Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Album of Memories – Variation

Here it is all together! This is my Christmas quilt and hangs in our dining room during the holidays. It is so nice, bright and cheery and I think, quite elegant.

This quilt (or the original) was designed by Robert Callahan for McCall’s Quilting. I didn’t use all his original blocks … it is not too often that I copy a pattern exactly as designed ….and in this case, some of his blocks were not to my liking. So, this is my variation of his Album of Memories. The finished size of this quilt is: 89-1/2" x 89-1/2"

Plans for 2009

I stopped making New Year’s resolutions a very long time ago. Why? I don't know, just decided one year not to. Instead, I just try to be a better person in every way and hopefully my little contribution makes the world a nicer place to live in.

For 2009, there will be less of my participating in swaps. I have enjoyed being in the midst of creating something to send to the other side of the world, but this year will see me spending more of my time concentrating on finishing my projects and designing and making quilts for me.

It was a great boost for me to sign up for Finn’s and Peg’s UFO finish challenges. I didn’t get as much done as hoped; but am very happy with what got finished.

This past year, I have been thinking seriously of entering a quilt in one of the major quilt shows and could this be the year that I finally just ‘do it’? We’ll see …..

So …. for 2009 ….. what will I show you on this blog? There will be quilts, for sure! :o)

Have a great day and a Happy New Year and all the best in 2009!

19 comments:

Vicki W said...

That is a stunning quilt!

Teresa said...

What a beautiful quilt!!! I think your block choices are just right and makes the quilt uniquely yours. Happy New Year to you and I wish you the best of luck on your quilt show entry.

Andrea said...

Wonderful, beautiful and totally stunning. I am in awe. Happy New Year Rose Marie xx

Shelley said...

What a lovely quilt! I too have pledged no swaps this year...time to sew them up!

Ethne said...

What a beautiful quilt - I look forward to seeing what you are planning in 2009 and if you get the courage up to enter a quilt in a show - if you do good luck - Happy new year to you and your family - best wishes and warmest blessings to you all and to all fellow quilters/crafters who follow your blog

Carrie P. said...

I have seen that pattern and yours is lovely. You should enter in the show. You just never know what might happen. Happy New Year and I hope you get the time to do all the sewing you want to in 2009.

Catherine said...

That is an absolutely stunning quilt. Gorgeous piece altogether. I am going to severely limit the number of swaps I get involved in this year too -- they're fun, but I want to focus on a couple of big quilts.
Happy New Year!

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Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Rose Marie the quilt is awesome....wow you are one talented lady...It was fun the Challenge thanks so much for being apart of it...so pleased to hear you are going to enter one of your quilts in a show, you will blow them away....

Guðrún said...

Happy New Year. I think there are a lot of us that are going to tackle the UFO´s, I hope 2009 will be a very productive year for us.

Brenda said...

What a spectacular beautiful quilt! Happy New Year!

julieQ said...

Yout quilt is such eye candy, just beautiful! I too make very loose resolutions, nothing I don't try to do each day. Happy New Year!!

Tracey said...

A wonderful quilt, its allways nice to do things a bit diffrent when making somthing,

Have a great year,
Take care

Idaho Quilter said...

Wonderful quilt for the displaying at Christmas. You applique is eye candy. Hanppy New Year

suz said...

Your Christmas quilt is absolutely amazing. What wonderful work.

Violette Severin said...

Simply stunning!

Betweens said...

I was one of the lucky ones to see this gorgeous quilt upclose and personal. The applique is stunning her hand quilting is what I treasure the most in the world of machine quilters it is always wonderful to see beautiful stitches still being done by hand.
Thanks for the wonderful buildup to a quilt that is worth waiting for..I love it as much as when I first saw it!!

ivoryspring said...

What a lovely quilt!!! Absolutely beautiful!

Mary L. said...

Beautiful! I'm enjoying looking at all the gorgeous quilts on your blog.