Friday, October 02, 2009

It's Finished

Well, it's not totally finished...but the top is finished and I am absolutely crazy about it. I can take absolutely no credit for picking the fabric...it was a kit that I bought last year from The Olde Green Cupboard in Jacksonville, FL...and the pattern is Gingersnap from Carrie Nelson's book It's a Dog's LifeI love the piano key border…lots of work but I think it makes the quilt.


On to October…I hope it doesn’t fly by quite as quickly as September did. I need to set my Charming Girl’s goals for this month. I think this month will be for some catching up on some things that didn’t get done in September…Hmmmm, BOM’s are stacking up.


My quilt holder is doing great…he’s completed his first week of physical therapy and is making marked progress with each visit. The therapist is thrilled! Thank you for all of your well wishes…you can’t imagine how much it has meant to us.

22 comments:

Vicki W said...

I love scrappy quilts like this.

Screen Door said...

I love that book--- almost purchased it several times... Great quilt-- a real beauty...

Darlene said...

I absolutely love this quilt! It's fabulous and the quilt holder is doing a splendid job. LOL

paulette said...

This quilt is gorgeous!! I love it! Well done!
Paulette

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Gingersnap was worth the wait Carol, it's fabulous! I'm so thrilled for both of you that the Quilt Holder is back in business, LOL! I have to decide what to do for my Oct finishes too....

Sue said...

I think that quilt is just lovely! You are moving right along. I need to get in the flow of things. I am planning on a little project tomorrow. We'll see how that goes;)
Have a great weekend!

em's scrapbag said...

And it is beautiful. Glad to hear the quilt holder is on the road to recovery. My it be a speedy trip.

Randi said...

It's wonderful! Love it.

Allie said...

Beautiful quilt Carol! So glad your quilt holder is doing so well!

joantufts said...

Wonderful news and a B E A U T I F U L quilt to boot! Wow! I can't wait to see what you pick for you October projects.

Nancy in WI said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. I always loved that line of fabric. You are so motivating and now I really want to see some more "Belle Meade" blocks. Thanks for sharing. Nancy in WI

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Carol! Can you believe how fast this year is going? It scares me to think how close Christmas is -- didn't we just take down the decorations???

Gretchen said...

Absolutely gorgeous quilt!! I have fabric for "Gingersnaps" in a bag around here somewhere. Maybe I should add this to my need-to-do-soon pile now that I see how great yours turned out! Glad to hear that Mr. Quilt Holder is doing well!!!! He does such a nice job:)

Ginger Patches said...

I LOVE it Carol!!! Is it all Hemming House or are there other fabrics in there too? Very important to have your quilt holder back in commission!!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Love your Gingersnap quilt! That's such a pretty pattern and great fabrics. Glad your quilt holder is doing well.

Kathie said...

oh Carol the quilt is just wonderful, I can see why you love it.
I love that book and her patterns I need to make some of them!
So happy to hear Andy is doing so well AND that your sewing again!!!!!
this quilt would be fun in just using your scraps I bet!
kathie

Karen said...

I can see why you like the quilt top! A good finish. Piano key borders are a lot of cutting and stitching but they do add a lot of pizazzz to the quilt.
Glad to hear that Mr. Quilt Holder is doing well. When does he think he will have the other knee done?

Kim said...

Excellent! Completely different from my Gingersnaps, huh? Love the blues. I'll give you credit for having a good eye in choosing a fun design and color combination along with fabulous piecing work. Love when I find fabrics already put together in a kit ~ I know it's going to be what I want. Hurray for the quilt holder guy!! Tell him hello and congratulate him on his determination to recover from a challenging surgery, sounds like he is doing well. :o)

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

It's beautiful, Carol.

*karendianne. said...

Oh gosh didn't that come out completely YUMMY!!! Boy. They sure can put a kit together over there at the Olde Green Cupboard, can't they!

Quilt Hollow said...

I too just love those piano keyboard borders! Another beautiful quilt!!

Teresa said...

Yeaaaa! Very nice job on the quilt. I like the compbination of the four patches and the alternating blocks.