Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Finale

Here is the antique small quilt we will reproduce this month. As you are possibly sewing the next day or so look through your stash for pink and yellow if you want to do it with these colors. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I like them together. My top is done, it is basted, but not quilted.


 I have been appliqueing the stems on these and now to add the chain stitch from the stem to the berries. I am hoping to work on that tonight and possibly tomorrow night. It shouldn't take too long then I will be all caught up, ready for the last block and the last border.

Gay from Sentimental Stitches and Brenda, writer of the Dear Jane book have collaborated to bring us a red and white mystery quilt  this year. Check it out at Just Takes 2. I plan on participating with  muslin background and a variety of red prints.
My son took this photo of the woodpecker when he was here at Christmas. I found this on my camera when I downloaded photos today.

I'd like to say thank you to all who have visited my humble blog on the web. I appreciate every visit and every comment. We laugh, we cry and we encourage each other. It is a great community on the web.

Be safe and Happy New Year to you all!!

44 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Lori! I sure enjoy your blog.

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  2. I love stopping by your blog to see what is happening! Happy New Year!

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  3. Yipee - the quilt-a-long quilt. What a great little quilt for inspiration - now I can sort through my stash and plan :0) Your borders are lovely - what a gorgeous quilt it will be. Happy 2012!

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  4. Happy New Year, Lori. I've enjoyed another year of friendship with you. :-)

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  5. Hi, Lori, I'm excited about your quilt-a-long. I followed along on the sidelines last year and got an idea how it works and this year I plan to particpate. Happy New Year and thanks for sharing a quilt-a-long.

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  6. omg Lori what an adorable little quilt. Great woodpecker photo and your Beyond the... borders are really just wonderful. That quilt is incredible. Happy New Year!

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  7. Thank you for sharing this past year. It's been fun reading of your adventures and acquisitions.

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  8. I really hope to follow along with this quilt along as I've missed the others.

    Your borders for Beyond the Cherry Tree are coming along nicely!

    I am also planning on joining in on the Just Takes 2 quilt along. Should be a fun and busy year :)

    Happy New Year!
    Sue

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  9. Thank you for the sneak peek, Lori! [on the quilt along]...I was a little worried that I d not have that larger scale black at all, like you showed in your earlier post. I'm looking forward to our January project, thank you so much for doing this.

    Happy, healthy New Year to you!

    love

    lizzy at gone to the beach

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  10. Happy New Year! I concur with your comment on what a great community we have on the web - it is so encouraging! I enjoy visiting you! Love the photo - our kids never cease to surprise us!

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  11. I am so happy to see your new quilt-along! They are always just terrific fun. This one looks like it will be a perfect way to start the new year!
    Jean

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  12. I am so happy to see your new quilt-along! They are always just terrific fun. This one looks like it will be a perfect way to start the new year!
    Jean

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  13. Happy New Year Lori, it's already the morning of the first here. The yellow and pink look great in the little quilt.
    I'm so impressed by your cherry tree borders, they look gorgeous.

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  14. What a wonderful little antique quilt! Do we just make it any size we want or is there a specific block size we should adhere to? I'll have to have a look through my stash and see what I have!!
    Love the woodpecker, we don't have them here, they have the most amazing colouring on their feathers!
    Hope you get all your embroidering done on your border pieces, they look wonderful!!! All the very best for 2012!

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  15. Who would have thought that pink and yellow would look that well together?

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  16. Happy New Year, love your borders they look beautiful!
    oh another fun quilt a long! ah I love that yellow and pink very nice antique quilt
    Kathie

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  17. Oh you have a great evening planned. Your borders look great, that quilt is going to be so awesome when it is done. I am thinking about your new quilt, I do love red and white quilts! Happy New Year to you and your husband!

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  18. LOri, the little quilt-a-long looks fantastic!! I love the fabrics and how it turned out. Your berries and vines are off the charts! Can't wait to see how it looks with all the other blocks!! You do amazing work! Happy and Healthy 2012!!

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  19. Happy New Year, Lori!! Here's to another creative year!

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  20. The new little quilt along looks great! I will start looking for yellow & pink. I may have to buy some fabric!! We're in Pensacola now and there is a great fabric/pharmacy store nearby! Your applique border is fantastic and I love the woodpecker! Happy New Year!

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  21. Well, it's not even midnight and I'm already signing up for two new projects. Hope I can keep up. Happy New Year.

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  22. Shoo flys - how sweet! Looking forward to the quiltalong.
    I couldn't have said it better. Thanks for your encouragement.

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  23. Hope you have a Happy New Year and a healthy, wealthy and prosperous 2012.

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  24. That is a sweet quilt! Can't wait to start it! Woohoo!

    Those vine borders are beautiful.... can't wait to see it all together! It will be a stunner!

    Happy New Year!

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  25. Happy New Year Lori, and what a lovely way to start 2012... I love your little quilt and I love yellows and pinks! Yippie! Couldn't think of a better way to start the year than a quilt-along with YOU! :)
    xox

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  26. Happy New Year to you Lori,
    I love Pink and yellow together-
    Your applique pieces are very pretty.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  27. I am looking forward to this QAL! Very sweet little quilt. I hope I can find pink and yellow. Am reorganizing the sewing room and things are in an upheaval.
    You are a genuine person and it shows through even in cyber space. Thanks for all the encouragement and kindness you spread!

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  28. I've done ALL your other QALs and love this one too! Good choice. I'll look forward to it! Thanks for the warning.

    Lucy~

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  29. I wouldn't miss your quiltalongs for anything. Haven't missed one yet. I'll be ready to begin as soon as I hear "Go."
    I can't think of a better way to start the new year. This is becoming a favorite tradition. Lead on, Ms. Lori.

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  30. A very happy New Year Lori !!!and a new QAL, youpi !!!!!!!!!!! XXX

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  31. Happy New Year.
    I love the little quilt - all I have is some yellow but I might just get some fabrics to make this. Or make it with some modern fabrics.
    Love the appliqued border.

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  32. Love your little quilt! I'm so tempted to participate, but geesh...I have a ton of projects!

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  33. It's exciting to see some of the BTCT borders coming together. I am waiting, but yours look great.

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  34. Love your little quilt Lori!

    Your borders are looking good too - does that mean the top is nearly done? What a mammoth undertaking that has been and your quilt is going to be fabulous - a real masterpiece!

    Happy New Year!

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  35. Happy New Year Lori. It has been so nice to get reaquainted with you since our days at Inter-Quilt. I so look forward to sharing pictures and laughs in the new year. I love the doll quilt and hope to make one. Hugs

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  36. Great colors - I've always loved quilts done in pink and yellow. Happy New Year, Lori!

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  37. Happy New Year Lori, to you and your family.
    I enjoy your posts and all your lovely quilts. Look forward to more during 2012. (Your applique borders look awesome).

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  38. Your vines are so cool; I just love them! I am so excited to make another doll quilt with your quilt along. Another great choice! Thanks for doing this, yet again, and Happy New Year to you, Lori!

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  39. Count me in. I love the colors of the little quilt. Thanks for taking the time to organize this quilt a-long. Your borders with that fantastic applique is going to make one phenomenal quilt.

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  40. Happy New Year !
    Nice surprice on your camera!
    Your son love's nature (too) ?!

    (ps,I have pink and some yellow fabrics ... but no time for more projects ....(;0))

    Greetings,
    Simone

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  41. OK, fabric is ready - I'm looking forward to the quilt along.
    Love your borders - very exciting you are that far along!

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  42. Your cherry border is wonderful, Lori! What a great surprise to find the little woodpecker on your camera - they are so cute! Hope you have a lovely year ahead. Thanks for the many awesome posts you had on your blog during 2011-always fun to read and so inspiring! XX Dixie

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  43. I love the shoo fly little quilt! Love your blog and being in touch, promise to be back often ;-).

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