Thursday, December 29, 2011

See what I've been up too....

"Happy New Year!!"

Remember when Frosty the Snowman wakes up and says that and we all chuckle because he is clueless about the day and time?  That's kinda where I feel like I am these days.  Clueless about what day it is, where I am, but I just keep on going!!  lol!!  Yes, LOL!!!  I know you all can relate!!
I've been as busy as ever!!  Here's just a few, yup I've still got more to share, but here's a few of the latest beautiful quilts that have come my way.....

Bev in NH did this drop dead stunning quilt for a 16 year old niece.  I love it!!  Bev does such fabulous work!

This great one came from Caitlin in NC.  Caitlin works at Spoonflower, it's a cool place to get your own fabric printed.  Take a peek!  This was a Christmas gift for her brother and sister in law, lucky couple!

Next we have Cecelia in WV.  I LOVE this one too!!  The colors are fabulous!!!  Makes me want to add another quilt to my "Gotta Make" list. Cecilia has a blog:  My Quilting Room, looks like she hasn't posted in a while (we all know what that is like, right?), maybe this will be a little inspiration to get back to it.

Tita in VT finished this beauty at the quilting retreat that we attended last October.  She decided to use up some of those Kaffe Fassett prints that she had in her stash.  Resulted in this great little quilt.

Erica in NY - love the contrasting colors of this one!  Erica also has a blog,
Heart, Poodle ~ A Quilting Blog  drop in and read her story on this quilt she sent me.
She can tell the story much better than I can. 

Sandy in NH - dropped off a couple of wonderful quilts for me to work with.  The pink baby one is going to wash up all soft and wonderful for some special little girl.  Loved the daisy's on her other one and I managed to find just the perfect design to go with it!

Rachel in NH kept me busy with these three.  Notice the way she fussy cut the first one?  It appears as if there is a true lattice around each one of the blocks!  Rachael has the patience of a saint, probably because she is!  You might remember Rachael from my blog posting Retreat Fairlee Credible Bowheads when she attempted to teach us how to make Cathedral Windows and we started at 10 pm. Not good!!  AND Rachael also put the quilt together for Sharon and Andy, she is a sweetheart!!  Okay, back to her quilts - the second one is interesting that the antique style print shows the Sun Bonnet as a print on the wall of the little girl's room.  The last quilt is a sampler style quilt that I helped get to the finished stage.

Northern Lights Quilting Guild in NH - great quilt using half square triangles. This quilt will go into our Community Service quilt stash and will be given to a family when needed.  Great program.

Nancy in PA sent me these three great quilts to work with.  I did a simple meandering stitch on the first one and it came out wonderful!!  Again another perfect example that you don't have to have a fancy stitching to finish a quilt nicely.  We used a deep contrasting black thread for the next one.  NOT my style, but it's what Nancy wanted to do so I stepped out of my box for this quilt and LOVED the results!!  The last little quilt had so many cute little cats on it, so fun to work with!

Marsha in VT kept me busy with her quilts.  The first one is one that she did using the 2" strips at one of our guild's Sit & Sew Saturday.  It turned out fabulous!!  The second is a scrappy one that she works on continually.  She cuts all of her scraps into 5" lengths and then used a white strip to sash them with.  The finish quilt is great and a PERFECT way to use up those scraps!  The third quilt is a blue and yellow sampler, followed by a super sweet baby quilt and lastly a warm and cozy fall quilt.  They were all great quilts for me to work on, and now Marsha has 5 less unfinished tops-YAY, Marsha!!

Can you believe it???  THIS is what I've been up too!!  All of these and more! 
Yep, more!!  I've got one on the frame now (Karen) and I'm working
with Terry, you all know, Terry's Treasures, who has been so
 patient in my getting to her quilts. 
I've got three boxes (Judy Mc, Betty Lou and Anne Marie) that need postage
and emails written and I'm waiting for Judy S to let me know her box arrived.   And Tita called today tempting me to go on a road trip to Quilted Threads!! 

For more pictures of these great quilts head on over to the other blog you won't be sorry that you did, here's the link:

I probably won't post again until after the New Year, so I'd like to wish all of you a

Safe and Happy New Year!!!

Thanks for checking on me,

love to hear what you've got to say............


Anonymous said...

They are all so beautiful! Can't wait to seemine.

Anonymous said...

Suppose to say "see mine".

Rhonda said...

I was worried that you hadn't posted lately but I see why. I'll be sending some quilt tops your way after the new year.... we'll talk.
Take care.

Terry said...

Goodness you've been busy! I always say good things come to those who wait! :0)

beeps said...

Great work as always! My friend and I are gonna be sending more your way in the new year. Very happy with my quilt!

Allie said...

DANG girl - do you eat and sleep at your machine too? WOW! I am so impressed with your beautiful quilting, and how much you get done! I hope you have a very Happy New Year, hon!

Barb said...

I hope you come up for air and food every once in a while. I love love this inspirational post....I want to hit the machines now....

lisa said...

busy busy busy!!! I hope you still enjoy it. I miss seeign what you've been up to!

Merilyn said...

You do beautiful work Joanne!!! All the very best to you for New Year and throughout 2012!!!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Catching up on all the blog posts I missed while re-setting.

Those sure are some lovely quilts and I don't know how you find the strength to return them. I'm afraid I'd be so tempted to keep them all!!


Melinda Cornish said...

my gosh you do a lot of quilts! I am always amazed....I love the red and!