"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

WooHoo!!!

There I go happy dancing again. I got one of my goals scratched off my list. WooHoo! I completed my patchwork top today for the Pride and Prejudice quilt. For some strange reason, I let it sit again after I posted about it here. The quilt top is now finished.

And since I completed a goal, I decided to take out a very old UFO. I just loved this sampler when I saw it years ago and ordered the entire series of the First Lady Samplers from Tanya - The Sampler Girl. I knew when I saw them that I was going to make them all and put them into a patchwork quilt with some very special reproduction fabrics I already had.

I have no idea why I ever allowed this to become a forgotten UFO since I do love it so. Isn't the house and tree so adorable? They will all be stitched with DMC on the same evenweave since they are going to be sewn into patchwork. That will be a long way from now as this is only the first in the series. But it feels really good to have picked it up again.

My goals were to get a UFO crossed off my list each month this year. I want to complete 6 projects but am hoping to do 12 instead. So far, I have been able to keep up as the third on my list of goals in finished.

31 comments:

Nancy said...

Very beautiful quilt top and love the sampler. Wonder if you have most of them in your stash yet?????
Love you, Mom

Kathy said...

Gorgeous quilt top. And I like that sampler start and can't wait to see the finish. The idea of the quilt just sounds fabulous.

Saskia said...

Pretty colors! a little jewl that was waiting to be finished. So if your bet was 6 finished projects, you want to finish one each month = 12, your half way there, means you have 6 finished, so you won our bet??!! Tea dear?? ;-)

staci said...

Your quilt top is gorgeous! The colors and pattern combination are so striking!

I love those SG First Lady Samplers too...I'm missing 1 or maybe 2 of them because by the time I discovered them they were out of print :( A quilt with them will be stunning!

Jenny said...

Way to go Heidi!!!! That quilt top is wonderful. I loved it in January when you had the picture up and I love it more now. The border is great. Of course I love anything Jane Austen, and Pride and Prejudice is my all time favorite book, so..... :). I also think the sampler is adorable. Another fun project to work on and love. Happy stitching my friend.

Ann's blog said...

Your quilt top is beautiful, the pattern and design is so attractive. I have not ordered samplers from Tanya, but she certainly is a very talented lady! Can't wait to see these samplers made into your quilt.

Christine said...

Lovely quilt top! The sampler is very pretty too, they will make an amazing quilt

Elly said...

Wat een mooie kleuren en ook een mooi patroon. Nu snel quilten toch? Je borduurwerk is ook heel lief, ik ben benieuwd naar het geheel.
Succes maar weer. Doei

Barb said...

Quilt is stunning, and I love the SG designs too . .I discovered her last year and oh dear she is just so productive I cannot keep up . Just love the quotes from JA she uses.
Hugs

Jackie said...

What a great finish! I have every confidence that you'll accomplish what you set out to do. The stitching is going to be really pretty set into a quilt.

Quilt Hollow said...

Isn't it just wonderful to have a goal completed?! It looks wonderful as does that cross stitch...I've been thinking about getting back to that as a matter a fact.

mainely stitching said...

Wow, Heidi, that truly is stunning. And I love that sampler by Tanya. :D

DonnaTN said...

Your Pride and Prejudice quilt is gorgeous! I love your idea of the First Ladies quilt and can't wait to see it develop!

onlymehere said...

Good for you on accomplishing your goals. I really like the sampler and it will be fun to see it all put together when it's done. You amaze me with your talent for a needle and thread!

Nic said...

Congratulations on the finishes!

Siobhan said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Really nice, Heidi. I like your stitching WIP, too. I love that series of Tanya's.

Cyndi Harris ~ said...

Beautiful quilt! I wish I had room to quilt. And Tanya's deisgn is so cute. I love houses too!

Linda said...

Your quilt is wonderful. I love Sampler Girls patterns. Linda

Linda said...

Beautiful finish Heidi! Sweet WIP, I not familiar with the first ladies series but I love Tanya's designs..hugs, Linda

my day said...

hoi Heidi,
wat een prachtige quilt gaat dit worden en nu dan maar snel afmaken hoor en hier het prachtige eindresultaat laten zien. Het borduurwerkje is ook heel lief en heeft mooie kleurtjes.
Lieve groetjes, Ingrid.

Jo said...

lovely quilt, and a pretty sampler. Sounds like you are well on you way to meeting your goals

corry said...

Beautiful quilttop Heidi and I love the sampler too, great job!

Scattered Threads said...

Hi there Heidi. Of course I believe everything you work on is awfully beautiful (smile). I am doing a PIF award. Please stop by and accept The Sunshine Blog Award from my post. Thank you for always sharing your work and your friendship.
Always, Jackie.

Kate said...

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Teri said...

Heidi, I love checking in and seeing what you are up to. The quilt top is gorgeous, and I'm already liking your "new" old project!

anneke said...

you have been very productive! what a beautiful quilt top.

Meredith said...

Lovely quilt. Have fun getting the UFO's done.

Taylorsoutback said...

Wonderful quilt - really like the element of the pieced triangles on the inner border too.
Well done!

Andylynne said...

I love the quilt top, and your sampler will be wonderful. Your inspiring me to do more and more. Thank you!!!!

angelasweby said...

Heidi,
This quilt is beautiful and so nice that is is Jane Austen themed. How satisfying to get out such a pretty UFO and focus on it once again. It will be lovely when it's finished.
Angela xx

Joni said...

I love the quilt top. Seems a little different from your usual color choices and then I realized that there is more blue in it than I'm used to seeing from you. Gorgeous! Is that Abigail you are working on? I, too, have all of them and only Martha Washington is finished. We really must finish Mrs. Jefferson one of these days. Remember why that SAL was ended so abruptly? Our leader's piece was ruined when one of her many, many cats did something unmentionable on it. Wonder what that cat was trying to say??