Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Complete Carolina Crossroads!! WOOhoo!!!











Hope everyone is having a super good day today! Guess what? I finallly finished the quilt top Carolina Crossroads!!! And I like it so much. I put a 1 inch red border, and then auditioned more fabrics than whoed-a-thought-it for the border...and another red piece from the stash won out!! So it is mostly a red quilt now...and that is perfectly Ok, is it not?? I used so much of my stash with this one!! I don't even have an estimate, but lots and lots is gone!! I battle in my mind about trying to hand quilt this. But I will send it out, I think, for quilting. After all, we want to use it in my lifetime!! :)


I also finished the hand-quilted baptist fans on the other little quilt. It is for our poodle!! A warm and snuggly for him. He has not said whether he likes the qulting or not yet...hard to please....


Anyone know a nonsurgical solution for sciatica from a ruptured disk in my back???? It sure smarts....going to the doctor today.


Happy Tuesday to everyone!!!


Julie

26 comments:

Linda said...

Oh now that looks stunning, and what a spoilt pooch having it's own hand quilted quilt....lol.. Hope the doc can help with the back.

~Joan said...

Julie, your top looks great. I also love the hand quilted Baptist fans. That's my favorite quilting pattern (when done by hand!). I think you need to let your dog know how fortunate it is!

~Joan

Jeanne said...

Your CC quilt is beautiful! And a hand quilted quilt for the dog...he must be very special.

Kathie said...

I love your version...actually think this is the best one I have seen so far.
LOVE it!
Kathie

Vicki W said...

OK, you're a nurse aren't you? You already know what you are going to need for your back. Bummer that it is, I hope you can get some relief soon. Back pain is unbearable. But it's sure not slowing you down, that quilt is beautiful! I love the red borders.

Suze said...

That quilt is drop dead gorgeous.....

I almost don't want to finish mine. I don't think it will have pizazz.

I will not tell Honey that your baby got a hand quilted cover and I hope you will keep it under your hat as well.

paula, the quilter said...

Okay, now you guys need to stop teasing me with this mystery quilt! I just love the pattern and the one I'm looking at and then the next blog comes up and zowie! the Carolina Crossroads quilt is done and up and just blows my sox off. Good job.

Jackie said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!! I knew it would look great with the red sashing...Excellent!! As far as your back, I had sciatica due to a disc as well and they gave me exercises to do. Gentle ones, but they did the trick. No more pain, no more problems, knock on wood.

Dawn said...

It is absolutely wonderful! And I love your little quilt too!

Megan said...

LOVE your version, it's stunning!

Marianne said...

Weird but I had sciatica on Tues also. I share your back problem. I use a heating pad and keep active. Don't jog, but walks are good. I skip the painkillers but I hear they work for many. Sleep with a pillow under your knees (back) or between your knees (side). Hope this helps.

Love your CC quilt especially that it's red!

pamina said...

Woaw, Julie, you did a wonderful job ! Your quilt is fantastic, i love the sashing and cornerstones, and yes, you are right, our choices of fabrics are very similar. Thank you for your visit on my blog and your nice comment !

YankeeQuilter said...

Wow!!!! Love the sashing! Now I am convinced I need to use some too! Great job. Hope your back is better soon.
Sio

Norma said...

I love that red in the quilt. And wow, all those little pieces really have a big punch!

That is some special dog........don't tell my cat, she is happy sleeping on a old pair of DH's sweat pants!

Dorothy said...

gorgeous! Of course red is perfectly okay. Now NOT red, that might be a problem. ;o)

Colleen Eskridge almost formerly of South Africa said...

Love this quilt.Its stunning. Wish I'd seen this before I started another leaders/enders....it is so pretty. Colleen packing in Africa

Pam said...

Your Carolina Crossroads looks fabulous - love the red. I hope your back is better soon -- I love Aleve!! Which we can't get in Canada - such a shame.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

beautiful - congrats. I love all the red. wow, hand quilting for the puppy, that's love. I wont' even do that for the kitties, although they seem to sleep on all the quilts in the house anyway. good luck with the back - valium is the only thing that helped me.

Darcie said...

Your CC quilts looks terrific!!! You should be giving yourself a pat on the back, Julie!

I'm sorry to hear about your back concerns. My BIL has problems with that too...but so far has been able to stay away from the surgical floor.

You've got a happy little poodle, I'll bet. ;-) One of my daughters suggested that I make our Lucky (lab/retriever) her own quilt...so she doesn't get the human quilts all hairy. ;-)

Elaine Adair said...

Great Carolina Crossroads.

Not-so-great back troubles. 8-( Hope you are feeling better soon.

Linda_J said...

It looks gorgeous, Julie. Well done!

Sciatica? Wish I knew as I think I have a touch of it in my right bun and upper thigh in the back. My diagnosis anyway. I'll ask the doctor if I ever get my (sore) butt into for the 3 month checkup that is 3 weeks late now.

happy zombie said...

Ohmygosh... what a STUNNING quilt!

Lucy said...

Ohh wow This is a beautiful version of teh carolina crossroads.. I love that you use so many reds! Great job!

The Quilter said...

I have been following this mystery quilt on several blogs - your version is beautiful, and I like the differences in your layout. You are very talented. My sympathies on your back pain. Hope you get some relief soon.

Ruthie said...

I love your CC quilt. It is the same colors as mine, however your sashing really sets it off.

martha said...

Woo you Carolina Crossroads looks great. Mine is still in baggies:)