Laughing Dog Arts

Monday, December 6, 2010

Finished projects

Yay!  I finished the queen size quilt!   My back is protesting a bit but at least I have that project off my table.  Now I have to package it up and mail it off.  I'm pretty sure my sister doesn't read my blog so I am safe to post this photo of it.  She originally said she wanted it to be yellow, brown and green and maybe some cactus designs on it.  I added some purple to the mix and stitched a cactus shape in the border.She likes Southwest themes.

This latest beaded heart is rather a Southwest theme color wise and with the little lizard charm.  I tried a new heart shape but I think I like the fatter more traditional shaped heart better.  What do you think?
And here is the latest Dooleybobber #10 finished.  This one is less abstract than past ones.  I thank Mary for giving me the idea to put the heron into this one.  It needed a bit of a focal point once I finished the rest of the embellishment.

It looks a bit dinosaurish, do you agree?
I've been trying to get this posted for days but kept getting distracted.  Sorry for the disjointed post.  I know everyone is getting so busy with Christmas coming up and I am no exception.  Trying to get some gifts made and I still need to do cards!  Hope you all are staying sane!  Keep warm.
Be well.
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Linda in New Mexico said...

The quilt is gorgeous...I still haven't even touched my quilt but after seeing yours....I am inspired. Wow, what a bleeping amount of work you put in on this. No wonder your back is talking to you.
I am in awe of all that you do. The heart is stunning and the dooley bobber is phenomenal. Goodness girl, you are a busy one. And so talented. The Olde Bagg, Linda

audrey said...

The quilt is wonderful!!! I love that you put the cactus stitching on the sides. The colors are so warm ~ it looks very much like a quilt I would love to curl up under on a cold snowy night. Your sister will feel blessed to have this beautiful work of art.
How could I not love the heart with the lizard? I must get my post up showing my lizard collection. I think you will be surprised.
Another dooleybobber finished! You are my idol, Jan.
The little heron does resemble a small dinosaur roaming the beautiful, colorful earth that you created in this dooleybobber. (:
It's 12:45 ~ I think I'll head for the bed. hahahaha
Goodnight. Sweet dreams!
♥ audrey

maggi said...

Love the quilt as I am sure your sister will. The heart is lovely although I do prefer the fatter shaped ones. Your dooleybobber is great as usual but, yes it does look like a dinosaur. I think he looks really effective there, a link between the past and the present.

yoborobo said...

Gorgeous! She is gonna love it. :) I love the heart and the heron, and I agree with Audrey, herons look like flying dinos anyway. :) I hope you get a chance to catch your breath. Today I am supposed to wrap gifts to mail, finish gifts I am making, write Christmas cards, and do laundry. lol! Wish me luck! xox

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

what an amazing work of art you have done in that quilt, jan! your sister will really love it. i know i would be in heaven having a quilt like that. i really like the cactus detail. so subtle, but definitely s.w. i really like it because it's not so obvious and in-your-face s.w. it's truly got an artistic flair! as always your hearts and doolybobbers are wonderful and fun. you have been a busy busy girl!!!

Nancy said...

Love the quilt... well done. Your sister will be thrilled. I like long skinny heart shapes as well as the rounder, fatter ones. This is lovely. And the subtle images in the dooleybobber make for very interesting viewing. They kind of keep the viewer there. All this work done! nice.

Janet Ghio said...

What a gift--the quilt--so much time involved! Your sister will love it. I really like your dooleybobers!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Jan,

We are all really disjointed at this time of year! LOL!
Glad you got that quilt done without killing yourself; it looks wonderful. I am in the process of the last stages of my hanging and have been spending a lot of time on the floor, so that is where I am hanging out. Or flopped about. Or just plain stuck!
The felted piece is really nice---and yes, there is a prehistoric look, and it works good.

Anne...who's kneeling and she can't get up! hahaha!

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Jan!!

Love the BIG quilt you made for your sister!! What a treasured present from You!! I like the southwestern look to it and the cactus you added around the border as well!!
Yes I agree I love the fatter heart shape pin too! I proudly wear mine that I won from you!!

Ha ha as soon as I saw your newset dooleybopper I thought, hey Jan is doing Dinosaures now...actually it would really be cute as a boys quilt...ummm ok sorry your probably sick of the word "quilt" right now!! he he...

Have a Wonderful day!!


artymess said...

Jan amazing quilt........well done for finishing it I have never done such a massive project ........just catching up on your posts love the faux chenille coats very cosy in this weather ........xx

Anja said...

Dear Jan,

I was thinking about how many hours of work is in this quilt for your sister and what a wonderful present, it comes from the heart. The cactus what a nice idea to quilt. It has a nice warm qualm quality in the choosed fabrics and colors. Your heart has its charm and as I understood linked with a part of America. The Dooleyboober is nearly the same as last one and I love that too, very nice landscape in it and wow with a dino.
I am just little bit tired after a long day, but to look at your blog was very nice and relaxing.
Have good times!

Robbie said...

love the current Dooleybobber!! reminds me of a child's fairy tale! Nice work on the quilt!!

Susan said...

Beautiful Job! If your sister doesn't like it, you can send it to me. You are a speedy quilter.

Heloise said...

The quilt is very impressive. What an achievement. I feel sure it will be very well received.

Martha Bright said...

Love the felt piece! It does have a prehistoric flavor. You have been very productive. Your sister is very fortunate to receive the quilt. I like this heart shape too--all of them are beautiful!

Mary Fox of Fox On The Run said...

The computer seems to be working for the moment...Your quilt is just wonderful! What a gift! I do like the way your heart turned out. You were kind of wondering about it yesterday, but it is just beautiful. Each one is a treasure for sure.

Mary Fox of Fox On The Run said...

Forgot to comment on the dooleybobber...That turned out so neat. I saw it from start to finish and it looks like it could be around here with the heron added. I really like it!

Deborah said...

Oh I think all your hearts are lovely!!! And that quilt! OMGoodness! Oh yes, my wee grandbaby! It's probably a good thing they live in another state or they would never see that child once it arrives! I know I owe you a velvet pumpkin...I will get back to them after the Holidays and surprise you one day.
**blows kisses** Deb

Approachable Art said...

Your sister is a lucky lady.

I'm with you, I like the fatter hearts, too. And the new Dooleybobber is great (yes, I thought it was for a dino for a split second and then I realized that it was a gray heron.)

dosfishes said...

Wonderful quilt for your sister. Why is it that our families never do read our blogs? xox Corrine

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Your sister is very lucky to have you as a sister! Beautiful! Love the dooleybobber! And your heart is beautiful, I like the shape. Your blog is an inspiration as always!

Emma said...

Fab quillt, heart & doolybobber, a dinosaur like heron? I love the grassy stitches best.

Meant to comment on your amazing slashed coats, must have been called away. Such work.

Perlenkatze said...

Dear Jan,

I envy you, for the passion you had, stitching the quilt. It tourned out so beautiful. Let me be your sitster. *^Q°*
Your Dooleybobber,turned out so charming.
Lot ov advents-hugs

Bunny said...

Boy the quilt is lovely she will love it I am sure. Love all those hearts that you make. The little doddle spiece is wonderful. Hope you are enjoying the season. Hug

Beadwright said...

All I can say is Wow. Everything looks wonderful. The quilt is amaZing. I made one quilt in my life and that was enough for me. LOL So great job.
Please stop by my blog and join in this years OWOH event. It will be the last year Lisa hosts it.

Karen S said...

Congrats on the quilt -- I'm sure your sister will treasure it.

The beaded heart is just beautiful and I love the Dooleybobber. Great colors!

I've been having troubles keeping up with my own blog -- let alone any others...

Emmy said...

great job you did on the quilt I love it very much