Monday, February 23, 2009

Blooming Again

I did manage to finish one small thing this weekend...I quilted and bound Bloom #2. I wanted the quilting to look like wallpaper in the background. It's not bad. Beyond that I've been so sick...I'll spare you the gross details. I'm heading back under the covers. Maybe a good sleep and some tea will do the trick.

Thank you for all your kind comments on my redwork quilt. I haven't chosen a name yet, it's too hard to concentrate feeling like this. I'll be back with the winner when I feel better.

One thing that can't wait is the the list of blocks that have arrived this week for Project Improv. Here they are:
Anina - 2 blocks
Mary Smith - 2 blocks
Angela H - 1 block
Ronit - 3 blocks...thanks so much for the backing fabric...and the coasters...they're so perfect in my family room!
Sherri - 1 block
Becca - 3 blocks - Becca sent money for postage...how thoughtful is that. I so appreciate your offer to help...more on that later.
Amber - 2 blocks
Lynn - 1 block
Cheryl G - 2 blocks
Tia - 1 block
Tess - 1 block
Penny - 2 blocks and a chocolate fix. thanks!
Gail - 3 blocks and that cat fabric...what can I say...I love it!
Janis - 1 block
Emily - 2 blocks and a lovely journal with a cool cover!
Chen - 4 blocks and a bunch of goodies. I think I've used half of the notepad already. Thanks so much Chen!
Linda S - 3 blocks

Quilt tops will appear this week. I'm excited to show you. Thank you for all your kindness. We have 196 participants. I'm overwhelmed and thrilled! Thanks for taking this journey with me.

53 comments:

Rebekah said...

very cute! I think this is my favorite of your bloom quilts so far. I really love the quilting.

Kat said...

The vase reminds me a bit of Klimt. Good person to invoke...:)

Stephanie said...

Yuck...feel better soon! Another gorgeous project Jacquie. Just love it.

Needled Mom said...

I hope you feel better soon. There is so much going around out there.

Love the bloom quilt. It looks so cut.

Stephanie D. said...

That is so pretty and colorful--just the thing for winter. I think you achieved the look you wanted with the quilting--it does look like wallpaper.

Hope you get to feeling better soon!

Lisa said...

Oh, it DOES look like wallpaper. Good job!

I hope you get feeling better soon. Bed and tea should do the trick!

~D Spack~ said...

Mmm Jacquie! I love Blooming Again! Lovely quilt. You're the best! Get better!

Darcie said...

Poor girl...get well soon, my friend!

Love this little piece! It's got so much spirit. ;-)

ellen said...

Hope you will be blooming soon too. Take care and get plenty of rest!

Tracy said...

LOVE the new blooms!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Bloom #2 is as good as the first. Feel better soon!

audreypawdrey said...

Your bloom quilts are still wonderful. I do think the background looks like wallpaper. These are such neat quilts! I hope you feel better soon.:)

Linda said...

Jacquie I'm sorry you're not feeling well, hope the bed and tea helps. Your blooms are just gorgeous.

jackie said...

This turned out so well!
Sorry you are not feeling well, sending you wishes for a speedy recovery.
Please share with us the reaction the church ladies have to the red work quilt. I want to know if anyone whispers under their breath that you are on drugs! :)

MichelleB said...

So sorry that you're sick. Feel better soon.

Love the new Bloom.

jovaliquilts said...

Feel better! That quilting does look like wallpaper, so clever.

connie said...

I love your wall hanging. I hope you get lots of rest and get better. There is nothing worse than being sick. Take Care of yourself, drink lots of water and have some chicken soup.

Hope you are better soon.

Michaela said...

Hope you feel better soon! Love the wallpaper effect.

Jackie said...

I hope you feel better really soon. Being sick is definitely no fun! I love your finish, it is fantastic!! I am so excited that you have 196 participants. I am looking forward to receiving those quilt tops to quilt.

Alissa said...

Hope that you feel better soooon!!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Do rest and feel better soon! Love your bloom piece - so cheery :)

shellysquilts said...

GORGEOUS! I love it! Well done. I hope you are feeling better soon.

Randi said...

Love the wallhanging! Get well soon!

Kristin L said...

Bloom 2 turned out wonderful. :-) Get better soon.

Victoria said...

So sorry to hear you are sick, hope you feel better very soon. The quilting looks great! Love the wallpaper idea, very fitting. Now stop reading this and go back to bed!

Doris said...

I'm fighting back from being sick again, too! Hope you are on the mend very, very soon!

I am loving your redwork quilt, can't wait to see what name you pick!

Dallas said...

I hope you're feeling better soon. I finished three blocks for the blue/green quilt today and will send them off tomorrow. They're all vintage sheet scraps. :)

Sherri said...

Your quilt is beautiful...and I'm so sorry to hear that you're sick...it's no fun! Get better soon!

Kate said...

Love bloom 2 (love the Kaffe spots)- hope you feel better soon!

Kerri said...

love your wall hanging, and i hope you feel better soon!

Diane said...

Jacquie,

So sorry to hear you are feeling under the weather. Prayers for a speedy recovery. Your recent projects are lovely and well done. Anxious to hear about the church quilt--like all the oohs and ahhs!!! Hope you are feeling better soonly!!

Beth said...

Both my guys are sick...I'm trying to avoid it. Fell better soon!

Bloom 2 is awesome, the quilting really makes it! And it looks like I need to get started on my blocks....

Diana said...

I love the wall hanging-your quilting really sets off the whimsical flowers. Hope you're feeling better soon!

sewtakeahike said...

Jacquie, you definitely achieved the wallpaper goal in my opinion!! Very, very nice work!

Vicki W said...

You do great work while you are sick! I hope you feel better soon.

sewtakeahike said...

p.s. feel better!

henny said...

Even when you're not feeling well, you did a beautiful project. Wow....
Hope you'll get better soon, Jacquie.

Thriftin and Craftin said...

I sure hope you feel better SOON! Nothing like feeling yukky. Your Bloom quilt is precious. I love it so much! I wanted to thank you because I finished my quilt complete with grid quilting that you taught me. I uploaded the pic to Flickr, and on my blog, so let me know when you see it. FEEL BETTER!!!

metrosupialdesigns said...

I love the idea of the wallpaper.

MightyMom said...

Bloom 2 is perfect! great job.

now go eat some chicken noodle soup and feel better!

magikquilter said...

great work Jacquie...take it easy and get better soon

QuiltedSimple said...

Very pretty - I love it. Take care and hope you feel better soon!
Kris

syko said...

I adore you red work quilt Jacquie!!! Colours and composition, everything, well done!

Wish I could say I have mailed my squares, but no, I'm ill too and have a fair coming up next weekend. Next week!

Get well!

iknitipurl said...

Love, love, love this! Absolutely beautiful. Hope you feel better soon, it seems like this has been the time to be ill for everyone.

Sheree said...

Great wall hanging...love the colors you used!

Hope you feel better soon!!!

Sheree

amandajean said...

i hope you are feeling better soon!

Marit said...

Hope you feel better soon. Your flowers are so pretty, fun and inventive. Love this little quilt.

Rhondi said...

Hi Jacquie
I found your blog while surfing. I am a quilter too and love to do improv quilting. I was lucky enough to take a workshop with Freddy Moran and Gwen Marsten last year at Asilomar in CA. It was such an inspiration to spend a week with them! They are the queens of improvisation! I working on animprov quilt at the moment, but I also love traditional hand applique.
Your redwork quilt is wonderful.
I'm glad to have found you!
Rhondi

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

This is absolutely darling. It is so perfect I can't stop looking at it.

hetty said...

Bloom #2 is gorgeous! Hope you're feeling better soon.

Team NE said...

Jacquie,

Bloom 2 is simply beautiful! I love it!! Thanks for the sweet comment about the new house! We are hoping to have a big ol' BBQ this summer! :)

:) Nicole

Lily Boot said...

Jacquie - you blow me away with your design and imagination - I adore it.

RuRebo said...

Wonderful Flowers!
I love this quilt!