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.

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.

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

I "pulled" the fabric that
I no longer wanted ...
 we will be making some pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer, a Case for Smiles
and I am sure what's left 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 knows
just how much.

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.

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
 or 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


Janet O. said...

Beautiful center for your CW tribute quilt!
That Cottage Maze is so cute. How small are those blocks?
I want one of those little block stands--hangers--whatever--I want one! Oh, the possibilities!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, yes - just a wonderful start to the CW quilt - don't you hate patterns with errors!! I love my Ackfeld hanger, too and has been great fun to create each month for it's use. I see you have some lovelies for it already - yes, the possabilities!

taylorsoutback said...

Thank you for the daffodils and camelia images...we are at 14 degrees this a.m. with blowing snow...brrrr.

Fantastic Civil War tribute quilt, Judy and yes, I often ask the same question about does anyone proof read those directions prior to publication? A major reproduction quilt designer, who will remain nameless, did an intensive 2 day workshop with our guild - we arrived with everything prepared as instructed only to find Major, I mean Major mistakes in the pattern we were required to buy. This woman never blinked of our accomplished quilters completely redid the main part of the pattern and finally finished her project. She graciously shared all the revisions with us but the few blocks I did turned into potholders and hot mats. Never again, said I! No one else in the class ever finished theirs sad.

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!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

WHAT A STASH !!!!!! you did a wonderful job organizing...

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!

Anonymous said...

Love your ciival war quilt. That is a big undertaking! Also like the way you have your fabric arranged. Have you moved or decided to stay put?
Be well
June - NJ

Vickie said...

You sure have some beautiful projects in the works and your fabric stash is to die for!

Madame Samm said...

judy your table toppers are a smashing success...hope you will play along in the blog hop in april..these would go over very well

Madame Samm said...

ps. love your stacks lol

Michelle said...

Love Cottage Maze and your civil war quilt -- they're going to be gorgeous!

Sharon said...

Looking at beautiful colors from the shelves - to the quilts to the flowers.

Quilters brighten up anyones day.
Thank you SEW much for making my a little brighter today.