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.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

April UFO Challenge Finish ....

I have kinda 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 and I know you understand.

This is my April UFO finish for the Patchwork Times Challenge
and the pinwheels are cut offs from the flying geese units
on the Marty's Stars Quilt kit that my friend Karen gave to each of the Golden Girls.
I just knew I needed to create something from them.

On the right is the border fabric I used. I decided to just arrange what I had, which, for some reason, was some spinning one way and the the others spinning opposite. Now I wonder about my wisdom - I am very pleased with how it turned out and think that "perhaps" ??? it does show movement which
really was my intent !!!

Remember the stack of quilts that needed labels -  I have now completed 16 labels and applied 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!!!
and right now I have to clean my room so the Golden Girls can come over on Monday.
 At least, some order to the chaos.

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 Shadow Redwork from Alex Anderson's book, just trying to keep up with Shirley Ha Ha!!!

Did take a few 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!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Good for you to get those labels on. Love all the flowering shrubs/trees.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

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

Susan In Texas said...

Lovely flowers! Label before binding, hmmm, I'll have to think about doing that myself.

Happy Easter,
Susan in Texas

sao said...


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

I think you are awesome!

sao in Midlothian, VA

Donna~~ said...

Congrats on your finish--never would have thought about the direction of the pinwheels, but definitely adds movement. I'm sure that was your intent! Sixteen quilt labels--that's a bunch--congrats on a very productive month.

Carol said...

Great job finishing another UFO! And making labels for all those quilts really impresses me! I never get around to doing that.

Debbie said...

Hi Judy,
It is so great to finish these projects with the push Judy's website gives! I enjoyed visiting your blog today and reading about the eagles...we have a lot of eagles to watch...but not via a webcam at the nest...WOW!

Kathy T. said...

Congratulations on your lovely April finish - and your nature pictures are just stunning!

BetsyE said...

Don't know how you can even work in UFO's during all that activity! Nice job! And congrats on the labels!

Katie said...

The pinwheels look great and there's definitely some movement. And labelling 16 quilts? Wow! I wish spring was as beautiful here, but soon!

Lisa said...

Hi, thanks for the comment to my blog. I really like your quilt also, just bought a tool from lazy girl design, flying geese x 4 no math ruler, to make flying geese, half square triangles, quicker and easier. Also, read you eagle post, how sad. Here is a link to the eagles our family has been following,, if you're interested.