Monday, December 17, 2007

Eureka - I have found the best way to stay happy and warm at the same time. Last Christmas, The Princess gave me this beauty of a queen-sized whole cloth quilt. I forced myself to complete a couple of lingering UFO's before I started work on it. It wasn't long before it was simply to hot to sit under all of that fabric and batting, causing me to carefully fold it up and put it away. Saturday afternoon I was a little chilly but didn't want to adjust the thermostat and I remembered this quilt waiting patiently. Two days of pure joy and warmth later, I decided to share my progress.

28 comments:

Rose Marie said...

The quilt is going to be lovely. Keeping warm is why I always have a huge quilt to quilt during the winter months

Linda said...

Oh my, look at all those teeny tiny stitches. Great way to keep warm and productive at the same time.

KCQuilter said...

Oh, wow, can't wait to see this one all done done! Beautiful.

Darlene said...

Oh, Libby, it's exquisite! I'm so glad you're working on this beauty again.

CONNIE W said...

What a great way to keep warm and quilt at the same time!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

That will be a treasure when done!

caronmosey said...

Oh how pretty! I can't wait to try a whole cloth, but I hate the marking part of the project! Be sure and share it with us when it is all finished... should take you a few weeks, right? LOL

Caron in Michigan
http://blog.caronmosey.com

Dianne said...

Wow, Libby, I am in awe! That is just gorgeous!

paula, the quilter said...

That's one of the reasons why I enjoy hand quilting. Plus it makes me slow down and enjoy the process. BTW, I'm enjoying your different banners.

Angie said...

Oh Libby, what a treasure you will have there when you've finished...and yes, an excellent way to stay warm on these chilly days now. :>)

dot said...

Wow!! I have yet to do a whole cloth. I look forward to seeing this completed. A great way to keep warm.

Guðrún said...

This is so beautiful.

Bren said...

Warmth, texture, and the feel of the needle and thread...what could be better?? Your quilting is gorgeous as usual!!

Yvonne said...

Oh Libby....that's going to be gorgeous. I would love to make one of those some day. :)

Perry said...

This is going to be a gorgeous quilt when you finish. A great way to keep warm.

Rose said...

Ooooo...I've always wanted to do one of those. It's lovely. Did you mark the pattern yourself or is it pre-printed?

I've been keeping warm under a quilt too. Nothing finer.

Happy In Quilting said...

Wow...very nice....

Screen Door said...

It's coming along so well. Your stitches are beautiful. I forget-- what size was it? I can remember I used to do all hand quilting and I always had a kid on the other end of the couch covering up with half I wasn't using. Good memories...

QuiltingFitzy said...

This is beeeutiful!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Libby!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's gorgeous! What a lovely gift from the Princess to the Quilting Queen!

anne bebbington said...

There's nothing like making busy on a large WIP to keep your lap warm - it looks lovely

Marilyn R said...

Such a beautiful project to keep the winter chills away!

Colleen Eskridge said...

Oh my you must be the bravest lady I know....to quilt on white with a color.It is stunning. I AM NOT WORTHY!!! Watching your progress will be so much fun. Love the patterns. Colleen

Susie said...

I know it will be beautiful. Everything you do is so special..
xo

Linda_J said...

I have been cold for a month or more! I don't think our new thermostat is working properly as it seems like the heat never does come on lately--and should. DJ says it is no different than it was ever was and I must be cold because some of my insulation is gone. I can't prove any of it, of course, but this is the first year I have not felt compelled to completely shut off the furnance vents. I need to get me a quilt, like you! I love white and white anyway and helped a church quilt group do one in the past.

Meant to tell you too that I have a Santa on a little wreath like the one on the left of your banner--it's up on the sewing room door with the Christmas cards. My friend Carolyn painted it so it must have been a popular pattern some years back.

Judy said...

Looking good! Keep working an din no time it will be finished!

Patti said...

What a lovely gift to give you - and a great solution to the chill. Your stitches are perfection itself! I've often though I'd love to hand quilt a whole cloth quilt.

atet said...

Just beautiful and what a wonderful way to keep warm!