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

Saturday, April 23, 2011

April UFO Challenge Finish ....

I have been missing on blogland for a few days ...
we have been packing, sorting, cleaning, getting dirty, sweaty and too darn tired -
that is what happens when you pack and I knew you would understand.

This is my April UFO finish for the Patchwork Times Challenge.
The pinwheels are cut-offs from the flying geese units
on the Marty's Stars Quilt kit that my sewing buddy and friend Karen
created from her own stash and gave to each of the Golden Girls to make.
I just knew I needed to create something from these cut-offs.

I decided to just arrange the pinwheels, which for some reason,  some were spinning one way and the others spinning opposite.
I am very pleased with how it turned out and think that it does show movement which was my intent !!! LoL
On the right is the paisley fabric I used for the border.

Remember the stack of quilts that needed labels?   I have now completed 16 labels and attached them to the quilts. From now on I will make the label and attach it before I sew the binding down. Should cut down on stacks accumulating.  Now I need to pack them.  Oh My!!!
I have only been doing small things in the sewing room over the last two weeks.
Seems like mostly I have been making a mess - cleaning out the storage areas. I hate bugs!!!
Right now I have to clean my room so the Golden Girls can come over on Monday.
 At least try for some order instead of the chaos which now reigns..

I completed a little piece of redwork - which is a gift that will go many miles away.
I need to add a little more embroidery to the piece and will be working on that next week.
I have also been doing some of Alex Anderson's Shadow Redwork from her book, just trying to keep up with Shirley in Virginia. Ha Ha!!!

More pictures for your enjoyment ....
ahhh... North Carolina in the Spring.

 Easter will certainly be pretty around here this year.

 Bridal Veil came in more abundant than ever this year.  We had just the right amount of rain.

The azalea right off the back deck.  Love this color and would make a lovely two-color quilt - maybe with the white of the Bridal Veil...
Wishing everyone a beautiful Easter weekend surrounded by the love of family and friends. 
Judy C wishes you happiness along your journey.


taylorsoutback said...

Just sat down after 2 days in the kitchen getting ready for Easter dinner but feeling somewhat organized for a change!
My eye caught that wonderful paisley you used in the border of your April quilt...great choice! And how nice that you could use pieces from your Golden Girls projects. I have to laugh...there is nothing like knowing quilting friends are coming to visit...such a great motivator to spiff up the sewing room! Last week when I had the Liberty Ladies over for the day, one of the girls (here for the first time) said, "your sewing room is disgustingly neat!" We all cracked up - if she only knew!!!
Have a beautiful Easter - with all you have in bloom, it will be perfect!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

I love that quilt. Pinwheels are always my favorite.
Happiest of Easter wishes to you my friend.
xx, shell

sao said...


And I am very impressed that you got all of your labels finished!

I think you are awesome!

sao in Midlothian, VA