Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Not its permanent home, but here's a quick snap of the finished Libertyville, my 2005 KC Star Block of the Month. Finished handstitching the binding down and sewing the label on the back this morning. Always glad to check another one off the list! I completed my calendar strip for July this morning also. You may remember that this is a project I am doing with an online group. We add a strip a day and will have a Chinese Coins style quilt to remember 2006 when we're done. Pretty painless way to get a quilt top. Thank-Yous and Answers. Thought I would take a minute and reply to some comments I've had recently. First, a HUGE thank-you to all who gave advice on re-organizing my stash. I am wanting to get it out of the tubs and onto shelves. I know I will be able to better utilize the fabric once I can SEE it better. I find that I won't always take the time to dig through a tub if I'm not sure what is in there. I am still struggling with freeing up space. I like having notebooks and other resources close at hand in the sewing room, but they really take up lots of prime real estate. Gotta bite that bullet! Also some of you asked about the quilts I had for sale at the garage sale. I will be putting them up on eBay eventually. I was a bit red-faced about that--I sure didn't want it to seem that I was trying to sell stuff off my blog!!! Some asked what I would do with the 5" squares I am swapping with my mini-group. Most of the group had originally wanted to do a charm quilt. I am still not sure how I will use mine. My two top thoughts--as of now--are either a 1000 Pyramid quilt or Broken Dishes. Love both of those! Even if I never made a quilt from the squares, I just really like having them around.

19 comments:

Norma said...

I love the idea of a calendar strip quilt. Can you post more information on this? I would like to start one also.

quiltpixie said...

I love some of the fabric you included in July's strip... particularily the gilrs and boys, though the bears are good too....

jpquilter said...

Your quilt is really beautiful - someone should be very happy to sleep under that one.
Good luck with your organizing. My biggest problem is housing fabric and paper crafts in the same room.

Tina said...

I love the finished quilt it is beautiful....Hugs Tina

Linda_J said...

The quilt is wonderful, Vera. Be proud of not only finishing up the blocks of the month but getting the entire quilt done!

Your other projects are moving right along as well.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Your quilt is beautiful.

ForestJane said...

You said, Even if I never made a quilt from the squares, I just really like having them around.

Sounds like a collection to ME!

I have a bunch too, that I bought on e-bay, that I'm not sure what I'll do with. I was thinking about trying to stitch them to a white muslin square the same size, hack them in half on the diagonal, (making two half square triangles) and go look at quilter's cache for a design using a lot of hsts.

OR, if I want to leave them square, I could try to arrange them by color and do an around-the-world type quilt.

I'll be watching to see if you do anything with yours!

anne bebbington said...

Lovely quilt - well done for getting it finished - love the brick red print you've used to set the blocks, really showcases the spplique colours beautifully

Gail said...

That quilt is to die for!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous quilt! Oh, my, I keep going back to look at it! Just beautiful!

((HUGS))

Screen Door said...

I love your quilt. Looks like a lot of heart and soul went into it.

Melanie

Lizzy said...

I love that quilt the pattern and the colors. Well done!!!

Judith said...

Your quilt is just beautifull.

Mary said...

Very pretty - it's a good feeling to finish up a UFO!

1000 Pyramids is on my list - can't wait to see if you choose that pattern for your 5in squares.

Judy said...

Very gorgeous Vera, I hope ours this year turn out as lovely! I'm getting antsy for the next block, has it been in the paper yet?

Good luck with all the organizing!

cher said...

hurray for a finished quilt! congrats on getting that one totally done-good luck with re-organizing your stash too.

Finn said...

Your finished quilt looks fabulous!! I love the colors, and what a great job of layout! A real beauty....*VBS*

EileenKNY said...

Beautiful applique, and it's set off perfectly.
I'll be watching your organizing and getting ideas.

Tonya R said...

Your calendar strip quilt is coming along great - love that whole idea. Congrats on finishing this gorgeous quilt.