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Friday, September 12, 2008

UFO's finished, and more Nashville Quilt show quilts...


The latest finished UFO's. I had started this little under the sea quilt...as part of a challenge for my guild in Texas. Moved away more than 5 yrs ago...so this is that long in the making. The challenge fabric is the busy print I used for the seaweed. We only had to make something, a block, a square.... whatever. So I made this little quilt...never quilted, but now finished... and only have to finish sewing the binding on... over the weekend. PROMISE! I put a few little closeup pics.This was fun to do. Hand appliqued, and machine quilted with a verigated thread. Then, had to finish up a little quilt, this one was on the John Flynn frame, before I got the long arm. I got it bound and sewed down today. Yeah, a couple of more little projects in the finished column.






In the background is the wood burner in our family room, that we hope to use this winter. I still have no idea how cool it gets here yet, but sure we will find out soon enough. The professor and I are off to the Auburn Mississippi State game tomorrow. Woo hoo! I do so enjoy the noise, and thrill of college gamesj! Hope the college kids are a little less throw happy.....course I did mull taking toilet paper into the stadium..... just for the "good old days" of it. But it might embarrass the Professor....and I have done plenty of that over the years....but that is a whole other story. Hope all of you have a lovely weekend.
I will leave you with a few pics of the Nashville Quilt show.Some of these were stunning. I definitely liked the colorful ones...but adored the Baltimore. They always speak to me. Mostly wishful thinking I think. Will I ever finish mine???? No one can answer that one?!!! Maybe before I get too old to hold a needle? *S*

15 comments:

hetty said...

I was very excited to find your comment on my blog. Thank you for stopping by. I have no idea how you found me, but I am glad you did. Your blog looks very interesting. I will need some time to peruse it properly. That finished under the sea quilt is beautiful. I have always wanted to make something similar but so far I have only bought the fabric. There just isn't enough time!!! Your blog is a great inspiration for me.

Freda's Hive said...

Wow those are some amazing works of art, I love quilt shows. Thanks for sharing and your very sweet comments on my blog.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Barb said...

Thanks for checking out my blog. Love your undersea quilty. I've always wanted to do one like that. Just not enough hours in the day. Will definitely check back with you often.

Catherine said...

Those are wonderful quilts -- love the butterfly one.
Your under the sea quilt is super!

Beverly said...

Colleen, thank you for visiting my blog.

I am blown away by your tropical quilt. It is just fantastic, and the colors are beautiful.

And, the pictures you share of the quilts at the show are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Regina said...

thanks for the blog visit - I popped over and your quilts are lovely! The fish would be very popular in our house! Can't wait to see what you do with South African fabrics - I lived in Japan for 4 years and that definitely influences fabrics and patterns for me, too. Amazing experiences we have had, huh?

Andrea said...

A couple of great finishes - well done. Sure there's plenty more UFO's where they came from - lol !

LaundryBasketCase said...

Thanks for posting photos of the quilts from the quilt show - they are beautiful. I found your blog via simplehappy home. I am a South Africa living in England now. I am blown away by your schweschwe quilt! It is beautiful. I've been wanting to make a schweschwe quilt for quite some time now. Maybe one day!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hello, Thanks so much for stopping by and for your lovely comment. The quilt you made is beautiful. The colours are so vibrant. I would love to be able to do something like that, but I wouldnt know where to start. The place where I live in the UK was well known for quilt making in years gone by. It is farmland so sewing and quilting would have been a popular past time for the farmers wives. I was hoping I might find an abandoned quilt in the loft when I bought the house but no such luck. I believe they are worth quite alot of money. Bye for now, Mandy

Kitty said...

That under the sea quilt is stunning Colleen - really wonderful. I love quilts with some texture like that. Keep up the good work - it's lovely to see the things you create. x

Ruth's Place said...

Under the Sea is just amazing!!! I'm very impressed with your quilting on the long arm as well.

Libby said...

*yippee* The challenge quilt is done . . . you really should send a photo along to the guild. It may be passed the entry deadline, but I bet they would love to hear the story and see it, too. Who knows - maybe you'll win a ribbon *s*

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Gorgeous quilts. I especially like the next to last with the fairy and butterflies.

belinda said...

Some really fabulous quilts you have shared with us. That last one is wonderful. Thanks for stopping by for a visit!