Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Look What is on My Design Wall

Hello Everyone,

You know those projects that you had started and then put away, for whatever reason, and you just hadn't gotten back to them. Well this post is about one of those such projects. Once I got it out and started working on it, it left me scratching my head wondering why I had put it away in the first place.

I have been having so much fun with it and it started like this.....

A little more paper piecing, I love it!


Some finished arcs.


Some finished spikes.



More arcs.







Then the building process begins on the design wall!! Woo hoo, I just love it!!


A little more.


Even more.


All up on the wall!! Now I just have to piece all the units together.

For those of you who are wondering the information on this quilt. It is called the Fourth of July and is a pattern by Judy Niemeyer, one of my favorites. I just took another class from her about 2 weeks ago and am in the process of piecing one of her newest patterns. Loving that one too.

Seriously, if you ever have the opportunity to take a class from her do it!! I have several times and have learned something new each time! On my next post, I will have pictures and a slideshow from the class 2 weeks ago. So stay tuned for that post, it will be picture heavy!!

Also, on the home front, my newest newsletter is out. You can check it out here. I have also added a button on my sidebar where you can just click and sign up for the newsletter that way. I would love to have you on board.

While you are on my website check out the newest customer quilts on my gallery. The most recent additions are on the sidebar labeled Recent Additions.

Until Next Time....


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39 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I could take all the classes in the world and never, ever, make a quilt that is that amazing!! Holy Moly, that is just beautiful!!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! The only way to get those crisp, sharp point is paper piecing.

Catherine said...

Wow! That is stunning!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Very sharp! Look at the time you've put into it. WOW

Carla said...

Just beautiful!!

PamKittyMorning said...

Wonderful!!!

MichelleB said...

Wow! It's fabulous. I love it.

Rachel said...

that looks amazing.

Nedra said...

I love the colors you are doing your 4th of July in. Isn't it a fun quilt to make? I did a girl get away when I made mine, and spent a week paper piecing and I loved it.

Tara said...

It's perfectly firecrackery! Beautiful!

Exuberant Color said...

WOW! I've never done one of her patterns. What a beauty!

henny said...

what a lovely pattern....
The color is also gorgeous, Rachel!
Perfect,perfect, perfect....

Sherri said...

It's gorgeous...absolutely gorgeous! I actually do like paper piecing after I get started and see what can be done with it...love your quilt!

Purple and Paisley said...

aaack! i am green with envy! absolutely gorgeous, jackie! i love, love, love it!

Anya said...

Oh, I love that. It's exquisite! Paper piecing certainly makes for nice sharp points.

Penny said...

Good heavens! That is fabulous! Wow, Wow, Wow!!

Lisa said...

Oooohh! I love it love it love it!!!

Anina said...

Yes, why did you ever put this away? It's absolutely breathtaking!

Mary Beth said...

That is just stunning. I love the fabrics, the colors, the pattern....... I don't see many quilts that hit all three for me. I have done some NY beauties and that paper piecing takes patience. Fantastic job! You are so prolific!!!!! I wanna be YOU! I am still plugging away on my pops. Ten small 4 by 4 inch blocks to pick out and sew. Six additional to complete the sewing of. I think hexies might be next in Fassett and other Westminster in some mosaic pattern. I love seeing the hexie blog alongs. Take care and stay dry!

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Jackie,
This quilt is amazing. The fabric, the colors, the pattern...it really should be on the cover of a magazine. Thanks for sharing and can't wait to see it pieced together.
~Karen~

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- those colors are amazing Jackie! I often wonder the same thing when I pick up an old project -- why didn't I just finish it when I was working on it???

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Oh Aah! That is stunning indeed! Judy's patterns are amazing. I have quite a few of her patterns, and are on my long quilts to make list! Love your color choices. Fantastic!

Vickie E said...

wow wee...that is gorgeous!!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Jackie I am speechless.....wow...

quiltycat said...

Wow! Great work and wonderful colors.
nichi

Tina said...

OOH! I new I'd like it as soon as I saw the paper arc. Then the spikes! And the whole thing is amazing! I love Judy's pattens but have never met her. I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time. Thanks for the inspiration!

Hanne said...

What a lovely quilt you have in the making Jackie !

Fiesta said...

spectacuar

Karen said...

I love it Jackie.

Teresa said...

Why that's a star studded spectacular galaxy of a quilt!!!!

Annemariesquilt said...

Wow what a great quilt and full of lots of bright colors. Looks difficult though..

Shari said...

This is such a stunning quilt - so vibrant. Judy has great patterns. Lucky you to be able to take a class.

Janet said...

Love this quilt too. looking forward to the posts from your class.

Janet said...

Ditto on the projects put away. The colours in this quilt are so vibrant and stunning. I love paper piecing, looks like you do too. Good job, it looks like it'll be finished very soon.

anne from finland said...

Hi Jackie, The quilt looks turning really great! I like those colours very much.

belinda said...

OH....OH.........OH MY!!! Want.it.

KateKwiltz said...

Love those batiks! And love that pattern! It's gorgeous!

Lisa said...

Absoultly beautiful! Where does she teach? Is there any books aboutthis quilt?

imquilternity said...

Your 4th of July is spectacular...I LOVE the fabrics you chose! I've got the 4th of July pattern on my list of quilts to make (hope mine turns out as well as yours has) and I agree with you...Judy Niemeyer's patterns are wonderful!

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