Friday, March 19, 2010

Sew and Tell- PhD

Well I did it. I finally finished this scrappy challenge I started three years ago for Jacquie's project improv. It was my first wonky outside the box project. I have done others since but this is what started it. I needed some mindless sewing and Jacquie had started her challenge so I dumped my scraps into a laundry basket and started sewing. I love what became of these little scraps. And if feels so good to have another of my PhD's done for Myra's challenge. And something to show for Amy's sew and tell.
It felt so good I put this PhD on the design wall. I was going to do a simple border on this until Shari suggested a pieced border. It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do. I finally decided on Majestic Mountains. A kind of tribute to my ancestors who came from Holland and settled along the Wasatch Front. Hopefully some time soon I can count this as a finish too.
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32 comments:

  1. They are both gorgeous and I envy you your amazing talent! I love the colors in both quilts - so warm and inviting!

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  2. I like them both but the majestic mountains is so cool! Nice work.

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  3. Congrats! Love the two quilts. Very talented!

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  4. Those are both wonderful quilts. I love the use of your scraps. I just love scrap quilts.

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  5. Way to go Em....these both are FAB!
    I actually have Bonnie's Majestic
    Mountains on my list...how clever of you to choose it for a border!!!

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  6. Wow, great quilts. All this productivity and finishing up with PHDs and WIPs spring must be in the air! LOL

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  7. Love Love LOVE that second one! It looks so pretty. And that first is wonderful too, totally unique and full of fabulousness.

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  8. Congrats on a GREAT finish! The second one will be nice too. Great accomplishment

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  9. these are both so beautiful! I love the ribon border on the first... so cool!

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  10. Swoon! Wonkiness, majestic mountains AND flying geese all in one post! I love it all!

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  11. Congratulations on finishing the improv quilt, it looks wonderful!

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  12. hooray! A PhD done and another on its way. :)

    Both look fabulous.

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  13. Great quilts. Love 'em scrappy!!
    Blessings,
    KT

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  14. The majestic mountains border is pretty spectacular! Can't wait to see that one finished!

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  15. These are beautiful! I love scrappy quilts! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Great quilts. Love how your improv turned out. I think my brain is 'too straight' to cope with improv methods.

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  17. Both are beautiful but I do love scrappy quilts as you know.

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  18. Congrats on such a great finish! I look forward to seeing your next one!

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  19. Both quilts are stunning! Great job. You are very talented!!

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  20. Your wonky outside the box is FABULOUS!!!!! LOVE it! do more wonky- you do it well!

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  21. Oh Em, what great finishes and gosh do I love the Majestic Mountain border. Wow! I love the applique border on the first one as well though. Such a lovely display of your talent. I think!

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  22. Two excellent quilts! Love the majestic mountain border - it really frames the quilt perfectly!

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  23. Wow, two quilt finishes in a week . . . I'm impressed! I like the yo-yo's on the first one - it adds a nice touch touch!

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  24. Catching up here Em! Your outside the box quilt looks great! Do I count that as PhD #3 done for you?

    Oh Em! Your Majestic Mountains make a wonderful border for your blocks!! Love the look!!!

    Happy stitchings!

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  25. Em, what lovely quilts! I now feel justified in keeping little bits of material that will one day be used in a quilt. I find it difficult to even consider throwing any bit of material out because you can use every bit....so there....I'm happy with that. Great work! Kind regards, Anita.

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  26. I love your scrappy quilt! Congrats on getting it done! Love the applique on the border too. TAnd the majestic mountains make a great border.

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  27. good for you, em! i love the mountain border...going to be stunning too!

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  28. They are both gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing.

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