Friday, May 14, 2010

Feeling Blue No Longer

Turns out being sick isn't so bad for getting things finished. It's really pretty comforting to snuggle under a big quilt like this and slowly stitch on the binding. Comfort and productivity simultaneously. This is my 9th finish. I started this quilt when my mom was ill last fall. I was pretty blue about it for a long time. I'm not blue about it any longer. "Feeling Blue" is queen sized and at home in my guest bedroom.

The quilting is by my friend Angela and again a wonderful collaboration. She stepped way out of her comfort zone to do something very geometric and wonky for me. It was her idea to do the large connecting shapes which maybe you can see if you enlarge the photos. You'll all simply have to come visit to see this one in person.


I love the blocks, the negative space, the quilting, the binding. It's so great when something you're not sure of comes together. And I get to keep it. (Oh, and the back is pretty cool too, but I forgot to take photos of that!)

57 comments:

Andee said...

I absolutly love it! Great colors, nice quilting...and it would match my bedroom :)

mamaratliff said...

I love how the pieces are arranged. It's lovely to see.

Ethne said...

Oh Jacquie I love this quilt

Chase said...

Love your work! Would you recommend use Kona cotton for the solid? I also have difficult time to decided what for my solid.

Stephanie said...

You two make a terrific team. How wonderful you have someone who sees and understands your vision. It's beautiful.

BaileyGirl5 said...

Wow! This quilt is amazing. I just love looking at it. I hope your Mom is healthy and happy and as amazing as this quilt!

Rachel said...

It's beautiful! The quilting pattern just brings it together. Nice job!

Kim said...

Thanks for sharing this special story and quilt with us, Jacquie. I'm glad that you were able to finish it and have a friends special touch in the quilting. Wonderful. I like it!

Laurie said...

STUNNING Jacquie! And I saw the back on Angie's blog...what a great combo you 2 make!!!
Laurie

live a colorful life said...

really awesome quilt. I like it against the green walls. And that headboard is too cool!

Debra said...

Very, very nice!!

Beth said...

Oh, Boy! Favorite. Quilting. Ever!

Darkangel said...

ah here is the whole quilt, was at angelas blog before and Im really fascinated from the great quilting she did, what a wonderful quilt

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

really lovely quilt, quite dramatic, and very contemporary -- you're starting to make my fingers itch to try a modern design

Sharon said...

What a great finish, love the choice of binding. The quilting really compliments your work, great collaberation

Jackie said...

Very modern, very beautiful, very you! Well done!

r0ssie said...

gorgeous!

Linda said...

This quilt is really beautiful! Wow.

Sarah D. said...

Thank you for bringing this quilt to the guild meeting last night. Once again I was blown away by another Jacquie/Angela collaboration.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Is that an invitation?

traceyjay said...

wow.

love it.

Blue Is Bleu said...

Love everything about this quilt! And the quilting is just outstanding! Gorgeous :)

Marjorie said...

Ooooo. Fantastic. I'll be crossing the middle of the country in mid-July. Will you fluff the pillows for us?

MichelleB said...

It is lovely! And the quilting is spectacular.

PioneerValley said...

Great quilt! I really like how the positive and negative space work together -- and the quilting is fabulous

Vicki said...

it's beautiful!

Q said...

I like the empty space too. Nice modern quilt.

Patty said...

The quilt turned out so nice and the quilting is amazing!

Stevens Family said...

I love everything about this quilt. I am inspired to try my hand at one with that much white. I've always been afraid of that. But, it's gorgeous, and just perfect, and, WOW!

Melissa said...

You mentioned the other night at the kcmqg that you were experimenting with negative space. I'd be so interested in hearing/reading about your process when you made this. Did you make the blocks first and play a bit on a design wall to incorporate the the negative space. Or maybe have an idea first of where you wanted the negative space to be?

Really enjoy seeing your work! Thanks for sharing.

mary said...

I loved this quilt as a top but WOW the quilting is fantastic. I've always liked geometric quilting on a geometric quilt.

Amber said...

ok wow - the quilt is gorgeous - and that quilting - beyond amazing! It just adds so much to the quilt - she did a fantastic job! Hope you are feeling better!

Shea said...

This is so wonderful and I am thrilled to see it posted for everyone to see.

I meant to tell you last night, but I totally love the binding you picked for it! Maybe I was having my own little binding theme night or something :)

Of course, the winning combination of your design and Angela's quilting is my main "favorite thing!"

Kristin L said...

That turned out very cool. I love the little pops of blue in an otherwise neutral quilt.

Cheryl said...

So beautiful, as always. You inspire me so much!

Barb said...

what a cool graphic quilt - love it!

Tonya R said...

beautiful and the quilting really does add a lot of dimension!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Stunning! Another Amazing quilt! ooxx`jodi

Anina said...

Beautiful! I really really should make a quilt for my bedroom.
I still don't have even one finish. Going the ssme way as last year, I'm afraid...

Andi said...

Beautiful quilt!!

Rachel said...

The only word I can think of is wow!

Noelle said...

LOVE...LOVE...LOVE it.

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Sarah Craig said...

My goodness, what a spectacular quilt!!! Definitely a work of art. I feel so inspired........ thanks!

Esch House Quilts said...

Another amazing quilt! Your quilter did a fabulous job of working with your design.

Poppyprint said...

I concur! You and Andrea make a fab pair. What a gorgeous quilt. It looks very at home in your guest room.

Rebekah said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the color combo, the design, and Angela's beautiful quilting.

Cristin said...

Gorgeous quilt!!! Doesn't it feel fantastic to KEEP something you create?! I recently finished a quilt for our bed, and I get to drool over it every time I walk in our room. Yay! LOVE the sparse blues in there too! Cheers~

patty a. said...

Beautiful! Hope you are feeling better!

audreypawdrey said...

It is so beautiful! It is really serene which is perfect for a bedroom. Gorgeous!

Erin K said...

That is the best quilting ever. Awesome quilt!

Mrs. Welshon said...

I really like this quilt. I am not sure I would have made it before, but after seeing yours, I think I might have to put it in my "inspiration" folder. Thanks!

Jessica Christensen said...

This is gorgeous, Jacquie.

Katie S. said...

and it's comfy! :>

Laurel H. said...

Fabulous design; this is my kind of quilt. :)

Nova said...

Jacquie, this turned out beautifully. A stunning collaboration once again, the quilting is fab. Such a great feeling isn't it when it all comes together so brilliantly when you've struggled with a project. I love this.
nova
x

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I love everything on your blog. That is all.