Saturday, February 7, 2009

The vine quilt, panel #1




I'm as happy as I can be with the first panel of this quilt. It's really difficult to get a decent size photo with such a long panel.
It needs trimming right down to 5 1/2" unfinished in width. when they are all done....years from now :)

I wanted an idea of how it would look against the pink I'm using for sashing and I'm pleased with my choice.

I find appliqueing leaves to be one of the easiest shapes to do and there's no fussing with sharp points on these. The panel took eight days for me to applique, working on it each evening and thinking a lot about Susan McCord and how she found time to make this quilt.

27 comments:

Fiesta said...

wow, that is fantastic.
I still have intentions on making this one.
did you say that you enlarged the leaves?

Juliann in WA said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for showing this panel today - I am inspired.

Amy said...

WOW! Thats alot of work.I like your background fabric alot.....I bet your fingers are sore,lol!
Amy

ikkinlala said...

That's gorgeous!

pamina said...

Waow !!No words to say how it is beautiful !

Kathie said...

just completely amazing!
I finally got my book yesterday and have enjoyed looking at the pictures and will add other fabrics to mile pile
you will have the quilt done before I start!
Kathie

ranette said...

It's lovely!!!

Shari said...

This is so beautiful! Congratulations on your first panel finished. It is so cheerful and happy. I'm sure Susan McCord would be so proud!

Kris said...

Lack of focus?? Are you kidding?? Anybody who can applique that beautiful vine in 8 days is completely focused. It is really lovely. I hope you are inspired to continue working on it and keeping us posted on your progress.

QuiltedSimple said...

This is SO BEAUTIFUL. I cannot believe you did it in 8 days! Very very very good. I can't wait to see the next one - this is going to be lovely
Kris

Lindsay Jean said...

Gorgeous! This is such an ambitious project - 8 days is quite a feat.

Sue said...

It is beautiful & I love the pink you chose for the sashing. Wouldn't it be great to be able to go back in time & have a chat with Susan about her quilts?

Maree said...

Love your colour choice in the leaves and the Border is Perfect...it's coming along Wonderfully...well done in 8 days...it will be a Beautiful Quilt.
cheers

Shasta said...

You've made wonderful progress on this - it is so beautiful.

Judy said...

OMG!!! I don't think I can add any other words to what the others wrote, except amazing! 8 days and all those tiny leaves! Gosh I am in total awe!!

Kellie said...

It is just lovely Janet!!!! You are amazing!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow that is just so beautiful....

Stephanie said...

Just found you through Chookyblue. Gorgeous work. You're all bookmarked so I'll be back to visit.

Lizzie said...

your work is amazing and I am happily watching the progress of the vine quilt. good job!

Liz

Quilts And Pieces said...

Absolutely Amazing and Gorgeous! I"m in awe!

Janet said...

Wow! That panel is wonderful! I can't believe you got it made in 8 days!! If you keep up this pace you'll be finished the quilt before you know it! I love the pink you've chosen for the sashing. It is going to be one incredible quilt!!!

tracey said...

let me pick my mouth up off of the floor.


you have done an a-MAZING job! i like yours much better than mine. wonky isn't working for me, so the few leaves i have done are coming out.

see! i *knew* this quilt was made for you!!

fabulous!

tracey

tracey said...

upon closer inspection, i see that we have chosen the same pink for the sashings. i love how it all comes together! i wasn't sure how it would look with a finished panel, but now i know! :o)

tracey

Carrie P. said...

Oh my! It is fantastic!!

amandajean said...

what a beautiful panel! and a stunning inspiration quilt, too.

Lucy said...

I'm speecheless! This is stunning!

martha said...

I am in love!