Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas quilt,done and delivered!

 We headed out to our house not the 26th, and two things happened… I got the back cut for the Xmas quilt, and we noticed Jenny Egg eyes were all gooey and her jaw was hanging… She proceeded to get much worse and went to the vet on Saturday… We are awaiting blood tests on Monday… She's all medicated, and having a hard time eating, not being able to close her mouth… So, we're all a bit sad about this turn of events…She's my little shadow… Keep her in your thoughts, please.

We have a very special friend we were seeing on Sunday, who needed a quilt and a big pot of homemade Chicken soup. So this Christmas quilt had to be finished very quickly! It went on the frame Friday night,was bound Saturday night, washed,  laid out to dry, and labeled just in time to walk out the door to deliver it. I'm very pleased with how it turned out!


So here she is, Christmas quilt 2013! I rotated the star points from point up to on the axis, every other one… I like the movement,and it's less obvious then all the same… I have a hard time making the "all the same" quilt. Which explains the many scrappy patterns, and fabrics… I also ran out of LIME green, and the circles, 5 are a slightly lighter version, then the others, even though that is hard to see on this photo.  You can see int eh top photo with the backing I used some Jennifer Paganelli fabric I had been savoring, I mean, SAVING, for just the right project…I did not have enough for the backing so I used the leftover Jess Wheelahan Fabrics, screen printed letters and numbers, and one bit of Kona green! I love the mixture of the traditional print and modern stuff… So good.
...And here is the quilt in it's new home! It made itself comfy on the couch right away! Don't you love the hand painted watercolor Parrots and Macaws on the wall behind it? So perfect! It has gone on to a good home… It was a super fast and fun project that was just meant to go live here… I love it when that happens...

Now back home by the fire, Beatrice and I whipped up a batch of Hot cocoa powder to last us the winter season… The recipe is over at my Recipe blog:

Time for some appliqué by the fire… It's pouring with rain, and does not feel an OUNCE like Christmas season, here.. My grass is as green as the lime centers on my quilt… Go figure!



29 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful gift.
    Sending healing thoughts to your Jenny Egg.
    Andi x

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  2. Hope your sweet dog is ok.
    The quilt is beautiful.

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  3. Oh dear! Prayers for little Jenny Egg. Great quilt! You're really mastering that long arm machine.

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  4. Jenny is in my thoughts and you as well.
    The quilt is great. Nice when our work goes to someone who will love it too.
    Seems we are having the same weather worldwide. Although ours is s bit cooler than sometimes. Not complaining just saying.
    Happy New Year.

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  5. It's an absolute beauty and you certainly cheered someone with it. Healthy healing thoughts.

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  6. Oh no Jenny Egg...did she have a little stroke? Throw a clot?
    I hope she recovers quickly.....I'm send warm positive thoughts your way.

    You made short work of the Christmas quilt gift......I hope it gets plenty of loving...it does
    look perfect in that home!!!

    Happy 2014

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  7. This is such a beautiful quilt, so glad it went to a home to be loved. I have that same mug, mine has a K on it. Hope the news is good tomorrow for your little shadow.

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  8. I hope your little pup is ok! I love the Christmas quilt. It is GORGEOUS~
    I love what you do - such a visionary. Quality Kitchen time too! Will check out that recipe! Thanks B and V!

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  9. Oh Victoria, my heart reaches across the continent to link up with yours in solidarity for Jenny Boo. I lost my Kitty earlier this month and it's still tear-inducing to think about her. I know how precious they are to us. May she pull thru this and be as chipper as she ever was. Thanks for the hot choc recipe-it's my favorite After-Dark drink.

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  10. BIG hug to Jenny Egg - hope she recovers quickly. Hmmm - is that a Craftsy shirt Beatrice has on? Hmmm, will we be seeing a Victoria Craftsy class soon???? What a great gift for your friend - did you make the soup, too? Can't believe you finished that quilt so fast... take care, enjoy the holiday time.

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  11. So sorry to hear about Jenny Egg. Cherish that rain...we're heading into the deep freeze for the week here in Wisconsin. Sub zero all the way. Brrrrrrrr.

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  12. I hope your dog is getting better, we are just back from a few hours at the vet emergency clinic with ours who is sick but has medicines now. Your quilt is lovely, a wonderful present.

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  13. So sorry to hear about Jenny Egg. Hope she gets better soon! Beautiful quilt! How many tablespoons of chocolate do you put in the cup? Sending good wishes!

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  14. That quilt is a gorgeous masterpiece!!!

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  15. I hope your dog will be well soon! The quilt is beautiful!

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  16. The quilt is amazing! Just love the colours! Hope you all had a great Christmas and sending you all good things for your dog to be better soon.

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  17. Love your finished quilt. Sending big hugs to Jenny Egg ... hope she is feeling better soon :)

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  18. Beautiful quilt for your friend, I hope Jenny Egg will be okay.

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  19. Will add my prayers for Jenny Egg. Love the Christmas quilt, sure it will cheer your friend! It's raining lots here in the UK and even in Finland there is no snow!

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  20. Thinking of you and your family. It is so hard when the little ones get scary sick.

    The Christmas quilt is amazing, as is your generous spirit in giving it to a friend in need. Thank you for my good thought for today.

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  21. Oh V, I love this quilt!!! So lovely. Bet the new owner is in love. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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  22. Jenny Egg is at the top of my prayer list....

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  23. Praying for miss Jenny egg! Please let us know how she is doing . Beautiful ,happy quilt --wonderful gift --glad it got a good home!
    Renee

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  24. Hi, wow I see you have been branching out on your quilts !! Very nicely done!!!
    Hope you had good holidays , I was so sick I almost cancelled the whole thing..

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  25. I love the pic of the quilt in its new home! The parrot / macaw images are a perfect complement. Congrats.

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  26. The Christmas quilt looks fabulous!! Great work to get it all finished in that time. Do hope Jenny Egg is much better very soon.

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  27. Beautiful quilt ~ do hope Jenny Egg is doing better today!

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  28. I love the Christmas quilt, especially the different greens. Matching is boring! Love the pattern too.

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  29. Hoping Jenny Egg is feeling much better. Sometimes antibiotics can do wonders. I can't tell you how often I am thankful to be living in the age of antibiotics, especially when I'm tending to our beloved dogs and cats. Sending much love your way.

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