Monday, March 11, 2013

Praise Ladies Completed - Design Wall Monday

John 4:24
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.
Praise Ladies II
2013

Okay, I'll admit it.  I procrastinate.  I try not . . . honest.  I set up lists - make plans to do the work - but still all and all - nothing gets me motivated like a deadline.  That's exactly what happen with the Praise Ladies.  Now in all fairness, I did realize that my work schedule gave me two full days to sew without interruption.  But. OMG.  I had no idea it would take me two complete days.

Honestly!  How could I have missed the fact that I had a good 20 hours left on this quilt?  Still - it did get done. Ohhh and safely entered on time for the jury process of Sacred Threads.   Really, the truth is, once I started finishing up the stitching, I decided I wanted to add much  more than I originally planned.  Hmmm - I don't know why  - it just seemed the ladies needed a little extra attention.


So here are the stats:
  • 26" by 45"
  • hand dyed cotton (by me!) & organza
  • machine pieced, machine quilted
  • rough edge appliqued
  • Poly, rayon, cotton thread
  •  Original design, 2nd in series
  • approx 75 hrs 


I'm so glad to get this done.  Now onto the next deadline - Signs, Signs needs to be done by March 24th!!  Ohhhh will I NEVER learn??

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20 comments:

FabricFascination said...

Wonderful work, thanks for sharing it.

Mary Stori said...

I can't see how this won't get juried into the show! It's got it all.....great color, balanced design, movement....yeah!!!!

Jill said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and beautiful! Best of luck getting into Sacred Threads.

quilthexle said...

Hooray for a great finish ! It was a lot of fun watching this one coming along ;-))

Rhonda said...

What a great piece. The movement is great. I too, think deadlines are great motivators! Your work is fantastic!!

Shannon said...

This is wonderful work! I feel soul-deep joy radiating from those ladies. What a tribute to worship!

Melinda said...

This is wonderful. You did a great job.

Nancy Bowron said...

Beautiful! Love the way their hands ended up looking - it works really well.

diannajessie said...

Nina, they look really good. I loved reading your post about lines the other day and it looks like you've really cracked it. The ladies look brilliant.

Judy Ferguson said...

Of course the sign of every good artist is their ability to make a project bigger as they get closer to the deadline. And ladies always need more attention than men. Good job on this and congratulations ahead of time.

sonja said...

what a joyfilled quilt.
it is poetry in motion!

LynCC said...

I love this work! Congrats on the finish. :D And good luck on the signs. . . hehe

Cheryl in Friendsville said...

Your ladies are absolutely gorgeous.

QuiltSwissy said...

OMG! The Ladies are incredible! And hey, finished is finished, whether it is two weeks before the deadline or one hour. Hint: the two week timeline is easier on the nerves!!!!

Julianne said...

I love it... gorgeous,

Sandy Shelenberger said...

Hi Nina! The ladies turned out beautifully! Congrats! Ready when you are for "Signs" :>)

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

Great piece! I know what you mean about deadlines - and adding complexity at the last minute.

Madalene Axford Murphy said...

A praiseworthy piece! Great color, great lines!

Amy said...

What? I'm not the only one who procrastinated? I set myself a big goal this year of completing an entry for Sacred Threads. The first thing I've ever entered into anything. Even set myself a personal deadline of Jan. 9 to make sure I'd be done on time. And I still pulled an all-nighter right before the entry deadline to get it done!

Your Praise Ladies are wonderful!

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