All I can say is georgeous!

Josie McRazie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Housework can wait! LOL Can't wait to see it finished! You are a true artist!

Maria Wallin said...

Wow, you're nothing short of a quilting genius! So beautiful, I'm speechless!

When I make that "one quilt", the heirloom wall hanging only look no touch rainbow "Dear Jane" I dream of making, it will be sent to you that's for certain.

Karenkay said...

It's perfect!

Karen said...

WOW!! Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished result.

Diane E W said...

I can identify, I have the same problem, always trying to do more than possible. My sister says I do my best work when I am under pressure. Loving those dragonflies. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

Alycia said...

That is just beautiful - I think this is where you give up housework LOL - good luck juggling!

Quilting Yai Yai said...

JUDI!!! The quilting is stunning on this quilt! I love dragonflies. WOW!! You are amazing.
Hugs, Deborah

Wendy said...

Stunning! I love your quilting on this quilt and cannot wait to see it finished......

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

Oh...my....goodness....your quilting is SO WONDERFUL!!!!! You really have the touch my friend! Are you using a higher loft of batt? I cannot wait to see the finished quilt~♥Eileen

Vesuviusmama said...

It looks amazing! And I can relate; I pretty much underestimate the time it takes me to do everything, so I always feel like I'm running behind.

Leeanne said...

You are the quilting queen! Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt...when you're done, your family comes first, you taught me that.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Amazing as usual! I way underestimate time for handwork too, but it doesn't seem to matter. I still love it!

So do you do designs like this completely freehand, or do you draw on the quilt with chalk or something first? Either way it's amazing!

MGM

corina said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the different fills you used around the dragonflies. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Sarah Craig said...

Once again, I have to say I want to be just like you when I grow up! That is amazing quilting! The dragonflies are lovely - do you sketch them out on the quilt before you do them, or are they totally freehand?

And why don't you try adding a week on to your quilting time estimate - that way if you finish as fast as you hope you will, you'll have a spare week to play with the kids or work on some other great project!

regan said...

Wow!....those are some amazing designs on this quilt! It makes me thing of really good frosting swirled all over a yummy cake! Yummy is right! This quilt is gorgeous!

Pam - said...

I swear, Judi, everything you touch, to coin a phrase, turns to gold! If I lived near you, I'd happily come over & do the cleaning & the cooking so you could be left to quilt! But I'd get sneak peak privileges!

Connie said...

WOW! STUNNING! And, I am jealous! I want to be able to quilt like that! You have so much talent! AMAZING!

Kristi said...

wonderful...the dragonflies are great!!!

Denise said...

Exquisite!!!

Linda said...

Just gorgeous!!! Your quilting is just magical! Oh my goodness, I know exactly what you mean about time allowance. I feel like you've read my mind. I always underestimate time spent on a quilt!!! It's mini frustrating. Totally understandable! :-)

Suburban Stitcher said...

It's gorgeous so far! Amazing!

Teresa Silva said...

Wow, if that was my quilt I would wait forever to get it back. Your work is amazing. You can't rush art! I can't wait to see the whole quilt.

Leanne said...

WOW!!! Can't wait to see it...

Dianne Mitzel said...

I have never seen such perfect, elegant quilting!! I know you win awards, but this is beyond anything I've ever seen..this has to be a special gift, there are longarm quilters, then there is you!!! Absolutely wonderful work.

My Creations said...

You don't need to piece at all. Your quilting is incredibly beautiful as stand alone art!!! I hope to have you quilt one of my pieces just to have one of your pieces of art in the house. FANTASTIC work!!! I am so happy my daughter-in-law introduced me to your site. Warm hugs from FL. Janet

Donna Mc said...

When I grow up, I wanna be able to quilt like that! *giggle*

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this swirly, whirly, whimsical dragonfly design. I think this quilt has my #1 favorite quilting designs ever. You go girl!!

Jan Marie said...

I always love to see your quilting. This one is awesome. Jan

Thearica said...

Truly awesome! and trust me..when the kids are grown and on their own, there is still trouble guestimating how long it will take. lol

Molly said...

I have that problem too! I give an estimate when people ask me when a quilt will be done, and I try to tell them a week later than I am hoping. If you figure it out let me know.