Monday, October 3, 2011

Cheddar Anyone?

I have another Jo Morton's Little Women Club finish to share with you today. This is the first time I've used a cheddar colored fabric and I like it. I don't know the exact measurement of the finished quilt but if I remember correctly, the blocks in the center finish at 3". I've had the top assembled for a bit but just got around to the quilting.
Amy's Choice
Amy's Choice
Jo Morton's Little Women Club Project
My LQS isn't renewing this club on their schedule. Our instructor, Jan Vaine, is teaching Prairie Women Sewing Circle at another LQS and I'll be joining them. I hope I'll enjoy this group as much as I did the Jo's group. I've learned so much from Jan and we're so fortunate to have a published author as our instructor.

We're experiencing fall like weather this week in Florida. Our temperatures will be in the low 80's this week and there has been a break in the humidity. The weatherman said that this morning we're experiencing December weather. I'll take it! We even had the windows open for a few hours yesterday. It's hard to believe it's October already and that the holiday season is quickly approaching.

I have a knitting finish but the project isn't blocked yet and I hope to have a AotH block finish soon. I've picked a BIG knitting project back up again and I might have that finished in the next month or so. It's going to be a bear to block it's so large. I'll hopefully have pictures of the shawl for you in the next couple of weeks - there are a lot of activities over the next few weekends for me. Thankfully, next weekend is a 3 day one for me due to Columbus Day. I hope each of you have a great week and I hope your stitches be happy ones!

44 comments:

Giovanna said...

It's lovely, congrats!

Ruth said...

I love your little quilt! I'm in a Jo Morton class also, but have missed a few. I used the same fabric that's in your border on one and love it. I got some cheddar about a year ago. Before that, I really didn't like it, but I kept seeing in in things and it grew on me. Now, it's a favorite!

Margaret said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! Just lovely! Did you machine quilt it? Or hand quilt? Cheddar is so much fun in a quilt, don't you think? I hope the new club is as much fun for you. You're definitely lucky to have a published author to teach you!

Cindy said...

Its beautiful! I really like the colors and would not have picked them to start also....but i love how it turned out!

Linda said...

What a pretty finish! Isn't it nice that you can make a quilt and learn from an experienced quilter at the same time? Continue to enjoy your knowledge-building journey.

Maria said...

The quilt is so pretty. And you are keeping busy. Looking forward to seeing your knitting projects.

trillium said...

Great colors in this quilt!

Pat said...

Your quilt is really nice. I keep seeing things I love with cheddar colored fabric in them, but I don't even have any cheddar...guess I need to work on that, huh? :)

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I've never worked with cheddar colored fabric before either but I like the way yours looks.

I'm loving this cooler weather! It's nice to wake up to the cooler temps.

Annie said...

Beautiful piece! We're getting fall-like weather too, but in our case it's 40's and 50's, not a beautiful 80. Too weird for this time of year in DC.

KarenV said...

Gorgeous quilt, I really love that combination of colours and patterns.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your little quilt Jackie. I so love Cheddar. BTW, Jan's link does not work.

krayolakris said...

Beautiful quilt Jackie and your excellent workmanship really shines through! Looking forward to seeing your knitting projects also.

Kathie said...

fall weather here in Maryland also. Very pretty quilt. I have never bought cheddar but sure like it in this quilt.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your quilt is gorgeous. I loved our Little Women's group too... but the shop decided to discontinue it too.

Lori said...

I love the colors you picked! The combination is perfect.

Simone de Klerk said...

Beautiful, Jackie! Such precise work!
We are experiencing summer weather here, even though it is autumn. Very unusual, but nice, after a gloomy summer (o:

Deborah said...

Beautiful, Jackie. The colors are perfect.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Quel travail c'est vraiment magnifique !
bisous bisous

Mad about Craft said...

Beautiful quilt!

Thelma said...

This is the second LQS that I've heard is not renewing their Jo Morton club, I wonder what's up with that. I love following the projects that her clubs make. I've bought some cheddar fabric and am eager to use it, love it in your Amy's Choice.

Carol said...

Gorgeous finish, Jackie! Perfect fall colors... Speaking of fall, boy would I like some of your weather right now. We just got done with one of the most miserable weekends I can remember -- highs in the low 40s and rain the whole time... This is more like the end of November weather for us! Please send us some of your sunshine :)

Denise :) said...

Oh wow, this quilt is stunning. Love the cheddar and how it looks with your other color choices. Great job! :)

Theresa said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love the colors!!! Hope you will have as much fun as your new group~~~

The Sampler Girl said...

Wow- so gorgeous!!

Tanya

Cari said...

Oh my gosh Jackie, your quilt is BEAUTIFUL. I love the cheddar color...such a beautiful fall color. Isn't our weather FABULOUS right now? Such a welcome relief from all the heat and humidity!! I love to stitch outside!! Have a great 3 day weekend!!!

Deb said...

Your quilt looks wonderful Jackie. I love the cheddar and reds! I wish that I had gotten in on these, but I can't seem to even keep up with what I have going! Can't wait to see what else you've been working on.

Blu said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Cheddar looks absolutely delicious!
(now I want some cheese...)

paulette said...

Your cheddar is yummy!!
P

Catherine said...

So pretty!

Kathleen said...

Love that quilt! Haven't heard of a club like that around here. Temps are changing here in TN and I was thinking this weekend that I should pull out my knitting bag.
Keep up the great work!

We Six Nasons said...

Lovely finish! I love your cheddar fabric. I hope your new group is even more fun.

Littlebit said...

Oh, Jackie! Beautiful job! I love the little quilt!!

Ruth's Place said...

It's a lovely quilt.

I hope you enjoy your new group.

Ellyse said...

Jackie, This is GORGEOUS! I love cheddar and Joe Morton. I will be in town in a couple of weeks and we will have to chat. XOXO Ellyse

Stephanie said...

Delicious!

Teresa said...

3 inches is a tiny block and yours look marvelous. I read through several of your posts this evening as I have gotten behind in my reading. Love all the projects you have on-going, especially that cotton BOM.

Sally said...

Your quilt is beautiful Jackie.

We had high temps for a few days and the 1st October saw record breaking temperatures here. Some parts of the country had 29.5 degrees. SO glad we live on the east coast and it wasn't that hot as it too hot anyway! I'm glad we're heading for lower temps!

Kathie said...

oh I love your little quilt, isn't cheddar just fun to use!
I really love the border fabric you used too.
I bought that book of Janices it has a lot of great tips in it.
very pretty book. your lucky to be taking a class with her....
Kathie

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh! Jackie, that is GORGEOUS!!! What a sweet finish. I wasn't a fan of cheddar fabric when I first started seeing it appear but now I just love it. Great job on your quilt!

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a beautifully finished quilt!!!

Pomona said...

We have had unbelievably warm weather here too - but perhaps not quite as warm as Florida!

I love your quilt - beautiful!

Pomona x

Quilt Hollow said...

My heart just stopped! Gorgeous!!!

Heidi said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it Jackie! Everything is perfect...the pattern, the colors, the stitching...

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi