Friday, March 6, 2009

This is Elspeth

Isn't she a hoot! Elspeth and her dog sit on the treadle I have in my sewing room. My DH bought her for me a few years back on a trip to New Zealand. She was made by Doll artist, Jill Maas. You can click on the photo for more detail. She's such a lady with her accessories and her stockings. She looks so much like a woman I worked with, the resemblance is uncanny. She always makes me smile, unlike the woman I worked with!
I spent quite a lot of time working out how I was going to go about piecing the small blocks for that quilt I showed last post. As you can see I got there in the end after trying three different ways.

I switched the red to a lighter one which looks much better than the red on the section on the right. It was just too dark.
I need to draft the large compass again, I'm not happy with it, it's just not accurate enough for me. After I make a large compass, I can put the project on hold to attend to a few other things that are calling my name.

10 comments:

amy said...

Elspeth is a HOOT for sure! Love that look on her face. Your test blocks look great!

Amy said...

Janet,
The luv Elspeth.......Your lucky to have her for a friend,lol! She looks like she would keep your secrets too!
Your block is amazing.I have never done anything like that,to hard.
Enjoy the journey, Amy

Karen said...

That was the right decision to change to the lighter red. It is just beautiful!

Fiesta said...

I love the compass. I have yet to make one. I have the book and reading your blog definetly gives me the inspiration.

QuiltedSimple said...

Love the compass - especially with the lighter red - can't wait to see more!
Kris

Janet said...

You are off to great start on this quilt - your stitching looks perfect!

Carrie P. said...

Awesome job. How big is the small block?

Sally Anne said...

Oh I am really inspired to work on some of my quilting projects when I read your blog...very inspiring !

ranette said...

Awesome!!! Elspeth is quite the character...lol

Rose Marie said...

Wow ... this is going to be a fabulous quilt! What size will it finish at?