Saturday, January 16, 2010

Chipping Away

I didn't do very well in my own challenge. I wanted to start the new year with a clean slate, but since that didn't happen I made a list. Well, a couple of lists. Tops that need to be quilted (they also need backs made), and projects that are in the construction phase. I'm hanging all the tops in my studio so they're right there in front of my face reminding me to finish them.

I wonder if I could have all those tops finished in 6 weeks, by the end of February? That's what I'm aiming for. I've gotta have a goal, or I simply spin my wheels and start new projects. I have a sketchbook brimming with ideas....

Proposal Moon has been added to the list of tops. I'm so happy with it! The moons seem to glow in the night sky.



35 comments:

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

That is just stunning!

Ethne said...

Jacquie - I LOVE this top and really want to try something with the circles - wonder if I could use plates as templates and leave a seam allowance? That will be one of my 'idea book' projects as I too have plenty of UFO's to complete.

elle said...

This really is a special and stunning quilt. Simple but very rich.

kpaints said...

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

MichelleB said...

This is just fabulous! Those moons do glow.

shellysquilts said...

Jacquie, It is BEAUTIFUL! Well done!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Love that red! ;-) Very japanese..and very Modern! he he...
Looks great jacquie! all those tops in 6 weeks? go for it! oi, that reminds me i have a red circle with its back that needs to be done too. Wanna race?
;-)

Sharon MLS said...

Proposal Moon is very neat! Can't wait to see how you quilt it! Lists! I did the same thing. I've moved my sewing area to a different room and unearthed several forgotten WIP. Hopefully this is the year to finish them!

Kindra aka "The Meal Planner" said...

Wow you always have such fabulous ideas Jacquie! This one is absolutely gorgeous (and I love that there is a story behind it too).

Francy said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous. I look forward to seeing how you quilt it.

Juliejaz said...

Proposal Moon is just beautiful. And yep, I think you can get all that done before February ends. You are so talented!

Rebecka said...

Your Proposal Moon top is beautiful! Good luck with your goal of finishing your quilts by February.

Cara said...

The moons are awesome!
Deadlines can be great motivators so long as you don't beat yourself up if you miss it.

Jeanne said...

I really like that a lot! I love the modern design and colors!

connie said...

This is absolutely the best!!

You have outdone yourself on this one.

I know what you mean about finishing things. I was part of your challenge but did not complete a thing. I got them further along but they are not done. Maybe by February...

Stephanie D. said...

That one is absolutely beautiful. How do you think you'll quilt it?

Mrs Moen said...

I think you just might have the perfect quilt top right there! It's stunning!

Tracey said...

It's amazing...

So unique and stunning. You really have quite a talent. Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

Martys Fiber Musings said...

This is one stunning quilt! You inspire me.

Suzanne said...

I know what you mean about finishing, Jacquie. I made good progress with your challenge but there is still more to be done. I better quit blogging and go get busy. :-) Have a good weekend!

Karen said...

I think the quilt looks fantastic. Love the colours. We had a couple of massive dust storms here is Sydney, Australia last year and it kind of reminds me of that time. The sky was this eerie orange colour as the dust had been blown all the way from the dentre of Australia. I am also trying to finish some bindings before I start something new. Let's keep motivated and get them finished.

Anina said...

I didn't get too many finishes before the end of the year either, so don't feel bad.
I have a list on my white board and I'm going to try and check those off before the end of February as well.
I love your quilt BTW.

Trisha said...

I just adore everything about this quilt so far. The colors, the circles, the fabric, the meaning behind it, everything.

That Girl said...

I am in love with your circles! It makes me want to start a cirlce quilt but I'm going to behave until I have a quilt crossed off my list.

Can't wait to see your finished quilt!

Jennifer :)

Esch House Quilts said...

I love how this quilt is turning out! I am so glad you went with the number of circles you had and didn't add a lot more of them. I think the ones you have now say it all!

Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Miss Mary said...

Hello! Thanks for visiting my little blog. I have been enjoying yours so much over the last few months. You inspire me to be a better quilter. I love your use of color! I haven't read the book you mentioned, but I will definitely check it out. It sounds like someting truly wonderful to master. Many blessings to you from San Francisco!

MightyMom said...

coolness.


now, get to work girl!

(you could say the same to me on occasion ya know... )

:-)

Alice Grace said...

That is a very beautiful design! Love it!

Anonymous said...

You are so amazing Jacquie!!! This is stunning, really!
Sophia

Poppyprint said...

This is very special Jacquie. I get such a Japanese vibe from it...feels quite spiritual and peaceful. Can't wait to see your quilting lines on it.

Cheryl Arkison said...

To quote my three and a half year old, "That's Amazing!"

Adina said...

Two of my favorites!!! Circles and the color orange!

jaybird said...

lists are good... but sometimes seeing all that i have to do in one place freaks me out... oh & i love this quilt by the way!

sewkatiedid said...

It's gorgeous. I am a huge fan of orange.

Rebekah said...

your paper moon quilt is absolutely stunning! It stops me every time! Amazing work