Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Christmas Beauty

Home from "Quilting in the Pines" retreat this past Thursday - Sunday. Four days of nothing but sewing, chatting and eating food that someone else prepared and did the clean up for - a quilter's heaven. While on retreat I finished my New York Beauty project that I call Christmas Beauty. I have always wanted a special quilt to set out at Christmas and this is it, just have to get it quilted now. It measures 80 x 96 and although you can't tell it in the picture, the white in the quilt is a snow frost look that shimmers. This one will be a challenge to quilt, as I do like to quilt my own quilts and I don't have a long arm machine.


During retreat I also finished a Cathdral Window 16x16 inch sample for the class I will be teaching in the fall and started working on my applique for Tess's quilt.

Now retreat has come and gone and its back to reality.




9 comments:

Carole said...

Wow, that is absolutly stunning! I just love those colours! I've always wanted to do a NY beauty! One day when my UFO pile is a bid down! ;o) Thanks for sharing!

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous! That is one awesome quilt! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. :)

Anne Ida said...

Oh, wow!!! That is GORGEOUS!!! , The colours are so pretty and perfect for Xmas! Thank you for sharing!

And welcome to Blogland! I'll be adding you to my bloglines, so I'll be back :o)

Rose Marie said...

That is stunning! Just found your blog through Anne Ida and I'll be back to visit!

Rhonda P. said...

Absolutely stunning!
Welcome to blogger world! I have added your link to my blog.

VERO said...

Hello !!very beautiful NYB !! Welcome to the blogland !! Hugs from Chile , Vero

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that's beautiful! I've always wanted a Christmas quilt too -- and you're is a stunner!

Joanna said...

I have to echo what the others said - that is one gorgeous quilt!!

You asked me about my Juki - I LOVE it! I would highly recommend it. I use it for everything, not just machine quilting, though it is is a piece of cake to quilt with it. I piece everything with it, I sew clothes, everything! I can't recommend it enough...no I don't work for them lol! There is a yahoogroup with a wealth of info on it which I use a lot.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chelle said...

That is gorgeous!! Wow! Seeing your quilts really inspire me! Im still young so I have a lot of quilting years in me :o) My children are young so this is a hobby that can be passed down to my children, my childrens children and so on. Im so glad I am learning how to quilt!

Thank you for visiting my blog also and leaving a comment :o)