Monday, January 5, 2009

First Quilt for 2009

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My first post for 2009 and you're probably getting bored with hearing about snow, I promise I won't talk about it again....LOL. We've had 3 weeks of snow fall and here is 3 weeks of shoveling the driveway. We've only been able to get down the back lane and into the garage for the past few days but every day DH was out there shoveling in hopes we could park in the garage. Behind that huge pile of snow is our second car....I don't think it will be moving until spring.
Over the holidays I received a surprise package from Carole. I had seen this table topper on her blog a few weeks ago, not knowing she had plans to send to me. Carole made one of her awesome embroidered labels for the back, if you want to see it go here. Sorry I didn't take a picture.
Carole had my little package all wrapped in the cutest snowman paper. She also sent me 2 of the Crabapple Hill patterns, the stitchery witches hat and a stitchery pillow with "Happy Halloween". I'm excited about starting these projects. Thank you so much Carole for the fantastic surprise gifts, you are a sweet friend.
A New Year and a New Quilt. When I pulled out all the decorations before Christmas I realized that all year I didn't make a red/green quilt (which BTW I had planned to do in 2008) If I don't do something right away....I forget quickly, so I started a few days before Christmas making the stars (better late than ever). In between working a few 9 hours days and all the holiday events I got this top finished (being snowed-in was a big helped to get this top finished). I didn't use a pattern, if anyone is interested in the measurements I used (just yell), I'd be happy to send them along.

Happy New Year and I look forward to your continued friendship as well as some new friendships in 2009.

38 comments:

Kate said...

Love the star quilt, the colour is perfect!

Patty said...

I love all your snow; being from Texas we see very little snow.

Your Christmas table topper is too cute; what a wonderful gift.

And your star quilt is wonderful; I love the colors you used.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I think anybody in Canada right now is tired of all the snow, LOL

Nice of Carole to send you the presents. And your star quilt, it looks so cuddly. Are you keeping it for yourself?

KSedlak said...

Well, you sure beat us in the snow department. It was snowing here most of yesterday, but warmed up throughout the night and it's almost gone from the front yard.
The table topper is such a lovely gift from your friend Carole. The pattern for the witche's hat was featured at Two Thimbles. Peg made that same one and displayed it up front with the Halloween fabric. She did a beautiful job and it was so cute, spider and all. You might want to get started on that one. It looks like a lot of handwork.
I love your star quilt. It is so appropriate for the holidays. The yellow star gives it the sunshine that we all need this time of year.
Your creations are always so beautiful and I enjoy seeing the finished pieces.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Happy New Year, my dear Friend.

Hugs,
Karen

Guðrún said...

Happy New Year. Carole is such a dear friend. I love your top, it is beautiful.

sewkalico said...

A very pretty quilt! A huge pile of snow!! And a gorgeous gift from a friend!!! Happy 2009!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Love the beautiful star quilt! And boy do I know about all that snow you have.... yikes!

Linda said...

Oh man - that is a lot of snow! We have had a lot for us already but not THAT much. I feel for you Wendy. Your hubby must be pretty weary.

The table topper is darling and your star quilt is divine! What fun you will have pulling that out next Christmas!!

T said...

Oh, both of the quilts are wonderful! Great job on the red and green quilt AND on picking your friends!! LOL!

Annette said...

Wow, the star quilt is beautiful. Perfect for Christmas but useful for all year too. I love it.

Quilt Hollow said...

I've said it before and will continue to say it again as long as you keeping posting these snow photos.....Brrrrrrrrrrrrr! I'm not so sure we'd have much food in the house since I wouldn't want to go out in it very often. How are you for fabric? LOL

Oh that Carole....she sent you a lovely!

Your Christmas quilt top is perfect and cheerful! I really like that one alot!

Keep warm...been thinking of ya!

Agnes' Quilt said...

Hi Wendy,
Happy New Year!
Your star quilt is wonderful!

Quilt Nut said...

love the star quilt! and the snow. i so love it but shhhhh, i think i'm done with it lol!

Judy said...

Love the quilt! That snow is just rediculous! Seriously, a body could hide in there til spring!! LOL!

May Britt said...

The star quilt is beautiful. Love the colors in it. And I would love to have the measurements for it.
You got a lot of snow. We got the cold weather and little snow.

Betweens said...

Wendy you just go ahead and talk about the snow that is what we do...LOL I love the snow and for the very reason you mentioned it is an excuse to stay in and sew..whatever is happening outside only makes the inside of the quilt room more enjoyable. Your time was not wasted I love your star quilt you did a fantastic job..is this from scraps you had already waiting for this quilt?? I also love your gifts they are very thoughtful. Have a great New Year looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful talent.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Isn't Carole the nicest? I got one of her little quilts last year with the cute label. I love your quilt she made. And the one you made. I still love to see the snow too.So continue showing it. The others can look away.

Rosaline said...

I really like the star quilt. Making a Christmas quilt is high on my list for 2009.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Boy sister that is some serious snow - YIKES. I know we have lots more than we've had in the 8 years we've lived in this house, but nothing like you've got. Bet hubby is tired of that shovel, LOL. Your gift from Carol is adorable - how sweet. I LOVE your red and green quilt - wow to get that done that fast you must be a turbo sewer. It's very pretty, and I'm a big fan of stars of anykind.

Hugs - karen

Carole said...

I love the snow! I think it's time you stop hogging it all! lol

What a lovely quilt you made. You do such beautiful work.

Now, if you can get a hold of my witches boots that I lost on a wild broom ride a couple years ago,you know, the one's you found on your road trip in Sep 2007, you'll be all set with that hat! lol I've got the same patterns as you. I just love them! Hum... perhaps I should start one of those! lol I also purchased Hocus Pocus village. It's a sweet one. I'm just waiting for my stitching fabric to come it. Keep well!

Libby said...

I love seeing and hearing about the snow . . . . it's the only snow I get *s*
What fun gifts - a little something to keep you entertained during the snowy season.

Wendy K said...

Love your quilt...gorgeous colours!

Darlene said...

Sweet quilt from Carole! And, all the extra goodies, too. :-)

I love hearing about all your snow but I'm sure you're getting quite tired of it. LOL

And, Wendy, Wendy the quilt is awesome. I love it!

Screen Door said...

Great way to finish the old year and begin a new one... Pretty work... I envy you who are able to create without patterns...

Candace said...

Snow is almost gone here Wendy - expect for big plowed piles...I hope you get dug out soon! Carol was so sweet to send you the goodies! I have both of the Crabapple Hill patterns which I hope to get done for this coming Halloween!
And you star quilt - fabulous - I just love the colors!
Cheers!

Carrie P. said...

Whew! that is a lot of snow. Your gifts are so nice and your start quilt is so beautiful.

Big Sky Paper and Design said...

Wow - this is a gorgeous quilt! I just found your blog I will check back often :) - very inspiring quilts! We don't have as much snow as you do but we are going into our 4th week of frigid temperatures her in Alberta:) Will you post the measurements on your blog for this quilt? It really is lovely, you did a fantastic job!
Beth

Ginger Patches said...

What a sweet gift from Carole. Very cute quilt! And great patterns too!
I would love your measurements for the star quilt...that is gorgeous!! LOVE IT!!

Thimbleanna said...

What a sweetie that Carole is and how lucky you are! I love her gift to you and I love the quilt you're making. I think it would be fun to make a red/green quilt every year to have a great Christmas collection!

Karen said...

Love the star quilt. Hope you don't pack it away with the Christmas decorations. You should display it for a bit.

Dionne said...

WOW! That is a lot of snow!
And your quilts are beautiful too!
Cheers,
Dionne

ornella said...

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compliments for your jobs and for your beautiful family.

Chocolate Cat said...

So hard to imagine all that snow. We very rarely get any and when we do it never even stays on the ground. Love your new quilt!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

I love your red & green quilt, a nice start to the new year.
Cherish that little giftie quilt, and the special label.

Kathy Wagner said...

Gorgeous star quilt Wendy!
And the table topper is so cute!
Enjoy the snow!

karenfae said...

I like the little table topper and the pictures of the snow!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Michelle said...

That's such a pretty quilt!

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful newYears quilt!!!!!

Greetings from Holland,
Elizabeth
http://beautysalonambiance.blogspot.com/