Saturday, October 13, 2012

Learning to be a 'Blog Dog'  -  first, strike an adorable pose when the evil vacuum cleaner is in the vicinity.
Decide to investigate something across the room just as the camera shutter is closing.
Try out a funny face when you think no one is looking.
Lull the photographer into a false sense of security by posing ever so briefly.
Wander into a shot unexpectedly.
Plop yourself down in a spot when your presence isn't really called for.
  
Wait, I think Larkin is trying to tell us something  . . . .
Ta Da!!!! It's done - the Hexagon Star top is complete.  With apologies for the sunshine, I just couldn't wait another moment to share the finish.
And just check out the back.  It's almost as fun to look at as the front.
Now to piece a backing, get it basted and start quilting.  In quilting there is no rest for the weary.

55 comments:

Loris said...

Larkin has got this down :-) So young and already an accomplished model! She is so cute. Love the 'chewing' photo..that bone is huge in her mouth :-)
The hexie quilt is amazing! Lovely work. Enjoy that quilting. It's going to be a much loved quilt!

Angie said...

Oh Libby, this is spectacular!! Great job, and huge hugs to that adorable Larkin, the quilt alert dog.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Libby, simply beautiful quilt, congratulations. Enjoy the quilting process. Larkin is adorable.

Patty D from NC said...

Amazing quilt. Congrats on such a beautiful top.

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations! It's amazing! You have quite the cutie quilt model there!

Sue said...

Very lovely quilt and your new pooch is gorgeous.

Nancy in MT said...

Love Pup, and wow, on your hex quilt, awesome. n

Kindred Quilts said...

A stunning hexie quilt and a photogenic pup! Does it get any better?

AnnieO said...

The young do what they want, right? But we forgive them when they are sooo cute!

The finished Hexie is even more beautiful, if possible! Congratulations.

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Oh what a gorgeous quilt! I have never seen this pattern before you showed us. I love your pup-so very cute and well mannered! We just got back from obedience lessons, we are working hard to have an obedient dog.
Have a great weekend.
Noreen

Darlene D said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful!

KC Quilter said...

So beautiful....quilt AND dog!!!

Onnie said...

Your hexagon quilt is just gorgeous! I know it feels good to finish!

Darlene said...

Larkin is so dang cute!!!

Applause, applause, Libby - I think I've been with you through every stitch. Way to go!!!

Sue said...

Just GORGEOUS! Congratulations !

Sue said...

Oh your quilt is just beautiful! I'll bet you are glad it's finally a finish!

The pups poses are a nice touch too :)

Karen said...

Loud applause!

Dawn said...

Larkin is so sweet - those legs must grow an inch a week.
LOVE the hex - it is fabulous - glad I got to see it for real.

kelley said...

Larkin looks quite comfy under the table...easy to run out for treats if they appear...

lovely hexagon quilt...wow!!!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Wow! Great hexi quilt! I admire anyone who starts one and finishes it! Congratulations!

Kim said...

Leave it to Larkin to help make this a very grand announcement. I am in awe of this quilt. You've got talent, girl! :-D

WoolenSails said...

Larkin is so cute and that quilt is gorgeous, you did a beautiful job on it and your fabric choices.

Debbie

Paula, the quilter said...

Woo hoo! The hexies are all together. Cute little four legged Vanna.

Candace said...

I don't know which I like more - Larkin learning to be a Blog dog, or your hexagon stars! Both are just wonderful!
Cheers!

Texan said...

Its soooooooo great, the quilt... and Larkin is too!

annie said...

Photo blog dog rules!
Just love your piece, it is a work of art, love the designs, and the colors esp.

quiltsbycheri said...

both are totally amazing :)

*-* said...

What a fabulous looking quilt!
Congrats on the completion. I know how good that feels. I just completed the quilting, on mine, in early August.
Love your helper as well. :)
Kay.

Mimi said...

I absolutely LOVE your hexagon, star quilt. It's a beauty and so is that adorable pup.

Tina said...

Wow - great Hexagon Quilt. Fantastic job! And I volunteer to doggie-sit Larkin if you guys are ever in Nevada. She is a crack-up and a cutie to boot!!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Love the picture of Larkin sitting on the quilt looking up at you with those puppy eyes ... how could you not just squeeze her to death! The quilt is beyond words ... gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Did you work from a pattern, Libby or was that your own design. Lately I've seen a number of hexi quilts in the process and am so tempted because it makes great hand work that can be easily carried.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Hi Larkin! You're a beautiful model. Love, love, love this spectacular quilt.

Shakerwood said...

Cheering wildly on the other coast!!

darlynn said...

OMG, that is an amazing quilt
you did a great job Libby!
Larkin's rather darling as well.

Carolyn said...

Stunning, just stunning! It's been fun to watch the progress of this quilt, congratulations on the finish! Larkin is adorable too....

Cathi said...

Congratulations! That's a stunning quilt!
Larkin looks absolutely adorable - and is clearly taking on the quilt inspection duties. ;-)

suz said...

Larkin is adorable and the quilt is amazing.

Barb said...

congratulations - your quilt is stunning!
coco does the same thing when I put a quilt on the floor - Larkin is adorable

Lori said...

Larkin is adorable, but he's got nothing on that amazing quilt! Wow!!
Congratulations!!

anne bebbington said...

Stunning!!! both the quilt and the top :)

anne bebbington said...

oops - meant the quilt and the doggie :)

McIrish Annie said...

wow lots of big finishes at su casa! hexies are awesum. can't wait to get a up close and personal look in december. saw the pic from the shower! how fun!

Carole said...

Congrads on a stunning finish! Wow! that's quite the number of hexes! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

Joanne Lavallee said...

Very Cool, Nice finish! Bravo!

Holly Field Designs said...

Amazing work!! It reminds me of the tile work I saw while living in the Middle East.

Jenny M said...

What a stunning quilt! Love the colours, well done on finishing .

sewprimitive karen said...

Your house is so pretty, esp. with little Larkin in it. And the hexagon...what a stunner1

ranette said...

Such a beautiful quilt and Larkin too!

Guðrún said...

Hurray, it is gorgeous.

Carol said...

Libby it's absolutely gorgeous...the picture of the back it amazing!
Larkin is the PERFECT blog dog! What a doll!

Stina Blomgren said...

SMILE.... Looking forward to follow Larkin on her days with you and your quilts.....and congratulations to your finish...well almost...all those hexagons.... And it's so beautiful!!!! It will be a real beauty when quilted!!

Rose Marie said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous! I remember when you first posted photos of the beginnings of this quilt and have loved seeing glimpses of it over the years. Show us photos of your quilting progress as time goes by. The eye candy will be most appreciated.

Stephanie D said...

I just want to scoop that little furbaby up and snuggle her! SOOOO precious!

Oh, yeah, THE QUILT! Woohoo! What a beauty!

Grit said...

Just FANTASTIC!!!
This quilt is so beautiful.
And your dog loves this quilt.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Jeanne said...

It's breath-takingly beautiful! Way to go! Larkin adds a positive touch to the gorgeous quilt.