Monday, July 27, 2009

Not Lost in the Woods

It's finished and it has a new name, 'Not Lost in the Woods'. The name was inspired by my friend Penny, of Sewtakeahike, and her husband. A short while ago they went hiking together in the mountains and lost the trail in the snow. I was thinking of their adventure as I finished this quilt.
I quilted nice straight lines to give them a trail to follow.
The back feels like the deep dark woods to me.
You can still see the trail though...
It's good to have a trail that will take you home.

ps...evidently my posts aren't showing up in bloglines...i'm clueless...i use google reader. can anyone help?

61 comments:

Alissa said...

Oh it's so beautiful! Is that binding Lush?? Wonderful! I use Google reader too so I'm not help with bloglines - sorry!

Rose said...

I have you showing up in my dashboard on blogger...but I think it's connected to google reader, even though I don't read pages through the google site. I'm ZERO help there, sorry! Love the back of the quilt by the way, that material is fabulous!

Annika said...

The quilt is really nice!

Kristin L said...

I love it love it love it! The front is bold yet elegant, teh back is as beautiful to look at as teh front, the quilting is simple and appropriate, and the binding fabric is one of my favorites!

Sharon said...

This one is a beauty! Very cool and crisp colors. You put a lot of quilting on it! Wow, another winner! Love the back too. Great fabric choice!

MightyMom said...

ooo I love it!

great backing.

Andi said...

Really beautiful!!

Artystitches said...

lovely quilt you did a great job. i use google reader so can help there.

Nicole said...

It is a beautiful quilt.

Eila said...

I love it! So beautiful work!

Ariane said...

It's beautiful. I love it.

Jackie said...

The quilt turned out gorgeous. Love the name! I don't use bloglines either, sorry no help from me either.

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

I love the muted tones of this quilt. Minimalist and perfect.

sewtakeahike said...

"not" lost in the woods, those are famous last words!
Really though Jacquie, it's stunning. I love the clean lines and contrast. And thanks for the nice straight lines to keep us on the trail!

Stephanie said...

Terrific story to go with the beautiful quilt!

True Blue Nana said...

I am usually drawn to color but I really like this quilt. I love the graphic feel to it and of course the great story to go along with it.

Jacque. said...

This is awesome!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

simple and beautiful!!! your fabrics selection is amazing!

Patty said...

Very nice! The quilting is so perfect.

Jennifer said...

This quilt is gorgeous. I have never used black in a quilt before but my dad wants one with red, gray, white, and black. I'm hoping to start it soon. Your work is an inspiration!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful quilt! What do you use to mark your lines before you quilt them? I've tried lots of different markers and haven't been too thrilled with any of them...

jacquie said...

carolyn,
i don't use any markers...the secret is painter's tape. i have it in widths from 1/4 inch to 3 inches. just put on one piece of tape....sew along the edge of the tape, then move the tape over and keep on going. you'll have to replace the tape every so often when it loses its stickiness....the best part is that it leaves no residue on your quilt.

Heather said...

AMAZING!!! I adore this!!! love the tip about the painters tape - I too was curious as to how your achieved those perfect lines.

henny said...

Gorgeous quilt!!
Btw, I still can have your newest post -this one- via bloglines.

Tara said...

Goodness-it's gorgeous and the name suits perfectly! You have so many great things to show us!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I don't know why, but I am drawn to the binding on this. Totally perfect! Hope the hands are holding up.

MichelleB said...

I love it! You always choose the best quilting to go with your quilts.

RazakFamily said...

This is one of my favorite quilts that I Have seen in a LONG time! I absolutely LOVE it...

SandyQuilts said...

Oh dear I love it. I use google.com/reader

I believe Judy L uses blogline
http://www.patchworktimes.com/

~D Spack~ said...

What a great quilt! I love the slanted quilting. Your posts are showing up just fine at my house (I use google reader). Hope you saw my 'post'...

Vicki said...

Wonderful. That woodgrain fabric is so cool.

Carolyn said...

Thanks for the masking tape tip. That definitely sounds like the way to go!

susan said...

love how it turned out. and such a nice story behind it! how big is it?

Mal* (turning*turning) said...

Honestly, you have one of my favorite quilting design sensibilities in all the whole internet! I just love concentric circles and squares, and this is so balanced and beautiful.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

It is just "STUNNING"!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!

em's scrapbag said...

Simply Beautiful!

amandajean said...

what a nice quilt! i think bloglines hiccups every so often. and all you can do is wait it out. or else persuade everyone else to use google reader. :) i am a recent convert to google reader and after the initial adjustment, i have to say it's far superior.

ladmquilter said...

Love your quilt it is beautiful.

Glynis said...

Greetings Jacquie! Penny brought me over on the e-trail to meet you! Speechless! Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement you lend as you share your many talents and life!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Stunning. Really stunning. Who else could make black, white and gray so interesting - just Jacquie!

shellysquilts said...

Simply beautiful. I would expect nothing less from you. Well done, my friend!

Chris Z said...

Love your quilt. I did the painters tape for straight lines on a quilt top - great tip. Hope your hands are better.

Vicki W said...

Oh, this is lovely!

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

love your quilt!

I had a problem with my feed and bloglines last year after I moved my blog from Yahoo web hosting to my new host. In my case it was related to some type of a 'stuck' connection to the old files which I had left in place until I was sure the move had been successful. After I deleted the files on Yahoo it started working again. Of course, all my readers reported every feed reader was working except for Bloglines.

I did a lot of research at the time and could find no way to actually contact Bloglines, no forum, no support phone number. I did send quite a few e-mails via their contact form asking them to reset my feed, advice I came across on a few different blog searches on the topic. Seemed like a black hole.

Pretty amazing that a third-party service has that kind of control over our content! I switched to Google Reader and haven't looked back, it's probably better that I don't know when Bloglines isn't picking up my feed :)

Good luck!

Blue is Bleu said...

I absolutely love the colours and the story behind the quilt!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Simply stunning Jacquie! Love the colours and fabric - such a modern piece.

Jackie said...

Graphically gorgeous quilt! Love those fabrics and how you have put it together!

Valerie said...

Oh I just love your quilt and the name of it also. It is gorgeous.

Sew It Up! said...

WOW..... speachless.

Dena said...

You did a wonderful job on your quilt and the straight lines were the perfect quilting pattern to use as they really highlight the quilt. Thank you for your tip in using painter's tape for achieving the straight lines.

Kath said...

Your quilts and your quilting are beautiful, and somehow they appear calming to me. I don't make modern qlts, tho I do liberated patchwork ala Gwen Marston, yet I love your interpretation of 'modern'.
I've just subscribed to your blog with google reader and will enjoy all your posts and quilts.
Kathleen C.

Taylor said...

this is awesome...love the color combo! :)

Diana said...

Really, really beautiful! I love the fabric you chose as backing.

Yours is not the only one not showing up in Bloglines. Several of my regular "reads" are MIA.

Stephanie D. said...

I love the colors in this quilt and the graphic design. Is that a camouflage fabric for the binding?

Rebekah said...

beautiful! You have truly mastered the diagonal parallel lines.

sheba said...

wow, great work, very inspiring. I have been working on some table clothes, but stuck in how to finish them.

Stacey said...

I just found your site via sew mama sew...and can i just say that you are fabulous!

I am envy your quilt making ability...I have such a hard time finishing a quilt project...but i love admiring yours!!!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Beautiful! I love seeing the wood grain print in use :)

Darcie said...

Your quilting on this one is just grand, Jacquie!!! I love love love it! And I love too, that you were inspired by someone else's story to make your own quilt. Very cool. ;-)

Shirley said...

love your blog,
just wondering, do you have a large photo of the quilt that you have spotlighted on your icon for the "project improv"?
Or instructions for it?
The one with the houses.
Looks like fun and would like to try it.