Quilt ADD in therapy

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Colorado, United States
Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Friday, July 20, 2012

Another Flimsy Alert!

I'm so excited to finally - finally! - be able to post for TGIFF and Whoop Whoop!

The dust has settled, our Florida home is entering a contract today, and we're happily ensconced in a really pretty apartment complex while we finish one last homes-viewing round before starting our own purchase procedure for a Colorado home, hopefully putting an offer in this evening (exciting!).


I'm in love with the way Colorado Springs nestles against the mountains
with Pike's Peak in the background. That snowcap is gone right now,
having been first muddied and then melted during the nasty fires.


Last Friday I finished my Glacier Star quilt top, but couldn't post for TGIFF because we didn't get photos until Saturday. What a fantastic shot we got, though! Garden of the Gods is a spectacular place to go, and was a very popular place to shoot a quilt. (I wrote about that two posts ago.)  This is a Judy Niemeyer pattern, and I used a fabric kit from Quilting by the Bay in Panama City, FL.






If that isn't fun enough, this morning I got the corners mitered and put in the last stitch on my Coral Encounter. I'm in love.  :)


Didn't we luck out with our Google-based apartment search?
That's a square quilt - wind just wouldn't cooperate!


This quilt is made with the Judy Niemeyer Drunkard's Path paper piecing pattern, but I put the colors together myself to reflect the impression it gave me of a patch of brain coral underwater. It turned out gorgeous, and I plan to have a lot of fun with the quilting once we're into a house and I have real sewing space again.  (not to mention my batting, which is all in a box deeeeeep inside storage)



20 comments:

Debbie said...

great news...glad things are coming together. Two gorgeous quilts.

mammafairy said...

Stopped in from Confessions, whooop whoop- your quilts look great!

Marit said...

Those are some beautiful quilts! Lucky you to have such great areas to use for photo shoots:)

Celtic Thistle said...

Sounds like things are going well with your quilting and your house hunting!

Kate said...

It looks great! And it looks like it'll be a lot of fun to quilt - eventually. :)

Donna~~ said...

Your quilts look great (& they fit in with the colors of your new locale nicely too!) Great that your housing is sorting itself out--looks like a lovely city to live in! I guess I should pack up all my stuff except for a couple UFO's and maybe I'd accomplish something?! :)

Carrie P. said...

wowee! your quilts are just fabulous. I always admire you quilters who do those wonderful paper pieced patterns. I used to live in Panama City and have been to that quilt shop.
I think where you are going to live looks like a really nice place. I love the mountains.

Quiet Quilter said...

You picked a great place to display that first quilt. Your fellow seems to be glued to the rocks for some reason....hummmm????

Kristy QP said...

Your Glacier Star quilt looks absolutely amazing! Fantastic photo too!

Karen said...

Your quilts are stunning. Someone is going to very lucky to receive these quilts.

Pattilou said...

Spectacular quilts! I've been eying that Glacier Star Pattern. You've sure got me wanting to start one! Yours is simply amazing!

Miki Willa said...

These are really beautiful quilts! Colorado Springs is such a beautiful spot. I visited my sister when she lived there many years ago. What a great place to live.

Peggy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and looking at the Pink Churn Dash. I love it. YOur quilts are just beautiful and look like they have taken a lot of time and patience!! Look forward to seeing more. I have family in different locations in Colorado and am sure you'll love living there!! Peg

Di said...

What spectacular quilts! Well done. Hope it isn't too long before you can get all your stitching gear out again and settle into your new home. Colorado Springs looks a very beautiful place to live.

Linda said...

I'm so impressed that you made TWO Judy Niemeyer designs. Wow! Both of them are gorgeous and you picked pretty spots for your photo shoots. Well, you have lots of gorgeous backgrounds in Colorado, don't you? Fun for you to be taking steps to own another home. I hope your new sewing space is big. I know how exciting it is to look forward to that! Enjoy the process.

Shocking Hocking said...

wow - they're just beautiful - well done you

Lindy said...

Glacier Star made me say, "Wow!" right out loud, right here in my office, all by my lonesome. Incredibly beautiful.

Anne Marieke said...

Both quilts are absolutely beautiful and congratulations for getting the tops completed.

That's an amazing photo location to shoot a quilt, especially since the colours match your quilt so perfectly!

Foolish Feathers said...

Oh wow! What a great finish on those two quilts! Wow!

Sarah Craig said...

Wow wow wow, Lyn, those are two amazing quilts!!!! Whoop whoop!!