Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I've been productive

If you read my blog, you'd be aware that I have a love of red and green quilts and that I have a goal of producing a series of them.
I am waiting for a chrome yellow to join this group of fabrics I got in the mail today. The background is a really beautiful quality quilters muslin called Emma Louise in vanilla.
Out came the drafting tools, the set is my husband's from high school that he gave me. As you can see this one is going to be pieced not appliqued.
And TAH DAH.. here it is. The picture is out of The Ultimate Quilting Book by Maggie McCormick Gordon that I got for Christmas.
The challenge for me is in working out how to go about setting these compasses because as you see it's not a block format and the large compasses are offset. I'm not sure yet how big this will be, to do it as in the picture or to go a 3x3 setting. This photo shows the quilt on it's side so it's actually a rectangular one. No sizes given in the book.
And yes it's another long term project but I really don't care about numbers of quilts produced, I care more about doing whatever I want.
Here's an in progress shot of the vine quilt just so you know I am moving on it.

14 comments:

Lurline said...

Move over Narelle and Judy - here I come! You are amazing!I too love Emma Louise - have used it in the black border on Tyler's quilt and have yardage of the vanilla around womewhere!
Hugs - Lurline♥

erica e said...

oh wow! this is going to be absolutely amazing! and i'm with you on quality vs. quantity when it comes to quilts. you inspire me yet again!

Karen said...

I can't wait to see this one. The fabric is perfect. Also, love the vine quilt.

Darlene said...

You continue to amaze me - I'm in awe of all you do. Wonderful colors!

Fiesta said...

Janet how clever of you to draft a quilt. Never ever would I attempt that. I don't even know how.
I can't wait to see another beauty made by you.

Linda said...

You produce some very lovely quilts. Thanks for sharing. Linda

Janet said...

Your pictures of the drafting stage are really interesting- that quilt is AMAZING - I'm sure yours will be too. I'm happy to see your vine is progressing :0)

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Yummy colours! Nothing like drafting a pattern on graph paper...I have EQ6 and find it much easier to plan on graph paper rather than on the screen.

As for the setting...it looks like it's been set on point and that the rows are on the diagonal rather than a straight set.

Look forward to seeing your version!

ranette said...

Ahhhh....I love this quilt and cannot wait to see your quilt take shape. I've never heard of the muslin that you mentioned, I'll have to look it up on the world wide web. ;o)

QuiltedSimple said...

This quilt is going to be beautiful! I love the colors you have so far. Very, very pretty - can't wait to see more.
Kris

amy said...

WOWIE! That is one gorgeous quilt! Can't wait to see more as you progress! Nice!!!

Juliann in WA said...

This is going to be lovely. I have a pile with the same colors that is waiting for me to make a decision about design so I will be watching to see what kind of inspiration I can glean from you.

Carrie P. said...

Wow, what an awesome quilt. It sure is an intricate block. have fun.

Leslie said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. Your quilts make my heart sing! It does me no end of good to find someone that embraces old and new patterns and does them with such panache! You summed it up perfectly:
"I really don't care about numbers of quilts produced, I care more about doing whatever I want."
Thank you.