Thursday, April 16, 2009

Springing to Finish...I Am

Here is the first big finish. I'm so proud.
Free motion meander quilted by little old me. This is my 'Seeing Stars' quilt from AmandaJean's second quilt-a-long. I know...it was last year. But it's done, it's fab and I love it.
I used Katie Jump Rope, Amy Butler and Urban Chicks Swell for this one. This is my favorite block. I made the original setting blocks but decided not to use them and to set the star blocks off kilter. It's so me...so fun.
The back is a soft green with this off set extra block.
Been working on my spiderweb selvedge quilt too. 10 blocks done...20 to go. Thanks to Aneela and Nichole for sending selvedges. Can you see them in there, girls? I have no idea if I have enough to make the 30 blocks I'm planning, but I'm taking it one block at a time.


Are you springing to finish? Hope you've gotten something crossed off your list too. Feels pretty good! Stay tuned for more prize reveals. Off to sew...

50 comments:

Trisha said...

Ahh, it feels so good to finish a project! Great job, Jacquie! It is so pretty in blues and greens. Love the selvedged spider webs. Fun to see it coming along.

Colleen said...

I have seen selvage quilts before. How wide do you cut the selvage? luntville@aznex.net

Michaela said...

Your finished quilt is beautiful! Those are all my favorite colors! A admire you for selvage spider webs, I don't think I would ever be so brave. Great job!
BUT despite overload at school, I have a spring finish too. It's not from my list, but it was awaiting finish for two years. It's done as of last night! Will post about it as soon as it's receiver has it - Friday night.
I am working on more...

QuiltedSimple said...

Love your Seeing Stars! I'm working on mine - but since I'm making it king sized - it's gonna take a little bit of time:)
Kris

nettie said...

i love your seeing stars quilt, i still need to finish mine. hopefully in the next couple months...

the selvage quilt is so wonderful. i absolutely love it.

Cheryl said...

Those are great! Do you still need selvages?

Sherri said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! Congrats!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am going to work on my "Spring to finish" today. Yours is wonderful, look at the beautiful quilting! and you know i love the selvage blocks!!

Diva Quilts said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I got one Spring to Finish finished - and am nearly done another - I was felled by the flu but plan to get back to it tonight and should finish it.

After that, another. And another and another! :)

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations Jacquie -- that star quilt is gorgeous -- I LOVE the colors!

CatheG said...

Wonderful quilt! The colors and the quilting are fantastic! Congrats on the finish. The selvedged spider blocks are really amazing, and I can only imagine how much work went into those.

Dionne said...

I love the look of your selvage blocks. I can't wait to see how it all comes together. I have only one finish done, but two more in the works! I think everyone who participates in your Sprint to Finish challenge is going to end up a winner for sure!!
Cheers,
Dionne

MichelleB said...

Congrats on a finish! It looks wonderful. I love the way that the spider quilt is looking, too.

KateKwiltz said...

Love, love, love the "Seeing Stars" quilt! It's bright and calming at the same time. Congrats on the finish!

connie said...

I love your quilt. it is beautiful. I am in aw of your salvage quilt, I can only imagine having so many wonderful pieces. I love text and patterns this is incredible to me. Thanks again for the spring motivation.

QuiltyGoodness said...

Beautiful. I haven't sprung to finish, but I made major progress last night on a UFO that has been sitting around for two years!

Exuberant Color said...

I love your star quilt. I love star blocks AND triangles. It looks like a promise of spring and summer.

Vicki W said...

What a pretty quilt! I love the soft colors and the great texture. It really invites you to take a nap! The spiderweb is looking wonderful. I want to make one of those one day too.

Anina said...

Pretty stars! Congrats!
My star top is done, but I'm having issues with the backing as usual.

nicolette said...

Amazingly beautiful!

I’m stitching the backing of the star quilts as we speak. My quilt is made with the setting blocks, so it’s too big to meander on the machine! I will bring it to the longarm service...

I finished by Easter tablerunner and I’m handquilting an hour-glass kidsquilt now.

belinda said...

...clapping....your meandering 'looks great'!!..but..I'm still scared to try!!.....Oh and your selvage quilt is going to be so 'wild and crazy'..!!!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations and it's just gorgeous and I do so LOVE the colors. Loving the spider web too. As for me...I didn't officially join your challenge but I did manage to machine 2 quilts this weekend. Now to bind.

Doris said...

Oh, Jacquie, it is FAB, and I love it too!!!!!!

My "Springing" is more crawling, but hey, the turtle did win the race, did he not?

Beth said...

Fabulous! I'm working on marking something off my WIPS list....I am hoping to get a lot accomplished this weekend!

Alissa said...

How o you do it??? I know how busy you are and yet you still get so much done! Amazing!!

Leigh said...

Ohh, I love the colors! Congrats!

Indigo Blue said...

I just need to quilt mine and put the backing on. I like free machine meandering too. It is sooo me. I think you have helped me to decide how to quilt it, thank you.
xx

Stephanie D. said...

I thought that line of smoke way west of us was due to prairie fires--just didn't realize it was you!

Nice going!

audreypawdrey said...

Yours is so beautiful! I love the soft color combination you used. I have not finished my star quilt yet but it is on my list for spring to finish! You have helped inspire me to get it done.:)

I have finished two baby quilts this month, so two projects done and many more to shoot for!

iknitipurl said...

Amazing is all I can. You are truly talented.

shellysquilts said...

Hey Jacquie, Your spider web is stunning. I can't wait to see its completion. Yeah on the star quilt. I love the block on the back. I have done that myself more than a time or two.

Kelly said...

Hi, I love your spiderwebs, very funky! The colours you choose, for your star quilt, very calming.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Wow! Your quilts are really gorgeous! I love them both! I am not springing to the finish 'cuz I've never made it out of the gate! lol One of these days I will be further ahead!

Junie Moon said...

What beautiful work you've done. It does feel so wonderful to get things done. Today I completed the second of my "Spring to Finish" projects which I'll post about tomorrow. My projects are much smaller than your gorgeous quilt work but it makes me feel great getting them finished.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your spider web blocks are coming along fabulously!! It will be a masterpiece when it is completed.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Seeing Stars is just beautiful and I love your spiderweb selvage squares. You are doing some amazing things!

amandajean said...

what a beautiful finish!!! the stars set off kilter a bit is so you and so so good. i love it.

the spiderweb quilt is looking just fantastic!

Terriaw said...

I love love love your fabulous star quilt! Love the colors and the quilting is perfect too. How fun to have it finished! Now you can admire it and get cozy wrapped up in it.

MightyMom said...

wooo hooo! you go girl!! I love it. great colors!

Rose said...

Wow, another beautiful creation! did you do the freemotion quilting on your own machine?

Rebekah said...

what a beautiful quilt! I love all of the different stars with the subtle greens and blues.

Your selvedge edge quilt is looking amazing!

AJ said...

Your seeing stars quilt is stunning!

Sarah said...

FANTASTIC quilt!!! Love it so much. I love using new modern fabrics in traditional quilt patterns. Perfect! I think I'll be able to cross two or three things off my list of five for the month - if not, I might be in trouble since next week is a busy one. Good luck with your list!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

O.K. I already asked Darlene this week to make sure my name was on one of her quilts. I gave all my personal information to her, so she could give it to her daughter who will inherit all her quilts. Do you need same info? LOL ooxx`jod LOVE IT!

Katherine said...

Wow. I love both of these quilts, Jacquie. Fabulous fabric choices for the star quilt along quilt and I LOVE the selvedge spider web blocks. Gorgeous!

Tara said...

Fantastic quilt and I might be changing gears for my slowly growing collection of selvages! Great idea!

sewtakeahike said...

Yay for you Jacquie! Your star quilt is very pretty and the back is so unexpected and cute! I love how your selvedge quilt is coming along!

Julie said...

I e-met you about the time of AmandaJean's star quiltalong. I like how yours turned out! I've reallly enjoyed and find lots of inspiration on your blog. I've been following it about a year, I guess. I'll keep following.

Miss Lady Bug said...

It's such an awesome work!!! I found it so inspiring and spring evocative ^__^ Congrats Jacquie!!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love your finish!! The stars all framed out like that are beautiful :)