Monday, October 26, 2009

A Touch of Spring in the Fall

'Monet's Flower Garden' is complete. One UFO out of the closet and finished. One down, many to go.
You can see the painting that was the inspiration for this quilt here. I think I achieved that 'dreamy' feeling I was going for. It only took me a year.

38 comments:

ktquilts said...

I love it. It definitely has that dreamy, floaty feeling. A perfect quilt to bring some summer sunshine into dreary fall and winter!!!
Blessings,
KT

Lesly (aka Shadrach Meshach and Abednego) said...

Oh, is that ever pretty. I am already longing for spring - your quilt is a panacea for the cold weather blahs!

Nichole said...

it looks so soft and beautiful!

apple cyder said...

oh jacquie. you have done it again. so so darn pretty. would love to see it on a bed with vintage sheets and pillow cases! (not that i am asking you to stage this for me....)

molly

belinda said...

How refreshing on this 'nippy' morning!!!

That Girl said...

That is just beautiful! You did a wonderful job. :)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh a finish and such a pretty one!! Beautiful!!

Needled Mom said...

Very nice. I love the Monet look.

Mrs Moen said...

So pretty; I can absolutley see the inspiration from Monet! Heading into darker and shorter days we need a bit of fabulos flowers and pretty colours.

I sure feels good to finish an UFO, doesn't it?

smallgrapes said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Mary said...

That is one nice quilt.

Anina said...

Congratulations Jacquie! I really have to get to my UFO's.

Poppyprint said...

So much to celebrate - a UFO finish, a beautiful quilt inspired by a painting, recycling pre-loved vintage sheets...and making space in the closet for another new project!! Lovely quilt Jacquie.

Rose said...

That definitely resembles the painting, and a year?? Better late than never! (I've had a cross stitch half finished in the basement for {eeek} 6 years or so?)

Trisha said...

Beautiful! I love the low contrast and how blended it is. Congrats on finishing a long time UFO! That's gotta feel so good.

Emily said...

I'm so glad that you got this one finished. It was one of my favorites of yours.

Louby Lou said...

Fabulous! I've been dying to see how this one would turn out.

Marit said...

I think it turned out prettier than the painting, honestly... There is something very special about those vintage fabrics, maybe some kind of esthetic connection to my childhood?

Doris said...

I remember commenting on this when you were first working on it...LOVE how it turned out! I'm still plugging away on my UFO's as well.

Dena said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Great job!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Jacquie that is just stunning!!

Emily said...

I just love that quilt!

CitricSugar said...

It's absolutely lovely.

I'd glad your venture into the ufo closet has thus far been successful - good luck with the next ones!

Jackie said...

Yes, I think that you have definitely achieved that feeling of Monet's garden. Just beautiful!

jovaliquilts said...

Lovely -- that blue zigzag is such a great touch. The quilt really does have a dreamy feel.

Vicki said...

Gorgeous. I remember this was one of the first projects I saw when I first found your blog last year. I love how it turned out!

Selina said...

I've been waiting to see this one done. I love it! It's so beautiful

MightyMom said...

I LOVE IT!!!

you did a great job watercoloring without a clue (nah, just sounded good, seeing as how you started that without knowing it was a whole movement! :-)

makes me wanna lie under it on a hammock with a pillow and a book....over my face while I sleep in the sun.

Kerri said...

it is beautiful!! i love it!!

em's scrapbag said...

Like a meadow in spring. I love all the fresh colors. Nice finish.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

It's beautiful! Great finish J :)

amandajean said...

it's wonderful!!! how big is it?

Rebekah said...

I love how this turned out! I remember when you first started this

Jeni said...

This is gorgeous!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I've always wanted to do an impressionistic quilt like that. Yours is so sweet.

QuiltedSimple said...

I remember this one. How very pretty it is!
Kris

elle said...

I do believe that you've achieved your objective. A very fresh and, well, yes, an exciting quilt; but very soothing, like water.

Gail :) said...

Jacquie!!!
I LOVE the finished quilt! Perfect. Good Job finishing your UFO's!