Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's a Top

Step 1 done...it's a top. Now I have to stay focused and get the back pieced, baste and quilt the darn thing. I do love it. The quilt is made very much like this one. Each block is unique. I love how the randomness draws me in to look at each block as well as how the fabric ties it all together.

The fabric is so gorgeous. So many have asked what it is and where I got it. It's "Feathered Friends" by Wendy Slotboom. I got most of mine from Contemporary Cloth and some from etsy. The birds are the most beautiful blues and there is a dash of green, this wonderful buttery yellow and barn red. It's happy fabric too.
This is my favorite block. I'm imagining daddy bird in an intense, extended discussion with mom about the benefits of an empty nest as the flighty teen zips out to an unknown destination.
Thought you might like to see these finished and warm and crinkly. I have so much to share, cookie recipes, fabulous mail, awards to acknowledge, blogs to read (I miss you all!), but it will have to wait....I have a quilt to finish.
I want to win this! You all know I'm trying to be crafty, creative and FIT. You should go enter too. Though I really want to win. Picture me in my tv room wii fitting all over the place.

77 comments:

Jackie Russell said...

Love the new quilt top!

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the new quilt top - you have been busy! Can't wait to see it finished!
Kris

Linda said...

Jacquie your quilt top is just beautiful. The colours in the fabrics are gorgeous and look so fresh and crisp with the solid white, and those Christmas mini's are adorable. You have been busy.

Jackie said...

The top is great! I saw that fabric and almost bought the whole line a couple of weeks ago, but I used will power and resisted. Now I am rethinking that after seeing your quilt. Loving your other little finished quilts! Beautiful... get quilting girl! Have a terrific day!

cygnetsmall said...

I am in love with that Christmas tree quilt. It is just lovely. You must be as busy as a bee with all of these projects!

KateKwiltz said...

You go, girl! It's beautiful!

driftwood said...

it's just gorgeous, you are so talented, I keep hoping that if I keep coming here some of it will magically transfer to me.....

Cynthia said...

Those birds having the conversation are funny. I have those talks too. Your quilts are gorgeously crinkly and inviting. I want to make a new quilt! Just like yours......but alas, there is too much to do right now.

Sherri said...

I love your new quilt top...you have been one busy, busy gal!

~D Spack~ said...

Love that top! I ordered some of these fabrics last night! Can't wait to get it. There was one that I couldn't find...Your crinkly trees are so so cute, again, all of it I love!

Gunnels blog said...

this new quilt top is so very beautiful !

Katy said...

I love that fabric, I bought a load of it too, and can't wait to turn it into a quilt!

Those christmassy minis are fantastic too. Love them!

Marie' said...

I adore your quilt top. I keep thinking one day I will build a Japanese room in my home where I can feel like I am back at home. I want a quilt like yours to be there, just someday...

elpf said...

Oh my! That fabric is truly gorgeous and I love the quilt top.

Shari said...

That blue and white bird quilt is just so adorable. Thanks for giving us the fabric info. And your little quilts are so cute as well. Very busy lady...

everythingquilts said...

Beautiful as always. You use some of the prettiest fabrics in your quilts, I have loved them all!!!

Exuberant Color said...

No wonder you have been so quiet in blogland. You did decide to start that quilt and it is a beauty, so fresh looking. Your Christmas quilt turned out great too.

Michaela said...

You are truly amazing! I love the birdie quilt.
I was out for a while. I just return from the capital city to get done with some paperwork and now I can really enjoy Christmas home.

MelissaS said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the quilt top!

Stephanie said...

I want to make my birdie quilt. I've had the fabrics but not the time. Also want to decide on the perfect pattern. Your quilt top is beautiful!!!

Darci said...

I love that block with the birds too. I am totally into birds. HAve you seen Alexander Henry's birds? Love them.

MichelleB said...

It is wonderful! I love those blues. I'm thinking I need a blue top, now. I love your little cards, too.

Tine said...

The quilt-top is fantastic! I love it, the blue birds are so cute!!!

LEE-ANNE GILBERT said...

Beautiful as always Jacquie... Lx

Rae said...

You are so talented Jacquie! Good luck basting (yucky!) and quilting!!

audreypawdrey said...

The new quilt top is beautiful and I love the Christmas hangings. They are wonderful.

Beth said...

The new quilt top reminds me of a spring sky! And the crinkly tree quilt is great!

Alissa said...

Oh this is gonna be one of my favs! LOVE IT!

Laurie said...

you AMAZE me...it's a gorgeous top! good luck with the rest...i KNOW you'll do it!
laurie

Yummers! said...

I just love everything you make. The big quilt top is lovely... love the bird print fabric. You have a definite style that is emerging that screams "Jacquie".
Joni

shellysquilts said...

jacquie, Looks great! I gotta tell you, I do love a log cabin quilt. Can't wait to see it quilted! Happy quilting!

Bliss said...

I love this top...your blog is great!

ellen said...

I look at everything that you create and do and I am speechless..and as I am trying to type in the dark...I am helpless. Can't type worth a damn, don't quilt, but I surely can recognize a beautiful person who can create and produce such wonders.
I am overwhelmed by your creativeness and your generosity.
Such specialness, and loving intention wrapped up in you.

mau said...

How beautiful...just love that block and what a beautiful blue. What am I doin here, got to run and finish also.

Quilts by Lisa said...

It's really a lovely top, Jacquie! I am a sucker for anything blue. This is SAWEET! Good job! BTW, my wonky log cabin sold for $350. TY for your inspiration!

Allie said...

Love it! That fabric is great!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Your quilt top is fabulous! The recipient is going to be so excited - I know I would be :) And your table topper - so fun! I posted pictures of the mini quilt you inspired - fun times - thanks!

MightyMom said...

well it's simply adorable!!

but get on the stick girl! you've got 7 days left!!

:-)

shall we clap and cheer you through the last lap??

Emily said...

Love the combination of wintery blue with white. Love the bird fabric, too.

Melanie O said...

It's so pretty, and I love that it's blue!

Viv said...

Wow, oh wow. Your quilts are just devine. So much inspritation. I must make more quilts :-)

henny said...

Jacquie, I do LOVE the blue bird's block ! The fabrics are so gorgeous. Do you always named the fabric there, I mean the designer always give them names? or is it only for the very good quality fabrics? here, we don't do that.

Janis said...

That fabric is so incredible. And you have showcased it perfectly! You always know exactly what to do to make things pop. I love your sense of design.

Meredith said...

I *love* the fabric on the blue quilt! All of it is just delicious.
You Christmas quilts are adorable as well. You took a different tack than a lot of other peoples, and it turned out really well! (like the one hanging on my wall! Thanks!)

Patty said...

I love the blue in this quilt and I am looking forward to seeing it once the quilting is finished.

Karen said...

Have missed a few of your posts...Holy Cow...have you ever been busy. Love the quilt top, espically the bird print. Espically love the Common threads block and your trees...what can I say...All just lovely;)

Becky said...

the quilt top is great!!! Love the colors.

Doris said...

Awesome, you got it done! I have some of that bird fabric too, I love it~

The Christmas topper is lovely too!

Lisa said...

I just love your quilts! I am going to throw out all my fabric and buy all new stuff so I can make quilts like yours. Ok, well, maybe not throw it out, just buy more of it.

I am going to have to make something inspired by those funky Christmas trees. So cute!

Lily Boot said...

beautiful quilt - perfect framing for that gorgeous fabric!

iknitipurl said...

Jacquie, the quilt top is beautiful. I love the colors of the fabric. They are just right. And the Christmas ones!? Beautiful. I love the crinkliness.

amandajean said...

gorgeous quilt top!

jovaliquilts said...

Love the story that goes with your favorite block. :) That red with the blue is just too wonderful!

shannon said...

I love that quilt top, the birds are so sweet.

Kim said...

This is a lovely quilt top, which design will you use to quilt it? I love the birds and colors are fresh and it's nice to see something different, too.

syko kajsa said...

Love the frosty look of the quilt! The bird fabric is gorgeous!

Anina said...

Oh my, so crisp and fresh! I love it.

Rachel said...

More wonderful quilting! Great work : )

Chookyblue...... said...

love all the christmas decorations.......

Leanne said...

As always your creations are lovely...your tablemats are fantastic....I laughed about the wii my daughter bought one and pulled up sore after the first afternoon of baseball. LOL

Jody said...

Oh my goodness, the new top is decadent. I love the mini's.

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

Great top and I'm in love with the bird fabrics!

gardenymph said...

I love the quilt top! I just love what you do with windows. I am going to be making a quilt for the baby soon and I want it to be mostly bird fabrics. Thank you for sharing your source. :~)

Sara said...

Love the new quilt top! You do such great work! I love all your stuff!

cdnj said...

Your christmas trees are adorable. Are you going to count them in your Christmas tree total? :)

The only bad thing about Wii fit is that it leaves less time for quilting. :)

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

that new top is beautiful and serene - I'm amazed at how quickly you got it together. Love love love your holiday trees in all their forms - wonderful.

Rebekah said...

oh...it's so pretty! and you are so speedy!

Leanne said...

HI Jacqui
Its Leanne from Australia, just thought i would stop by and check out your blog, I love the things you have made, I can't wait to open my gifts from you on Thursday,
I loved the quilt you made with the birds in the centre, such sweet fabric.
Merry christmas.
Love Leanne

HomespunMary said...

Wow, you've been very busy! I absolutely love your quilt top!

Have a merry Christmas!

Victoria said...

As always, beautiful work!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The quilt is so so lovely. The birds are darling. All your projects are so darling. I love them.

Allison said...

Love the quilt top,the tree quilt and the little trees.

holly said...

The top is lovely. I love the birds. Can't wait to see it quilted. Merry Christmas from our house to yours.

MightyMom said...

Merry Christmas Jacquie!

Tif said...

What a lovely top!!!

I hope that you had wonderful Holiday! Happy New Year!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow Jacquie...gorgeous...lovely print for the centre blocks.

Shanna said...

Wonderful job on the new quilt top!! I love the birdie fabric and the blues are so inviting. Great job!