Thursday, December 31, 2009

geese in the forest


Here's my last finish of the year. It combined two of my wip's....geese in the forest and tokyo's triangles...which is handy. :)

The center panel is made up of the 12 blocks I managed to make for Anina's quilt along. The top and bottom borders were made from flying geese triangles that I made using this method. I kept adding borders until I came up with this layout. I l-o-v-e the results. It's not huge-it only measures about 50" x 64".

I backed it with green and added a pop of pink for the binding. I love those two fabrics together.
I did loopy quilting all over, which wasn't easy. This quilt is not assembled as neatly as I would have liked....it's actually quite wonky. Hopefully that's all unnoticable after it takes a trip through the washer and dryer. :)

Since it's the last day of the year, here's a little WIP rundown....

I started Jacquie's Joy in the New Year Challenge with 19.
I have finished 12 quilts since that time.
9 were WIP's, 3 were new projects.
(This quilt took two off my list, but I'm only counting it as one finish.)
My final count will be 9 for the challenge.
And I'm left with 9 WIP's.
There's always next year, right? ;)

How did you do on your WIP's?

54 comments:

Strlady said...

It's lovely! At first it looked a bit like Xmas (don't ask, everything looks like Xmas these days) but then I REALLY saw it and it feels like a summer day and a bit of sorbet on the side. Love it!!

WIP? I had a great year getting out super old WIP this year and makeing some more New quilts. Hopefully 2010 will be just as fruitful.

Jessie Lathroum said...

WIP's are still IP. I am bad.... :) (maybe lazy?!) I hope you have a lovely NYE!! :)

nettie said...

i LOVE it!

Lisa said...

Love the green and pink on so much white!

Laurel H. said...

Congratulations on another finish!!!

Cheryl Arkison said...

That's an excellent finish. Good for you for combining the two projects.

I managed to cross only 4 projects off my list. One is close, but no label and the binding isn't sewn down therefore, not truly finished.

Judy said...

Love your latest addition. Just could look at it all day. Your work has a soothing effect on me,just your kean eye for color and design.....makes everything ok. I have made 2 quilts since following your Blog. One is the ragged edge and it is just wonderful. Then I did the small ticker tape and I can't stop touching it. But best of all you have inspired me to collect all my WIPs and get them all in one place, neatly folded and all ready to finish. Thank you for that nudge I needed to get going on them. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Vicki W said...

Great quilt!

Ida13 said...

I wish you a happy new year!

The quilt is great!

Arnden said...

Ten of 19 is more than half so that is wonderful for only two months of time! I finished eight of my ten admitted UFO projects, but I did not add in three new projects like you. Very good job, lady! Keep on chugging and you will be finished with the others soon.

shellysquilts said...

Very cute! Well done! Happy quilting in the new year!

Vicki said...

It looks great! I listed 6 UFO's in Jacquie's challenge and am trying hard to finish #3 today. My baby's a bit under the weather but if I can get to the hand stitching binding part, I'll be fine I'm sure. Just a little more quilting!

beth said...

I LOVE this quilt!! AS far as my WIPs....I need to sit down and concentrate to figure out what was finished and what was begun. I really think I STARTED more than I finished!! I'm avoiding all numbers until the kids get back in school.

Trisha said...

Beautiful! I love the flying geese along the top and bottom of the quilt. Way to go on knocking out those unfinished projects!

live a colorful life said...

This is a super great quilt! It is gorgeous! Love the pattern and the color combination!

liz taylor said...

I love the checkerboard border on this one! Great job!

What Comes Next? said...

oh its beautiful! Way to go to get it done, too! I'm standing at 3 of my 7 WIPs done for the challenge, with 2 other start and finishes thrown in. While the challenge will be over, I'm still determined to get those last quilts done in the new year. Then my personal challenge for 2010 is to use my stash! Thank you so much for the tip of using Ikea sheets - they may end up being my "allowed" purchases!
Happy 2010 to you!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Someone mentioned how it makes them feel to look at your quilts. It is so calming to look at the pattern and organization of the colors and shapes. A very Happy New Year to you and yours.
QMM

sosarahsew said...

Gotta love those two for ones!

Libby said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quilt!!!
Happy New Year!!
Libby

Lisa said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mama Urchin said...

That layout is so good. I have plans for a geese in the forest, we'll see if it ever happens. You know my problem with triangles.

G'G'ma said...

Love ALL your quilts. Looking forward to your 2010 projects. Take a little rest first!!

Happy New Year.

Lois

Katy said...

Beautiful last finish for 2009!

Some of my WIP's have been finished, and some continue to be WIPs, just a bit further along than before.

Happy New Year to you and yours!!

Karin said...

A lovely quilt, I got my mind on springtime when I look at it, perhaps because it´s so cold here in Sweden today,
Happy New Year from Sweden and me,
Karin på Ösäter

Corrie said...

gorgeous! only my favourite colour combinations!

I'd prefer not to reveal my WIPs because they cover sewing,knitting, crochet, quilting, scrapbooking, stitching!

happy new year to one of my alltime favourite blogs!

Corrie:)

Blue Is Bleu said...

It's absolutely stunning! Can't tell that it's wonky at all!

Ann said...

Happy New Year Amanda! Cheers to you and wishing a fantastic 2010.

Ann

Jackie said...

Love your twist on Geese in the forest. Just beautiful! Happy New Year!

Renee said...

Another beautiful quilt!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Amanda Jean. Happy quilting!!

Alice Grace said...

Happy New Year! Love your latest quilt! What a beauty!

Diane said...

I think this is one of my favorites that I have seen since following your blog. Love the colors and the design. Nice work:)

Barb said...

I managed to make lots of works in progress to finish up in 2010! Guess I'm setting myself up to succeed.
Happy New Year.

Marty said...

Once again, You have made a beautiful quilt.

Lara said...

Lovely! I love that binding and backing combination together! Gorgeous!

I started with 10 WIP's and I've got 1 left. Just a little cross stitch that needs finishing... Only a wee bit of back stitching and the border to go. I'm aiming to have it done before I go back to work.

Dresden Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt. It is nice to see that ufos can always be changed ino something else. I got 4 out of my 9wips done.

Phyllis said...

Your quilt is beautiful!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

i'm often a lurker on your page, but I must take a moment....
people often say that I must have a clone with all that I accomplish. Well, lady...if I have **a** clone, you have TEN! I am always amazed when viewing the beautiful projects you whip out in AMAZING speed!

Another wonderful year gone.
Here's to 2010!!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't understand how some people can make that many quilts in a year...
You made 12 this year, and my husband's grandma typically makes approx. 90 per year...I just can't comprehend it...
Any help or ideas?

my_free_speech@yahoo.ca

cathleen said...

What a soothing-colored quilt and very cozy looking. Your choice of fabrics is perfect and the pattern is sweet. I adore this one. Just beautiful! Lots of WIPs here...a stack is just waiting to be hand-quilted (haven't mastered machine quilting yet). And lots of quilt tops waiting to be sandwiched.

Kristin said...

What a gorgeous quilt!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I LOVE it and I am copying that design... I'm not even asking permission. :p Okay, I'm asking. I can see this on a little boy's bed in my family using bright primary colors! You okay with the copy?

As for completions...GOOD FOR YOU! I keep intending to complete, not start new ones until others are complete but heh... that never lasts. Maybe I need to actually list the UFOs and count em down this year...

Lisa M. said...

Yet another beautiful quilt!
Happy 2010 :-)

Karen said...

Your quilt turned out so nice! That's a good suggestion, to take stock of WIPs here at the end/beginning of the year. Happy New Year!

simplysewn said...

I just love it! I have been wanting to make some flying geese for months (or maybe even years) now and this quilt is SOOOOO inspiring. I just love using white in a quilt. It makes all the other colors pop. Have a wonderful new year.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Well, once again you've done it. You've created another quilt I love. I think it is that fabulous color combo with the white, it is so fresh.

Happy New Year.

Emily said...

Not that my opinion matters, but my favorite part is the checkerboard border!!!!

Anina said...

I love the colors!

Sherry said...

I love this quilt! Congrats on another great finish. Happy New Year!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Love this Quilt...what fabrics did you use?

Andie Johnson said...

So funny I'm leaving this comment - my son asked just last night how many quilts I've made this year. So we counted together - 12! Holy cow! And I have 4 more WIP to be quilted and bound.

One of them was the stacked coins baby quilt you did for ModaBakeShop. One of my faves! Happy New Year!

charity said...

As the name goes the forest looks dark and green and the animals peacefully resting in it.

Anonymous said...

I love to see your projects and visit your blog but today is Jan. 21 and you haven't posted this year. Just miss you and hope everything is okay.
Jeane

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