I've had a productive burst on starting the vine quilt and I'm loving it so far. It's coming out quite a bit more vibrant than I had imagined.
There are four participants for making this quilt. Tracey who inspired us, Kathie, Meredith and myself.
I'm not following the pattern by Fons and Porter in the book because all the branches are the same and I also wanted to re-size my version. You can see an image of the original quilt here where they give some measurements which have some discrepancies.
I have cut my panels wider to allow for distortion and it will finish at 5" wide. See how I've used a pinking blade to cut them? this means no unravelling while stitching and handling. I also basted a mid line as a guide for trimming later.
The leaves are strip pieced, Tracey clever clogs can eyeball and freehand cut leaves, I need a template so I am drawing them out and using freezer paper on top of the strips to cut them out.
The main vine and branches are basted so that the leaves can be tucked under, then it's appliqued down afterwards.
I've also been nibbling at some other projects, this bird border needs a lot of circles on it yet. Original quilt pattern available here.