Friday, September 5, 2008

I finally finished Lucy's geese

I put the last stitch into this quilt this morning and I am so pleased to have it finished so I can use it.
This quilt was inspired by Lucy of http://lucyquilting.blogspot.com/.
I found her blog about a year and a half ago and just loved it. I read every post back to 2005. I enjoy her blog so much, her quilts are all so very lovely and inspiring. Her Dec 27,2005 post had directions for this lovely 6 inch block with flying geese in it. I ran right out and bought the ruler I needed for it and got started.

When it came time to quilt it I just knew I had to handquilt it. I thought it would take forever to do but only 2 months later it is finished. It is the first quilt of this size that I have handquilted but it won't be the last. I enjoyed the handquilting of it just as much as the piecing.
So today I experimented with taking pictures of it - in the sun, in the shade... with my garden (you can just see my favorite foxgloves in the background :o)
This will be its resting spot for now. Here in my bedroom I can cozy up under it when reading a book, quilting magazine, or just dreaming...
Thank you Lucy! for all your inspiration - I just loved making this quilt.

9 comments:

cdnj said...

I love it!

You'll bring it for show and tell, right??!! :)

Lucy said...

Oooh my goodness. I LOVE it and now I do remember why I started this quilt. I have regret that mine ended in the UFO quilt I made from 5 UFOs. Well done. You said I give you inspiration, but you give me inspiration!

MARCIE said...

That is a spectacular quilt! I seriously adore it! I love flying geese.

MARCIE said...

Janet, I wanted to answer the comment you made on my blog, but you are listed NO REPLY. You may want to change that. Go to edit profile and there is a box to check. Anyway, my grandmother, of Stars and Garters fame, was from a little town outside of Cardston! Oh Canada!

Treasa said...

Love your quilt.It is beautiful.

pamina said...

What a gorgeous quilt ! love it !

Marilyn R said...

Thanks for coming by my blog for a visit! Your quilt is beautiful. I love scrappy quilts!

Christine said...

Pleased you came by my blog and this way I found yours, I love the quilt you have finished and also enjoy hanq quilting myself.

cheers
Christine

mamaspark said...

This quilt is beautiful. I can't believe you hand quilted it!