Monday, February 15, 2010

love says it all

I...
this quilt.
it's about loving fabric...
loving the challenge. (6 months in the making!)
A few more rows and it'll be done.
This quilt may put me in the running for 'crazy quilt lady.' I'll wear the title proudly.

70 comments:

Rachel said...

It's looking beautiful. Are all the selvages yours saved from other projects?

jacquie said...

rachel,
it started out that way, but selvages disappear quickly! this quilt contains selvages from MANY of my blog friends. i couldn't have done it without them!!

Stephanie said...

I heart that quilt too. That robin's egg blue color is what really sets it apart from other's I've seen. Is that a Kona--would you mind sharing the color name?

Jackie said...

I love it too!! What is not to love, just beautiful!!

Purple Paisley Patch said...

WOW!!! I LOVE your quilt too!!! Spideys made from selvages, just gorgeous. :-)

Michele said...

Love, love, love it!

Lisa said...

Oh, it's so pretty! I would never be able to sleep under it because I would spend the entire night reading it! LOL!

I cannot imagine the amount of work in this one. And time! It really is so cool.

Nichole said...

wow jacquie! this is looking good! are you in need of any more salvages? i have a bag full that I can send your way if you are still in need.

Marie said...

too cool! if it took you 6 months it take the rest of us decades.....

Becky said...

Wow, that's going to be beautiful when it's done. I had my doubts looking at each separate triangle but all put together, it's quite impressive.

Marit said...

Love of fabric, love of tradition, sharing the love (on the web) - it is lovely!
; )

Marit

angela said...

That's looking amazing! And you seem to have chosen the perfect blue to go with it - those strips really shine!

rosie/the fabric shopper said...

I adore the whole idea of using up the selvages! Perhaps I will start with a pillow. :-)

littlecumulus said...

Awesome!! Do you need any more? Or do you know anyone who does? Cause I've been saving a bunch in case I find a crazy like you.... ;)

QuiltyGoodness said...

Wow! That is a lot of work. You are truly dedicated!

Ethne said...

I'd never have enough selvedges saved to do anything like this - but WOW it's looking great.

Selvage Quilter said...

Wow, that's an amazing quilt! I love it. It's interesting how so many traditional quilt styles look great done in selvages.

If anyone needs selvages, just ask your guild members, and soon you'll have more than you could ever use! Until they see the cool stuff you make; then they might want to hold onto them.

Karen

Mary said...

Wow, what an awesome quilt! I absolutely love how you used selvages in this design.

Angie said...

Do you need any more selvedges?

Gwyneth said...

wow! that is just lovely!

carol said...

You are truly amazing!!!!

Tacey said...

Jacquie, your quilt is a masterpiece. I love it. Congratulations! I hope you post pictures of it once you get it quilted. I would love to see it completely finished.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my goodness!!! that is amazing!!

KateKwiltz said...

That's pretty amazing! Hooray for you!

Rebekah said...

this is beautiful! I've never seen selvedge edges look so pretty!

Melanie said...

I LOVE your quilt too! It's awesome! I need to go dig through my scraps for selvages!

Duff said...

I have never liked anything with selvages--there just wasn't enough color interest for me. This, however, is the exception. It's absolutely striking!

paulette said...

Oh I'm with you-LOVE this quilt! And what a labour of love it was for you!! Can't imagine collecting all those selvages...but SOOO worth it!!
Well done!
Paulette

kpaints said...

Unbelievable!!! What patience!

Sharon said...

Love it! Are you stitching the first strip and then inserting the second one under it and top stitching? Is that to reduce bulk?
Just curious, I enjoy seeing how others work through different patterns.

Sweet Baby Jamie said...

It's so fun to see the final product!! Grat job!

Meg said...

If that makes you crazy, you deserve a corsage and sash to go with the title! It looks AMAZING!

Blue Is Bleu said...

This is amazing! I'm saving my selvages for a small project... I'd never have thought of something of this magnitude! Gorgeous!

Rachel said...

Wow - how very cool! I never have the patience to cut off the selvedges... I totally admire what you've done here! And it's gorgeous!!

Crystal Hendrix said...

WOW that is awesome! I don't know how you sew the edges! Such little seam lines to work with. But beautiful as always!

mokkakissa said...

My goodness!!!

the Campfollower said...

Fabulous quilt, Jacquie! I have been saving selvedges for some time in case I ever ran into anyone who may need them. Are you in need of more? I will happily give them to you.

Cheers!
Tia

jaybird said...

beautiful!! i've been saving selvages for a while now... no idea what i'm gonna make with them... but when i decide... i'll have lots to pick from!

Andi said...

Amazing!!!

Shea said...

This quilt had better make an appearance at a future KC MQG meeting!! It's AWESOME!

Poppyprint said...

Not crazy, clever! I love how you used a wider piece with an inch or so of the fabric for your last piece before the solids. It's a beaut Jacquie!

Kirstin said...

OMG!!! This is excellent!

Kris said...

This look amazing!! Do you need more salveges? I've saved a bunch but don't intend on using them... I'd love to send them your way!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Just amazing Jacquie!

Allie said...

Love, love, love it! i am so envious!

lilstarfish said...

this is sooo crazy in a good way. I love your eye for fabrics.

Angela Walters said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Melinda said...

Oh my - it is great. This will be a wonderful quilt. I love to play with selvages.

Alissa said...

I am insanely impressed with your commitment to this. I would NEVER have the patience!!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Oh wow!

wishes, true and kind said...

I've never seen so many selvages in one quilt! I bow to you, the crazy quilt lady! A quilter's dream quilt!

P. said...

Stunning, just stunning!

amylouwho said...

crazy quilt lady, maybe? Who cares! That is amazing!!

sewkatiedid said...

You weren't kidding! Looks awesome!

syko kajsa said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! (can you hear the Beatles singing?) This is my favourite quilt! I wish I had the time, the nerves and the selvedge to make one for our bed!

nicolette said...

I’m crazy about your spiderwebs! Lo-ve-ly-, lo-ve-ly!

MightyMom said...

it's insane! and I can't believe you did it.....


now, where's my fabric??

teeheehee.

WHATUPDUCK said...

Whoa!! That is some kinda beautiful! I've been saving selvages for what seems like ages, just waiting for the right moment to begin. I'm a little scared. You've given me courage!

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Wow, i love it! And I don't even like spiderweb quilts, but you've changed my mind. I think it's the blue color background.

Hey, I gave you a shout out on my blog today, check it out!

shellysquilts said...

Hey Jacquie, FABULOUS! And you are not the only "crazy quilt lady" I've come across, I talked to one in the mirror this morning. Well done, my friend!

em's scrapbag said...

Lovely quilt. Someday I WILL make a spiderweb quilt.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is smashing. This is probably my very favorite selvage project I've seen ever. Nice job Jacquie.

Brenda said...

it's great. you may be a crazy quilt lady, but then again, so am I, since I just made a spiderweb too, but with strings, not selvages. its an intense project, but I had fun with it.

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

One of the most fantastic spider webs I've ever seen! Just great!

Jenny @ Anything Pretty said...

Oh wow. What an awesome quilt. I love the blue especially and how it complements the selvages.

Sherri said...

Yes...wear the title proudly...this quilt is amazing!

Jodie said...

I have been wondering how this was going. Its is your masterpiece Jaquie, its breathtaking!

Michelle said...

Totally awesome! I'd better start saving those selvages rather than throwing them away!

Laura said...

What a great quilt! I finally broke down and started saving salvages last year. I just need to pick out a project and get started. Thanks for the inspiration!

jedigirlz said...

you are amazing!