Sunday, January 25, 2009

Leannes House and The One project a month Challenge

The last days I have been quilting on my Leannes House.  And I have finished all quilting on the blocks.  004 I have a lot of templates for quilt borders and today I tried to find one that will be perfect for the border around this quilt.

005Some of the borders were to wide, some too small, some too busy for this quilt.  Want one that wonæt steal the attention to the quilt.

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So these are the two that I think will suit this quilt.  There is a lot of hearts on the quilt and I will have hearts in the border.  But which one???  Please help me to choose. Number 1 with the big hearts or number 2 which is smaller??

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Yesterday I got a new book in the mailbox.  I had ordered the new Tilda book some days ago and I am very pleased with it.  A lot of cute things to make from this one.  And the best is that my DD also love these books, so perhaps it will inspire her too want sewing.

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One Project a month challenge

It has been so fun receiveing so many lovely mails from you ladies that have joined this challenge.  Looks like we have pushed a button.  And you have all been so eager to finish something.  That’s great.  And you still have some more days to make more finishes.

Royalty-free Clip Art: Elderly Seamstress Woman Sewing A Dress

Just rememeber to list the finished project in the monthly list and send a report to me or Kris.   All finishes that are listed in the monthly list jan 31th will count as a lottery ticket in the january finish lottery.  Kris is hosting the prize for january.  And please send a final report to Kris so she can register you in her lists.

How many finishes do you think we have for january month???   

When we started this challenge we had no idea that so many would join.  We appriciate it so much and there have been a lot of new blogs to visit for me.  And there have been several no bloggers that have now started their own blog.  So if you have time you should visit the ladies on our challenge list and see all the lovely projects they have finished.

I have not updated my list (compared it to Kris’s) but will do it very soon.  So there might me some on Kris’s list that are not on mine, but you will be there soon :)

Kris and I are going to close signing up for this challenge jan 31th. 

Sewing Kit In a Jar

Saying for today:

Laughter is wine for the soul--laugh soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness. Comedy and tragedy step through life together, arm in arm... Once we can laugh, we can live.
--Sean O'Casey

62 comments:

Martina said...

Soooo difficult! they're both lovely... but if I have to choose... the 1st one with bug heats! Compliments for you quilt. I look forward to see it finished!
hugs from Italy
Martina

Kristin said...

That is a tough question, but I think I like the first one better. I like the way the loops look with the hearts. Can't wait to see the finished quilt, it is already beautiful!

SewAmy said...

I love # 1 for the boarder. the bigger hearts.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Your Leanne's House looks so beautiful! I'n not done with one block yet, but I just got inspired by your quilt to continue:o)
I love the borders you did choose. I have one of them myself, and I love the simple heart border.
I just have to finish my projects for the challenge first now:o) Almost there...
Happy sewing!

Paola said...

Lovely blog and lovely quilt too. I definitively prefer border # 2, the first one looks too big to me. Ciao from Roma
Paola

Mary Ann said...

That's so great that you've almost finished quilting your Leanne's House quilt! It is so beautiful, May Britt! I personally would go for the larger hearts, just because the fabric print is small and I think it looks better! Ha! Just kidding, they both look good! Have fun deciding!!

Cozy Cottage said...

Sorry, but I have to say, I cannot choose one, they are both perfect and so I can´t help you :-) but I will look forward to see which one you chooosed in the end.
The quilt is soooooo wonderful! So much work.
I hope it´s okay, that I reported my two finished objects for january to you today. I think not, that I am able to finish one more this month so I told you today what I´ve finished. And Kris is not able to look at my blog, because in cause of the german language google sended to her she couldn´t take my invitation for reading the blog.
I wish you a wonderful sunday evening full of time for border quilting!
Many greetings
Gisela

Stina said...

WOW... congratulations... and hmmm... I liked the larger one best!!
Härligt jobbat kompis!!! :o)

Love to Applique said...

Congrats! on your finish, love it and I think the bigger hearts. Hugs Debbie

Laila said...

Hello you clever and busy girl. I woukd have used the first one. Your quilt are great. Hugs.

Tamara said...

I think both would work for the border, but the 1st one with the larger hearts I like the best. I am sure you will pick the best one to complement your quilt.

Nadine said...

LOVELY quilt, GOOD choice with the hearts for the border! I would go for the smaller ones (nr2) ;>)

Nice job, dear friend, as usual !
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Quilt-Insel said...

Hey, I would take the big hearts.
I think they suit best.
LG
Christiane

Kirsi said...

Your Leanne's House Quilt is charming. I bring in the border #1 for your quilt, bigger hearts - as you have such one yourself :)

Annelies said...

I think I would choose the big hearts, so number 1. I love your quilt. It is very beautiful.

Sherri said...

I love your scrappy border on the Leeanne's House quilt...wish I had done that with mine! I also love the larger hearts for your quilting...I think they are more whimsical which adds to the delight of the quilt!

Guðrún said...

I would choose the smaller hearts.

Maria said...

Jeg er bare vild med quilteskabelon 2. Den er yndig og detaljeret ganske som quilten! Glæder mig til at se det færdige resultat.

Carla said...

That is so pretty! I love both the hearts but like the bigger one better.

Anita said...

Hei! Jeg liker den med mest krinkelkroker jeg! Såååå masse fint du har laget! Ha en flott uke!

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VerrySherry said...

hi may, curious, when do you need the register in?--ie., we are doing a sew-in that last weekend, and I hope to bring a few projects to a close on the 30/31 of January. Assuming you expect lists the first week of Feb, but is ther a cutoff?
love the house quilt; I chose first template.
Have a good day!

Sølvi said...

Nr 2(den minste), eller den som ligger mellom hjertebordene på bildet over. Dat kan bli for mye hjerter også vet du.

Hanne said...

I like the smaller stencil the most :-)

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

There's an award for you on my blog:o)

Jody said...

May, I like the smaller hearts for your border---

Me said...

May, your quilt is wonderful.
I would choose the number one too.
Hugs
Me

Kerri said...

Oh, I like both but I think I like the little hearts more. How do you go about making the material with the pattern???? I have a few patterns I have collected and not sure what to use.

Your quilt looks great. Looking forward to see it finished.

Comfort Cove Designs said...

I like the smaller hearts myself. I can't really tell from the photo, but I think you might miss some of the quilting when the binding goes one. Or is there room??

That looks like a gorgeous quilt! I hope we get to see the full photo of the finished quilt when it is done!

Quiltingly Yours
Andrea

Karen said...

I like the larger hearts for the border. Your quilt is very nice. I have seen several of these on different blogs. All done well. Your'll be finished very soon and have a beautiful quilt.

Robyn said...

Hi May Britt...oooh so pretty.
I vote for the small one!
The challenge is great and very motivating, although I seem to be starting stuff and not finishing yet :O
hugs tee hee
Robyn xx

Juliann in WA said...

I need to finish my Leanne's House quilt - but I still have a few blocks to do too. Your quilt is lovely. I have finished 3 projects this month - just loving this challenge.

Sharon said...

Beautiful quilt! I'd choose the smaller heart pattern for the borders. I think the larger one would just be too big. But whichever one you choose, the quilt will be gorgeous!

FrugalFive said...

Both would look great, but i think the bigger heart will work better on this quilt. The quilt looks gorgeous!

Joy said...

Your quilt is stunning, you've done a beautiful job May Britt :o)!!! Both of the borders you've picked would look great but I think I prefer #1, the larger hearts.
That Tilda book looks really good, I must keep an eye out for that one ... any idea what the title would be in English??
Can't wait to see your finished quilt!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Purpleflowerpatch said...

I like number 1, the smaller hearts seem to compete with the quilt top, whereas the bigger ones still allow the quilt top to be the centre of attention.

Jantine said...

I would go for the bigger hearts! There size are more like the hearts in your quilt!

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Hi, What a beautiful quilt, I prefer the smaller hearts (#2) as they alow for a little bit more space either side so that they are framed! but I am no quilter so I might have got it wrong!lol

Have a couple projects on the go but I will have to wait and see if I get the time to finish them for this month!

X Alex

Liz Schaffner said...

May Britt, I like the bigger hearts but I think you should pick which one you like the most! It is your quilt and you have to live with it, besides I am sure you will pick what is right since your works is always beautiful !!
Liz
P.S: I am waiting till the Tilda books comes out in English..I love her stuff !

Marielle said...

I would use 1 for the border.

lille stofhus said...

Oh what a wonderfull quilt.
I would take the Hearts for the Border.

Gela

megha said...

Soooo difficult! they're both lovely... but if I have to choose


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Handmade by Mai said...

I'm also quilting Leanne's house and would choice border #2

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey May Britt! Your Butterfly Garden quilt looks GORGEOUS!! I love this pattern and have been so tempted to sign up for it somewhere, but keep reminding myself that I should be FINISHING things, not starting! Tee! Hee! Hee! I think I'd go with the smaller hearts, but both would work well. That Tilda book looks like a lot of fun - shame they're not easy to get in Australia - then again, it might be a good thing for my budget! :0) Have updated my list tonight, so should be up to date now - PHEW! Catch up soon - Bear Hugs! KRIS

redtosew said...

I would like to b a participant in your monthly contest !!! Btw, I like the small hearts. Ypmart1@aol.com, redtosew

Darlene said...

It's beautiful, May Britt - I like #1, as well. Enjoy!

suz said...

How exciting that you are in the quilting phase of this quilt! It is beautiful. I can see why you aren't sure about the border, both look great. Maybe it will depend on how much quilting you do. If there is a huge amount of quilting, the smaller hearts might work well. If there isn't, then the big hearts. Well, that was a big help, huh? LOL
Thanks for letting us know about a new Tilda book. I found out about her through you and have 4 of her books in English. I can't wait for a new one. I've made several things and I love her work. suz

Nina In Norway said...

I'll sign up for the “One project a month challenge” as well. 12 UFO’s should not be a problem. Choosing witch ones in the pile would be a bigger challenge. I wish I hade time to all og them, and more. Well, this is a good opportunity to start.
Keep up the good work you do. It keeps the blogging quilters together.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

May Britt your quilt looks fantastic I would go for option two the smaller hearts.....the challenge has been so much fun, now I must look for a February finish...

Rose Marie said...

#1 would be easier to do; but I vote for #2.

Marga (MarPie) said...

It is not that difficult just take number 2 the smaller hearts.

quilter000 said...

Hi my first visit here and what a nice blog I and my son(43)years say the larger heart is more complimentary to the quilt. Froma the looks of your workmanship any thing you do will be great Pat hall of Ohio

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

Oooh great job! It's a very nice quilt! I like the smaller hearts, so I choose border nr. 2!

Kjersti M said...

Award til deg i bloggen min.
Nydelig teppe - og du verden så mye arbeid :o) Du er skikkelig flittig.
Kan du også signe meg opp for en ufo i måneden alongen, sent men godt, rekker nok januar også ;o)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! Great job on your quilt! And a new Tilda book -- Yipee -- I hope we get it soon!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh how wonderful to be on the borders! And what a fun new book!

Bernadette said...

Your Leanne's House looks lovely! It reminds me I must get mine out and do some more although it is a bit hot here at the moment. I like them both but probably prefer no 1 the large hearts.

grandmatomato said...

Do you have a pattern for the angel on your banner? I think it is so cute.

Gerda said...

What a lovely quilt!!!
I prefer the small hearts because it makes the border more a border instead of another part of the quilt. I hope yuo understand what I mean because I do realize my English is not that good.
By the way, I also love your web log and I'll keep on following it; it inspires me and makes me feel good.
greetings from Holland,
Gerda

Renee said...

I like the one with the smaller hearts - congrats on finishing most fo the quilting!

Marit said...

Denne utfordringen kan jeg ikke motstå, har tom laget meg blog idag Marit

Kelly said...

Can I pretty please sign up to your one project a month challenge - I'm just one teensy day late?? I have a number of WISPs on the go and this will be great motivation for me to get some stuff finished.
Please take pity on me and let me join in the fun.
Kelly :-)

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