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, March 11, 2012

March Madness in the Middle

Not really about basketball
GO NC State, SORRY Duke!!!

Has anyone seen the Cartier jewelry ad with the leopard on ABC
 that has been airing this past week?
It is the most beautiful advertisement
we have seen, so well done and if the budget allowed,
we would definitely shop there.
We try to avoid TV commercials, but this one was impressive. 

On the design wall  are a few items to share.

A beautiful Christmas quilt done by my friend Phyllis ..
a Crab-Apple Hill pattern, "Over The River and Through the Woods"
Lots of embroidery and  "not so funny words" were used in the making of this quilt I believe ..
a true masterpiece currently being quilted for her.

My March UFO in progress 
 is called Jewel Box.
 This was a Golden Girl's swap project of D9P blocks
two years ago - time to get it done.
Sure hope there are enough blocks left to complete
five more rows - fingers crossed.

Just Takes 2, Unit 4 is complete -
Unit 5 has been posted and happens to be
a feathered star - goodness - remember my Civil War Star?
That will be a challenge and I hope I still love this BOM.

Unit Four
This is "French Inspiration"
a table mat that I made for a very special friend,
Pattern is from the book, Table Talk, by Gundrun Erla
and has lots of patterns for runners and  toppers.

 St. Patrick's Day wall quilts that I display every year.

 Hope you have had a wonderful March so far...
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lot's going on in your house.I have seen the "Over the River" quilt in 3 different color ways, but this is my favorite - the brown/black - just so earthy. Delightful DP9P. And I have loved watching everyones Take2 blocks. And way to close with the Irish Blessing.

taylorsoutback said...

Gracious girl - how your fingers fly!! Though never having done this particular quilt...Over the River by C.H. is one my favorites.
Congratulations on this accomplishment.

Hope this finds your bronchitis a thing of the past and you are feeling 100% better!

Janet O. said...

So many very fun projects, but I was just happy to see that someone else decorates for St. Patrick's Day! : )

Barb said...

Such amazing things you have shown this morning, that five feathered start is out of this world...

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my goodness - those are beautiful projects!!!!

Michelle May said...

Been gone and now catching up with my blog friends. I'm sooooooo loving the sharmrocks! Too fun!

Martha said...

Thank you for becoming a follower at Bits and Pieces...I'm Martha, the one who keeps the blog up. I am so enjoying my visit to your site. That "Over the River" quilt is absolutely gorgeous...I bought a kit that is very similar at Houston 2 years ago and I have not had the courage to get started on it. It is my goal this year.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hi Judy,
your jewel box quilt (ufo) looks so great, I´l ll really hope that you have fabrics enougt to finsih the top. I´ll sign in a follower to you blog right away, I want to see that quilt again!
liebe Grüße
I like to QuiltBlog

Gmama Jane said...

You are one busy gal!! Do you hand or machine quilt your creations? Are yu quilting the "Over the River" quilt? Oh I love that one! Where could I get a pattern?
Gmama Jane