Monday, March 8, 2010

She Did It Again!

I met up with Nancy, my friend and longarm quilter extraordinaire on Wednesday of last week, at which time she returned my string quilt.  What a job she did on this one, folks!

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I finished the binding on Friday and here it is…

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The free motion quilting is both amazing and stunning.

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It looked so good on our kitchen table early yesterday morning with the sun shining in.  If you click on the photo to enlarge it,  look out the patio doors and you can see Mac, our Westie, sunning himself on the desk, watching the world go by.

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A closer look…

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Thanks again, Nancy.  You are the greatest!

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And we haven’t spilled anything on it yet because yesterday was our 29th anniversary and we went out for a wonderful brunch to celebrate.

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

62 comments:

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!!! I clicked on the photo to get a better look at the quilting. Great job Nancy. Happy Anniversary!!!

countrycosy said...

Absolutely beautiful !

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

I always get excited when I see you have a new post because I just know eye candy is coming our way and today is no exception!! Just gorgeous!!

And Happy Anniversary as well!! 29 years - very special indeed!!

Terry said...

Your quilt is just beautiful Kaaren! And I think Mac has the life! LOL

Miriam said...

Beautiful quilt!!

Happy Anniversary!

Julie said...

ooooh! very pretty. it screams scrappy - my absolute favourite look. yeah, i think she's a keeper, that nancy gal. *wink*. i have rob's quilt on our kitchen table and like yours,
a scrappy quilt on a wood table looks just right.
and look at that dear little man out on the deck. i bet he is lapping up that gorgeous sunshine after all that cold snow.
xox

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So beautiful! Wishing you a very Happy Anniversary!

Sue-Anne said...

Your quilt looks wonderful! Happy Anniversary and your little Westy looks so cute enjoying himself in the sun.

Leslie said...

Your strippy quilt is BEAUTIFUL!!

I'm still hoping to work on one of those but I've gotten hung up on all of these quick sewing tutorials I've been finding. Soon, I need to get back to quilting :)

Happy Anniversary!

Have a great day!

Leslie

Maggey and Jim said...

Happy anniversary.. I love the look of that table topper. It turned out so nice and the quilting is awesome..It is truly a treasure..
Maggey

Sheila said...

That is down right gorgeous , love it and it sure makes me want to get started at a string quilt, I have been collecting strips but no sewing on them yet , You have inspired me to get my act together . The quilting is very well done!!

Linda said...

Kaaren....that quilt is beautiful, your choice of fabrics is perfect and the quilting just set it off.
I also spy that cute lamp made from a huge wood spool. How neat is that!
Have a good week.
Linda/simplycountryseasons

West Side of Straight said...

It's beautiful. Looks great on your table. I've been spraying my table toppers with a coat or two of scotch guard.

Darlene said...

Karen, it's wonderful - it definitely sings in the sunlight.

Happy Anniversary wishes to you and your hubby - wishing you many, many more years together.

Connie said...

A very pretty string quilt, beautiful quilting. Happy anniversary! Hope you had a gret day. Happt SEWING!

Deb said...

I just love that quilt. I think that I'm going to have to try my hand at making one of those. It's stunning and looks beautiful on your table.

Bunny said...

That is outstanding I do love it so very beautiful. It is so nice to have such great long arm quilters that shocase our work so beautifully. Nice that you copyrighted everything I have to do that too. It is nice to inspire someone but when they copy us it hurts.

Colleen said...

Beautiful quilt, precious dog and Happy Anniversary!
Colleen

Béa said...

JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE !
Your are very lucky to have a great longarmer, nothing like this in France :(
Beautiful quilt.

Wendy said...

The quilting is stunning, I love it when a quilt has that much quilting done. Happy Anniversary!

Michi said...

To say it in good old German: wunderbar! This quilt looks so great and the quilting is amazing!
I like you dog, don`t we all enjoy the first rays of sunshine?
Happy anniversary!
Michi :)

Pat said...

Happy Anniversary and may you have many, many more. Your quilt turned out beautiful!!

Susan said...

That quilt will bring happiness for many years to come.

Happy Anniversary. We have one coming up this month too.

onlymehere said...

You both did a beautiful job on this!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Kaaren, the last photo you can really see the details in the quilting. Love it.

Annette said...

Beautiful colors! I love how it turned out. Wonderful stitching too.

Stina said...

Firs... Happy Anniversary.. secondly... I love your quilt... and at last... LOVE the quilting... it looks soo beautiful lying in the sun and sunbathing...:o) and I guess Mac is happy about the sun too...;o)

Micki said...

Great job on the quilt and a very Happy Anniversary! Ours is this Sunday!
Micki

LadyV said...

Outstanding! Beautiful work by both of you. This will surely make you smile each time you look at it.

Karen said...

Your friend can turn a simple design into an elegant quilt!

Elyte said...

Aren't you glad you started stripping?
Happy Anniversary.

Karen at Briarside Lane said...

Beautiful string quilt... and the quilting is perfect! Looks great on your table. Happy Anniversary, too! 1981 was a great year to get married! ;-)

Julia said...

Beautiful quilt!!

Happy Anniversary Kaaren!
Julia ♥

Carrie P. said...

Happy Anniversary! Awesome quilt! It does look so pretty sitting on your table. Isn't it great that we can use quilts in so many ways.
Your quilter did another fab job.

Tammy J said...

That is fabulous quilting! Thanks for sharing with us!

Mrs. B said...

I absolutely love your quilt. It is so vibrant and looks lovely on your table.

Mimi said...

Well, happy anniversary and your quilt looks great on your table. hmmm..makes me want to come up with something for my kitchen table.

Allie said...

Wow - that quilt is amazing! I can't believe you put it on the table - I'd be terrified to spill something.
Happy Anniversary!

Sharon said...

Stunning! The quilting is fabulous....Nancy is so talented! and Happy Anniversary to you!

MamaT said...

It is beautiful! And looks so good on your table. Happy anniversary.

Brenda said...

It really is gorgeous. the quilting makes it look like a work of art... a long way from stripping, LOL!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

First, Happy Anniversary!!!
Second, I just love the quilt and how beautiful it looks in the sunlight, with all the wonderful quilting showing!!

Janet said...

Happy Anniversary! LOve love your string quilt, the colours suit your home beautifully. Great quilting is the icing on the cake.

Jantine said...

Happy Anniversary! These are worth celebrating out of the house!
Love the quilting, it is very beautiful indeed. Lucky you with a friend like this.

Siobhan said...

Wow!!! It looks amazing. Great job, Kaaren AND Nancy! Happy anniversary, Kaaren.

Rumi said...

Beautiful job by you and Nancy! Happy anniversary too!

Carol said...

String quilts are not usually my thing BUT I really like yours. Turned out great. Belated anniversary greetings.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh send that beauty to me!!!! And the picture with the sun on it is sooo cool!

Judy C said...

Your quilt is beautiful, it looks especially nice on your table. I have been enjoying the sunshine myself these last 2 days.
Happy Anniversary, my 32nd is coming up on the 18Th.

Bobbie Ashley said...

Ooh just lovely. Do you loan them out? just kidding. What eye candy. Thanks for the inspiration.

Blissfully Stitching,
Bobbie
www.bobbieashley.com

Cathi said...

Gorgeous quilt with fabulous quilting!! And it looks just beautiful in your home!

julieQ said...

Kare, I love the strings, and the texture of the quilting on your table is so inviting.

Donna said...

That is just beautiful!

Shiree said...

Hi Kaaren,
oh my, that is simply stunning, I am sure you are really thrilled with this, it looks great on your table.
Happy Anniversary..how very special!

WoolenSails said...

I love how the quilting stands out on it, beautiful work. And a Happy Anniversary to you!

Debbie

Valentina said...

It is and will always remain the best strippy around! Just love it!
Happy Anniversary!!!
:)

Colleen said...

Your quilt turned out just lovely :o) And my Westie, Dixie, loves to sunbathe on the deck! She does it all spring and summer long. She comes in to cool down a bit, get a drink and then woofs at the door to resume her bathing :o)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy 29th Anniversary!! Love the string table topper and the quilting Kaaren!

Robin said...

Kaaren - please come and get your Beautiful Blogger Award from my post: http://stitchingwitch.blogspot.com/

Happy Stitching! Robin

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Really a beautiful quilt and great photography.

Karen said...

What a beauty!! I love the way string quilts look with a sashing. I'm going to try that next time. It would probably make the seams easier to sew... and belated Happy Anniversary.

Ulla said...

Beautiful! The sunlight makes your quilt look like magic.