Thursday, October 23, 2008

Steely Is Done

The Steely log cabin is done. It's going to live on the sofa in my hubby's place in Chicago. He needs a quilt to cuddle up under when he's relaxing. This is perfect.

Jon and I were with him in the windy city for about 28 hours (Tuesday afternoon to late Wednesday.) We spent most of the morning on a college visit on this whirlwind trip. Jon liked it...yeah! I hope he can come to a decision soon. It's tough for him. We also did some site seeing Tuesday night and we shopped together on Wednesday afternoon. Jon is so great to shop with...he's artistic and has a great eye. He's the most stylish 17 year old boy I know. He's pretty good at bargain shopping, though he would buy full price if he could. We had a ball browsing and oogling things. We bought a present for Grandpa Fred. (it's a risk, but we did it anyway.)





















I tried something a bit different on the quilting of this quilt. I loved the quilting I did on this little quilt, so I tried it on a larger one. I'm not sure if I quilted it densely enough, but I love the randomness of the lines and the shapes that were created. I'll definitely little try this again. It reminds me a bit of shattered glass. Off to a debate tournament...then pack for the next trip. Off to Iowa State for hubby's track reunion. It's a hectic week, but then, when isn't it. Hope yours is great!

68 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Love the quilt & the quilting!

ROZ said...

Super terrific quilt. I must try your method of quilting sometime.

Shannon said...

Cool!

We've always wanted to visit Chicago and almost did in August, but we went to L.A. instead because the trip cost was cheaper. I will get there eventually.

John said...

I love it! The quilt looks great. Sounds like you had a lot of fun with your son. My mom and I always had a close relationship like that, too. We're each other's favorite shopping partners! : )

Angie said...

I love the quilt. It's very pretty.

May Kristin said...

I just love your wonky log cabin quilts! And this is anonther beautiful quilt, or should I say handsome, cause it's very manly!
The quilting is perfect!

abcgirl said...

oh, i like that quilting too! hmmm.... maybe need to try that on some future quilt. looks easier than curves, but still packs a great design punch. thanks for the inspiration!

magikquilter said...

Your husband's place in Chicago...did I miss something? And who is making up his mind Jon or hubby?

Forget the quilt...lovely as it is....reveal all!!!

Melanie said...

Really stunning... and the quilting is really cool.

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

I love how you quilted this one. This is one of my favorites of yours. The greys with a peak of red are very intriguing.

Doris said...

Wow, that steel grey is stunning. Nice job!

Alissa said...

Oh it's so nice! And the quilting really works so well with the quilt! Love it.

audreypawdrey said...

This turned out beautifully! I love the way you quilted it-it does resemble shattered glass. It is such a handsome quilt.

QuiltedSimple said...

I love it! ANd I love the way you quilted it. Great job!

ANd no, I can't leave comments on Sara's blog - wonder why? I'll have to call her....

Kris

Cheryl A said...

Great quilting, such a strong overall impact.

MichelleB said...

I love the quilt. You have such a great eye. I can see where your son gets it! I like the quilting, too.

True Blue Nana said...

What a great quilt. I love the random way you quilted it.

HomespunMary said...

Wow, I absolutely love the way you quilted it! You are so artistic!

Jodie said...

It is so elegant. I love those little pops of red.

Blondie said...

You'll be very close to me- let me know if you're looking for someplace to eat or anything while you're in the Des Moines/Ames area. I'd love a chance to meet Jacquie in person!

Katherine said...

Awesome quilt! It packs a punch with those little bits of red and I love your quilting design. It suits the quilt perfectly.

em's scrapbag said...

Love the red in the quilt and the quilting is great! Have fun in all your business.

Stephanie D. said...

It's great, as usual! I love the abstract-ness of it all--each block different, yet related, and the unexpected bits of red that really catch your eye.

I don't see how you could have quilted it any other way and kept that mood in the quilt.

Have a great time this week!

Vicki W said...

That is a super cool quilt!

Liz said...

I love the randomness too.

Stephanie said...

Mr. Blogger has not been playing nice today. I was afraid you'd have 3 comments from me. Apparently none showed up so...perfect quilting for your cool and modern quilt. Great job!

kat said...

wow, what a great quilt. i'm totally thinking about stealing your idea and making one for my husband. is that horrible? it really is perfect, quilting and all.

amandajean said...

I'm curious, too, about hubby's place in chicago.

your quilt is lovely.

Fran said...

Like the rest of the commentators, I love the combination of the colors of the quilt and the randomness of the quilting. Sounds like something I would really like to try sometime.

~~Fran...:c)

bettyninja said...

You did it again J! I love this- the fun quilting lines and the gray with splashes of red- even the name

Emily said...

You create beautiful quilts! I LOVE the way this one is quilted!

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

Your log cabin is fantastic and I love the quilted lines. Isn't it great to have a son you can take shopping? Have a great weekend.

Laurie said...

Another GREAT job!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! What college in Chicago was your son looking at? My son is a senior at North Park in Chicago. We LOVE Chicago and will be there this weekend! Also...is your hubby working in Chicago? I probably missed that post! Keep up the great work!
Laurie

magikquilter said...

Actually Jacquie about the quilting...have been reading lately about the "over quilting" phenomenon which has developed since the advent of long arm quilting machines. I think yours is wonderful ..as long as there is enough quilting for the type of wadding used it should be okay to do these creative and edgy types of things

Exuberant Color said...

I like random abstract type quilting too. That quilt is a winner.

MightyMom said...

love it! especially the quilting!!

Di said...

This is the an amazing quilt. I think the colours are spectacular.

Penny said...

Really love that quilt - very manly looking. You do such nice work.

simplysewn said...

Jacquie, this is one of my favorites! I'm glad your hubby is getting it because I was almost going to beg to buy it from you! I'm a huge fan of red and love how the red looks with all that gray and white. Have a great week. Thanks for the tip about the design wall as well. I ended up doing something a bit different but really used your advice to think on what I wanted. Thanks.

Tine said...

It looks terrific! Is the fabric with the "peace-hands" the backing? I like the quilting you did on this, some day I'll try those lines too...maybe. It has to be a very good day. LOL!

nicolette said...

I first thought your post was called Steely Dan...! Steely is marvellous!
Love the straight quilting!

I only know Chicago from TV series and films and I always get the impression it’s cold and wet and covered in lots of snow!

Michaela said...

I love the quilting. I don't have free motion quilting on my machine, so I am always looking for ideas of quilting with straight, or only slightly curved lines. I love this!
Isn't it amazing that even if our lives are as hectic as they are we somehow manage to sneak quilting in there?

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Jacquie! I love your finished quilt! So creative - the way that you quilted it :) Always thinking up something new and inspiring!

Jackie said...

How fun, being in the windy city. I really want to take my family there sometime. I love the way you quilted that, and it does look like shattered glass!

Kate said...

Love the quilting and flashes of red - fabulous!

ivyarts said...

Love it! So stylish.

henny said...

Jacquie,
love your quilt..lovely. Your hubby must be like it :)

My progress in quilting...
yesterday I run out of my white polkadot fabric. I had already bought it and ended up on buying others fabrics too. :)

Victoria said...

I love EVERYTHING about this quilt!

KateKwiltz said...

I really like this. You did this in the border on your red & white one, didn't you? I think I noticed it then, and thought it was pretty cool...

susan said...

the quilt looks fabulous, but i am confused. your hubby lives in chicago, but you dont???

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Once again Jacquie just totally amazing, I love it, love how you have quilted it....

upstateLisa said...

Wow! Jacquie, I love the quilting. Is it just random straight lines or did you have some sort of pattern?

Darcie said...

I love it! It looks very citified...very Chicago. ;-)

Safe travels to you, Jacquie!

Rachel said...

I love the random quilting lines! It really looks great!

Kim said...

I like the way you quilted this and love the peace signing on the back!!! Happy to hear about the fun times you are enjoying with your son.

Rebekah said...

this quilt is one of my favorites of yours! I love the quilting that you did...it makes it seem edgy to go along with the contrasting colors. Wonderful job!

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

wow! Love that quilting!
and the backing!
that is really great!!

Colleen said...

Gorgeous quilt!!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS QUILT!!!

Miri said...

The quilting complements the quilt fabulously. Great idea.

Dawn said...

Your random quilting seems sooooo perfect for that quilt. I love your interpetation of everything you do!

KCQuilter said...

Wonderful quilt!!! The quilting is so "with it"! And hasn't the weather here in KC been windier than any day Chicago could have? Good luck with the "college shopping".

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Very artistic. I like it. Very non-traditional quilting and angular. I really like it and it fits the quilt totaly.

Julie said...

I like this one. I have 2 boys for whom I'd like to quilt. Will be a huge leap for me to use solids, masculine, and focus on the geometry. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dallas said...

This quilt is really striking. I love the modern look and the quilting really works well with it.

flippytale Quilter (Christine) said...

It is beautiful!

Randi said...

I think it looks very cool!

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