Thursday, March 11, 2010

A finish and a very nice gift



Today I received a very nice gift from Carol, a reader of my blog. She gave me a box with a lot of fabrics . The fabrics are from the 1900’s till today. I'm looking forward to playing with these fabrics. I want to make a few mini's with them. Thank you so much Carol.





I also want to share my Jacob's ladder top! Next step is to baste it and then I can start quilting.

Lucy



38 comments:

Willeke said...

What a nice gift!
The Jacobs'ladder top is gorgeous.
Good luck with the basting and have fun with the quilting!

Kathie said...

oh lucy the quilt is beautiful
what a great box of fabrics ! can't wait to see what you make with them
Kathie

Janet said...

What a marvelous gift!! How exciting to open a box full of vintage fabric - each piece so different from each other and from what's available now. I love your Jacob's ladder quilt, its full of rich color and wonderful variety. :0)

not so zen -quilts in Paris said...

Hoi Lucy, vanmorgen de nieuwe Quiltmania gekocht bij de krantenboer en je tulpenquilt staat er in, in de volle gloria, gefeliciteerd, Will in Parijs

Zonnah said...

It is beautiful!

Karen said...

What a wonderful treat to receive that box of fabrics. You can do a nice project with them.

Taryn said...

Your Jacobs Ladder quilt is lovely. Great colors! I cannot wait to see what you do with your new box of old fabrics. :)

Teodo said...

Your top is fantastic and the box of fabrics a treasure.
ciao ciao

Loris said...

What fun to open a box full of fabrics. Lots of stories there if the fabric could talk.
Your Jacob's Ladder quilt is beautiful. Inspires me to push that one higher on my list of to do's. Thanks for sharing the picture.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love your Jacob's ladder...so very pretty!

Jayne said...

Your Jacob's ladder quilt is amazing. I am eager to see it finished. (Easy for me to say, right?) And the surprise box of antique fabrics makes me remember that I have a couple of similar boxes tucked away in some recesses of my sewing stuff. My grandmother, still living - age 93, gave me lots of her stuff several years ago. I should sort through it and get her story on as much of it as possible.

Meredith said...

That is a great gift! The large photos of the quilt are lovely.

david said...

Love your your quilt. It's really gorgeous.

Nadine said...

A wonderful gift, Lucy ! I'm sure you're gonna make GREAT use of this gift ;>)
I've been thinking A LOT about you, these days, lucy ---> when seeing the new Quiltmania issue and your tulips quilt inside, I felt it was time to finish mine. (Check my blog).
Your Jacob's Ladder quilt is divine...
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXXOXO
NADINE

Mumin Mamma said...

I love your quilt. It is very lovely.

Valentina said...

Lucy, I would be so overwhelmed with such a precious gift... I can't wait to see what you will do with them.
And I am so very glad to see your Jacob's ladder...
Gorgeous!
I can't wait for my new Quiltmania to arrive!
:)

Lee said...

prachttig quilt. i love the colouor combination.

Janet said...

Oh Lucy, what a beautiful quilt, really gorgeous. What a wonderful gift to recieve, I'm sure you'll make some great doll quilts with the fabrics.

Ann's blog said...

Lucy, your Jacob's ladder is gorgeous, and what a wonderful gift of fabrics. Quilters and bloggers are such lovely kindhearted people always willing to share. I can't wait to see what you make with these fabrics.

quiltmom said...

Lucy what a lovely gift from Carol- I am sure that she sent it to you because she knew how much you would enjoy creating with her scraps- It looks like you are going to have lots of fun scraps to play with.
Your Jacob's ladder is really pretty- I love the combination of colors.
Happy quilting, Lucy.
Regards,
Anna

bingo~bonnie said...

ooough your photography is as gorgeous as your quilt! I think you should rename this one "Lucy's Ladder" ;)

I love all the variety of background prints in it!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Quilts And Pieces said...

I have always loved the Jacob's Ladder block. Your quilt is wonderful! Did you get my email?

ria vogelzang said...

Love your Jacob´s ladder quilt!! And those fabrics are a really lovely gift!!
Have a nice day!

Miriam said...

Your quilt top is wonderful! I love the colours you used too.
That box of fabrics is a real treasure trove! What a beautiful gift!

vivi said...

the fabrics are lovely, carol is very kind
and jacobs' ladder is beautiful..i love the colours

Alice said...

Happy quilting! That top is so pretty.

Old fabrics are great, aren't they? They really take me back in time - seeing the different textures and colours, and wondering whether they were dressmaking scraps, and what kind of clothes she wore.

Annemieke said...

Hoi Lucy
Echt super je Jacob's ladder! Ik ken het blok alleen uit sampler quilts en niet zo, schitterend. In de quitmania zag ik je tulpenquilt, erg verleidelijk om daar nu aan te beginnen. Hij staat op mijn verlangsijstje.
Groetjes
Annemieke

quiltygal said...

Hi Lucy How are you? I love the Jacobs Ladder quilt it is gorgeous & Lucky you with the gift ..I have a question for you I have a 7 hour stop over in Amsterdam in Oct any suggestions on Quilt shops or interesting things to do??

belinda said...

Good 'stuff' Lucy....the quilt AND
the goody package!!!

Michelle Palmer said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Your blog is a treasure!!!
Thank you for the link~
Wishing you all the best,
Michelle

princesita de paris said...

wow!!It's so gorgeus!!I Love your last quilt!
Kind regards

ria vogelzang said...

I saw your tulipquilt in the Quiltmania I bought last weekend!!
It looks gorgeous!! Great to see it in real!!
Have a nice day.

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Lappetausa said...

Your Jacob's Ladder is so beautiful. Have a happy Eastern!

Quilt Hollow said...

Lucy I just have to pop in and agree with everybody else that your top is wonderful!

Jantine said...

You are lucky receiving a gift like this! And this Jacobs ladder is great too!

Sophie said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog. Check out the American Quilter's Society blog at: http://www.aqsquiltnews.blogspot.com/

Keep up the beautiful quilting!

Debbie J said...

I love this quilt so much! You have also inspired me to be more interested in making quilts that look like antique quilts. I am making one similar for my son Jacob. Thank you!!!