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

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sweethearts Day with a Little Progress

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel."
~Maya Angelou~
What a true and beautiful sentiment.

This has been a year of blessings, a year of challenges and a year of finishes
and most definitely a year of reflection.
Sweethearts Day is almost here...

Made with Doillies
I have been adding a few things around the house.
Most of my good stuff is still packed in boxes in the garage.
Husband has discouraged me from buying more.

I am now working on my Civil War Tribute BOM quilt from 2010.
I had ten months completed and put it aside -
not sure why but pretty sure I had a good reason.

 The bad part is I did not discover that I had been shorted one of the fabrics
 for Block 10 until this week and the shop no longer has the fabric.
I was able to substitute another fabric for the one missing.

Need to do Block 11, which is 36 inches, and then number 12 is the borders.
What do you think about that saw-tooth border?  I see it as a nightmare for my long-arm quilter and
 I think I need to add another narrow border on the outside cut from the length of the fabric,
 or just maybe
I could "sandwich" the sawtooth border between the existing borders to keep
it from stretching and becoming wavy.
I would love to hear what you would do.

I completed Unit two from the Just Takes 2 Mystery quilt.
I am really enjoying all the different blocks.

One paperpieced block ended 6-1/4" instead of 6-1/2" -  go figure - 
I checked and the 1/4" seams are correct. Wonder how I can make the
foundation larger - it is the middle block on the bottom.

  If I remake it, guess I would trim larger instead of what
the foundation calls for.
Those that know me, also know that I will fix it. LoL

What can I say, I try so hard not to be perfect,
but sometimes the little ugly demon rears it's little head.

  I love all the different blocks and techniques...
some really do remind me of my fabled "Dear Jane" quilt blocks -
the quilt that is destined to become a beautiful Dear Baby Jane.

Ina Garten from Food Network said that people will forget what you served them for dinner,
but they will never forget what you served them for dessert.
I really wish I could have completed this quilt.  Just beautiful.
Maybe I will make something with the blocks I did complete.

Wishing you happiness along your journey
and delight in your achievements
with award winning quilts. Judy C

1 comment:

Michelle May said...

That is my most favorite quote of all as it is sooooooo true! Oh my gosh Judy, your Civil War quilt is so beautiful! Well done girlfriend! That sawtooth border might be troublesome, but oh do I like it just as it is. If you do add a small border, a darker fabric would be pretty. But, if you can get by without it, I would. It's lovely.