Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Flimsy, A Finish and more BOM blocks.

After many months of being on a time out, Vintage Valentine is all put together. All I need to do now is fins a backing fabric and chose a longarm quilter to finish her up. I had to take a "Bring your own project" class a few weeks ago to learn how to do the mitered borders.
I also quilted the "Stitch-along" quilt. I really wish I hadn't put the red in the sashing on a few of the blocks. Live and learn.
Here are this months "Farmer's Wife" blocks. This makes 30 of 111 blocks done.
These are catch up blocks for the Civil War quilts block a week.
Last for this week at the "Civil War Chronicles" blocks for July. I made a big error but did not catch it until it was too late. I mixed up a couple of fabrics. Where the redder fabrics are should be the greener ones. Oops. I guess mine will be unique to everyone else that is doing this.
Well, my two week vacation is over. :( Only 22 more weeks till my next week off. LOL!!!

I hope you all have a great week!!

30 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Wow you have done well in your holidays...........your TTS looks great......hope you share it on the SAL blog..........i'm sure the girls would love to see it.........

Fiesta said...

Yvette, your Vintage Valentine is divine. I so love the look of the mitered corner. It is good that you are having someone quilt it since it is big and I have to admit very heavy and challenging.
You had a productive vacation with all you accomplished on your projects.

JustCindy said...

The Vintage Valentine is beautiful! I like the red sashing on the stitch along. I hope you enjoyed your vacation.

Linda said...

Vintage Valentine is gorgeous!!! Your mitered borders are perfection!!! Did a wonderful job quilting the Stitch along. Looks like you had the best 2 week vacation EVER!! 22 weeks will be over before you know it! :-)

Janet O. said...

Vintage Valentine is wonderful. It does make me think of the lacy old Valentines my elderly neighbor use to show me in her scrapbook when I was a little girl.
I think you should tell people you switched the red and green fabrics on purpose because you wanted your quilt to be unique!

Lynda said...

Hooray! So happy your VV s finished - it's beautiful. Love your CW blocks too.

Theresa said...

Wow, you certainly made the most of your vacation that's a lot of fabulous stitching - your Vintage Valentine looks absolutely wonderful.

marina said...

what fantastic finishes!
Love all the blocks you have made.
I can see some familiar fabrics in your tts top. It looks great.

Betweens said...

Yvette it looks so Awesome! I hope the long armer compliments it more with their quilting. VV is just a pattern that I have but on my wish list.
What a great way to celebrate your vacation!!

Barb said...

Your first quilt is so amazing as well as the other projects you have going on...

ranette said...

Yvette your VV is just wonderful!!! I have always loved this quilt and I'm excited to see how you have it quilted.

Looks like you got a lot done to me and of course I like it all....LOL

Crispy said...

You certainly got a lot of sewing done on your vacation (I bet you need a vacation after your vacation, I always feel like I didn't have enough time off LOL). I like your unique Chronicles blocks and your Vintage Valentines is wonderful :o)

Crispy

karenfae said...

you have gotten a lot done I think! so many sampler quilts you are working on - I try to do only one of that kind at a time
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Cathy said...

I love all your projects. Very nice. Hugs

Joy said...

Yvette, your Vintage Valentine is beautiful.... I can't wait to see it after it comes back from the quilter! The mitered borders are such a nice touch.

You had a really productive vacation - I think we need to figure out a way to eliminate this "work" thing... it so gets in the way of our creative endeavors! Have a great week!

P.S. Love the FW and BOW blocks!

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

Your work is beautiful!!! I'm going to attempt my first mitered border this week. I'm going to watch a you tube video first before I start choping up my fabric. I hope mine turns out as nice as yours!

LynCC said...

These are so wonderful! I'm totally in love with your Vintage Valentine. Would you like to share this post at my BOMs AWAY link "party"? Here's the URL if you would: http://whatahootquilts.blogspot.com/2011/07/boms-away-monday-10-and-hst-tip.html

Deb said...

There's nothing wrong with being unique. The quilt is going to look wonderful. And your Vintage Valentine quilt - it's making me swoon. I absolutely love it. Wish that I appliqued! Your other pieces are great too! I think you made good use out of your vacation!

Carrie P. said...

Wow, Yvette, both quilts are simply fabulous!!!! Well, done!!! Love them. And all your blocks. Busy girl.

Vivian said...

Oh my, I just love your Vintage Valentine quilt. Just beautiful.

Kim D. said...

I love your Vintage Valentine Quilt, your mitered borders turned out great! I think the red gives your Stitch-along quilt a little pop, it looks nice. All of your projects are great, looks like you've had a relaxing vacation. Good for you!

Quilter Kathy said...

Wow...you are making such great progress!
Love your civil war blocks!

Talin's Corner said...

You sure have been busy. I must be blind...I don't see any mistakes. Your Civil War blocks look great.

donna said...

I love your vintage valentine. Maybe one day mine will look like that hehe. Your blocks are wonderful. I have the Farmer's wife book and I have been thinking I should get going on that.
Hugs
donna

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Look at all you've done!!! You've been busy over there. Everything is so pretty,I love it all. Keep it up!!!

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous top. I love applique and mitered corners are very nice on this one!

NEEDLEWINGS said...

The valentine quilt is awesome! You do wonderful work! If you don't find a long arm quilter in your area, let me know. You can see my work at
http://enchantedquilts.com

Karen said...

I hope the 22 weeks pass by fast! You had a very productive vacation and now you can get a little rest at work. ;)

Robin said...

Oooo... VV looks amazing. Gorgeous! And the stitch-along quilt is so cute! Happy finish.

Your productivity is so inspiring! It makes me want to go make stuff! :)

Larain said...

i love your vintage valentine, was it a pattern? or BOM your colours are just great. The mitred corners are so perfect.