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

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Lovely Daze of Five

  The January re-organization spilled over into February
and the last two weeks have been winners.
I have spent the last five lovely days in my room sorting and sewing
to my heart's content.

All fabric has been fondled, loved, folded, sorted, rearranged and some is even moving out.

I "pulled" the fabric that
I no longer wanted ... and put it to good use by
  making some pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer, a Case for Smiles.  That does not become a pillowcase I am sure will find a good home.

Just another angle ...

So proud of this, I just had to show you twice.
It was a lot of work - Mrs Goodneedle of Strawberry Patch Quiltworks fame knows just how much as she went through this recently.

What else have I been doing... well, this is my "two-days to complete month #11" block
for my Civil War Tribute quilt and it is 36 inches.

Amazingly it went together rather well ...
after I figured out the pattern was written wrong in one unit,
which caused a lot of havoc and not-so-funny words to be said.

Do these designers not have poeple testing these patterns before
mass production?  This was offered through a lot of quilt shops,
surely someone could have sent out pattern corrections, afterall,
they had our name, address and money already.
Off the soap box - for now.
We will see how this goes.

Now I get to put everything together and play with the borders...  remember this picture
with this border ... not sure this border will happen on my quilt.

 Just Takes Two is very exciting with each new
unit and this is the third one.
I believe it is probably a good thing that I like
paper piecing because I think a lot of these
blocks will be paper pieced.
Never completed.

This is Cottage Maze ...
Also spent some time this week starting my February UFO and it is certainly a lot more fun
than some of the cleaning and sorting I
have been doing.

This is Cottage Maze, a pattern by Carolina Patchworks
and I am using a Kate Spain layer cake of
Terrain - yummy delicious colors.

It calls for 36 different 10-1/2" (finished) blocks
and I have completed eight - this is a
really fun pattern and I will certainly enjoy putting this together..
Thank you Shell for having these wonderful stands - I love mine a lot.

Shell at The Raspberry Rabbits is now carrying this
wonderful 12" x 14" table-top stand in her store.
This stand is perfect for just about anywhere
and/ or for just about any block.
I think I will be making some smaller quilts soon.
Can't wait... endless possibilities.
I need to start doing some wool quilts,
maybe one for my stand!!!
Will leave you with my beautiful flora that
does not know that it is still winter.
Inside looking out

Outside Looking In

Where ever you are, I hope your journey is as amazing as you are.  Judy C


Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my gosh have you be busy!!! I just want to live in your sewing room!!
Love the Civil War, makes me think I need to work on mine. Thanks for the needed push!

Carol said...

Your shelves are absolutely gorgeous...

Michelle May said...

Oh how I loooooooooooooooooove your organized fabric! Love it! Love it!! Your quilts look fantastic on the hanger! Fun!

Quilt Hollow said...

Your fabric looks absolutely delightful..better than a candy shop! Oh and the die for! It is a true beauty! I've been on the fence about the stand then I go and see yours!