Thursday, May 19, 2011

Off Track complete

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I love love this quilt.  It will so perfect slung over the back of my couch for the summer.  I fixed that Oops block…and despite many of you telling me to “leave it”….it would have made me a crazy lady so I fixed it.  I’m weird like that. 

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I pieced the back…the two large pieces are from The Good Life Collection from Robert Kaufman hitting stores in June & the navy blue strip is the Denyse Schmidt collection at Joann’s.   I quilted swirls & loops on this one…it turned out really really good.

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I have to say a big ol’ thank you to my husband for standing out in public holding up quilts while the wind is blowing and his wife is barking orders….love you lots Jay.

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Wouldn’t ya know that the day after Market I got the flu?  I’m counting my blessings I got it after market and not during.  Puking & patterns just don’t mix.

48 comments:

Naomi said...

Love that second last photo - it looks like the quilt is just floating in mid-air!

Impera_Magna said...

Beautiful quilt... fantastic husband!

ZiaMaria said...

It is a gorgeous quilt!!! Good work.

diane said...

Beautiful quilt. I hope you are feeling better.

Debbie said...

Such a great quilt! Feel better soon! I had the flu this week too -ick!

Jane said...

Very pretty! I'm trying to work on something kinda similar right now, but running into problems.

Linz said...

Cute!! I love love that quilt too! Sorry you got sick! THat's no fun! :(

**nicke... said...

you are right! puking and patterns... not a good combo! i am working feverishly on my kaleidoscope and loving every minute of it! i will post an update on my blog soon! hope you feel better quick so you can keep making cute cute cute quilts!

Justcallmeblessed said...

So pretty! I hope you feel better soon.

nicole said...

You are a trooper! The quilt looks fabulous! I love these colors!!! And the back looks amazing. Glad you were able to fix the "oops block", if it were mine I would have done the same thing. So sorry to hear you aren't well :( Hope you feel better soon!

Tammy said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors and the pattern is wonderful. Hope you feel better soon!

~Niki~ said...

those quilts are all the buzz right now~great job!

beautifulladybird said...

I really like the colors you chose for that pattern. Looks great!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Well, it's gorgeous!

Linda said...

The quilt is really wonderful! I love the modern look to it.

Toni said...

The quilt looks fabulous! Happy for you that the plague at least held off until after Market, hopefully it is over soon. You looked so cute in the random pictures I have seen from others at quilt market.

Angela {fussycut} said...

that quilt is lovely, and I totally would've fixed it too. It would've killed me!! Bummer about the flu, so nasty when it happens in the spring. :(

toots2u said...

your quilt is so beautiful, front and back! Hope you feel better!

Mitzi said...

Love it! Love the colors too.

Jan said...

Hope you're feeling better. Love the quilt.

SeamedUP said...

don't puke on that quilt - it is too gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Really love that quilt! Think it is my favorite one so far!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I love this quilt and the colors...it is really beautiful! Hope you feel better soon.
and yes, the oops would have driven me crazy as well!! :)

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Looks great! As always!! So sorry to hear you are under the weather. Take care! Thanks to Jay for being a great quilt "model". hehe Jenn

Sherri said...

I love, love, love this quilt too! And it was so nice to meet you at market.

I'll be making this soon, by the way...love it!

Edamommy said...

"Puking & patterns just don’t mix." <-- This seems t-shirt or poster worthy. ^_-

In all seriousness -- I hope you're feeling better!

rilojane said...

Puking and Patterns is my favorite new blog! hahahaha

The quilt looks fab. The husband looks patient.

rest.

Jessica said...

Ooh I love this quilt! So summery and cool looking! Great job! :) and isn't it wonderful how patient our husband can be when we rope them into a quilt photographing session! ;^)

jmday said...

I know what you mean about one off block driving you nuts... no way I could have lived with that either! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the green fabric on the back. I will have to seek some of that out for my "green" quilt (that is really in infant stage of me collecting a billion different fabrics!)

Lara said...

Love this quilt! Looks brilliant. And your hubby is a good hubby for helping you :) I will be showing my hubby this post!! tehehe

Neil said...

Saw you at market and loved your stuff!! Didn't know until Sunday when my VT, Ceri, came that you were a relative of hers. Now I will check your blog out every chance I get!
Vicki

Ruth said...

Awesome! I love that last photo too!

Gerri said...

You are too funny! Get to feeling better soon!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This quilt is totally "on track" for me--it's great! Yay for not getting sick until after market. BOO for having to puke. I can hardly think of anything worse. Except for maybe an unexpected run-in with a snake. Because I'm phobic like that.

SewHappyGeek said...

I love the quilt! Love the choice of fabrics too :) and I'm so sorry you're ill, I went through 3 months of minimal food last year as my tummy wouldn't hold anything. Anyway, what I mean to say is that sometimes puking isn't optional. But it's not the normal state of things, so bodies tend to get over it as soon as possible. I hope you feel better really soon, and can't wait to see what you make next!

amy smart said...

Ooh, sorry about the puking. Hopefully it wasn't food poisoning from some sketchy quilt-party you went to over the weekend . . .or maybe too much 80's music.

Amanda Murphy said...

Oh dear, you got it afterall. Our kids share everything with us, don't they? The quilt looks wonderful, though. It was lovely to meet you.

Nancy said...

Oh, so pretty. I love the fabric and the pattern.

Cory and Kylee said...

I love your quilts! I made the road trip quilt! I was wondering if you quilt for other people i am looking for someone to quilt two quilts i have the tops done.

Judy said...

I bought this one and another new one of yours from FQS. You didn't have any for sale. Love your quilts.

mujus said...

Love it! You pick so happy colours :)

Ruthmarie said...

So sorry about the flu ... it can happen with the adrenaline letdown after a major event, particularly a First Market (lovely booth!). You'll be an old hand at the next one ... hopefully Fall Market will not be as stroll-in-the-park-slow.

PatSloan said...

it was SO NICE to meet you at Market!!! i hope you had a great one!

euphoria said...

this came out so good- I love it!! hope you feel better!

susan said...

too funny! i love it when quilters include their hubbies in their pix of quilts!!
and how icky that you got the flu when you got back but as you say, at least it was after.
gorgeous quilt

Christine said...

Indulgent Husbands are the best!!!! Your quilts always make me smile. And that to me is one of the best things to find in a quilt!

Abby Norton Krane said...

What color thread did you use to do the quilting? It blends in nicely (from what I can tell in the pictures). I finished the a king size top using this pattern and will be doing it on a long arm this weekend. I am down to figure out thread color to quilt with and I can't decide. I used the Kate Spain "Honey Honey" line from Moda and it turned out great. I also added 2 borders, a 2 1/2 inch and a 5 inch. Thanks!

Allison said...

I couldn't find your email Abby....but I wanted to tell you that I used white thread and usually do...and I would use white thread with the quilt your quilting too! Thanks! -Al

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