Thursday, July 9, 2009

Please Don't Tell My Husband

I think I'm in love. Well, it's really just a crush, but I've fallen head over heals for this quilt. Should be quilted by the end of the day if I get my sewing machine back...it's in emergency repair...what a time for that to happen!

I love the polka dot fabric in this one...it's Michael Miller's mirror ball dots. They're shiny...they almost glitter and twinkle. Simply FABULOUS! I only have a little bit and this was perfect for it. It just might have to be named 'orange crush'. Oh, dear. I crack myself up!

Did you know it's Christmas in July? This little lady may be part of the fun! I've finished my goodies for my partner in Stephanie and Linda's Christmas in July swap. They're all packed up and ready to go. Can't show any more yet....package goes in Santa's sleigh July 11!

I had so much fun with the virtual gallery show. Thanks to everyone for coming. I think just about everyone I've met in blogland came by and signed the guestbook too. It was great to have you. I'm still trying to get all the comments that aren't 'no reply' responded to. A special thanks to Laurie who attended virtually and bought one of the quilts. Thanks for supporting the clinic with your purchase.

I learned something about the Southwest Blvd Family Health Care Clinic when I was at the show. There are two pay scales at the clinic, volunteer and $12.00 an hour. Everyone, including doctors, dentists, custodians, office help, either makes $12.00 an hour or nothing at all. These folks serve those who need it most in our community. I'm so proud to be a part of their network of support.

46 comments:

Leigh said...

Oh what a great use for the mirror ball fabric! Gorgeous!

Zarina said...

I too am in love with orange. I've just finished my Pumpkin Goes wild quilt and there is waiting a new orange printed linen for my pants.

Stephanie said...

Orange Crush is a perfect name. A simple yet stunning quilt. LOVE your sneak peek...LOVE that fabric.

smallgrapes said...

I am totally in love with that quilt, too. I LOVE orange! Just love it! And the browns and grays...awesome.

Congratulations on the exhibit! Everything is gorgeous.

Shogun said...

That is a beautiful quilt. And I love the woman in the red striped dress in the Chrstmas fabric!

I agree - The people working/volunteering at a health clinic such as the one you mention are so important to the communities they serve.

True Blue Nana said...

I would be in love too! I love the graphic look of your quilts, so contemporary yet also traditional. Congratulations on your exhibit. I did not comment before but I am amazed!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

You keep raising the bar Jacquie!! Another wonderful design.

Kelly O. said...

I didn't realize the mirror ball fabric really shone! I love it now more than I thought!
I'll have to get some!
Orange Crush is the PERFECT name!

Jackie said...

What a terrific quilt! I think that is one my son would just love. He is an orange freak! So nice to hear that good things are happening at the clinic and that people volunteer their time for such a good reason.

Ashley said...

Oh I love it too! The orange and gray is such a great combo!!

Madge said...

you inspire me every single time i come here. every time.

shellysquilts said...

My hat's off to you Jacquie, your rock! And I luv that quilt and can't wait to see it quilted. Happy quilting!

Exuberant Color said...

I didn't get a chance to leave a comment yesterday but I want to say the show looks fantastic. I'm glad you got a good response of visitors and some sales right away. I hope this is just the beginning of wonderful things happening. Maybe a new machine is in your future with some of the profits, one that won't break down!

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the new quilt! My bernina should be back by Saturday and I cannot wait! Seems a little person knocked it out of time possibly. At least it was a minor fix:)
Kris

Amy - Park City Girl said...

I love that you are cracking yourself up! Orange crush sounds perfect - I hope you really do get your machine back right away!!

Lunden said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Needled Mom said...

What an interesting sounding fabric with mirrored dots! That will be gorgeous and add so much life to it.

Orange Crush is absolutely perfect.

Rebekah said...

What a beautiful quilt! And, a cute name to boot :)

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I'm so proud of you - your own show!!! So proud.

I love your new quilt, perfect for a man. Lots of manliness with a little disco ball(!)

Rachel said...

What cute Christmas fabric! I really enjoyed your virual quilt show. Wish I could have seen the real thing. What a great cause!

audreypawdrey said...

It is beautiful, and I completely understand the crush. How wonderful of so many people to donate their time for a wonderful cause, too.

nicolette said...

I can see where the sruch comes from! The orange. I’m an orange lover. The quilt is fabulous!

You should have a second sewing-machine for times like this...!

The Penningtons said...

Do you have a place online that you sell any of the quilts left over from the show? I just adore your work. I just happend across you the other day, and already have plans running through my head..

connie said...

I love this quilt too. It is such fun and I can hardly wait to see how you quilt it. Hey, where are you finding time to do all of this. I think you are wonderWoman. HEHE Have a good one.

Heather said...

ohhh i LOVE this one! i think your husband may allow this crush...haha.

your quilts are incredibly inspiring & your show was indeed for such a good cause!

leigh said...

I LOVE that quilt too! It's so great. I may just have to make one too :)

Anina said...

I love it too! It would be wonderful on my bed. :o)
What a coincindence - it's Christmas in July in the store too!

Victoria said...

Lovin' your Orange Crush!

Kristin L said...

I could have a crush on Orange Crush too. Very nice and bold.

A bold move by the hospital too. That's a very interesting way to serve the underserved. I hope that it works for them and serves as inspiration for other providers to think outside the box as well -- and take matters into their own hands. :-)

greetingarts said...

What an amazing clinic. That just blows my mind. And you're an amazing woman.

Sequana said...

You are creating a real style of your own. And it's a beautiful one.

beth said...

hope you get your machine back soon, so that we can all enjoy the finished quilt. Beautiful!

Kritta22 said...

Wow those are some great people working at the clinic!!

Great people.

Allie said...

That quilt is awe-inspiring! I hope you get your machine back soon, I can't wait to see it quilted! Those folks at the clinic sound wonderful.

Lurline said...

I think lot of people are in love! Gorgeous!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Your quilt looks like a piece of art, amazing!!
And your swap peek will be one lucky person!!

jaybird said...

i wont tell! but i can see why you love it!!! its sooo nice!

MightyMom said...

I wanna see more!!

maybe I'll get inthe mood to start our Christmas gifts...which we need to start onnext month.

sewtakeahike said...

Do it Jacquie! Orange Crush is perfect!

taylorgroneck said...

I love that quilt! Reminds me a lot of Denyse Schmidt's "what a bunch of squares" pattern. Very nice! :)

pattynubs said...

That quilt is beyond fantastic!!! I can't wait to see it quilted.

Beth said...

I have a little mirror ball dot left in turquoise and I can't bring myself to use it...I love it so much!

What is that fabulous Christmas fabric??

jackie said...

Well I'm feeling the effects of a crush too. Seeing that quilt makes my heart go pitter patter!

teodolinda said...

This quilt is fantastic, MERAVIGLIOSO in italian.
ciao ciao

Nancy said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Kelly O. said...

When you finish your orange crush quilt could you post pics of it? Ever since this post I am now addicted to the search for mirror ball fabric! I am a "just a little bit of glitz, makes a lot of glam" kind of girl and I had never seen this fabric before now--now I'm afraid it's an addiction :)