Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tidy Up - Lose Fabric!

Oh, I hope not - it's been so long and I'm still not able to stretch my arms out - but just enough to put this quilt together for a finish! I think Heidi may have popped the box of fabrics I need under her bed for me last weekend in our big tidy-up I will have to wait for her to visit, maybe later today! Heidi loves this raggy quilt and so do I! Maybe I will say it is for her and it can live at my place - we are still getting a few chilly evenings!

I really feel motivated after a very busy week, so maybe a day of just playing about will keep me motivated for the week ahead when I have not so much to do!

Oh, a big yawn! Those who have followed my blog for a long time will be very bored again - every now and then I get a request to see this quilt that sometimes sneaks into the background of a pic - Flowering Almond - it is my own design reproduced from a photograph . It now hangs in a museum in Michigan. This style of quilting was fashionable in the 1840's - 1860's.

I was so very motivated in the days when I made this, no grandchildren living close by and no mother living with me. Perhaps I didn't waste so much time either - newly retired and used to going like a rocket. I'm have lots of plans for the week ahead - let's see what happens!
Happy weekend!
PS - Heidi has just been to visit and rescued lost fabric for me, clever little thing, I love her ...

24 Lovely People said ...:

3anklebiters said...

your quilt is wonderful. i've always found that i am more motivated when i have a schedule to keep between work, home and all the things i want to do.

Chookyblue...... said...

oh I love the shaggy too..........maybe it could be Heidi's and live at your place........

Grethe said...

Great raggy red/white quilt and definitely a super quilt for Heidi:-)
Lovely for you two to keep warm,reading a lovely book on chilly evenings!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the shaggy Lurline...wow to your Flowering Almond...and your own design....wow.....

julieQ said...

Won't your raggedy quilt be such fun coming out of the dryer? Love your red and green applique...can't ever see enough of it!!

Mary Lou Casada said...

Masterpiece! :-) Love, love, love the red and green -- and since I'm new to your blog, I'm not bored at all, but inspired! :-D
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Fadinha da arte said...

MARAVILHOSO!!!
Seu blog encanta nossos olhos. Obrigada amada.
Estou te seguindo...
Beijos
Fátima

quiltingnana said...

glad you posted the quilt again lovely to look at

FabricandFlowers said...

That raggy quilt looks snuggly. I need to make one this winter. I balance the desire to be a productive quilter with the realization that I started it to relax. Sounds like you have so many people to love around you that it takes some time. Good problem!

Margaret said...

Glad Heidi rescued the fabric for you! The raggy quilt is so much fun! And that quilt you reproduced -- gorgeous! I think you need to show off more of your quilts for us newer people to your blog. :D

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thank you for showing Flowering Almonds Lurline! It is fabulous!!

Frances Leate said...

Your Flowering Almond quilt is just superb and very special - thank you for showing it. Happy stitching!

Barb said...

What a lovely rag quilt and your Flowering Almonds is just awesome!

lesley said...

Hi Lurline,
I for some reason I cannot email you but I was hoping that you could advise me the name of a quilt block on 17.4.2010 2nd quilt down, block on r/h side lower, looks like off centre crosses.
Thank you Vintagerose6@hotmail.com Lesley Coleman

Denice Barker said...

Michigan is home to me, which museum is the quilt in?

clare's craftroom said...

I'd never be bored seeing that beautiful quilt . Just a thought could the quilt be Heidis and live at my place ......

Sue said...

Yes, I am also from Michigan and would love to see your quilt in person. Where is it? Sue in MI

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

There is something about red and white that is so amazing. Love it.

Terri S said...

Oh, Lurline ... where in Michigan is your quilt on display. Maybe I can go there sometime and see it!!

Kris said...

So, so pretty! Everything!

Rose Marie said...

Your Flowering Almond .... gorgeous and I could never get tired of seeing that quilt!

Stina said...

Love your raggy and cosy quilt... these are the best ones to keep warm under..:O))
And the other one.. one word..magnificent!!

Kim said...

Yawn? I never get tired of seeing that quilt..it is a beauty and how wonderful it will live forever in the museum. Can I see it when I go to Michigan next month? Is it on display for the public?
Your little rag quilt is so lively and bright....is it cotton flannel?

Happy Sewing

Donna~~ said...

Wow--just saw your Flowering Almond quilt! Fantastic--like something that SHOULD be in a museum! You are very talented! Enjoyed your blog about the lollypops above too but am too lazy to post there (my time management attempt!) ;)