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Welcome to my world where I try to figure out what I'm going to do next! These days, it is mostly quilting, but you never know what it might be... come find out with me!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

I've been MIA

more doodling
no really good excuse, had a cold for a few days, work is crazy, inspiration was taking a holiday - all the usual things! But, I did get some quilting done this week - I used some things I learnt in Carla Barrett's Quilt Whisper class, and finished off my Christmas quilt.  Do you remember Figgy Duff
I started it last February - got the top pieced in no time flat - I based it on a quilt made by Amanda Jean (Crazy Mom Quilts) last year for the Moda Bake Shop, but made it bigger, and then it sat. 

Figgy Duff - pieced
And sat.  And sat some more.  I pulled it out and started working on it at the day long retreat I did with Krista (Poppyprint).  I got half of the middle quilted before I got bored with straight lines, and switched over to the inner border's feathers.  That was better.  Got that border done, and then it sat - again! 
Until this week, when I realized that Christmas will be here before you know it, and I wanted it done!  I worked on it on Thursday and got the cross hatching finished in the middle, the pieced border outline quilted, and half of the outer border's feathers quilted.  This was a feather design I got from Carla in the Quilt Whisper class.  It was a good day! 
Today I finished off the border, trimmed and bound it. 
borders & quilting
I wanted it done, so I did a machine applied binding, start to finish. 

 It looks pretty good!  and yaaaaaay!!!

Figgy Duff finished
Figgy Duff - Finished!
 I have a Christmas quilt done!  and I kept to my promise of having it done before this Christmas!  an OPAM & Christmas Projects 2010 finish!

Good thing, as you wouldn't believe the number of new ideas I've had as I was finishing this one!

Happy quilting!


Joan said...

oh - YUM - That is FAN_TAS_TIC!!!
It looks sooo beautiful ! Well done!!

felicity said...

I saw this quilt in person, and even as a WIP it was stunning. Now - all I can say is WOW! Nice job, Janet!

a good yarn said...

My goodness! You call that doodling! It's fabulous quilting! Gasp! And your feathers! You are a natural talent. Ann :-)

Birdydownunder said...

omg and to think that you allow me in your PC groups.
You are one such clever lady.
Well done.

2ne said...

I love your quilt :-)
Have you used a big quilting machine or a normal one??????????
Great work.

Debbie said...

Wonderful quilting!!

Beth said...

It is just beautiful! The quilting is fantastic. Just in time too! ;)

trudys_person said...

Wow! Your quilting is beautiful! Congratulations on the finish ...

Rachel said...

Oh Janet, it is gorgeous! Your quilting (as usual) is flawless. Wow - I love it!

Carol said...

Looks very pretty. I have some of the same fabric that I am making a wall hanging with.

TheaMinPA said...

Oh Janet, your feathers are beautiful! Lovely quilt - you are amazing!

Chris said...

Hello Janet, I just found your blog, and I love this quilt! I especially am amazed by the feathers in the outer border, stunning! Did you freehand them, or mark first? either way, beautifully done!