November 28, 2007

Simple Pleasures

Dear Jane Quilting

Had a really nice day today! I couldn't wait any longer to take my Dear Jane off the frame. Was dying to see how the quilting looked on the back. It is amazing to see all the squares from the back, I'm very proud of it! The ladies at my patchwork group are holding the quilt up for me, and made me feel very nice today, insisting that I show the quilt somewhere locally eventually.
Dear Jane Quilting

It was just one of those lovely days where I was able to work on crafting projects for a lot of the day, while still getting some housework done and hanging out with the girls. While the girls were at school, I quilted one of the triangle blocks and started another, and I also worked on mom's angel doll. I used my Singer treadle minus the treadle part to get some sewing done! I just turned the machine by hand and it worked just fine! Still no word on my Pfaff machine, sniff sniff.

I also got this lovely package from Nicky! We have traded fabric scraps for her Dear Jane. Look at these lovely repros I received!
CW Repro Swap with Nicky

Aine played at a friend's house till 5:30, and Aisling slept for a few hours today (she never naps anymore!), so I got more done than I expected and got to watch grown up TV during the day while stitching away!

To end the day, we had our monthly evening patchwork meeting tonight. Great end to a lovely day!

33 comments:

Jan said...

Yippee~ I knew you could do it!!! Doesn't it look so beautiful from the back? Love it!

Connie W said...

Oh, Cathi, I love the quilting on the DJ! It's going to be the most beautiful quilt! Thank you for the photos. I'm excited for you.

Beth said...

Wow, the back looks just as neat as the front! I admire you for finishing one of those! I am also very jealous that you are going to Bend next month, I wish I was too, but it wasn't in the cards. I will probably be going in February for a quick weekend trip to visit mom.

movinghands said...

Oh, what I would do for some uninterrupted sewing time. Your DJ quilting is wonderful! I can imagine how fun it was to show your quilting friends. You are in the home stretch now. The triangles look like they would be fun to quilt. How exciting.

Kristin said...

Sounds like a lovely day! The quilt is amazing! Can't wait to see the front.

Vero said...

Your quilting is so beautiful. You must definitely show your DJ. I will be very inspiring to others.

Pat said...

You have every right to feel proud this is a wonderful piece of work.

May Britt said...

Congratulations on finishing the handquilting. You can be proud.

pamina said...

Wonderful wonderful job , Cathy... and soon, the finish !!!!

nicolette said...

The quilting is stunning and so is the quilt!

Hedgehog said...

What a gorgeous photo of the quilting from the back!

ruthsplace said...

Wow - the back looks amazing!

Lucy Locket said...

Oh wow! The quilt looks stunning from the back! I am in total awe of you for the work and skill you have put into that! Lucy x

Anne Ida said...

Oh Cathi! It is absolutely gorgeous! Well done!!! You should be so proud of your acomplishment, give yourself a pat on the back from me :o)

laeroport said...

Cathi! That is stunning! You and Dear Jane are an inspiration! And yes! You must show it!

Jane Weston said...

Wow...it looks fab! I really should get back to my Dear Jane...perhaps over the Christmas holidays. Thanks for the inspiration.

VerrySherry said...

This is my new email address. :)

VerrySherry said...

Simply gorgeous!
Glad you have a great day! We've started a patchwork group locally, but I have three sickies at home so I'm staying in tonight. :( Sometimes you gotta take one for the home team.
Looking forward to meeting up one day?

nicky said...

thats AMAZING! It reminds me i still have such a long way to go with mine, but yours is an inspiration,
Nicky

Tracy said...

Just beautiful, Cathi! It looks so neat and echoing the front--great work! And very exciting to see at last. Your little fabric stash there is wonderful--what will you do with all those? Glad you had a very good, very crafty day! ((HUGS))

Hazel Pembleton said...

Just simply gorgeous!!!

Andrea said...

It looks almost as good from the back - lol !! Excellent work Cathi !

Lynda said...

What a fabulous quilt. Gorgeous on the front and on the back! Way to go!

Holly said...

Congratulations, Cathi, on the big finish! It looks awesome. You are going to enter it in the Sisters Show this coming summer, right?

Nicky knows how to pick fabrics and send wonderful packages!

Lovely Thanksgiving pictures. Thanks for posting them. I've never heard of the game Mexican Train Dominoes. Sounds interesting.

Sonnja said...

Beautiful quilt!
Kind regards,

Sonnja, from the Netherlands
BEERTJE ZONN

Rosa Robichaud said...

I LOVE the quilting!!! And I think I've finally figured out how I want to quilt MY DJ, once I get it all pieced together! Just like yours! *grin*

Thanks for sharing...

Ro

Celine Combet said...

CONGRATULATIONS. It looks amazing on the picture so I am sure it is even better in reality. I am looking forward to see it in Birmingham next year...
I hope you are well. Busy preparing for Christmas? When is it next year that you are off to Australia again?
Take care,
Celine in UK

Angela said...

Oh wow -- that quilting looks amazing! Someday I will be able to hand quilt that well!

Ana said...

Oh my god, this look really georgeus!
Congrats!!!
Ana

Rose Marie said...

Oh, it is wonderful .... the back sure shows up the quilting so well!

Helen said...

It is sometime ago sinds you posted this picture, but I just want to let you know I think the back looks just as impressive as the front. You did a great job quilting. As you know, I hope to make one one day.

Jenni said...

It's amazing! Well done. Hope you have a nice holiday.

colleen said...

Cathi I am itching to start mine...but it has to wait...need to pack and sort and purge, a difficult thing for me to do first!Your quilt is stunning. Can't wait to start the indigo one. Hope your travels are going fabulous! Colleen