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.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

How Cool is this for July


This is where it was last week .... Walking in a Winter Wonderland in the hottest July ever !!! and now...

The pattern is by Crabapple Hill and I did in Bluework - just seemed like winter to me. I used Sulky 12 wt thread in Nassau Blue. I love this thread for all of my stitcheries - comes on a spool and there is no splitting the floss - perfect weight for Redword and Bluework. The fabric is RJR's Redword Bluework Revival and a little bit of Dimples thrown in for variety and texture.













"Snowflakes drifting softly down...
                                            Blanketing the frosty ground.
Laughter ringing through the air....
                                            Happy Snowmen everywhere !"

That was the small print up above.The panels have come together to make a statement and each one is better than the one before.. The stars were a joy to make - even though I swore off stars for this year - all 24 seemed to progress right on and I only lost a couple of points putting them together - a very big Oh Well !!! The borders ended up exactly the right size and the coping strip did not have to be altered. Yeah!!! I am pretty pleased with this and so glad it is complete - by me - now goes to the quilter and becomes part of her list. This was a perfect pattern.




Doesn't she look happy !!!




Judy sends you happiness along your journey - finishing up UFO's brings joy to the spirit. This has been a good year. Thank you Judy L at http://www.patchworktimes.com/ for the gentle push.

28 comments:

kimland said...

LOVE this! I have admired this pattern/quilt many times over and seeing it in blue has me wanting to make my own. GREAT job and what a wonderful keepsake!

Joanne Lendaro said...

It is drop dead beautiful!!! I LOVE these quilts and wish I had the patience to do one!! Another fabulous quilt to add to your ever growing collection!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have seen this in red, but so love you blue version! Congratulations on a super finish - can't wait to see it quilted.

taylorsoutback said...

Oh my - Crabapple Hill! You did a fantastic job on one of their can't resist patterns. You will have such fun displaying it this coming season...
Great way to think "cool" thoughts too!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am so in love with this I cannot stand it! You have inspired me to start mine!! Beautiful, just beautiful!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

A perfect pattern and a glorious way to keep "cool" during the heat! It is gorgeous, Judy, well done!! I love Crabapple Hill patterns.

Kathryn D. Duke said...

You are sooo ahead of me and I am soo jealous!!!! Seriously, this is beautiful. NOTHING beats embroidery on a quit...
Mary Ellen at the Thistlebee in Goldsboro has these primitive muslins maybe by Windham but kinda like the Moda neutrals, that I want to use for the embroidery of this quilt top. I will find our what it is so I can tell you..
take a look at them on her webpage
www.thistlebeequiltshoppe.com

Janet O. said...

Such a happy quilt!! I love the bluework--it is perfect for this "perfect pattern". It looks like you did an excellent job!

Fabraholic said...

Congrats on your quilt! It looks great in blue. I haven't started on my own yet.

Barbara said...

Beautiful job on this quilt. I'm making it too. I'm just finishing up the largest stitchery at the top, and I have the small middle one of the toboggen left. Then about five more stars. Getting there. Yours inspires me to keep going. I love this quilt.

Pondside said...

That is just dreamy! Of course white and blue are my favorite colours!

katie z. said...

What a fabulous top! I love blue, snowflakes, and stars, so this is my cup of tea. Your work is beautiful.

katie z. said...

What a fabulous top! I love blue, snowflakes, and stars, so this is my cup of tea. Your work is beautiful.

Jennifer said...

beautiful! i love the scrappy, ecclectic look. did you do the center stitching by hand?

Quilter Kathy said...

WoW! That is gorgeous! Congratulations on finishing this quilt top...that is so much work!

Katie said...

WOW! (I think there are just no other words right now...)

AnnieO said...

This is a beautiful pattern and you did such lovely work. Congratulations on completing such a big project for a hot July! Love the stars and all the variety in the backgrounds. Makes it truly your own. I agree, finishing UFOs brings happiness of such a different sort!

Donna~~ said...

Wonderful! I'm looking forward to seeing it after quilting--going to be fantastic! Congrats on your finish!

dq said...

Hay, I have one of these UFOs in blue too. Congrats on your wonderful finish!!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely job on your quilt. I made this one too in blue. It is sure to be a keepsake!!!
Nancy aka QueenPeach20

Happy@Home said...

I'm visiting you via Susan Branch's blog. I live in NC too and was curious when I saw your name.
I just had to tell you how much I LOVE the quilt you made. It is just beautiful!!! I am not a quilter, but admire those of you who possess that talent.

aprilsewingjournal said...

beautiful quilt, wow- what a lot of intricate work!

Vic in NH said...

Hiya Judy!
Love your bluework and I just came over from voting for your Civil War Spring log cabin quilt. You rock! Vic in NH

Denise :) said...

What a welcome breath of *cool* fresh air on a hot day! I love the look of your Walking in a Winter Wonderland, especially the bluework -- just gorgeous! I found your blog through your log cabin entry over on Quilting Gallery. Glad you entered -- good luck!! :)

Debbie said...

Loved your log cabin at QG. It got a vote from me.

Mary said...

Oh Judy, all I can saw is "Oh, my" thank you for a wonderful summer treat. Beautiful quilt

Stray Stitches said...

I just came over from Quilting Gallery. Your log cabin quilt is beautiful and your Winter Wonderland is amazing! You do beautiful work. I have become a follower and look forward to seeing more of the work you will be creating :)

Quilt n Queen said...

Your 'Winter Wonderland' quilt is gorgeous....I've the embroidery blocks finished...in red...might just have to make a blue one too.....thanks for the inspiration....now I want to get to piecing the blocks.....I luv all Meg's patterns and have most of them.