Sunday, October 05, 2008

Geraniums and an early quilt

This is almost the limit of my garden this year. It happens to remain shaded much of the day, and practically ignored. Maybe that is the key?

I didn't really want to make this quilt (below), but definitely wanted to take a class, any class at a retreat, about 8 years ago. My tastes were different then but anyway ... the teacher insisted on the quick corner method but I decided to save all the cutoffs. It's scrappy, kinda 'regular', but the quilting??? just wait.... Judy Woodworth quilted this, and I was amazed and immensely impressed. Now SHE has moved UP in the quilt art world, and her wait list it LONG, so again, I'm glad I have this machine quilting treasure.
I've studied this quilt many times, from the back.

22 comments:

dot said...

wonderful flowers and quilt. The quilting is truely unique.

Julie said...

That quilt is truly inspiring as are your beautiful geraniums. I took your advice and have quilted my PIFs. I am definitly improving on the machine quilting front! Thanks for your encouragment. I'm even beginning to enjoy the process!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Thanks for sharing that photo of your special quilt. It is something I can only hope to aspire to someday. Just caught up on your blog...love the shirting quilts.What pattern is that....I have a box of shirts I have been saving for just such a project. I laughed at the fusible thread story.... you always make me smile!

sMC said...

love the garden. Also the quilt.

Sue R said...

I like your whole quilt, but I especially like the borders, they add alot of color. The quilting is pretty awesome too. Gives you some new ideas to practice machine quilting with.

Candace said...

Your geraniums are really beautiful. I don't think leaving them alone always works. I use that method and my flowers and bushes aren't looking so good. I like the front of your quilt, it is a very pretty pattern and the gold really adds to the red, white and blue, but the back is really intricate and beautiful.

Morah said...

OH MY! Beautiful just doesn't seem to cut it does it!

Tanya said...

That is an amazing quilt back!

Joyce said...

lovely quilt. Amazing quilting.

KathieB said...

The quilting is amazing! But I'm looking at the front too ;-). LOVE the tiny half square triangle border. I think small details like this just make a quilt sing.

MARCIE said...

Oh my goodness! Judy apparently applies the "more is better" application. Is she the gal on CNN? When does she have time for it all?

Rhonda said...

Beautiful quiltings!

Lovely flowers! I wished my geranium blooms like that. Hmmm... maybe I'll move them into the shades.

julieQ said...

Gosh, that machine quilting is just fabulous, isn't it! Wonderful quilt! I like your lovely geranium...spicey good smell to them!

KCQuilter said...

Wow, what a fantastic quilt! Love everything about it.

Roslyn Atwood said...

Pretty quilt, I like it a lot, but then I always like scrap quilts from shirts & ALL of Bonnie's, still waiting for my book........
Roslyn

Welcome to ... Lurline's Place said...

Hi Elaine,
Popping in to say hello! Often see your comments on other blogs and was reading Quiltville Chat so here I am. Love your quilt and also the geraniums - nice to visit!
Hugs - Lurline.

meggie said...

Wow, the quilt is fabulous!!
So is the pretty Geranium- my mother told me they were my father's favourite flower. She said she thought it was because it was the only one he knew the name of! Bit sad.

The Calico Quilter said...

OK - WOW. What quilting!

Sheila in Ohio said...

That is a great quilt. And the quilting? I'm reminded once again that those who do the quilting have a vision I could only hope to aspire to.

Mary said...

The quilting on this is great but I love the piecing too.

Raggedy Angel said...

Thanks for coming by my blog and I love that quilt!!! Beth

Ivory Spring said...

The quilting is TRULY amazing!