Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First flimsy of 2013

I have been possessed, but not to exorcism needed!
My head is not rotating around my neck, 
but my fingers are raw.
My version of Kim Diehl's Country Whig Rose.
Thank you to Lin and Dee at TOWQS for helping me select the perfect fabrics for the inner and outer borders!  I have an appointment with my favorite machine quilter this month, so I stitched morning, noon and night to get this one done in time.  

My blog friend, Mary, over at Quilt Hollow, has a darling little deer who visits her property frequently.
I know there are deer in our neighborhood,
but this is the creature who likes to visit me.
Three javelinas were in my courtyard, nibbling on my camellia early New Year's morning.  By the time I got my camera, they were already headed out.

Hoping your holidays were full of good cheer and that the new year brings you health and happiness.
Me, I am hoping it brings me organization!


  1. What a beautiful 1st project for 2013! May there be many, many more :0)

  2. I love your version of the quilt, beautiful!

  3. What a beautiful first flimsy for 2013. Absolutely gorgeous!! I am inspired to go hunt out her books and find the pattern!! Hopefully this is the first of many beautiful creations for you this year.

  4. That is an awesome project. A wonderful way to start 2013.
    I love Kim Diehl's patterns. I've been making some of those blocks but they aren't as nice as yours. Well done!

  5. Wow, Cheryl, it's stunning!

    I've encountered javelinas around our community, too. Strange visitors. LOL

  6. Love your top! Aren't animals funny? I learned the deer is named Jimmy John. He loves when people are outside.

  7. WOW... and this beautiful top is the first of many!
    Love the gates on your yard too. :)

  8. Looks to me like the pain was worth it. Beautiful result.
    A perfect way to start the New Year and best wishes to you and your family for a safe, enjoyable and productive year.

  9. Love your quilt in your post, and love the quilt in your banner! Wow!

  10. Such a great job on the quilt. I've had that one cut out and in the cabinet for way too long. Should probably finish it.

    Not sure I would enjoy your little visitor:)

  11. Just Gorgeous !! LOVE IT !

    Your visitor looks at little scary :-(

  12. I LOVE your quilt!! So adorable.!!

    Once in Arizona we saw a dead "pig" on the side of the road. I asked about it in a grocery store and learned swiftly that is was a javelina NOT a pig!! LOL
    Yours even looks like a pig!

  13. I love your quilt! You did a great job!

  14. That's just beautiful! Congratulations! :0)

  15. LOVE your quilt - it is wonderful. Wow - the design, the fabrics...just love it all! Now, the javelina...not so much! Never heard of them, but I have to say that I prefer the deer in our yard.

  16. love your quilt, wow perfect fabric choices and impressed your done so fast a deadline can do that for us! I wouldn't want those roaming around my back yard! LOL
    Happy new year!

  17. Love the beautiful quilt! Soooo pretty! I love the colors....I say I am not a green person, but that green you used is becoming one of my favorites as you see from the Orange Grove quilt. It is quite warm when used in quilts. I believe I would close my door if that ...wild pig?...came so close! He must be friendly???

  18. Beautiful quilt. What is a Javelina? Where do you live? Just being nosy, I've never seen one of those.

  19. A magnificent piece of work Cheryl!!! Love everything about it!!! Very well done! I've never heard of a Javelina, what type of animal is it? Looks big.....

  20. Ohhh, your quilt is gorgeous!!!
    Nancy from joy for grace

  21. Wow Cheryl...that wild pig looks scary! :(

    On the bright side, well done on your beautiful everything about it!!

    Happy New Year.


  22. I "LOVE" your quilt.. HAppy New Year!

  23. So, so pretty! Hope your fingers heal fast!
    I'm guessing the javelinas are harmless? Interesting - I'd never heard of them and didn't see any when we were in AZ but I guess we were only there for a couple of days. Cute, in it's own way. lol

  24. How beautiful! Amazing! Wow! I might not go outside if I saw one of those out my door!

  25. Absolutely gorgeous quilt, I can't believe how fast you completed this - is machine or hand applique. Just googled 'javelina' as had never heard of them.

  26. i adore the quilt in your header. is it your pattern? can you point me in the right direction?
    love your blog

  27. i don't suppose it's a good thing to have the javelinas nibbling at your garden plants but it is a very interesting looking visitor. i'm guessing that they aren't shy?

    your top is really pretty and i'm looking forward to the final show of it.



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