Sunday, February 24, 2013

Happy Anniversary Judie!

When I saw Temecula Quilt Company was doing an Anniversary quilt for Judi Rothermel's 25th Anniversary...I knew I had to do it...Judie's fabrics have been some of my very favorites over all the years I've been quilting...her wonderful Aunt Grace fabrics have been in many baby quilts over the years and her Civil War repros are second to none...her fabrics also hold a very special place in my heart...when I opened my shop on Dec. 1, 1999 the first whole collection I had was a group of Judie's...it was a huge hit and I think I had every collection of Judie's in the shop until I closed in Aug. 2007.

We're having a grey, misty day today so  Mr. Quilt Holder had to do his job inside...well, my timing wasn't very good, he was watching the Daytona 500, but I assured him we'd be quick...not that quick dear...
now you'll have to hold it for just another second.

Thank you Judie for these wonderful fabrics...thank you Temecula Quilt Company for a wonderful design...I loved every minute of making this quilt!

23 comments:

Janet O. said...

Very nice, Carol. (I love the first photo, BTW.)
Seeing your lovely finish may inspire me to wrap things up on mine tomorrow.
Judie's prints were some of my first repro fabrics. Wish there was a shop near me that carried them regularly. It is pretty hit and miss around here.

Angie said...

It's a little beauty, Carol. :) You have a nice quilt holder too. ;D

Sue said...

Beautiful!

Her fabrics are my favorite by far. What a wonderful milestone for her.


Your quilt is perfect.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love Judie's fabrics I met her briefly in 2007 when she had a booth at the Quilt Festival in Chicago. Her fabrics have always been so beautiful and heart warming :-)

Jean said...

Any thoughts on how you will quilt this?

Terry said...

It looks great! :0)

Diane said...

Very nice!

Cathy said...

Love your Temecula SAL. It turned out really nice. I have all the blocks done and just need to put them together. I am a big fan of Judie too. Hugs

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I have the same troubles with my Mr. Quilt Holder. ;-) Gorgeous quilt, even if it took a couple of tries to get a nice photo of it.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, another top finished. Tell Mr. Quiltholder we appreciate his participation.

Yvette said...

You brat! I just love it and am kicking myself for not joining in. I am not sure when I would have scheduled it in but it would have been with losing a little sleep over. I went to take a quilt to my quilter and she had one there from her friend. She also did a great job.

LOVE IT!!! Just a tad green with envy. I'll bet your shop was my kind of place.

Sharon Dawn said...

Was Mr. Quilt holder trying to see Danika win? Love the quilt. I didn't know Judie was the creator of some of my favorite fabrics!

Shakerwood said...

Sometimes there isn't enough chocolate to get the quilt holder to do what we need!

I've been lucky enough to vend at some of the same shows where Judie is vending. She is the only one that I buy from. I, too, have loved her fabrics for all this time. So consistent .....

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- 25 years for Judie? I would have thought it was more LOL. I LOVE her fabrics and like you, have many fond memories from the early years. Very cute quilt top!

Julie in the Barn said...

Judie's fabrics are my favorites, too. I can't get them in my area so always stock up when I'm traveling. Just emptied my wallet while in So. Cal. so I can finish Temecula's sew along. The stores were almost sold out! I only have row 1 done.Your darling finish has spurred me to get mine done.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful quilt. I still don't know how I missed that kit but I have a bundle so I'll just make my own. I'm starting row 1 tonight!

Kindred Quilts said...

Okay, now I'm sorry I didn' follow along with the Temecula Sew Along in Judie's fabrics... your quilt is gorgeous!!!

Sinta Renee said...

Very nice... I love your finish Carol. I'm still on row three... but now I want to get going!

Melanie said...

Great job. I do love her fabric design skills. Fabrics designs that don't go out of style....

Cheryl said...

Love it Carol!!! Look at all the memories this fabric holds for you. Enjoy your time with your kiddos!! (((((hugs)))))

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Oh, I love this! Judie's fabrics have been a staple on my shelves too; hard to believe it's been 25 years... I just started quilting; didn't I? ;)

Stitched With Prayer said...

Just stopped by to Hi There sweet friend. Hoping all is well in your little corner of the world. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers too, as always. Big Hugs to you and give the cutie Howie a scratch or two for me would ya? :o)

Karen said...

How could I have neglected to tell you how much I love your Temecula project!! I'll get back to mine hopefully next week when my sewing partner (and partner in fabric crime!) returns. We are making it a true sew-along and I don't want to get too far ahead lol.
Have a grand weekend...