Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Polka Dot Girls are Finished

I've been spending very little time at the computer and sewing because we are in a horrible heat wave. I'm posting this at 9:30pm and the temperature is still 86F. It's been so hot not even the basement is cool anymore. I find it very difficult to do anything, the only time I can get away from the heat is in my air conditioned car or shopping mall....not that I'm complaining...I know winter is not far away and we'll soon be shoveling snow again.

Well here you have it, the Polka Dots Girls is officially finished, quilted and binding sewn on. I love how the cross hatching turned out with the stitched blocks. Candace was having the same questions about quilting through her stitchery. Check out her Halloween wallhanging...it's so adorable.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope you are keeping cool.

40 comments:

Deb said...

Wendy, your Polka Dot girls look beautiful. The quilting is great. Well done you! Whats next???

Chookyblue...... said...

your quilt looks beautiful and it is great to have it all finished..........well done

Lurline said...

Such a lovely quilt - sorry it is so hot!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Janet said...

Fabulous quilt, the quilting through the stitchery looks good. Sorry the heat is so oppressive for you.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Your quilt is gorgeous!! I plan to finish quilting mine in August, hopefully! One advantage of living in the south is that we have air conditioned houses, so we don't go out much when it's 100 or more. I don't like hot weather, so I'm looking forward to October!

Quilt Hollow said...

Very nice finish you have there Wendy. Funny thing and I don't know why, but the other day I was thinking about those steps and that it was at that time of your working on them that we were getting to know each other. (btw--packet in the mail)

yellowfarmhouse said...

Wendy that quilt is just adorable and what a labor of love. Lots of stitching in that one and your quilting is the perfect finishing touch.

Stay cool sister, heat always makes me cranky, lol.

Hugs - Karen

Jackie said...

It is so totally gorgeous! I bet you are just so pleased. How could you not be pleased. I love it! Congrats on a wonderful finish!

Melody said...

Beautiful finish! Wishing some cool breezes for you!

Marit said...

This looks fabulous!!! The quilt, the stitchery and the quilting... I have a few small stitcheries that I might try incorporating into little quilts now. Thank you for sharing!

Cathi said...

Doesn't it feel good to have a finish?! As for the heat.....there are always quilt shops to go visit, too! LOL And don't forget the movies or the library (one of my favorite places to "hide"). Of course, down here in the Carolinas, EVERYTHING is air-conditioned.

Lori said...

Oh my goodness1 The quilt is very adorable and I think the crosshatching fits it perfectly.
Stay cool! We are having a bit of a heat wave in Oregon too.

Pat said...

It's beautiful. I love this quilt.

Needled Mom said...

The girls turned out so cute!! I love the completed quilt.

Hope it cools off for you soon.

Darlene said...

Applause, applause, applause!!!! I love it Wendy! Yours is finished and mine is still waiting - Sigh! LOL Soon, you've inspired me! :-)

Trisha said...

Great choice on the quilting, it looks great and doesn't detract from your beautiful stitcheries. I live in the Seattle area and I have been miserable too with how hot it is. I am not getting any quilting or knitting done. It is just too hot in the house.

Sherri said...

It's gorgeous...I'm goint to try some cross-hatching on some stitchery quilts after seeing Candace's and yours!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Congrats on finishing Polka Dot Girls! Now you can send the heat out east to the prairies, it's not warm here in MB!

Carol said...

Oh Wendy your Polka Dot Girls is just wonderful! You should be doing the dance...when it cools off a bit.

Shirleymac said...

Wendy it turned out so nicely! Are you doing the Halloween one? This heat is unreal. Even with a fan blowing directly on me I can't do anything. I was sewing and gave up on that. Guess it's handwork and book reading days. Not complaining either.

Tracy said...

Love it! Great job!

Have you cooled down today? Temps dropped 35 degrees in 5 hours last evening here in SW WA. Basking in "cool" air today!!

Gwendie said...

I love your quilt!

How's your weather today? It feels just a little cooler here than yesterday but at least it's going the right direction. I'm waiting till it's cooler to work on my quilts.

Kaaren said...

Great finish, Wendy! Perservering through that heat must have been a real chore. But it was worth it because it looks awesome!

Teresa said...

It is absolutely beautiful. Now for me to get busy and make mine!

em's scrapbag said...

Lovely quilt. Hope you survive the heat.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Polka Dot Girls turned out just beautiful!!

Guðrún said...

Congratulations, you must be happy, it looks beautiful.

Lynn said...

I love this quilt!!!! It came out SO well. Great job!

Judy said...

It's fabulous Wendy! You don't even see the stitching, it disappears!

Karen said...

Congratulations on finishing the Polka-Dot Girls. That was a big project and it looks wonderful!

paulette said...

I hear you about the heat-incredible heat (from Victoria, BC)! I don't do well when it's like this! Love the polk- a-dot girls! Very cute! Paulette

Candace said...

Thanks for the linky, Wendy! I've been away from the HOT computer for several days for the same reason - today is finally normal and time for catch up! I just love your finished PDG! Bravo!!
Cheers!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That is soooo cute Wendy. I love it. Guess i better get busy and start on mine. I've loved every block as you were making yours.
Try and stay cool.

Stina said...

Congratulations... WELL DONE.. and I love the quilting too... :o)

Sharon said...

Cross hatching through embroidery or applique can be very nice. This is a wonderful top!

Sheri Howard said...

Your quilt turned out so cute,,,,so, so cute!

Carol said...

I love your Polka Dot Girls quilt, it's just beautiful. I would like to get this pattern someday. I discovered it's not easy to find as it's an Australian pattern. I like the red polka dot hearts, nice touch.

Judy S. said...

Nice quilt, Wendy. I love how it turned out. Excellent work!

Quilts And Pieces said...

WOW! This is absolutely wonderful!

Melvin said...

Looks like another fantastic block is brewing! Always fun to visit here!
thanks for sharing...


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