Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Plain Jane Has Blossomed

I have been very busy the last couple days trying to catch up on book work.  Garhhhrr!!  It's a disaster in my little den of an office and I have to admit that my toe hurts from where I tried to kick something.  Nuff said about that! except that I'm afraid I have many more days like that before the end is in sight.  Thankfully I have lots of rewarding projects to take my mind off of all that wearisome work waiting for me.*wink
Plain Jane--Sugar bowl quilt
Looking very sweet these days.:)
You can see that I got the border work done on Plain Jane.  Personally, I think she looks very pretty these days and extremely happy with her make-over!  My oldest daughter couldn't quite get the 'Simplify', but in order to understand that, you have to go clear back to the beginning.  Originally, I had intended to put a very fancy border on this quilt with swags and formal looking flowers.  By the time I was putting borders on the quilt, it was obvious that it needed pared down a lot.  In fact, after putting the scrappy blues on the border I figured the quilt was done (finite).
Plain Jane--Sugar bowl quilt
A better look at the borders.....
Then I pulled it out of the drawer the other day and starting re-thinking the plain border.  Hmm...  Maybe I did the quilt a bit of a disservice.  It really looks like it could manage a touch of added sweetness, something simple and free from affectation.....  So what do you think?  I know I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out!
Look what I won!!!
Also, I wanted to show you the package that was in the mail yesterday!  I won this beautiful package of fabric and pattern from Temecula Quilt Co. on Christmas Eve!  So very exciting.  It felt like I was getting another Christmas present!  The strips of reproduction fabric are literally making me drool. lol
Keeping it real.....
And just so you know what my quilt room looks like when I'm busy elsewhere and have to sneak in my little chunks of quilting time.  Ahhhh... January.  The one month I just can't get away with avoiding the office....

12 comments:

  1. Plain Jane is perfect... love the scrappy blue border (I'm a big fan of blue), and the red SIMPLIFY really does look like it belongs there! Very nice! Good to see someone else's sewing room floor looks like mine on occasion!

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  2. Basket quilts are some of my favorites, and the border you're adding to this one is absolutely perfect! Simplify indeed!

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  3. Wonderful quilt! Just the perfect amount of ornament and simplicity. Congratulations!

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  4. Wonderful - I think Plain Jane has come into her own!

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  5. I've been away for a while and just look at all that you have done!! Looking great!!

    Blessings

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  6. Love that border! Wish my sewing room floor looked like that, haven't had much time for sewing this week!

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  7. The border works well with the basket blocks. Makes everything pop.

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  8. I Love your border! It's unexpected and yet so perfect!! Simplify is such a great word too. Don't go hurting your toes...lol.

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  9. Love your touch of simplified applique!! I think it's perfect!!

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  10. I think Plain Jane looks perfect! Just the right touch of applique. A beautiful quilt!

    Sweet win from Temecula Quilts! Looks like fun awaits you when you're done in the office.

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  11. Had to laugh about you complaining about catching up on bookwork......as that is what I was doing a few moments ago! Our taxes for EOY 2012, our accountant keeps reminding me to get it done! I do bookkeeping for my job so paperwork at home is the last thing I want to do!
    Your Plain Jane is now a Sweet Jane....the border is the icing on the cake. Lucky you on winning the fabric & pattern, how exciting. Now back to that dreaded paperwork!

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  12. I think this is what I love most about your blog, giving sooooo much inspiration to think outside the box. And to have a result looking as beautiful as this quilt do. Congratulation on the win.

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