Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Whee! I'm on a roll now . . . .


I finished quilting my second Burgoyne Surrounded - also pieced in 1992 - on Monday. Yesterday and today I sewed on the binding and the label. This blue and white version is a little bigger than the red one because of the pieced border. I love how the border turned out but I remember it being a BEAR to get all the piecing correct. Both of these were done from an old, old Trudie Hughes book called "Even More Template Free Quiltmaking". I've since given the book away, but I think it was published in the very late 1980's. I quilted this with a Jodi Beamish pantograph called "Waterworld" using a pastel variegated King Tut thread. I love how it turned out!

This morning I also quilted Carolina Crossroads. I have the binding strips cut. I hope to show you another finished quilt tomorrow. Tonight we are spending the evening with Joseph and the kids.

Did you hear me cheering for joy this morning about 7:45 a.m. PDT? According to my weight watchers weigh-in I lost another 5 pounds this past week. That makes for a total of 12.5 pounds - over 25% of my way to goal. I really think I'm going to be able to do this!

30 comments:

Caryn said...

I had all three of Trudie Hughes' books years ago! I think I still have at least one around here somewhere! Congrats on your weight loss!

Vicki W said...

The quilt is beautiful! I lvoe that block and the border really makes it special.

Sunny said...

Wow, that is great. I love 2 color quilts, espcially blue and white. It has a very early computer look it, very neat. Congratulations on your weight loss. Weight Watchers is what my mother has always believed used and the only diet I believe in.

Kim W said...

I am so glad you only had plain peaches last night. I would have felt bad if you had had desert and gained weight, but loosing 5# in one week, thats great!
Kim

McIrish Annie said...

You really are on a roll with the quilts and the diet! Keep up the good work!

Pati said...

I made one of the Burguyone Surrounded quilts in Black and White. It is now in the possession of my ex-husband. I love the pattern!!!

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Five more pounds! Way to go! The Burguyone Surrounded quilt is stunning!

Cascade Lily said...

Patti - triple congrats - getting your Bourgoyne Surrounds #2 quilted, and your Carolina Crossroads AND losing the weight! Well done and keep it up.

That BS quilt is just lovely. I can't imagine how painful that border was to piece! But very much worth it!

Annemiek said...

The border is well worth the effort. It's stunning!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic quilt you have done an amazing job...and well done on the weight loss...you must be so pleased with yourself.

Lily Boot said...

Well the border may have been a BEAR (cute expression - not something said here, guess it's the lack of bears!) but it is sure worth it! Now I'll have to take the red and white quilt off the to do list and add the blue and white one instead.

Sweet P said...

Another beautiful quilt!

Congrats on the weight loss!

Betty J in OKC said...

I've got book one and book two of the Trudy Hughes template-free quiltmaking. However, I was *never* brave enough to make the outer border like that. I did a cream and khaki-green CA-K of the BS for my *good friends* for their 10th anniversary.

Congrats on your wt loss! Keep up the great effort!!!

Carol said...

You truly are on a roll...another finished quilt and 5 more pounds...I'm dancing for you!!!!!!!
Way to go!!!

Patchwork Penguin said...

I love the blue and white!!! This pattern is on my list of quilts to do............ that list is getting way to long LOL

Hugs,
Nancy

Teresa said...

Congratulations on a beautiful quilt AND a terrific weight loss!! Keep up the good work.

Julie said...

I am in awe of your accomplishments. All those crossed off projects and success on your weight loss goals. You are an inspiration.

Bizarre Quilter said...

Wow! I love Burgoyne Surrounded quilts. I can't believe you had the top for 16 years. Is that a new record? It's completing the top that sometimes takes me the longest!!
Loz in Oz

swooze said...

Congrats to you on all fronts! Forge on!

Ulbins said...

Simple and stunning! Can we move up our dinner date closer to the time when my points reset? I hardly have any points left on Thursday?!? Your weight loss is inspirational! Love- Susan (from Applebees)

Sharon said...

Congrats on getting so much accomplished! Both of the Burgoyne Surrounded quilts are stunning, but my favorite is, of course, the blue one! I love swirly, curvy quilting on straight-line piecing like that. And the border is simply stunning!
Good for you on the weight loss! Way to go! You should be proud of yourself.

Maggie A said...

WOW, doesn't it look awesome!! Burgoyne surrounded is one on my list to do one day.

Idaho Quilter said...

The border is outstanding, congrads on the wieght loss, stick with I lost 30 lbs with WW and I have been keeping it off. that is the best part.

Elaine Adair said...

Gorgeous quilt, and gorgeous you also. Congrats on both!

Hanne said...

Lovely 2 colour quilts Patti - I am partial to 2 colour quilts you know :-)
I have spent some time looking at your CWD blocks and more, and I feel inspired to work on my CWD blocks again, once I get a few other things (quilty) done :-)

Shasta said...

It is a beautiful quilt Patti. Congratulations on getting so much done. Also congrats on your weigh-in.

The Watson Boys said...

How wonderful to have lost so much weight; don't you love how you feel? A Burgoyne Surrounded, wow! It's wonderful.

Mary said...

Great job with the weight loss! I'm not doing as well as I'd like due in part to not getting out and walking as much as I should and we've been eating out all week. I'm going to be really good between now and Wednesday and hope for the best!

Marcie said...

I have always loved this pattern. Your border brings it to new heights! It is wonderful Patti!

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