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.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February Finish - UFO Challenges

This is #10 and I was running close to the deadline -  it is called procrastination - but finish I did.  Glad this is out of the way - love the quilt - I just did not enjoy quilting it.  Anyway you look at it - I do not like to do quilting on my domestic sewing machine.  Hurts everywhere and creates a bad mood - and I have to force myself to keep at it.  Some 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!!!

I just checked my list (from December, 2010) and the pick for March  (#1) is a wall hanging.  I am going to love doing this - 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 understand why Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith want to retire, it is just so sad to see another resource leave us.  Their pattern company, Possibilities, hopefully will continue to produce their amazing patterns and books.

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 Sprung..ing !!! Have a wonderful journey this month while working on your next finish.  Judy C



14 comments:

roberta said...

It turned out beautiful. I have been having the same motivational problem with my ufos.

Donna said...

It's a great quilt, very interesting and colorful.

Quilting isn't my favorite part either.

Alycia said...

Yay you. Glad you stuck with the quilting. I am sad to see them leave too. Enjoy working on your wallhanging!

Carol said...

Congratulations on two February finishes -- they both look wonderful! And your spring blooms are making me wish for some sunshine and warmer temps, but it looks like more cold and snow on the way here.

Linda said...

That Storm at Sea is beautiful! I know you are glad you stuck with the quilting and finished it.

Happy Quilter said...

Do you know how upsetting it is to see daffodils when you still have snow outside--lots of snow!!!! Your Storm at Seas is beautiful and all the work you put into your first quilt was worth the hassles.

Cathy said...

I love your storm at sea quilt, and all the lovely, bright batiks in it. I don't think I would be too fussy about quilting it on a domestic, either. Too hard on the neck, shoulders, arms and hands. I also love, and am envious of your flowers. We're still buried under snow. (sigh)

Quilter Kathy said...

It's too bad that you didn't enjoy the process cause it turned out fabulously! Love the borders you added!

BetsyE said...

It's really beautiful! Congrats!

taylorsoutback said...

Luscious colors, Judy! Good for you to be finishing up these projects!
That must be forsythia in bloom? I do miss seeing that - this far north makes it questionable and when it does bloom it can be very sparse. My substitute is little silk branches which from a galloping horse don't look too bad...LOL

Oh the memories of Springtime in the South - enjoy each day!

BubzRugz said...

What fabulous colours in your quilts... and spring flowers add a lift - I love yellow flowers...
Thanks for your comment on my QAYG post at Sew We Quilt... always good to hear that it makes sense!
Hugz

Barb in Mi said...

Oooh, love your batiks in storm at sea! Great finish - and one more UFO transformed!

Morah said...

Really! A beautiful Storm at Sea!!! I too bore quickly with quilting. I love to do it but get bored once I "catch on" to a pattern. Keep perserving though because your work is beautiful!

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