Sunday, February 1, 2009

Enough Heat please . . .

I've been working on the "Wedding Dress Quilt.  Just a few more stitches and the quilt top will be finished, and ready for some custom quilting.

Some experimenting with white sheets and scaps . . . 

. . . and some new fabrics to play with .
The heat over the last week has been horrible.  My garden is not happy at all, and things are just crisping up and some even dying.  My tank is almost empty.

My first finished quilt for 2009



many more on the go of course, but one finished before the end of January.

28 comments:

Kate said...

Love your new fabric, and the finished quilt is gorgeous! Congrats on your first finish for the year.

Maree said...

I so Love your Bird Quilt..I love that bird fabric that I have just ordered my 2nd lot...am using it in my DD wedding quilt thought it would give it a Funky feel...Great on your Finish...by the way Is that Your Wedding Dress that you have made into a Quilt...if so what a Fab Idea...
cheers

CurlyPops said...

What a beautiful quilt. The red and green together are just lovely!

rachelmp said...

They look fantastic Annie. Our garden tank has almost run out too. Did you stipple your quilt yourself? Love it!

thornberry said...

As always your quilting is stunning. Love that wedding dress quilt, and the birdie quilt is the most beautiful combination of colours. Nice work!

Janette said...

well done Annie, love the birdie quilt!! My poor garden is suffering too, looking forward to winter!!

Guðrún said...

The fabrics in the quilt are beautiful, congratulations on your finish. What do you do if you finish your water?

clare said...

You have done some beautiful work .
Keep cool .
clares craftroom

Stephanie said...

The wedding dress quilt is beautiful...is that just the title or did you actually use a wedding dress for fabrics? Love your birdie quilt and the more is see cute labels the more inspired I am to actually make and attach labels for my quilts. I'm very bad that way.

Leanne said...

Well done on the first finish for 2009 it is lovely I like the stippling. What a lovely way for a wedding dress to end up being used not in a bag in the wardrobe. My garden is past the point of no return.

Chookyblue...... said...

hopefully the cooler weather is coming quick for th egarden.........I can't believe your tank lasted so long........but I suppose you garden might be smaller then mine??.......nice stitching.........

May Kristin said...

Congrats on a finished quilt! It's gorgeous!
Sorry about the heat ruin your garden. Hope you'll have some cooler and rainy weather soon.

Catherine said...

Congratulations on the finish! I know what you mean about the heat, us here in Tassie are about to melt! Can you tell me why that first quilt is called a Wedding Dress quilt? Happy Stitching, Cathy

Cybele's patch said...

Visit your blog for the first time. It is so beautiful. You take wonderful pictures of your garden. I cross my fingers and hope the drought and heat will be over soon!

our shabby cottage said...

Gee Annie, the wedding dress quilt looks fantastic. i love the middle - it looks like the front of a dress - well done!

Muddling Through said...

That weding dress quilt is looking very interesting. Can't wait to see the finish. And I love the birdy quilt. The color combinations are just beautiful.
Great work!

wonderwoman said...

lovely pics and as always your quilts look fantastic! i wish i could send you a bit of our weather!

xx

picciolo said...

I love your new fabric, and your finished quilt! Enjoy your heat, we have snow!
: )

Moogsmum said...

Wow Annie - so much quilty loveliness! Your finished quilt is gorgeous and the others are looking very lovely :-)

I'll swap you a few hours of snow for a bit of that heat!

xxx

Carrie P. said...

Beautiful fabrics. The birdie quilt is lovely. So sorry your flowers are being dried out. When do you expect winter down there?

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the fabrics love the quilt...

Melanie said...

Love your snail fabric. Well done for getting the birdie quilt finished.

Great job on the wedding dress quilt the lady will be so pleased. :-)

Helz said...

Oh Annie it can be so disheartening when the heat stresses your beloved garden... but hang in there for cool wet weather has to be in the cycle somewhere !!! Luvin' your Birdie Quilt especially the Backing & Label.

zoesquid said...

The quilt is gorgeous Annie and by the end of January...very impressive!

Jenny said...

Lovely quilts-congrats on getting one finished in the first month. Hope your garden is ok. We too have had quite enough of this heat. Hope your first week back was ok:)

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jacquie said...

congrats on the finish...it's so cute! that wedding dress quilt is stunning...i can't get over it. is this your idea? a pattern? i've never seen anything like it before. simply amazing.

amandajean said...

what a gorgeous, gorgeous quilt!!! and that dot fabric with the white is making me swoon.