November 18, 2010

Fezzik Friday - 23 Weeks...

Kessie, Mom and I headed to the yard Wednesday so that Dad could take our photo with the finished 'Nantucket" and "Lavender Dreams" quilts. You can see in the picture that Kes is starting to feel like her old self again (and I'm getting to be a big boy!).Sometimes Mom really wishes we had one of those wonderful clotheslines outside so she could take artsy pictures of finished quilts swaying in a gentle breeze. Until then, she'll be holding her projects...with us in the photo for added interest. (You are interested, right?)
Mom updated her post from Wednesday, too. Seems there were sixteen challenge pieces, not seventeen, and she finally figured out that "purple wall" piece that had her stumped.

She wondered if you know "Deep Purple", perhaps best remembered as a Donnie and Marie (whoever they are!) hit? In retrospect, she said that little challenge wall quilt was a perfect interpretation...the lady sewed a brick wall at the bottom of the piece with flower buttons and leaves attached to the wall; a section that was all dark purple batik fabric; finishing with a dark fabric with silver stars all over it.
Hum it with me, now: "When the deep purple falls, over sleepy garden walls, and the stars beeegggiinnnn to twinkle in the sky-y-y-y-y-y..." I know. You'll be singing it to yourself all day now, right? It's only fair. Mom's been singing it ever since she figured it out and now, even I'm getting a little bounce in my step just listening to her.

I'll see you again next week! We hope you have a great weekend.

and Fezzik (The Magnificent)

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PinkGranny said...

Wonderful quilts!!! Thank you for your inspiration.

the lady loves bears said...

Hi Donna

So glad to see Kessie is feeling better and my is Fezzik getting to be a clever little guy :) I love the quilts especially the lavender one you have inspired me and I am taking quilting classes have nearly finished my first project and I am having the best time buying beautiful fabrics :)

Hugs
Raewyn xx

Hazel said...

Stunning! and so beautiful. x

Megan Chamberlain said...

The quilts look amazing, I am sure the recipients are going to be so happy. Kes looks better and Fezzik is looking adorable. Hope you all have a great weekend.

Sherri said...

Donna, your works of art are just stunning!! Fezzik and Kessie look like they are enjoying the quilts too!

Rettabug said...

Wonderful job on BOTH, Donna! I get the feeling I'm looking through a kaleidoscope with the first one & the soft purple colors of the second one are so very soothing.
I'm amazed that you could finish both of them so quickly. You were really pushing yourself!

Michelle May said...

The are gorgeous! Makes me want to take a nap under both of them! Nothing like an afternoon nap under a new quilt!
Beautiful work Donna. I know they will be treasured!
xx, shell

Carol said...

The quilts are fabulous.
Donny and Marie...I never knew they sang that!
Glad Kes is looking so good.
Little Kez..of course he would lay on the quilt you are trying to showcase!!

Chris said...

What Beauties! I love the tags too :)

Patty C. said...

The quilts are beyond compare - breathtakingly beautiful !!!

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, Your quilts are so pretty and I would have a hard time picking because of liking them both. I just know they both will love them. Good to see Kes up and about. I enjoy watching fezzik because of my kids having one also. They are so much fun. Have a great day. I am off to work. Your Missouri Friend.

Beedeebabee said...

OMG Donna, how stunning both of your quilts are. Just GORGEOUS!!!
Treasures that will be loved and handed down through the generations, for sure!...I get such a kick out of reading anything Fez and Kessie write! I'm so happy Kes is feeling better, that poor girl!...Your tote is also gorgeous. Lady, the work you do just blows my mind! ...Michelle Palmer's drawings are so, so charming. They look beautiful on those sweet baby dresses. xo Paulette

MosaicMagpie said...

Fez,
Thank you for the informative update and the for letting Kes get in the photo with you. It looks as though things are getting back to normal around your house!
Debbie

Meri Wiley said...

Hey Fezzik, wassssup dawg?

Tell your momma that her work is amazing and should be in a museum for all things bright and beautiful. Also, let her know that she's so beautiful and there's no need for a clothesline when you look like that. I caught my husband admiring your momma over my shoulder recently.....Handsome sure is lucky.

Lookin' forward to the swap between your momma and I after the holidays! Happy Thanksgiving, and warm best wishes to you all (psst Fez....please don't beg at the table this year......it's embarrassing and sets a bad example for my two girls).

Love ya'
Meri

Tina Eudora said...

Just beautiful Donna, you are amazing! I also love the label, that is such a wonderful touch!
Hi to Kes and Fez, I love your commentary Fez and yes I do remember "Deep Purple" and will be humming it all day....
Tina xo

DeeDee said...

Donna your work is always so beautiful...I just love your stories and your quilts...I think I love it here...hehehe!

Happy Holidays...

Jan M said...

Both quilts are gorgeous, and will be cherished gifts. Good to see Kes out in the yard!
I do remember Deep Purple, too.
Happy Weekend!

Createology said...

Thank you Fezzik for the updates on Kes and Mom's quilts. You certainly are getting to be a big boy. Donna your quilts are exquisite and so very thoughtful for each of the recipients. Your labels are the best with information for generations to come. Happy weekend to you...
Keep humming Deep Purple Fez.

Abbey Rose Needleworks said...

Donna, I' so glad to have found your blog. You're work is just amazing! I just started blogging, I hope you'll take a moment to visit:
abbeyroseneedleworks.blogspot.com
Blessings,
Abbery

Johanna said...

Both are gorgeous, but that Nantucket...*drool* Glad Kes is feeling better!!! :)

Sarah said...

Your fingers must work at lightening speed. Both are gorgeous and the color pallets are stunning. The Nantucket quilt definitely has a nautical feel for me.
Well done!

Marydon said...

Good golly, Miss Donna! They are both exquisite creations! So love the purple one ... you truly are one fabulous artist.

You should pop by & visit the Nov. 16 write on Diane's quilts.

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Liszha said...

I cannot believe how many quilts you can make in such a short time and they are soooooooooo gorgeous!
I see I asked about Kes to soon. She looks great! She is such a hugable dog. She looks so soft and sweet. And Fez...........sigh....I just got to smile every time I see that funny face, that funny body and those gorgeous eyes.

hungryhippie said...

GORGEOUS! wow..............speechless.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

The quilts are SO lovely! So beautiful. And I see it truly has the Fezzik seal of approval. Happy to hear Kes is nearly back to normal...hurray! Theresa

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Those are just gorgeous, Donna!

Kes is looking good, Fezzik must be doing a good job taking care of her. :-)

Cat said...

I am SOOO impressed! You do beautiful and fast work, these are gorgeous. And BIG quilts! Like I said, I am impressed!

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