Friday, October 19, 2012

Another Finish!

My version of Red Brolly's Wish quilt is officially a flimsy and is on it's way to my friend Alice in Ontario to be machine quilted.


  
I made several changes to the original design and if I liked it before, I L-O-V-E it now!  As you can see, Ollie is bored with the whole thing.  Quilt - schmilt.  He told me that if it doesn't involve food then he's not interested.

Alice is also quilting my Comfort & Joy quilt which should be on her frame in the next couple of days.



This year I'll have two quilts to display during the holidays!



Whenever I finish working on a project, I usually go through a winding down period.  The other day when I was going through a cupboard that I seldom use, I came across a bag with socks that I started knitting while I was in treatment earlier this year.  I guess I lost interest when I returned home and had forgotten all about them.



I promised Mr. Painted Quilt that I'd finish them before the really cold weather sets in, so that's what I'm working on now.  If I put my hands and mind to it, I should have the second one finished in the next couple of days.

A perfect winding down project before the start of my next one!


55 comments:

Lesley said...

I adore your Wishes quilt and I adore Comfort and Joy! Your house will be so festive and full of warmth when these finished quilts arrive at your door. Your fabric choices for both quilts and your excellent piecing, appliqué, and redwork have made both quilts outstanding. Well done! Now relax with those socks!

Darlene D said...

It looks great, I can't wait for show and tell for these ones!

Elyte said...

Beautiful work Kaaren . While you are finishing those socks will you be deciding what to make next or have you already decided?

Joan said...

Beautiful quilts! I'll be waiting for your Christmas home tour. Have a good weekend!

Stephanie said...

Your work is lovely and you work so efficiently...starting what you finish. I admire that.

Debra Anger said...

Awesome finishes Kaaren! they are wonderful and will look lovely in your new home.
I think knitting only gets you in trouble cause I always start thinking of the next project

Polly said...

Oh, what wonderful quilt tops! Good job you!! Give Ollie a big hug for me!!

Karen said...

Kaaren -- just love the projects! The Red Brolly colors are beautiful -- and Comfort and Joy -- love all the crows and pretty applique there! Can't wait to see them finished.

Hugs,
Karen

The Pied Pedlar said...

What lovely quilt's I like the red one best.

tink's mom said...

Your work is wonderful. Both quilts will look lovely in your home for the holidays. I can't believe Ollie just hanging out and not stomping on or sniffing at your quilt. Great picture of them both. Socks are a great mindless way to wind down and thinking time for what's next on the drawing board.

City Krafters said...

Your Wishes quilt is a pure. Delight.

Fischtown Lady said...

Both tops are beautiful! And the time for warm socks comes faster than you think. ;-)
Greeting, Marita

Kate said...

Your quilts are lovely, Kaaren. Lucky Mr PQ that you can make his own warm sock.

Maxine said...

Knitting socks just does something for the soul.

Me and My Stitches said...

I love both of your quilts - red is my favorite, but I love the darker, primitive style of the other one. It's good to see that Ollie is watching over you while you work!

Donna~~ said...

I'm impressed by anyone who can knit socks! (And make lovely quilts--both are great!)

Angie said...

Both of those quilts are awesome---you do really really nice work (and QUICK). :)

Darlene said...

Another beautiful completion, Kaaren. Love it!

I'd forgotten that you also knit - perfect winding down project.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Beautiful work, Kaaren!!! Looking forward to your Christmas home tour :) Carolyn

gracie said...

Love the quilts. You sparked a memory... I have a pair of socks (one complete, the other half!) in my knitting bag...

andsewon said...

Wonderful quilts! Look forward to seeing them displayed in your pretty home! I adore hand knitted or crochet socks! I just have to beg others to make for me as I do not do either. Now I can whip some warm comfy 'boots' out on my sewing machine!;-)
Hugs,
Lola

Janet O. said...

Your home will be so festive. They are such cute quilts.

Maria said...

Both your Christmas quilts are lovely.
Makes me wish we had a cold Christmas instead of a hot one so I could make nice holiday quilts to use...
I am sure you will complete MrPs socks in time for winter.

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Hi!!! Both of your finishes are wonderfully beautiful!!!

Paula Martin said...

preciosas tus colchas , como todo lo que haces .saludos

WoolenSails said...

It is amazing, all of the quilts that you do and finish. I haven't even made one block from the red brolly BOM's.

Debbie

Deb said...

Both your quilts are wonderful!! That is great that you will have two to display this year!

I get like you when I finish a project - try to focus on something new. Knitting has been calling to me strong and hard, but I have to finish what I'm working on first. Sock would be a good place to start though.

Bev said...

Your quilts are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

xo

Bev

Cristina said...

Kareen i tuoi quilt sono meravigliosi...
e i tuoi calzini sembrano morbidi e caldi..perfetti per il freddo che ci aspetta..
un grande abbraccio
cri

ria vogelzang said...

Lovely quilts! And so nice to see Ollie in his basket.... ;))
Enjoy knitting those socks. They look nice and warm for the cold weather!

Deb said...

Both quilts are simply stunning! Has Ollie got the potty training stuff down to an art now? He's so cute!

Susannah said...

Gorgeous quilts and hey.....I LOVE THOSE SOCKS!

susiloci said...

Que maravilla de quilts, son preciosos.
....Y yo que no sé tejer calcetines....

Merilyn said...

Well done on completing two fairly complex quilt tops, a lot of work in both of them, I'm sure the long-arm quilter will do them justice!
I know what you mean about winding down after finishing up a largeish project and what a perfect way to wind down. I made three pairs of socks over the winter months, I just couldn't stop at one LOL!!!! Those socks look to be substantial winter socks too, love the yarn you're using!!!!

Anneke said...

l-o-v-e both quilts!!

Sharon said...

Yes, the perfect wind down. Lovely work on your two holiday finishes. Enjoy your weekend!

Gunilla said...

You were really smart and changed the size. I followed the pattern and now I do not have wall space for it :-(

Trace4J said...

Beautiful Friend!
I am crocheting (crow-hooky)
scarves for Christmas gifts.
So fun.
Hugs to Ollie
Happy Fall
Trace


www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

janice said...

I love the comfort and joy quilt!

Karen said...

I love both your quilts. I wish I could see them in person to enjoy their beauty.

Bev said...

Love the quilts. Nice work on both of the quilts. Mr. Painted Quilt has a nice treat to look forward also. Have a great weekend. Bev

Candace said...

How nice to have them both done for Christmas, Kaaren! Mr PQ's toes will be nice and cozy when he's shoveling snow this winter! Is Ozzie going to get a pair of doggy socks, too?
Cheers!

Pam in IL said...

Both quilts are gorgeous! What a nice feeling to have both done before the holidays.

The socks are a nice change between quilting projects. I usually do a completely different type of needlework between my big projects too.

I love how Ollie is laying in his bed and looks so comfy.

Anthea said...

Kaaren you quilts look wonderful, & how equally wonderful to have such amazing pieces displayed in your home for the holiday season. Fantastic!

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Lovely quilts, Kaaren. Good luck with the socks. Happy crafting, Jenny

Lori said...

Awesome to have two quilt tops done!! Woo-Hoo!!

Siobhán said...

Oh my gosh, Kaaren, what fantastic flimsies! I can't wait to see what your quilter does with them. Nice progress on the socks!

Kathie said...

love the quilts , great finishes.
doesn't it feel good?
love those socks, bet they are going to be so warm
nice to have something to work on like this isn't it?
Kathie

GerryART said...

Knitting ! ! !
an absolutely perfect way to spend the time between inspirations.

hugs

Gra said...

Your quilts are beautiful!!! have fun knitting!!!

Sandy Johnson said...

Beautiful quilts Kaaren. They will be so warm and cozy for you and Ollie to snuggle under.

Sandra Henderson said...

I just took a Pat Wys class recently. It hink this is her pattern!~ I LOVE how you put the flag with the snowman. I will have to get this one. Your version is SO CUTE!~
Gosh those socks look comfy.
Thinking of you... Sandra

Janet said...

Hi Kaaren,
You have got 2 gorgeous finished tops for Christmas/Winter. You are so productive.
Can't wait to see what is next on your project list.
Ollie looks like such a sweetheart. Janet

Marie said...

Almost missed cute Ollie in the picture...too busy admiring your beautiful Red Brolly quilt top! Both quilt tops are beautiful.

Knitted socks...You are talented! I struggle when knitting a scarf.

Carole said...

You do such beautiful work! Lovely quilts you have! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!