Friday, July 2, 2010

Lilac Grove (aka: Carolina Christmas) top done

Lilac Grove (80 x 96)


Finishing up the last of the Carolina Christmas---now Lilac Grove quilt didn't take quite an hour. I can't really call it Carolina Christmas, can I? Not with purples and greens! And I did change up the layout from Bonnie's original.... As I was sewing on the last of the borders this morning, the exact thoughts of "what am I going to call this?" were running through my mind. Purples and greens? {{shrug}}. The only thing I kept picturing was lilacs.....{{that, and Barney, the purple dinosaur! But.....nah....NOT going to go there!}}

I want to give a shout-out to Alycia (alyciaquilts) for guilting me into finishing it!!!! Her quilter's accountability 6/30 post was enough to push me into pulling my top out and just gettin' it done! THANKS ALYCIA!!!!! I bet you didn't even know you had that kind of power, did you!?!?!? ;0)



Oh and...I set a new Personal Record last month! FIFTY-SEVEN posts during the month of June. Yup--yup...DEFINITELY a new record! {{and really wondering who in their right mind out there actually read all 57 of them!?!?}}

SO...how 'bout a thumb's up??

Or maybe just a self-pat-on-the-back? ;0)

21 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the Lilac Grove! Now you make me want to tear apart my half finished mess from that mystery and try your layout! I'm stalled with that one still looking a satisfactory outcome :)

Chl said...

LUUUVVVV IT!! I absolutely love purple and green! If you don't, I know where it would have a nice loving home to come to.;D ;D

I defenitely wished that I had your energy! Holy Cow! You make me tired just reading about all that you do.

On a side note, please don't get upset at what I did, but..... I know Sally from Grace Frames, and I had told her about this blog that I read, and that she had just gotten her frame ---blablabla, well it didn't have a stylis. She asked, "well, what did she use?" I told her. She laughed and got a bid kick out of it. She said that was one she hadn't heard before.
So, you should send her a pic. She would love it.

Happy stitching always.

Tracy said...

I don't know how you get everything done! I love that quilt and the name if perfect. I can't name quilts for the life of me...it's a wonder all my boys got named!
And I think I read all 57 posts!

Amanda said...

Don't purple and green work well together. And I love the layout you've used. You must surely be running out of unfinished projects soon.

Pat said...

I enjoy reading your blogs. So I guess some of us are crazy!

Lovely quilt

Pat in East Central MN

Andra Gayle said...

I probably read every one. I am in awe of what you can get done. Trying hard to keep up with you but you out-do me by far! You keep me goin though-great inspiration

scottylover said...

Very pretty! Love the lilac and green together. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy A

knitwit said...

I love your blog Amy and I think I read all the June posts. I think I had your energy when I was your age, but now in my late 60s I've slowed down a bit.
Ruth

Melissa Crosby said...

Love this quilt! and call me crazy, I know I read them all.. And....you got me hooked on several others! Love reading the life and times of Judy and Vince also!

Melissa

Patchwork Penguin said...

I really like the purples and greens.. gives it an interesting look.

Keep up the momentum girl!!!!

Winona said...

I love your new quilt, and yep, I read all 57 of your posts. (grin) Have a good 4th. Winona

Andee said...

Congrats on getting CC done! It looks great...and I for one read your every post ;)

Gari said...

Well, I read them all. That's probably why I didn't finish anything in June. But I really like your new top: I love purple and green.

Lori said...

Your Quilt is Spectacular! You deserve a Gold Star!

Can you pat yourself on the back like that?

scraphappy said...

Just got back from my cruise and had to catch up on the last week of posts. I'm always amazed at how much you get done while I am keeping up on a daily basis, you have no idea how mind boggling it can be to read all in one sitting! Congratulations on getting so much done. The too good to cut quilt is absolutely stunning. I got such a kick out of the video you posted! I'll have to figure out how to make one of those now. Love the binding tutorial, and watching Cassie quilt just makes my heart smile. I've got a couple of loads of laundry to catch up on and I'll go off and sew something. I am feeling a bit behind the curve right now. It's Saturday today, right?

Laurel said...

Amy, I love your Lilac Grove quilt; what a great name! You do seem to get alot done when school is out and volleyball hasn't started yet. You're making the rest of us run to catch up. And the kids and a garden and ......
WOW!

Have a great 4th!

jillquilts said...

Way to go!!! Love the quilt! And 57 posts in 1 month??!?! You make me look like a mute! lol

orchidlover said...

It's lovely. I think purple and green are a great combination

Love and hugs Gina xxx

丞虹 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。............................................................

Alycia said...

I think it is gorgeous! And wow - if I knew I had that kind of power I would have used it to make my boys clean the house !!!!

jaycad said...

Lilac Grove is beautiful and you should be very proud... Even if you WERE guilted into finishing it! By the way, I do rrad all your posts (or have done since I found you a few weeks days ago, and am now catching up on the last monh or so... And your BOM is definitely on my list to start this week!).