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, March 1, 2011

February Finish - UFO Challenges

This is #10 from my list and I was running close to the deadline -
  procrastination reared it's ugly head - but finish I did and glad to have this off the list. OTL
I love this quilt and for what it taught me,  I just did not enjoy trying to quilt it on my home machine,
hurts everywhere and creates a bad mood - to say nothing about having to force myself to keep at it.
Others may call it practicing - but not me! 

This is John Flynn's Storm at Sea in very bright Batiks.  The backside is just as bright and I used stitch-in-the-ditch quilting, carrying the arc from the circles out into the borders. Looks pretty good even if I did not like doing it.  Love that it is done the most!!!

Storm at Sea by John Flynn
Storm at Sea backside
I just checked my list and the pick for March  (#1) is a wall hanging.  This I will enjoy doing.
 A little kit from The Great American Quilt Factory
that I picked up while on a family visit to Denver, Colorado

. The quilt store is now going out of business, and I am so glad that I will have this little reminder of what a great quilting store they were.  I certainly do understand why Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith want to retire, it is just so sad to see another resource leave us.  Hopefully, their pattern company, Possibilities, will continue to produce their amazing patterns and books that we love.

This is another February finish that is currently on it's way to Joanne in New Hampshire to work her magic quilting stitches on.  This quilt will be donated to the Peers group in Jacksonville, NC for their auction the third week of March. This is colorful and the pieced back is just as bright.  A very happy quilt that I call  Fiesta Colors.

Spring is !!! Have a wonderful Spring this month while working on your next wonderful and OTL finish.  Judy C

1 comment:

sao said...

Judy, I am REALLY IMPRESSED that you quilted yours on your domestic sewing machine - it looks great. I have not been successful at that! You know, it does the same thing to me when I practice - it makes me feel grumpy and that is something I am not happy about! LOL

sao in Midlothian, VA