Friday, July 9, 2010

Imagine...

It has been so hot here this past week that is was fun to imagine snowflakes while quilting Rebecca's quilt. I'm only giving a peek here so she can be first to see her quilt finished.

Look at this wool jacket I bought at a neighbor's garage sale for a dollar! It was darned toasty out there and worth the find. Take a look at the close up below.
A fellow blogger posted some very pretty pictures of a quilt I quilted for her awhile back. If your interested in seeing her pictures please click here.

28 comments:

Sherri said...

Oh...I have that over the river pattern...seeing your quilting makes me want to make it!

Quilt Rat said...

SNOWFLAKES!!!! Bite your tongue!

Don't care how hot it gets I don't want to think about any snowflakes

Nice score on the jacket!

Lynn said...

From what I can see of the quilting it looks beautiful. You are right a little snowflakes might be nice right now. Beautiful wool.

Karen said...

I have been thinking of doing the stitchery quilt that you just did for a customer. I was wondering how well I would like it with black stitching. From what little bit I can see in your picture, it looks good.

Sue said...

Well what we can see of that quilt it sure is lovely! The recipient will love it I am sure.

We had the most awful heat wave too, but yesterday we got rain and today it is beautiful!! Whew! Hope that is the only heat wave of the summer. Snowflakes were sounding great to me too:)

Blessings

Tins and Treasures said...

Your quilting is always amazing. And the jacket...great fabric! Is it to wear or for a project? It has so many possibilities.

Have a fabulous Friday. ~Natalie

Pat said...

That winter-themed quilt looks like it is VERY pretty!

Rae Ann said...

Oh... your quilt is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the rest later!
That jacket was a great find~

Sharlotte said...

I like to work on Christmas designs when it is so hot. I haven't been able to trick myself yet! I was so sick of the cold, but I'll tell ya, with this heatwave we've had, I'd almost wished it was Fall!!

WoolenSails said...

I am tired of the heat, but I don't want winter yet;)
Wonderful jacket, will be great for wool work.

Debbie

Joyful Quilter said...

I like the wool, what are you going to do with it? I need to get my wool project back out again, but it is suppose to be over 100 here for the next 4 days, so maybe I'll wait until October.

Darlene said...

I have that pattern - your quilting looks fabulous.

The wool jacket is wonderful.,

Sue-Anne said...

That quilt looks fantastic. Please show us a full picture of it when your customer has seen it.
That jacket was a bargain and you are going to have so much fun with it.

QuiltSue said...

I love your quilting on the snowy quilt and also on the quilt you did for someone else.
Funny how our minds work (well, mine anyway). When I saw the jacket my immediate thought was that you'd be cutting it up for a project. It was a bit later that I realised you might have bought it to wear!

Janet said...

I loved even the little peek of Rebecca's quilt. What a find with the jacket and such a nice pattern in it.
Loved the star quilt you just quilted, very nice indeedy!

onlymehere said...

Your feathering on that quilt is beautiful! Great job. Your quilt is looking great but I'm not sure I'll ever be excited to see snowflakes! We get waaaaaaaaaay too much of it each year, lol!

Mary said...

When do we get to see what you do with the jacket? Tell us your plans!

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

Drooling over the wool jacket ~ great find!!!

Barb said...

great find on that jacket! I love the colors, would be a great palette for a quilt!
can't wait to see more of the quilt

Stitched With Prayer said...

Wow...that quilt is just beautiful. It reminds me of Curior and Ive's (I know I spelled that wrong, ugh). I hope we get to see the entire thing when it's owner has seen it. *sigh* I makes me feel like I can taste yellow gum drops. I always got to eat the yellow gum drops out of the special candy box Santa left each year so they have always tasted like Christmas to me. That is truly what I thought of just from that little glimpse of the quilt. AND your new Jacket. What a great find, I love the rainbow of colors. I also hopped over to "Now Where Was I" and saw the glorious quilt you did for her. It is wonderful, both her piecing and your quilting. Such a beautiful quilt. Hugs coming at ya!

AnnieO said...

We haven't had our summer yet, here in overcast and cool SoCalif. Yesterday it was misting on us and probably about 69 degrees again. Sweater weather in July isn't normal!

The work you did on that pretty quilt is hard to see, but it is a beauty.

I must say, the wool jacket fabric looks a lot better up close!

Angie said...

Oooooh you were so lucky on that jacket!!! Gorgeous colors!! And could you please send some snowflakes to northeast Tennessee tomorrow??? :D

Dandelion Quilts said...

That sneak peak is such a tease...what a neat quilt.

Jo said...

Hey Mary....I have the "Over the River" pattern and I have wanted to get working on it but haven't as I am still working on my English Paper Piecing for my portable project. Seeing the one on you blog has got me thinking I need to move it to the front burner.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love the peek at over the river quilt! that is on my list of too do's! and that wool jacket is to die for!

Stephanie said...

Pretty combination of quilt and quilting! I think the owner will be very happy. Great colors in the jacket. I'm sure it'll be fun to deconstruct and work with the wool.

Carrie P. said...

I have that pattern. One day!
Are you going to cut the jacket up and use in a quilt?

Cindy said...

I saw that quilt made up at Broadbent's Mercantile in Utah while there with Rae Ann on our return trip. I asked how the lettering was done and was told it was hand done by most but can be ordered done by machine. I LOVE that quilt!!! I even took a photo of it there.