Monday, November 16, 2009

Progress

I've been escaping down stairs into the sewing room to escape the heat, It's a lot cooler down there. Good excuse to get some sewing done I say.
So here's my progress so far on the 16 patch quilt which is only sewn together in eight patches so far.
I think I'll have to call this one Autumn Illusion. I will probably go an extra half row on the side which will make it about 74" x 80" I'm liking it a lot.

Our dollar is doing very well at the moment so it was a good excuse to keep the stock up on the Westminster fabrics. I'm quite sad that some of my older ones have run out. These are going to be useful for the Joseph's Coat quilt along. More on that next time.

The only other thing I've done in the last week is this little Heather Bailey pincushion. Very cute but it's an  impractical shape for me so this may end up as a gift for a little girl . In fact I may even have to do two, I'll see because I have a few things to get going on in the gift department.

We are going to have very high temperatures this week so I'm going to try to avoid going outside if I can, bushfire season has started. A good excuse to stay in and sew.


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43 comments:

Andi said...

That quilt is going to be an absolute ripper!!!
Love the little pincushion too!!
Andi :-)

Amelia said...

oh that turtle is just too cute i love it. The 16 patch is looking great - good name too

Deb said...

Loving your new quilt as always!!
Miss Turtle is so cute Janet, must look for that pattern.

Kathie said...

the quilt is looking wonderful!!!!
oh yes that will be the perfect size.
Isn't it hard using up your favorite fabrics???
looks like you definetly added a few goodies again
the turtle is adorable yes I thnk they each need one!
Kathie

Christine said...

The quilt is going to be stunning, I am going to order some Kaffe from Hancocks, they are having free postage till 18th Nov. if you want the code let me know, there is a $75 minimum for overseas orders, but hey doesn't take much to spend that,big grin

cheers
Christine

LeKaQuilt said...

Hi Janet, your 16 patch quilt grows to be another stunning quilt. And your little turtle is sooo cute......I love the green spottet fabric you have used :o)

PatchworkRose said...

Hi Janet Just love those sqaures and that little turtle is so cute. Love the fabrics in him. Must admit I succumbed to Hancocks and Kaffe is winging its way to me too :-) Like Christine says the dollar is too good and free postage is too good too :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Joyce said...

The quiilt looks great, but how cute is that little turtle!

Carol said...

Janet your 16 Patch is wonderful...I think the half block going around will be perfect! What a great size that is! Turtle is as cute as it can be!

Fiesta said...

Janet everything looks great! Makes me want to make another quilt. :))

Stephanie said...

Super CUTE turtle! Autumn Illusion is gorgeous. You've been a busy one.

Crispy said...

The quilt is wonderful and the pin cushion is just adorable.

Crispy

Barb said...

the checkerboard is really great, great color choices.
the turtle is too cute, how can you part with it?
Stay safe.
barb

ranette said...

The Autumn Illusion is wonderful....I like the little turtle too!

Jackie said...

Your Autumn Illusion is turning out fantastic!! I just love your little turtle too. By the way, do we really need an excuse to sew??? LOL

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, those pretty yellows and reds are looking beautiful. I love the name you're giving to this quilt too!

Beth Karese said...

The turtle is adorable. The quilt is looking great and I love the name. Does the turtle have a name? ;-)

BUMBLE BEANS said...

I love the 16 patch. Such a simple pattern but gives such great results! love it. If it's not your favorite you can send it over to my house... ;-)

Shari said...

Autumn Illusion is a great name for your 16 patch - it's very eye-catching. You are having such hot weather! Here in Perth it has been so mild... I still have two blankets on my bed...

Absolutely love the little turtle pincusion... very charming and sweet...

Lori said...

I heard you were having a bit of a heat wave. It is so nice your sewing room is downstairs where you can stay cool. I love how the 16 patch is turning out!!

Nedra said...

Autumn Illusion is the perfect name. I love that quilt! And who said pincushions need to be practical? I collect pin cushions and I have fun just looking at them all playing together.

You can just call me...dotty... said...

The quilt is looking great......it has the illusion of light playing across it, doesn't it ! How wonderful !

imquilternity said...

Your quilt is coming along just beautifully! It is difficult to use up the Westminster fabrics...especially the ones that are no longer available. I'm not sure I could do it. :)

Barb said...

Love the quilt...and yees....go where it is cooler....

That is a cute pincushion.

Karen said...

Cute turtle! Was it difficult to sew?
You are progressing fast on your new quilt top. The color combo is good.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Autumn Illusion is just gorgeous!!
And that little turtle is too social to hang in the sewing room!

Stina said...

Love your 16 patch quilt... fun to make something simple in between the more complicated!! Love squares!! :o)

Cathy said...

Hi Janet, I dropped by yesterday to leave a comment, then got distracted by the Aussie dollar being so good, so now I'm back again!!! (Bought a few Kaffes/Brandons). Anyway, I adore your Autumn Illusion quilt, it's fabulous and a great way to use up smaller scraps too. I love your colours. I love your Josephs Coat colours, and I have to make one of those turtle pincusions! xo

Kaaren said...

I absolutely love that quilt, Janet. The colors just 'do it' for me.

We're having unseasonably mild weather over here for November. I think we've broken all kinds of records but not as HOT as the temperatures you're experiencing. Yes, it's best to stay indoors and sew.

Love that turtle pincushion!

Brandie said...

The Autumn Illusion is simply beautiful.
At the moment, I would trade you weather, I'm freezing.
Brandie

Robyn said...

Hi Janet, escaping the heat is a good plan! It was sooo hot here yesterday...
Wow I love what you're up to presently...love the turtle...so adorable and simply, well, everything you do.
Happy sewing!

Carrie P. said...

I love your quilt so far and a great name for it too.

Julia said...

Perfect name for that quilt Janet...
Your layout is just right!
Love the little turtle..
Julia ♥

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love autumn illusion. Perfection. I saw that turtle at the quilt store Friday. it is so cute.

Robin said...

Your 16-patch quilt is coming along so beautifully! I think the name "Autumn Illusions" is perfect. And the turtle is sooooo cute!!!!

Quilts on Bastings said...

I love the quilt, such beautiful colours. The tutle is fabulous.

Tatkis said...

Oh, the turtle is adorable! :)

Tatyana

wishes, true and kind said...

YOur 16 patch is looking good, and Autumn Illusion is the perfect name for it. Any little girl would love that adorable turtle!

Deborah said...

Autumn Illusion is looking great!

Terrie Sandelin said...

The quilt is developing beautifully. And the turtle is possibly the cutest pincushion I have ever seen!

*karendianne. said...

Ohhhh, look at that adorable pincushion! I love it. And great fabrics you picked up as well. What a delightful, happy, pretty post! Sorry about the heat. I understand living in Florida.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Ooh, I love those 16 patches! Yes indeed, sometimes it is good to revisit tradition.

Deb said...

Hi Janet - this quilt is just lovely. I love the subtle colours you have used. Makes a good contrast with the cool blues of your JC quilt.