Monday, December 24, 2012

Productive Week

Here were my retreat projects. I feel pretty good about what I got done.
Another quilt made from the cowboy fabric!! Yeehaw! I have a border fabric picked out and am hoping to get it on today.
I added the cheddar outside the spikes to help give this quilt balance. I brought a stencil to possibly get it prepped for trapunto. The stencil was too small and am now having second thoughts about doing it at all.
After finding my blocks at home I finished the main body of Just Takes Two!! After seeing some options I considered a more elaborate border, but only for about two seconds. Now I'm thinking a 4-6" red border and calling it DONE!

We didn't only sew, we also played in the snow. Click here to check it out!
Happy Christmas Eve!!

22 comments:

  1. OH my they are all beautiful! I really like the cowboy quilt, someone is really going to love that one!

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  2. Merry Christmas to you and your family. The snow pictures were beautiful!

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  3. your quilt successes are amazing! Merry Christmas, be safe and warm!

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  4. Very productive! Just love that red/green/cheddar appliqué quilt!

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  5. I already saw the snow pictures and are envious - we are in Florida now. The quilt tops are all wonderful! Your jubilee quilt is awesome and I think the final cheddar border does set it off well. The red and white is gorgeous! I wish I had time to participate in all the wonderful quilt projects on blogs, but I have to keep my priorities in order. You have gotten so much accomplished this year so congratulations go to you. Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  6. That Jubilee quilt is something to really be proud of, Lori.
    I usually opt for more simple borders--gives the eye a resting place and gives me a finish! : )

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  7. Wonderful works Lori. Love the cheddar border on the jubilee quilt! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  8. Fijne kerst en lieve groetjes van mij,
    :o)

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  9. Clever play with some rail fence blocks! Yeah I think a plain red border will frame up all those complicated JT2 blocks nicely.

    Merry Christmas Lori! It's less than hour to Christmas day here.

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  10. Wow! Every time I see your Jubilee quilt I like it better :0) Trapunto does sound wonderful and I admire it so much on antique quilts but I haven't tried it yet - good luck! Weither you do it or not this will be a fabulously wonderful quilt! The cowboys look great! And you must be so pleased with your JT2 - what a sampler!!

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  11. Okay call me crazy but this is what popped into my head when I saw the dates on your quilt......your birth and death years....not your 50th B'd.
    Are you going to say something about your birthday on the top?

    Happy Sewing and Merry Christmas

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  12. Once again, Lori, you get the prize for most accomplished during a little retreat! I love your nephew's (to be) quilt and your Jubilee top is amazing. thanks for the inspiration on the JTF. I love how they turned out and I would never have done it without your help! Have a great Christmas!

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  13. Wow, you were super productive. Always wonderful eye candy!

    Merry Christmas to you and your, Lori.

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  14. Wonderful work, lovely cowboy quilt, and your celebration quilt is more gorgeous all the time!!

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  15. Merry Christmas Lori! Your Jubilee quilt is awesome - love that spiky border, well, actually I love it all!

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  16. Wow Lori - your Jubilee quilt is so wonderful!! Wish I was as far along with mine. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

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  17. Both great quilts...I'm with you on the simple border for the red and white...there is enough going on in there as it is and finished feels so good!

    Merry Christmas!

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  18. Merry Christmas Lori!
    Your Jubilee quilt doesn't need trapunto, I don't think. It is already beautiful.
    Always love a rail fence - how appropriate for cowboy fabric!
    Your Just Takes Two makes me wish I had done it.

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  19. Wonderful projects and your quilts are always so beautifully done.
    Have a wonderful Christmas tomorrow.

    Debbie

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  20. Great way to Finish out your Jubilee year. The cheddar was a good addition to the spiked border. Have a great Christmas!

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  21. I do love your jubilee quilt !! Hope you've had a great Christmas !

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  22. The extra cheddar makes it perfect! Another cute cowboy quilt.
    Glad you are going to keep the border simple on your red and white quilt. Plenty to look at with the blocks. ;)

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