Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Finished...Whew!

Just in time too. This quilt is going to be part of an auction in Omaha for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. It's made up of blocks from this tutorial (nice to know I could make use of them) and I made a few additional sections to make it a little bigger. I hope it raises a good amount of money. My nephew was recently diagnosed and it's a tough road for adults and even more challenging when you're a youngster.
Has spring sprung where you are? I spent a few minutes outside with my camera today capturing this year's redbuds in bloom. The woods surrounding our house are sprinkled with the purply pink lace of redbud blossoms. Rejuvenation and rebirth surrounding me inspire a fresh attitude and the feeling that I can accomplish anything.
I was thinking that it may be time for another Spring to Finish Challenge. Anyone up for that? I don't have loads of time to organize anything too complex, but I'm inspired...maybe we could be inspired together? Let me know in the comments and I'll see what I can put together.

58 comments:

Allie said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I'm sure it will do very well.
I have quite the pile of projects that need finishing--I'd be in for another Spring to the Finish!

Noelle said...

I'm in for a Spring to the Finish.

What Comes Next? said...

I hope your quilt raises tons of money for JDRF. I would love to join in a Spring to Finish Challenge, lord knows I've got a few lying about!

Dawn said...

I love it and know it will raise much for your cause! i would love to join in your challenge as well.

Ethne said...

You know I have a deadline looming so anything to help get me finishing projects would be a big help Jacquie - I'm in
Love the cobweb quilt

Tina said...

Yay! Yes! Please do a Spring to Finish. I came here yesterday seeing if you were going to have this again this year, and so I'm happy to see this post! I have been a reckless quilter and have started many quilts, but have not finished them. Please have a spring to finish!!

Miranda said...

Your quilt looks amazing, well done!
I haven't done a Spring to Finish before but it sounds exciting! I have so many projects to finish and unfortunately not a lot of time this year, but I am sure this would help inspire me to finish all those UFO's, so I would love to join the challenge :)

MightyMom said...

girl! I been asking you to do another finish challenge for MONTHS! you know that! actually I'm on a personal quest. I've started embroidery on the LAST footprint block and after that it's assemble and QUILT!! I have a SOLITARY B&B retreat scheduled for April 29th. I'm hoping to be at the quilting stage by then.......

got your pompoms out? I need to hear the cheer!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your donation to JDRF. I have two daughters who have Type 1 Diabetes. We will find a cure through continued research. Thank you!

Stephanie said...

It would be wonderful if we could find cures for diseases by raising money through quilting. I do know that anything we can do is helpful and very much appreciated. Anoter wonderful spiderweb.

Marie said...

Oh ... thank you for donating the quilt to the JDF ... what a wonderful gift.

And yes, I too need motivation to finish up a few "lovelies" ....

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Suzanne said...

I need to Spring to Finish. There is something about a common goal to inspire and motivate.

Whoever lands that selvage quilt will be a lucky soul. I hope the bidding goes out of control. :-)

Terriaw said...

I love how this quilt turned out! I am excited to be trying out my first spiderweb blocks. I'm sure it will generate lots of money for that charity. I would be up for joining the spring to finish. It's a better time for me than Christmas, so I might have a chance to get some things done!

kelly lautenbach said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for offering this up for the JDRF fundraiser! :) It's amazing! I just know it'll be a big hit at the auction. It's amazing... and so are you. I'm all about a challenge to get it done. I could use a little motivation. I've got LOTS of WIP's sitting around awaiting their turn!

Laura said...

Beautiful quilt and pretty flowers! And a spring to finish challenge sounds lovely!

whoopdedoo_5 said...

Just amazingly beautiful! wow! I have had one of these on my list to do for a long time but never had a chance to get around to doing it!!!!

piecemealquilts said...

Oh, yes, please, PLEASE! I so need a kick in the butt to finish half a dozen or more projects. Some of them are left over from the last Spring to Finish - I failed big time on the last one.

Julie said...

Beautiful quilt, and such a generous act.

It's kind of funny how just signing up for Joy in the New Year motivated me — I actually felt accountable, even though there was no real consequence for not meeting my goal. So, yes, please! I'm in for a Spring to Finish challenge.

bellaandmolly said...

Count me in. I have too many unfinished projects and I just keep starting more. I have a problem!!!! Maybe this will keep me focused. Love your blog!!!

WHATUPDUCK said...

Beautiful quilt! Yes, the spring outside is inspiring my inside! See my latest project....www.whatupduck.com

Tacey said...

As usual your quilt is a beauty. I am sure it will raise a tidy little sum. My thoughts and best wishes are with your nephew.n I would love to participate in the challenge. I could definitely use the motivation.

wishes, true and kind said...

Wow! Another fabulous spiderweb! I missed the first spring to the finish, but I'll be ready this time around! I just have to muster up the courage to actually count my WIPs. Scary!

patty a. said...

Love the donation piece!

A spring to finish would be great! I already have a list!

connie said...

What a wonderful donation and cause.

I would be up for a spring finish challenge, I didn't do so well on the last one, maybe I will do better.

Barbara said...

I would love to share inspiration. I dont have a blog but I can still quilt along:) Let me know, ready. set. go.....

Becca said...

So amazing.
SOOOOOOO amazing!

Thank you so so very much--I know this is going to raise a LOT of money for a very good cause! : )

Thanks again--you rock! See you next month at MQG meeting. (I'm sorta busy this week ; ) and can't come on Thursday. But Kelly will be there! YAY!)

Biggest of hugs--
thank you again.

You rock!

xoxo,
Becca

becauseIneedacure.blogspot.com

silversmith said...

so funny that you posted the "spring to finish" question...i was just thinking about it yesterday! i'd be up for it since i have a HUGE list of projects to work on.

the quilt is lovely and i'm sure it'll fetch a good amount for the diabetes research. my son did a school walk for diabetes last month and came home monday with a certificate and medal for being the top fundraiser for the entire school. he's just in 1st grade!! hooray for our kids!

Lynn said...

Generous - the quilt up for auction, your sharing of the tutorial, and another spring to finish challenge. I'm in if you do it. I spent a little while this morning playing with the tutorial, cutting out the template, I may have a go at it later today.

kait. said...

I would definitely be up for a Spring to Finish challenge! It'd be a good motivation to clear out my project closet for the rest of the year.

Sequana said...

Great auction quilt - but then your quilts are always great. *S*

Since I won a really good prize in the last finish contest, of course I think it would be good to Spring to Finish.

KateKwiltz said...

Count me in! I need another kick to finish some things up!

And oh, I want a redbud tree in my yard...if only I had a yard!

A.S.K.-P. said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the quilt! I fell in love with it when you first showed the tutorial!

tarabu said...

Beautiful - the soft solid really makes the colours pop!

Lindz said...

Ooooh. I could really use some motivation. I'm in!

Meg said...

Jacquie, that's a great and noble cause--I worked as a counselor one summer for a camp for girls with diabetes, and it was a huge learning experience. Those are some tough kids, growing up with one more challenge.

And you know you can always count on me to join a challenge--I'd certainly be up for a "group inspiration" style Spring to Finish. Maybe a Flickr group for it?

Poppyprint said...

That's a fantastic donation, Jacquie. You inspire me with all the good you do with your work. I'm sorry to hear about your nephew - diabetes is indeed a challenge especially for kids.

Doris said...

I could definitely use a Spring to Finish motivation! I've had a few quilts pin basted for MONTHS, and one that just needs the binding finished...

calicodaisy said...

Great quilt contribution. Someone is going to love that in their home. I could use a spring to finish to finalize the quilt gifts I started at Christmas.
-- michele

Diane said...

I would love to do the Spring to Finish! I have 7 quilts that are in many stages of completion. I need competition!!!

The Domestic Intellectual said...

I would really benefit from a Spring to Finish if you were to do it again!

Tina said...

What a great idea! I don't have a blog, but I'm all in for springing ahead with some WIP.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I could use some inspiration to finish some projects!

Barb said...

Another beautiful quilt. I'm in for Spring to Finish 2...I need some inspiration to actually finish a couple of projects

Gail Baar said...

Your quilt is beautiful, and what a good cause: my son has diabetes, and it is a tough life for those that have it. I am sure it will raise a lot of money for this good cause.

Trisha said...

I am SO ready for a Spring to finish challenge! Bring it on!

debbi d-w said...

Super finish for you! It would be great to be inspired to finish more of my own - I'd spring!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous little quilt, I hope it goes for even more than you hoped for. Yes, I'd join in this time, need a boost to get my quilting mojo going again!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Gorgeous spider web quilt!

Robyn - Coffee and Cotton said...

The quilt is beautiful. Yes, Spring has sprung here in the Texas Hill Country. We have an abundance of Bluebonnets. I would be up for the challenge.

Victoria said...

Beautiful quilt, Jacquie, and indeed for a good cause. My husband's brother developed juvenile diabetes as a teenager, and sadly passed away from complications as a young man. Best wishes for the fundraiser and to your nephew.

Katherine said...

A beatiful quilt for a great cause, Jacquie.

Yes, I would love to participate in your Spring to Finish Challenge. I'm keen to get my WIPs completed.

Joan said...

I have family in Omaha, and a husband who is diabetic. A big thank you for caring and contributing to the cause.

YES, let's have a Spring to Finish challenge. There is nothing like the poke in the back of committing yourself in front of the whole world! I'm in!

nicolette said...

Love the selvedge spiderweb quilt! I’m sure it will raise a lot of money!

Spring has definitely sprung. We have clear blue skies without air traffic due to the vulcanic ashes from Iceland. It‘s such a pleasure to have no airflight noices!

I think it’s a great idea to join the Spring to Finish Challenge. Let’s see what I get achieved this year...!

Rebekah said...

Such a pretty spiderweb quilt! It's going to a great cause and I hope it brings in a lot of money!

Susannah @ Art Nest said...

Your quilt is amazing - you've inspired me to try my hand at one! I am moved that you donated this to the JDRF auction - my 9 year old niece is Type 1 and her mother does much for their local chapter - Bless YOU!

angelina said...

i found it!
what an amazing angel you are, to do this for charity. bless you .xx

Tante Gul said...

oh it is so pretty and it is such a good cause. I hope you raised a lot of money :)