Monday, 11 March 2013

eye on the prize....

I have been focused on one project these past few weeks...
All that focusing has resulted in a lot of this
which then resulted in this...
 here is the back.... now don't think what a good dog sitting there while the quilt is being photographed. Seconds before this, said dog, (did I mention that he had not long been bathed and was wet) decided to walk under the quilt while it was on the line! Just the right height for the quilt bottom to drag along his wet curly back. Thank goodness he had been washed but there was a lovely little smudging of brown curly coat hair along the white block!!!! I think everyone heard me yell at him. Thankfully the hair just came off with a clothes brush and no marks were left, phew. Lucky for Coffee!
 the back is made up of all the leftovers and I thought a little stitched sentiment would be nice for the label and we all signed it for me to stitch.
 the end result- a rolled up shot of the gift quilt. Finished with time to spare and waiting to be given.
Now to get back to my other projects...
there is my Swan Lake, my borders for park avenue hexies, a quilt for my sil, catch up on some Christmas items, my once upon a time stitcheries, the Dr Seuss borders,......
Oh my there are a lot of things on my list!
Just as well I haven't signed up for any swaps or new bom projects
Have a great week...

Marina

30 comments:

Janet said...

This quilt is so pretty Marina! And I love all the whimsey in your blog header.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Such a beautiful finish and close call with your four legged friend :)I love this fabric rage, wish I stashed more of it when I could. Now lets talk about a new BOM ;) Are you sure we cant tempt you into one :o) lol hugs

Yvette said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

shez said...

Marina this is such an awesome quilt well done on such a beautiful finish.xx

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Just love the work that has gone into this special quilt. Your dog made me laugh!! Love the quote you put on the label too.

Happy Monday.
Bev.xoxo

Elyte said...

Congratulations Marina, it looks beautiful. The label finishes it off beautifully. I hope you take a photo of the lucky recipient. Would love to see her face!
Glad your dog survived!

Lib said...

The quilt looks fantastic, good that everyone has signed it. Your friend is so lucky.

Maria said...

What a lucky person to receive your beautiful quilt. No wonder it took a long time to stitch...
Oh No your were lucky Coffee was just washed..
Have fun with your other projects..
I must stop signing up for swaps.....

Mistea said...

Gorgeous - you really do know how to focus!
What a sweet picture with your handsome Coffee.
Can't wait to see the other projects again.
Stay cool.

Michelle Ridgway said...

So gorgeous... love it. The binding is so yummy. Beautiful label. This quilt us sure to become a much loved treasure.

Susan said...

It's beautiful Mrina. You must be so pleased with it. The label is a perfect finishing touch. What is it about pets and new quilts?

Charlie and Wendy said...

What a wonderful finish, the quilt is gorgeous. It will make such a special gift! Funny story about Coffee!

katherine said...

Naughty Coffee! They have a knack of causing trouble sometimes don't they lol. The quilt has come up beautifully.

Lynda said...

Really beautiful Marina. Your friend will be thrilled.

Cath said...

Poor Coffee, I am sure he didn't mean it. It is a lovely quilt btw!

Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Grit said...

Wow your quilt is fantastic.
Greetings Grit

Fiona said...

Bravo Marina... it is stunning... front and back.... Coffee was saved this time...
You will let us know how the recipient reacts....
It's fantastic..... now off you go and pull out the next project...
Hugz

Christine M said...

Your quilt is just beautiful Marina. I don't know how you can give it away!

elliek said...

Well done Marina, the quilt is gorgeous. My dog loves to walk all over my quilts when I lay them out to see how the are looking. Good job we love them. Do love the label too.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Such a beautiful gift...it is absolutely gorgeous...lucky recipient...naughty Coffee, glad he didn't leave a lasting impression...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Just beautiful.....

Lin said...

A very pretty quilt Marina and I love the label.

Anthea said...

Marina, the dog was just adding his own brand of love to your stunning work!! That is a gorgeous quilt, and the hand-quilting is amazing, great work x

Briar Rose said...

That Quilt is gorgeous Marina, I love the binding too,
Coffee is a very lucky dog , just getting yelled at,
Good luck with all the new projects.
Cheers R.

Anita said...

Hi Marina,
All you hard work has paid off. A lovely quilt and I love your guard dog.
Cheers, Anita.

Els koetsier said...

What a beautifull Quilt you make Marina.

Jacky Patterson said...

Well I do not know how you find time to complete all that you do! It is lovely and your recipient will love it. Make sure that someone takes a photo of you ,the quilt and Mrs O.

Tatkis said...

Such a sweet and lovely quilt!
Is it some special pattern or just Dresden plates?

Hugs,
Tatyana

kiwikid said...

Beautiful quilt Marina, looks amazing! Dogs just have the best timing don't they!!

Nicky said...

What a rascal - still your quilt is ok - phew! Love that top close up of your stitching!