Monday, November 30, 2009

You know me too well

You guessed right, I was going to wait until the new year but I had no self control. This is just a small start on the Stars and Sprigs quilt. I had a plain off white fabric already in the cupboard for the applique but not enough for the whole quilt.


The local  quilt shop had this fabric with a pale lavendar spot on a neutral background so I thought that might be nice for the stars.

Now where was I? Oh yes, puppy dogs, stitcheries and a vine to applique, back to it.

I've removed the need for the word verification when leaving a comment, I'll see how it goes. I can always put it back if I get spam.

46 comments:

Janet said...

What a great start! I like the dotty background for the stars.

Joyce said...

Where did you find this pattern?

Barb said...

Love what you are doing, truly love the colors!!

Notjustnat said...

It is going to be a lovely quilt. I think I know you too well because that how I work too. Just working on something and without realizing it the next project get started. That is the QADD symptoms!!! Enjoy Natima

Lurline said...

Again - this will be beautiful, Janet and I don't blame you one bit for being excited about starting!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Heleen said...

What a beautiful start! why wait if you can show us something so pretty!

PatchworkRose said...

I just love it. Those colours are just so bright and happy. You are going to have such fun making this quilt. The dotty background is perfect.
Happy Stitching
Cheers
Lynne

Bernadette said...

It looks beautiful!

Fiesta said...

Janet you are not wasting any time.
It is going to be gorgeous.

Carol said...

You are AMAZING! The dotty background is just perfect! Your applique is incredible and you are so fast! I must come to your house for lessons! LOL! Can't wait to see more.

Seams Sew Together said...

The colours are gorgeous, can't wait to see it finished..

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous! I removed my word verification too.

jean said...

Love your choice of fabrics and once again perfection in workmanship or should I say workwomanship

jean said...

Love your choice of fabrics and once again perfection in workmanship or should I say workwomanship

alobsiger said...

Hee hee! I LOVE everything about your blocks -- the beautiful fabrics, your gorgeous stitching and the fact that you couldn't wait!! :-)

Shari said...

This looks so good and makes me want to start on a new project - but I'm not going to... 2010 is the year of finishing for me... and I really mean it, I do... really...

Four O'Clock Quilt Company said...

I'm with you! Why wait? Start now while the adrenaline is flowing! It's going to be just lovely!

luv2quilt2 said...

Once I have the pattern and fabric it's almost impossible not to go ahead and start. I think I'll make one block and see how it looks, etc. etc. Yes, I think you're right - it's QADD!!

Lori said...

WooHoo! It's going to be awesome! I know what you mean about waiting. I'm chomping at the bit to start a new quilt!!

quiltycat said...

I love it! As usually your appliqè blocks are great!
nichi

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Looks fantastic! Glad I am not the only one who cant' stop starting new projects! what beauties!

Quilt Hollow said...

Why would you want to wait when it is absolutely wonderful! My colors are not yours...but they sure make me smile! Gorgeous fabs.

be*mused jan said...

Oh, this is going to be a stunner!

Terrie Sandelin said...

Beautiful fabric choices!

Barb said...

love the color and pattern choices -
looks like a great blend of old and new.
barb

Sherri said...

Such wonderful use of color and print...this is going to be a stunning quilt!

Dolores said...

Absolutley gorgeous. No wonder you want to work on it now.

Nedra said...

I'm glad you couldn't resist. We are now treated to more of your beautiful work.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Janet! Your work is so gorgeous! It makes me want to scrap my whole stash and start all over again with Kaffes!

Beth Karese said...

I'm so glad you didn't wait! What a fabulous start. Baskets and puppies and vines, oh my! Do you sleep? :-)

Crispy said...

I knew you wouldn't wait LOL. Now that you have satisfied that urge you can get back to the others LOL.

Crispy

Marcy said...

I find your work inspiring and motivating. Thanks for sharing.
Marcy /Canada

Sew Unique Creations said...

You always have the most beautiful things! Gorgeous work!

Sharon said...

Total eye candy for us! This is going to be an amazing quilt journey.

Julia said...

Another beauty in the making Janet...
I love it...it's so happy and bright!
Julia ♥

Karen said...

I think you have earned the title of "Leaf Queen". A good start on a new project.

Kaaren said...

Another beauty in the making. I love your fearless use of color, Janet.

imquilternity said...

Your blocks are wonderful! I love your fabric choices and the dotted fabric background in an inspired choice! Can't wait to see more of it.

*karendianne. said...

Stars and Sprigs. This is going to be fun! I really like the fabric combo on the Star by the way. It got me thinkin'... which really I shouldn't do too much!

Kim D. said...

After 14 years of quilting I'm just learning to hand appliqué. Your work is so lovely and so inspiring. Gorgeous blocks.

sewpam63 said...

: ) I love your work, your colors, your honesty and your sense of humor! Enjoy, it's a beauty - already!!!

Jantine said...

Good for you, I knew I wouldn't be able to wait ;-). Those blocks look great and the little purple dot is lovely!

Carrie P. said...

OH, very very pretty.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Janet your work is so good and so colorful. I love it. It is like a breath of fresh air.

djaj said...

are amazingly gifted ! How do you manage to go through a quilt so quickly ?
I'm a fan !

Robin said...

Pretty, pretty blocks! Looks like you're off to a great start! :)