The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface

So it is that we develop

But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work

For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece. Javan

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Finally ... In My Room

A brief update on what's been happening and pictures of things I have been doing in "my room" - and it has been so lovely to be there.

I have taken a brief hiatus from packing as I need some me time with "my things."

My Hoffman Celon quilt came back from the quilter and the binding has been added. The quilt is now draped across the foot of our bed and looks rather nice laying on our beige/light taupe coverlet. I decided I could use any of my quilts on our bed if I would just change my bed coverlet to a neutral color and it works really well.  Also, gives me the opportunity to make pillowcases or shams.  I have yet to make a king-size quilt (for our bed) - am I bad - so the smaller quilts will do nicely until then. I actually am collecting civil war fabrics for our king-size quilt.  Gifted to Taylor.

This is the quilt I completed for January (#6 from my list) for the Patchwork Times UFO Challenge and is currently winging it's way to the quilter. Yeah !!! a finish !!! It is called Scalloped Charms and was made with two charm packs from Bound to the Prairie II fabrics. The mauvey color was added as I intend to gift this to a dear Virginia friend and her colors are mauve, burgundy, green and beige. To Beverly.

The following luggage tags were promised to my twin great grandaughters before Christmas - just a wee bit late, but that is okay as I made them two each and one for Gramms so I can match.

They will be so excited.

My "Two Block Hop" quilt just needed to have the backing completed and the batting cut and is also now on it's way to the quilter to have the "magic" worked on it.  Another finish !!!  Love this quilt with the red/blue "Flag Day" fabric and this pattern was a lot of fun to make.

So far I have been true to my pledge to NOT make star quilts for a year and have loved looking for the patterns without stars. I did not realize how many quilt patterns there were out there without being really modern looking.

Hope your January has been fun and productive while on your journey and be sure to take pictures. Judy C Herself

1 comment:

taylorsoutback said...

Have been wanting to leave a comment and couldn't find the link until now...not sure what I did wrong??
Anyway - love your quilts - especially have been busy and I know how good that must feel to be back in your special room...its our very own area - surrounded by what we love to do and can't you just hear the little voices saying - welcome back, we've missed you!! Have fun and stay snug.