Monday, May 18, 2009

Checked Off The List

...Amandajean's swap quilt...check!

Thanks AJ. It's perfect in my new living room. I can't wait to finish the move so I can see it every day. (Amandajean made the top and swapped with me for fabric.) Best swap I've ever done.
...niece's graduation gift...check! Added a vegetarian cookbook, wrapped it all in a lime green polka dot ribbon and sent it on its way.
...a potholder for you Spring to Finishers...maybe some fabrics to coordinate for the winner? It's very springy, don't you think? I've heard from a few folks who are doing themselves proud with all their finishes. We're a little over halfway through the month. How are you doing?


The work on the selvage quilt continues...couldn't have done it without a little help from my friends. Jodie, Amber, Ashley, Megan and Christine are just the latest to have sent selvages to make the quilt bigger. Your kindness floors me.

Jodie, I'm wearing my selvage keychain proudly on my keys and thinking of you each time I head out in the car. Thanks for the cards too..they're so darling and are traveling all around the states spreading good cheer.

35 comments:

nicolette said...

Oh my what a great swap! (the link to AJ’s blog doens’t work...).

Lovely graduation gifts!

szkornelia said...

I love the colors of the quilt. Greenish-blueish things are one of my favourites in these days. Also the graduation presents are very pretty, and it is such a good idea.

Katy said...

I have one finish so far - hoping to get number 2 in the bag by the end of the week.

LOVE your finishes - they are awesome!

Jackie said...

With all that is going on in your life right now, you just amaze me. I love your finishes. In fact, I am almost done with another finish!! Woo Hoo!! Your selvage quilt is just going to be another one of those masterful quilts of yours that I just love!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the graduation gift - so pretty and practical!

Kathleen said...

The graduation gift looks so pretty. And I LOVE AJ's quilt - it's beautiful - what a great swap!

Victoria said...

Great job! The quilt is so pretty, (good going on that swap!) and I think your pot holder is the classiest one I have ever seen! Beautiful!

Millie said...

Love the blue swap quilt and the graduation gift is lovely. It is always so much fun to visit your blog!

Laura said...

I love the swap quilt on your couch! You've inspired me to start saving my selvages to make something small and different to hang on the wall in my quilting area to help motivate me. I just love looking at all of your work.

Janis said...

The Amanda Jean quilt is fabulous! As is your kitchen set and the spider web selvedges. And your comment in the last post about saying yes to others and in your head, taking on so much -- I can SO relate. But you are my hero, you sail through things so well.

Still thinking of you and hoping each day is brighter than the one before -- creative work is such a healer, don't you think?!

Jackie Russell said...

Great swap quilt. And you have one lucky niece to get all those kitchen lovlies. Did I miss Jodie's selvage keychain?

shellysquilts said...

Where to start? I LOVE it all. Great quilt, the pot holders and stuff are great, and I am still crazy about your selvage blocks. Beautiful work as always. Happy sewing!

Staci K. said...

What a wonderful graduation gift! I have been seeing a lot of the scrappy kitchen towels around blogland - I might just have to make some for myself! :)

Cheryl said...

I have some selvages for you, too. Just need to pop them in the mail!

Meagan said...

Oooh, can't wait to see the selvage quilt all done. Glad to help in some small way. (And as a side benefit to moi, I realized how SMALL my stash is when I didn't have as many to send to you as I had hoped, so if I do some retail damage any time soon, I'll send more :))

MightyMom said...

woo hoo!!

I like your shows today! Hey, how's that exhibit coming along?

I'm three flowers away from having a "finish" with them all basted. But I knew there wouldn't be many finishes this month. That's the reason for the big push to get so many done last month! I can't even sit at the sewing maching to make the little apron that's all cut out and waiting for me....sigh.

L. Jane E. said...

Great Finishes! I love the selvage quilt and can't wait to see that done.

Stephanie D. said...

Finish #2 for the month is done!

You're doing great on your finishes! I've been collecting selvages, too, but nowhere near enough yet, especially since I'm trying not to add many fabrics to my stash.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Moving? I must have missed something. That quilt will look good anywhere.

sewtakeahike said...

Your nieces grad gift is great Jacquie! I'm kinda crunchy myself (in some ways) so I know she's gonna love it!

Rebekah said...

beautiful quilt! It looks amazing on your couch with those aqua pillows!

em's scrapbag said...

The quilt so fits you. It is lovely. Your neices graduation gift is so nice. Have a great day!

Sheila said...

Love those lists.....love checking off the projects even more! I really like the swap quilt!

Jodie said...

It is the least I can do - so many people haved shared their selvedge with me , I was thrilled to be able to send some along.

Lauri said...

WOW! You really got the better end of that swap! I adore that quilt!

The placemat and potholders and kitchen graduation present is gorgeous, too.

Rebecca said...

I love the potholders! And the quilt is awesome!

I have 2 finishes so far! I am hoping to get through 3, maybe even 4 before the end of the month! And one of them would be my first ever quilt. It is only a doll quilt, but it is still a quilt!

fruitfulwords said...

I'm intrigued by your spring to finish challenge. Sorry I missed it. If you do this agian, I hope to participate as I love this motivational technique.

I also love your quilts. I am a newbie and love looking at the art others create.

Did you make up the pattern for the potholder? I'm going to be part a potholder challenge in June.

Cher said...

you are one fabulous quilter Jacquie and despite being ultra busy-continue to make beautiful quilty things and spread joy.

amandajean said...

your quilt looks great finished! woo-hoo! :) and i can't wait to see more of the selvage spiderweb quilt. it's going to be amazing!

henny said...

as always....beautiful!!
Thanks Jacquie for your supporting email, I really appreciated :)
You know what, I'm trying to learn to sew bedsheets this week for the whole beds at home, just boring to see the old ones, haha...
happy quilting!

MightyMom said...

well, I finally got a finish!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I want to see more of your selvedge project. Love it. And I love your project for your neice. I have big gromets too. I should do that in a potholder! You've outdone yourself yet again.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't sure how to reach you, but I was checking out your sidebar and noticed a name I thought was odd...uberbitch. Clicked on it and the blog is uberstitch. Just thought I would mention it!

Indigo Blue said...

I have finished my blue and white quilt but i can not remeber if I mentioned here or not. I shall check the flickr group too. Seeing as I need a while to recover each time this will be it from me this month. I shall enjoy seeing what everyone else has finished though. have a good weekend too.
x

magikquilter said...

I must be out of the loop too as I did not know you were moving.

Are you moving to be with your husband?

Funny what anonymous said above...maybe it is uberbitch to her friends!