Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Two January Finishes

Hooray for me. I have finished two tops this month! Neither one is quilted yet, but it still feels good. The first one is the string quilt you saw as a WIP. I am very pleased with how this turned out. I even used fabric from my stash for the sashing and corner blocks. This is very thick already since I used a muslin base, so I think I will use a flannel backing and just quilt the two layers. The second finish is a quilt that I started in December for my son. He wasn't too happy with it while it was in progress, but he is happy with the result. He thought it had too many light fabrics in it, but I assured him they were needed. Now he agrees I am right. First time in 16 years apparently.
I am going to add these to the January finishes in my sidebar, but first off to work and to get taxes done. Yuck to both.

Update. I should have referenced the pattern for my son's quilt. It is noted in this blog entry here.

It is called Cabin Tracks from a Quilter's Sampler Magazine. I will add the issue and the shop name.

Donna

22 comments:

Tina said...

What a sense of accomplishment I'd feel if I'd gotten those two quilts done! They turned out great! I especially like the one for your son...glad he'll admit that you were right! And that you didn't go through all of that and he say he didn't like the finished quilt! How disappointing that would be! Good luck on your yucky tasks!

Trisha said...

Oh Donna! Both quilts look wonderful! I wish I was already that productive this year.

Sara said...

Those tops both look great! Good job on both of them! My son would love the one you did for yours, I will have to check out your post with the pattern.

sewkalico said...

Wow! Well done on 2 tops. I thought your comment about being right with a teenager very amusing - I still have that to look forward to :-)

Helen in the UK said...

Great accomplishments this month - congrats!! I'm not surprised this quilt has won your son over, it's wonderful :)

Vickie said...

what a feeling to get 2 tops done and my what a mass of colour(i'm a whimp when it comes too mixing lots of colours )one day I may be braver-yours inspire me I must say
cheers Vickie

Lynn said...

Wow - 2 finishes - that is starting the year off well. I really like them both. Your son's quilt is fantastic - lucky boy having a mom who makes him a quilt and realizing his mother is right.

CarterQuilter said...

Hi Donna,

This quilt is spectacular. You rock!
I hope you keep quilting for a long time.

Cindy in Seattle

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Donna...wow...great job and congrats on the finishes ...just love the second one...

Kathy Wagner said...

Congratulations on two gorgeous finishes! Your son must be a happy camper!

Dionne said...

These are BEAUTIFUL finishes!
Cheers,
Dionne

2ne said...

Nice quilts you have finished here, have a nice and kreativ day

*karendianne. said...

Cabin Tracks is a great quilt. I have it on my "to do someday" list.

Lindsey said...

Wow, you have so much to be proud of...they are truly beautiful. They need to be in a show for sure!

Annika said...

So lovely!

AJ said...

Beautiful!

Fil de vint said...

It's beautiful. I love how you have been.
mireia.

Amy said...

I love both quilts! gorgeous.Thanks for sharing,Amy

Kathy said...

I love, love, love that quilt. I'm thinking that's one I need to make!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Susan said...

I love both of these quilts. Your son is one lucky boy. :0)

Beginning Quilting said...

Wow! Glad to hear that you were able to finish two beautiful quilts this month. :) Thanks for sharing pictures of your beautiful projects to us. Keep up the good work!

Vivian said...

I'm really surprised at a couple coincidences.
First, thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I wasn't able to reply to you as you're set as a no-reply blogger.
You mentioned Alex Anderson's Hopscotch, an all-neutral quilt. Interesting -- that's the quilt I almost decided to make with my neutral fabrics. I changed my mind just recently and decided on a different pattern.
The coincidence that sent a chill up my spine -- I mentioned that a friend had given me her leftover neutral fabrics after making her daughter a neutral wedding quilt. The quilt pattern she used was the same pattern you used for your son's quilt. I came here for a visit to your blog, and I nearly dropped my teeth when I saw that quilt. Both her quilt and your quilt for your son are absolutely gorgeous, and a LOT OF WORK!!