Friday, September 15, 2006

October Quilt for an Hour Project

I had hoped to get this top quilted before showing it here but that obviously didn't happen. I have a really neat idea for quilting it. Do you love it? Doesn't it look like Fall? This one is set with 7 blocks across and 9 blocks up and down and the finished measurements are 78" x 96". That's a little big maybe for some but with a 5 block x 7 block setting, the finished size is 60" x 78".

Anyone want to do this one? I think when it's quilted, it will be really hard to tell where each block ends and I love those kinds of quilts.

I've spent the last two days sewing and working on my new web page. Web pages just blow my mind. I just don't get it! Try as I might, I can screw the same page up over and over and over again. It's so frustrating for me. But, I have most of the kinks worked out . .maybe!

You can take a look at the new web page if you dare. The plan is to post free patterns there. This one is called Leaf Season and it is there. There are probably tons of goofy errors over there now but I've put four patterns up, translating them between .pdf and Word documents to html so I will be very surprised if there's a single page without major errors. I will get it all right eventually (and I welcome your pointing out any mistakes you find!) but I've looked at this enough for today.

I'm hoping that you all find the html documents quicker and easier to follow than the .pdf documents. If not, don't tell me today .. after I've spent an entire day messing with changing them all. :(

I'm getting off the computer and going to work on binding!

Judy L.

26 comments:

Quilty said...

Wow! That's a gorgeous quilt, Judy! I hope to play along with the One Hour Quilt in October. Thanks for doing this. You are very generous with your time and talent.

Vicky said...

Gorgeous! And how funny that I chose leaves for a focus fabric for this October quilt! :) Can't wait to start this one, even though I'll be behind due to the trip home. I'm ready for fall, and this will put us all in the mood!

Heading over to check out the new digs. You've worked so hard on your site and it's looking great!

(Hugs)

Leah S said...

I love that quilt! I'll have to do it too. I'm all for scrappy. :)

HTML or pdf works for me - so do whichever one is easier for you. It's very generous of you to share the instructions.

May I ask why you request that the quilts are not to be sold? It wouldn't be a big deal to me, as a hobby quilter, and not a money-making quilter... but I realized that last month I was commissioned by my aunt to make a baby quilt (not your design, another mystery quilt from a yahoo group)... and how I could have easily crossed some unknown line, when I was just trying to have a quick finish, since I already had the quilt top done.

Bonnie said...

Thumbs up for Leaf Season. My stash includes lots of Fall fabrics so I plan to participate in this project. Thanks Judy for providing these challenges.
I took my "Taylor's Quilt" into the long-arm quilter the other day and she loved it - thought it would go great in her dining room!
I took a quick look at the new webpage and did not see any errors. It looks very good.

Anonymous said...

I live the design. I have had a nagging in the back of my mind to do a maple leaf and here it is. I will start pulling fabric as soon as I get my sewing room back togeather.

Anonymous said...

High-five!!!!!
The new quilt is a beauty, and your webpage is lookin' good!

Jeanne -- heading off to look for leaf fabrics :)

Becky said...

Thanks for what I am sure will be a great website. I have emailed a link to my quilt group and put a link on my blog.

nancy said...

I love the new design. Even though I already have one maple leaf top I'm tempted to do this one also. That way David and I can each have a new fall quilt. :-)

Andrea said...

I'm looking at your page right now.

On the Kaitlin pattern, you have the small half square triangles labeled, but not the big half square triangles.

The rest of the patterns look like they have all the labels needed :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my - I think I may just have to ditch my good intentions to not start anything else new and do this one. I've wanted a fall quilt for so long, and I've collected so many wonderful fall fabrics. They would be perfect for this quilt! I can feel my resolve slipping . . . .

Anonymous said...

ohhh, very nice!

I'd like to do a leaf quilt someday, and that's sure a pretty one!

Forestjane

Anonymous said...

I love the autumn and this quilt is so me!!!!! I will definitivly do this one. Count me in the One Hour Quilt in october
still have to use anonymous
May Britt
www.abyquilt.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

Your website looks great! As someone who has been immersed in setting up a new website for my contemporary quilts and refining my existing website, Serendipity Patchwork & Quilting , I am well aware of how much thought goes into such things!

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping I can comment on this blog-I haven't had much luck lately.
That quilt is awesome!
I'll probably print off the instructions for the October quilt, but I'll have to do it at a later time.
I've always wanted to do a leaf quilt like that, so it will definitely be on the list!
Eileen in NY

Sweet P said...

That is one outstanding quilt! I definitely plan on playing along with this one.

Your new website looks fine to me. I don't care how you set up the instructions.

Oooh . . . I'm so excited to get to October now.

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous Leaf Quilt!!! And your website looks great--easy to read and very appealing. KC Quilter

Doodlebug Gail said...

Judy - that's a gorgeous quilt and yes, I'll definitely be sewing along with you in October. You've worked so hard on your website and it looks great.

Anonymous said...

Wow! What beautiful quilts. I love how they look
complicated but are easy to construct. I will be joining you for the October class. Kaitlin's and Taylor's quilts are on my to do lists. THANK YOU!
THANK YOU! for the patterns.

Judy said...

I think leaf designs are really cool. I'd quilt big leaves all over it!

Joanne said...

This is a beautiful quilt -- I am definitely doing it. The instructions look pretty good - haven't read through them completely, but I don't see any glaring errors! Working with web pages is a pain, but definitely worth it in the end!

Anonymous said...

What a nice quilt Judy ! I am looking forward to do it in October. I see I have to get myself in gear with some finishes here :-)

Anonymous said...

Oooops - forgot to sign - smiles from Hanne

Cynthia said...

i'm behind in reading blogs and so i've only just seen your October challenge quilt. It's very nice. I've always wanted to make an Autumn quilt as it's my favourite season. If i have enough fabrics i will be joining in on this challenge.

Your new webpage looks great and i've added it as a link at my blog.

Libby said...

Looks like a fun project - perfect for fall.

tami said...

The web page looks great.
I LOVE, LOVE the leaf quilt. I'm going to try really hard to find the time to play along. Thank you so much for the free patterns.

Anonymous said...

I would love to join in on the One Hour Quilt in October.

Dubiquilts
www.dubiquilts.blogspot.com