Thursday, January 26, 2012

On the Wall

Rocky Mountain Christmas (aka Smokey Mountain Stars by Bonnie Hunter) is back on the design wall. I intend to at least get it to flimsy stage in the next 2 or 3 weeks, amid all of the other projects. I won't be quilting it until much later this year, but I want to have the top ready. Right now I do have all those corners sewn to the squares, but the squares and borders are just stuck to the wall. I wanted to make sure I could get enough border cut from the shirt I wanted to use. It was only an XL shirt. I have made the quilt a tad larger than the pattern and I wasn't sure if I could get enough 5" strips from the shirt. I made the border 4" instead and I could have still cut 1 or 2 more strips. I had to fussy cut them in order to match up the plaids when I piece them. Maybe I am the only person who would have done that (no, I think I know at least one other blogger who would do the same. Do you know who you are?) but I had to do it. : )

I'm not sure which was the leader/ender and which was the real project, but today Pink Lemonade by Lori D. got assembled along with Block #1 of Marti Mitchell's Ramblin' Rose Meets Jamestown. The name "Pink Lemonade" doesn't seem to fit mine  because my yellow isn't anything like lemonade. I've been trying to come up with a name for it. Cider Squeezin's comes to mind. Have you ever had cider from an apple press? I don't know--I'll have to give it more thought.







I'll leave you with this shot of the cloud cap over the mountains out my back door. The alpacas came to the fence after I took this shot and I took a couple of photos of them looking me right in the eye, but those turned out blurry, of course. 


Janet O.

34 comments:

  1. Love your Rocky Mtn Christmas... just gorgeous! Also love that view from your back door... stunning! I think I'd be looking out the back door all the time...

    :)

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  2. I really like "Cider Squeezin's" Mom. I think it's a great name.

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  3. Love your Stars quilt - very nice and as for the view from your back door - Wow it's incredibley beautiful !

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  4. beautiful View you have. Way to finish two at once. The Stars and Pink Lemonade look great! Matching plaids? You aren't talking about me, I hope...

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  5. omgosh I just love the picture of the mountains and the alpacas thanks for sharing.
    Love your star quilt I have made one of those a few years ago but mini based on a quilt Gwen Marston did..
    I need to make another one of those. Love it in reds and greens. Ok I admit I would match up the plaids but I bet your not talking about me ;)
    Kathie

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  6. What an amazing view...I don't think I'd ever get anything done...I'd just keep looking out the window. Love your Rocky Mountain Stars!

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  7. great star quilt, and awesome winter picture, what mountains are in the background?

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  8. Terrific post. Love the quilt and the alpacas are gorgeous.

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  9. Seriously, if that was the view out my back door I would get NOTHING done! Simply GORGEOUS scenery! Your stretched star quilt is very, very pretty too; The PL quilt is lovely, I adore your deeper shade of yellow.

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  10. Stars, stars, stars!!! Wonderful!!! The floral is beautiful - but what star do I not love!!! The apple cider sounds perfect!! Love apple cider, too!!

    Blessings

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  11. Your Rocky Mountain Star quilt is so warm and homey feeling. I might have to get out all my flannel scraps and do some leaders and enders and make one too. And your view is awesome. Thanks for sharing this morning

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  12. Beautiful view and very beautiful quilt - I like the sound of the "apple cider squeeze" Thanks for sharing your pictures. Judy C

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  13. Love the Smokey Mtn quilt! I've made that one before and it went together in a breeze- of course, wouldn't match up a thing! hahaha

    I think your quilt looks just like a glass of freshly squeezed lemons!! Pink Lemonade!! But you can name it whatever you want:)

    Love the view!!

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  14. LOVE the ramblin rose block! I have some similar fabric I'd like to do something with.
    How do you get anything done with that view out your window! It's humid and in the 60's here today - even had some thunderstorms this morning. Yuck!

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  15. Love the photo of the alpacas! WOW!! Quite a different scene than Florida yesterday :c)

    The quilts are looking great, so happy you are doing Smoky Mountain Stars!

    Bonnie

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  16. The lines in your Rocky Mountain Christmas are *very* appealing to me! I *LOVE* the shot our your back door. It's stupendous!! :)

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  17. This time I am not drooling over your quilts - I am drooling over the view. Simply stunning!

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  18. Your projects are looking great - love the Rambling Rose block. And the scenic shot is absolutely beautiful!!

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  19. Your stars look great! The view is amazing...

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  20. Your scenery photo is so beautiful that I had to show my kids....they said "lucky"! So much snow...wow I am jealous of the beauty. How do you get anything done? I'd be sitting at the window all day??
    And your pink lemonade is so sweet....love it! But love the scenery more!! LOL

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  21. I think once upon a time I might have fussy cut borders but I've tried to relax in recent years. I suppose I would still fussy cut in certain situations.

    We have a cider mill up the street - there is no comparison between store bought and homemade and I really wish I had a bigger freezer so I could have cider year round.

    Are the alpacas yours? Mom has alpaca wool gloves and loves them.

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  22. Your view AND your projects are all breath taking. Always a pleasure to stop by.

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  23. The mountains are beautiful! Your quilts look great. I just love how everything is lined up perfectly in your star blocks. You did such a wonderful job on them.
    Kristie

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  24. Wow. What a beautiful view out your window, and I love the alpacas. We haven't even had enough snow here this winter to completely cover the grass. I love the Smoky Mountain Stars quilt and the Pink Lemonade.

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  25. Your star quilt looks so good. The fabrics play well together. I did not use Bonnie's pattern but made a scrappy version of this block a long time ago.

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  26. I was going to comment on your quilts - and then the view blew me away ;-)
    Ok ... I'm back.
    Your Pink Lemonade isn't as brown as fresh cider, but it is yummy.
    Nice plaid stars!

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  27. I love your pink lemonade quilt! I am making one too and need to get some yellow fabric. I was on a trip and got all the blocks made. Your scenic view is awesome!!

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  28. Everything is beautiful! Rocky Mountain Stars - a perfect Christmas quilt. I'm amazed that it is possible to fussy cut a border from a shirt. Pink Lemonade - I have a special love for traditional and antique quilts. Your yellow is cheery. It will be fun to follow the progress of your Ramblin' Rose quilt. You are so lucky to have such a beautiful country view and still have access to some great quilt shops.

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  29. Oh, wow, what a view out your back door!

    Everything you posted today is great....want to make the Rocky Mountain stars someday.

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  30. Love your pink lemonade quilt!

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  31. Rocky Mtn looks wonderful. Umm, I would definitely NOT be a quilter who matched the plaid. Well, maybe I would be one of those!

    Your version of Pink Lemonade is yummy.

    The cloud cap looks like batting laid down on top of the ridges!

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  32. Thanks for sharing your Pink Lemonade! I haven't finished mine all the way, but have it pieced. That view? Wow! Have a good weekend, and hope you get to sew!

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  33. Cider Squeeze would be a great title for your doll quilt along! I am admiring your lovely view and your alpaccas.

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  34. What a view !
    It is absolutely beautiful.....
    And right outside you door too....

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