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Friday, February 29, 2008

Finished Under the sea quilt!!! SNOW Days.





















Its finished... today is DD's due date... but no progress... if nothing happens by next Friday, that will be his birthday.
These are DD's cats...and in true Academy Awards style...." I couldn't have done it without their help and assistance!!!!" Using DD's sewing machine...left much to be desired...missing my very own machine. Stored (hopefully ) somewhere in Texas...unless the professor put it by the dumpster....don't think he would have, he knows he'd just have to buy me a new one! Hmmmmmmm maybe I could just never find it...and get a new one out of him anyway....???? May need to ponder that a bit more. At any rate... this is how it looks...prepressing... the edges looked wavy...but laid flat after I stepped on them...but by then my "helpers" were back...so no other photos. I am feeling ok about the quilting.... but didn't get it to do as much as I would have liked.Her machine drags...doesn't have drop feed...should have morphed up a cover.... so my stitching wasn't as good as I would have preferred.To be truthful...would have liked to have hand quilted it...but no time. I wish I had a photo of my first Grandaughter's quilt...I did hand quilt that one...and it was a Twinkle Twinkle theme. Maybe DD in law..will take a photo for me. I have made all the GK's a quilt... pretty much asking their parents to give me an idea...if not...I did what I wanted.Still have lots more ideas ...but have run out of grandbabies! It snowed here...and call me crazy...but Middle Tennessee are sissies when it comes to snow.I am posting the SNOW that caused the schools to cancel.HEck in Texas...they walked in 8 inches of snow ......NOT in their bare feet.... before the school board would cancel school! Its crazy, but school has been canceled 3 times since I have been here...and we haven't had more than an inch or two. Also is the little neighbor girl who was home because of NO SCHOOL! Now I get to work on at least one unfinished...actually 3 MIP's (masterpieces in progress) and figure out what to start next!I will be sitting at the hospital soon! Have a great weekend...we are going walking ...in the mall to get DD's labor Party started. At least that is the plan.

46 comments:

Martha said...

Oh, your quilt is just beautiful! I should do one for my grandson... maybe.

Tennesee snow... Well, we had 9 inches overnight Tuesday to Wednesday near Rochester, NY. They never even considered cancelling school. Guess its whatever we get used to.

Tracie said...

Good luck with that walking.

The quilt is lovely and the cat's really cute too.

Happy weekend!

Ginger Patches said...

Your quilt turned out absolutely gorgeous!!!! Hopefully baby will be here soon!

Gardener Greg said...

Wow you do great work. I can only crochet but I have made a few small blankets. I think those cats are thinking: "I wonder if those fish are tasty?"

Thanks for the visit.

Marlene said...

The quilt is beautiful. I can see why the cats are so interested.

Owens Family Adventures said...

I love looking at your work. Your quilts are always amazing!!! You should teach classes!
dawn

jovaliquilts said...

The undersea quilt is so beautiful! Really, really nice. And such a contrast to the snow ...

BTW, your last photo made me laugh -- the red light fixture or fan or whatever it is looks like a hovering UFO!

Michelle said...

Oh my, that quilt is absolutely beautiful - you did such a nice job!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog for a visit - I appreciate you taking the time to do that. You're welcome anytime! I'll be back here to visit...you've got a nice blog!

~ Michelle
(Treasure the Moment)

Libby said...

Under The Sea is absolutely fabulous - it's going to be very well loved *s*
From here in almost sunny soCal that looks like a lot of snow to me, but with cleared streets it doesn't seem like it's insurmountable. Go figure.

Wanda said...

The quilt is wonderful. I love it. I made a "Pirate" quilt for my great grandson. That was the theme of his nursery. Rather difficult to find the fabric, but I did. Lots of love goes into these don't they.

Celticspirit said...

`What an amazingly beautiful quilt! Such wonderful detail to it. Barb

Kristen said...

The quilt is breathtaking! I'm sure your new grandson will treasure it forever. I hope the walk today got things started for your daughter. Thanks for visiting me! :-)

Marcia said...

Is it the fish on the quilt, or just the quilt itself that attracts the cats... It looks wonderful with the borders on. That is one lucky baby.

Scarlett Wanna Be said...

Wow! It looks beautiful! Like I said, you are so talented. I can sew a little, maybe a pillow, but that is it. Have fun with the new baby...I love new baby smell...not brand new, they need to get the goo off first, but after that...mmmmmm!

M.KATE said...

this has to be the PRETTIEST QUILT i have ever seen, its so beautiful, tks for sharing :)

Martha said...

I believe that "red light fixture" is a hummingbird feeder, yes?

Kitty said...

The quilt is stunning - and will, I'm sure, be much loved.

I tried that brisk walking thing to bring on labour - not a sausage. I was told a hot bath, a hot curry and hot sex would also work. Who the hell wants to do the latter at 9 months pregnant? :-O

Hope the (eventual) delivery goes well. x

Andrea said...

I hope the little one will be here soon to snuggle under that gorgeous quilt. It turned out so great - well done Colleen !

Nettie said...

That quilt is gorgeous! Lucky baby. Keeping everything crossed for a safe arrival.

Nadine said...

This quilt is sooo beautiful ! Congratulations, Colleen :>)

THANKS a lot for your nice comment on my Blog, I just visited yours and will certainly come back very often !

Have a nice Sunday and enjoy your sewing...

Smiles from my little corner of the world :>)

NADINE

Kim said...

You are definitely out of Africa! Nice "dusting" of snow you have there, lol, snow sissies indeed. Your Under the Sea quilt is gorgeous, the fish glow...did you know there is a cat "fishing" on your quilt?... and he looks hungry!

Jennifer said...

I do love your quilt, and how perfect for a baby -- all the colors and things to look at. A real treasure. We had snow here Friday night in Massachusetts; about 6 or 8 inches on top of all the stuff we've still got on the ground from all the other storms this year....

Ruth said...

The quilt is just beautiful!

Heather said...

Beautiful quilt! Thank you for visiting my blog! I will drop back in again.

Carin said...

Your Under the Sea quilt is beautiful!

Maria said...

The quilt looks great! I see that cat likes it as well... We get tons of lake effect snow where we live and haven't had school cancelled in years!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Hope all goes well with labor and delivery. How exciting!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Such a beautiful quilt! Hope all goes well with labor and delivery. How exciting!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful quilt! I have such admiration for quilters. Yours is just exquisite!
Barbara
PS - thank you so much for stopping by my blog and visiting

Kay said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog, and I enjoyed looking at yours. We spent three weeks in South Africa in 2005; I loved the place.

The Jen said...

Lovely quilt. I have "first granddaughter's quilt" stored safely at my mom's house. I couldn't risk bringing it all the way to Korea. So I can get you a picture of that one sometime this summer. Very exciting about the baby coming by Friday! ~jen~

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow, your "under the Sea" quilt is stunning....

Faith said...

wooooo I just LOOOOOVE your quilt wow i just love the design and how you have used the batik colours gosh this is stunning and I hope you will be making more exciting quilts like this. I love batik they always help your quilts to sing along as if splashing gorgeous bright watercolours.
I will try my best to take a photo of the ring :0)

Granny Lyn said...

OH, the patience to applique all those beautiful little fish? I'm in awe!

Have fun with the grandbaby, cuddles and coos,
thanks for sharing,
lyn

Lea said...

Wow, your under the sea quilt is SO beautiful. It's very fun to see all different colors in your quilt. Very lovely. *S*

Have a wonderful time with your new grandbaby.
Hugs,
Lea from Japan

Jules said...

How gorgeous is that quilt good luck with the baby.Cute cat too i may add,thanks for visiting me if you come back there has been heaps of action on the kitchen blog all my gtoup have posted now including me so kitchens a plenty,loving your blog the snow looks so lovely (she says as she sits next to a fan)

Catherine said...

Gorgeous! The kitty helper is adorable.

Teresa said...

What a nice quilt you made. I enjoy making grandkids quilts and each (have 4) now have a quilt, and am on round two of making them bigger kid size quilts now. I also made a fish quilt for one grandson, but nothing nearly as pretty as yours.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a post. I have enjoyed reading yours and must tell you, I remember times when they closed the schools in SC just because there was a threat of snow!

Cheryl said...

Your quilt is amazing!! Love the colors. My first grandbaby will be arriving the end of July or August and I can't wait! Thanks for visiting my blog.

dottydesigns said...

Hi thank you for leaving me a comment. always good to get new comments,so thought I'd look at your blog. I LOVE your quilt, that is way clever. hope your grandson arrives soon.

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Finn said...

Hey Colleen, look at you! Here in the USA and with a nice tidy 41 comments about your gorgeous quilt! And it's a beauty...I suspect by now we have baby?? It's monday the 10th, so I'm hoping for her sake.
Don't give up making baby quilts...never know when another grandchild will pop into the picture..and if not, there are still lots of baby who need them. Maybe just not quite so much work.
Have fun in your snow. Hugs, Finn

Country Wishes said...

That is absolutely divine!

Karol-Ann said...

Wonderful quilt! Best wishes for the safe arrival of the little one :O)

Becky said...

Colleen, your quilt is just BEAUTIFUL!

Becky said...

Colleen, your quilt is just BEAUTIFUL!