Tuesday, July 31, 2007

August challenge

Kari and Craig's wedding quilt top
Tilde is a wonderful quilter from Denmark who issues challenges on the WIProducers list at Yahoo. For August, we were told to find our ogre, a quilt that's been hanging around unfinished for some time (UFO in other words) and needs to move forward. Although I dislike associating the word ogre with this quilt, I had to choose the wedding quilt for Kari and Craig. They are celebrating their 14th wedding anniversary today. It's had several setbacks and I could list a ton of excuses. Today I removed the rows from the drawer that housed them and created a top. It next needs an inner border of off white fabric (which I ran out of) and then a final border consisting of 68 log cabin blocks (which I had begun sewing, but later discovered I had used white instead of off white background pieces). I bought the floral material as my focus fabric fifteen years ago at a quilt show in Marshall. It is still one of my favorites. That's a plus because often the fabrics we were once so thrilled with become not so great when we finally get around to using them.

Happy Anniversary, Kari and Craig.

25 comments:

dot said...

Great quilt. I hope the newlyweds enjoy it. HA HA. I think they will like the quilt even though it took 14 years. Some things just have to age.

Norma said...

This is a beautiful quilt and would make an excellent anniversary gift! *VBG*

Quilt Nut said...

gorgeous!

Leigh said...

The quilt is stunning. Well worth the wait.

Mary said...

That's going to be a beauty once you finish it! Tell me you didn't actually start it 14 years ago?

Helen in the UK said...

Congrats on getting the quilt to this stage - it's beautiful :)

Anne Ida said...

Oh, Jeanne! That is such a lovely quilt! I'm so happy you have decided to finish it! Please share a picture of it with the borders attatched as well!?!

Kim said...

I really really love it- the log cabin making crosses is a great idea. I think it will make a lovely anniversary gift...good job :)

Belvie said...

It's a beautiful quilt and worth waiting for. I see a bridal nosegay in the top row. That's an old pattern I just love.

mamaspark said...

The quilt is beautiful! Why did you wait to finish it? I love the nosegay. Very appropriate for an anniversary!

Bren said...

This quilt is stunning!! I love it! Where did you get the pattern, or is it yours??

Andrea said...

It's a true stunner - it would be such a shame to leave it unfinished- absolutely beautiful !

Kari said...

The quilt looks beautiful Mom. You have such a gift. I cannot wait to see the final product. Keep up the great work. see you soon.

KCQuilter said...

That is a beauty, Jeanne! No ogres there!!!!

corry said...

Beautiful quilttop and although they had to wait a while, it's still gonna be a great gift!

Yvonne said...

It's gorgeous....I love the colors! Much too pretty to be sitting in a drawer.

Nadine said...

OMG, Genie, this quilt surely deserves to get finished, it's so beautiful ! I can't believe it stayed 14 years in your drawers ! Makes me think of the one I started for DH's 50th birthday - a king size applique -...DH celebtated his 56th birthday last June, and his poor quilt is still sleeping on the UFO pile, with only three last blocks to be handquilted + binding and label... LOL LOL (shame on me !)
DH says he's hoping each year, but he presumes he'll get it for his 60th birthday.... maybe.....

Hugs & smiles !
NADINE

Meredith said...

Think of how great it will feel once it is completed. I love the colors. Have fun making the log cabin blocks.

Elaine Adair said...

This is stunning! A winner - please get it finished and show us the end result.

Morah said...

I hope you choose to finish this all the way. It is stunning.

Marcie said...

Amazing quilt! I bet you feel excited to get going on it again.

Finn said...

Hi Jeanne, gee whiz! I feel a ton better after reading your post!! Thank you for that!!! I began my oldest DD's wedding quilt while they were on their honeymoon, that was Sept 2001. I've been feeling terrible because I just can't seem to 'get on' with it and finish it up. I tease her that I am waiting to see if her marriage lasts, but in reality, it's that I know I am going to run out of the background before I have enough blocks to finish. Guess I should bite the bullet and devise a NEW plan and carry on! If you can do it, so can I...thanks gf, hugs, Finn
P.S. your quilt is just stunning and sooooo much more work than I am doing on hers!!

swooze said...

I love the quilts! Can't wait to see the finished product.

QuiltMom said...

I love your quilt- the colors are rich and the design quite intricate. They are going to be so happy to receive such a generous gift of yourself.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Sheila said...

That's probably one of the prettiest sampler-type quilts I've ever seen.