Tuesday, April 20, 2010

They are home!

THEY being my husband AND my camera. I missed them both.

So, are you ready for the orphan quilt? Remember, if chaos makes you queasy, don't look any further...








I love all the flying geese and the log cabins. I'll definitely make another one of these one day, once I have more orphan blocks to throw in - I used nearly every orphan block I had. Yippee!

I leave you with one last photo from Saturday's test - isn't that belt the most beautiful blue you have ever seen? Blue is my new favorite color (until I get my red belt, that is...)

Oh, and I'm down another two pounds, five pounds total in four weeks. This walking at lunchtime is really working! Only 5 more pounds to go!

15 comments:

Taryn said...

The quilt is...AMAZING. The five pounds...you just said that to annoy me. And, your claim to welcome the husband and the camera? No pics of the husband here. Great post. You are awesome to recycle those blocks into such a beautiful result. Oh, an congrats on the blue belt. I will not mess with you.

Becky said...

Oh that is just perfect for a lawn quilt!!! Something different to see everywhere you look. You have such a great creative thought process. I have trouble thinking outside the box. Again, spectacular! You'll get a lot of good use out of that quilt.

Rachel said...

Congrats on the blue belt and the 5 lbs! Way to go!

Love the quilt - you're definitely NOT going to want to lay that down on dirty grass or sand. It will become a favourite!

Cheryl Willis said...

I love the orphan top, I need to get a design wall so I can do a couple of those someday. I have a block collection that is just embarrasingly huge.
everyone gives me the ones that didn't work in their original project. I heard of a gal that but all hers together and then died it. - congrats on the blue! (and the 5lbs. I am doing 1-2 a week and it feels good) cw

Amo House said...

That is a fantastic use of blocks!! Never thought of it! Congrats on you belt and weight loss too.

Nancy-Rose said...

Your orphan blocks turned out fantastic!!! Good on you!

Nancy

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

That quilt is beautiful. It is what I think of when I think of an old-school quilt. Each square has a story to tell. Very nice.

Judi said...

Throw a heavy fabic like denim or duck cloth on the back then tie it up and it'll be a great lawn quilt.

Congrats on the rank promotion. The weight loss I'm so excited for you and you get outside.

Char said...

Wow! I really really love the quilt, you did a great job. That Cardinal block is really cute.

Congratulations on the belt and the weight loss. Way to go.

Trish said...

LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the orphan block quilt!!!! I plan on doing one as soon as I have enough blocks-pulled them out not long ago,but don't have enough yet. You continue to inspire me!!! Thanks!!

Em said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Queasy is the last word I would use to describe your art piece! WOW!!!!

cozy quilter said...

Your orphans now have a family! The quilt looks great!
Gail

Shirleymac said...

Great quilt! I have a few orphan blocks but usually give them away cause I'm scared to try something like that. But now that I've seen yours I think I need to keep them and make one myself. Congrats on your blue belt!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

love the quilt top! right up my alley! and congrats one your BLUE belt! I'm a red! best work out ever! Keep on going!!!

Gene Black said...

I totally love the orphan quilt top. To me that is a real quilt. Lots of bits and pieces all added together to make one glorious exuberant whole.