Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Glorious Applique

You know about the Glorious Applique blog by now don't you? I hang out there a lot because there are some darn good appliquers over there, all stitching away on Kim McLean's patterns. If you're not following along by now, you're missing out. There are a few tackling the new Roseville Album, Vases, Birds and Other Things. I bet you thought I'd have succumbed by now. Kim McLean has even started blogging there and I think we're in for a treat when we see some of her other quilts.
I was happily cutting away pieces for my Stars and Sprigs one evening. When I'd finished doing that and while I had scissors in my hand, I thought I might as well cut up the pattern sheets that just happened to be hanging out in the same room. Then I thought, I might as well cut some freezer paper pieces for a block, just while I had scissors in my hand you understand. You can see where I'm heading, right?
Next day, I thought to myself, well I might just cut up a few pieces of fabric and see what they look like on my background. Maybe I could even prep blocks and bag them for later stitching pleasure. Just think how organised I'll be after Stars and Sprigs. At this stage, I'm not thinking about UFO's. It's a slippery slide but I'm still convincing myself that I haven't started it. I'm just prepping don't ya know.
I did post about my progress on the Stars and Sprigs over at Glorious Applique and I'm beavering away on border number two, even if those blinkers have slipped a little.

43 comments:

Janet said...

Your stars and sprigs is just beautiful!!! It is lovely to see it with the border at the top. You've been very good for a long time with the blinkers!

John'aLee said...

What gorgeous quilts. I always have the utmost respect for quilters who hand applique.

quiltingnana said...

thanks for the info about glorious applique...I am now following it...your work is very nice

Janet said...

OMG look at you go. You are going to have a block done in no time.
Your Stars and Sprigs is gorgeous.
Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Janet

Cheryl said...

I am a hand applique snob! The fabrics you are using are so out of the box for me. I have to try them.

Nedra said...

I love to stand back in awe and watch you work.

Terry said...

I always enjoy seeing what you're working on! It's hard to not get side-tracked isn't it? LOL

Christine said...

You just watch those blinkers, I think they are slipping....

Love your post

cheers
Christine

Dolores said...

I love all the vibrant colours you are using.

bertiequilts said...

love the stars and sprigs....no, no, no, I am not going to do it...not going to do it...going to do it...to do it..do it....

Mimi said...

tsk tsk....what is it about your applique that ALWAYS makes my heart skip a few beats? The colors? The fabric choices? Probably that and more. I absolutely love everything you do. I wish I could browse through your stash, look over your shoulder, get in your mind. I am just so dang impressed with your work. Love it, love it. Just keep it coming.

Karen said...

Janet, this quilt is simply amazing. How long did you work on the blocks and did you have a kit? I can't even begin to think how beautiful it is in person.

Darlene said...

Huge envious sigh! Janet I will always stand in awe of your talent.

Ineke M said...

Hallo Janet

Oh wat a beautifull quilt the stars and sprigs
I can not wait to make it
I like the colours very much
It is nearly september so we can order the patern
thank you to share your I don't know the word!!! sorry
groet Ineke from Holland

Maree: said...

Thanks for the tip on the blog..will check it out..Oh My!! your Stars & Sprigs is Amazing...
cheers

kmcl said...

Yay Janet!! what a great block you've accidentally started!

Yes, I've finally worked out how this blogging goes, I had the computer guy here doing repairs and got him to show me. The only problem is I'm on these blogging pages instead of doing my work! I need to put the timer on I think.

May be your scissors will get to work on the second block? Looking great! Cheers, Kim McLean

Notjustnat said...

Yes I can see where you are going. Looking forward to see you just slip those leaves right on the background while you have needle and thread in your hand! Love it - Hugs Nat

Elisabeth said...

This is so lovely! I never think that I could do it so goo. Well done :-)
Elisabeth

Janet said...

I love your quilt!

ria vogelzang said...

What a great colours you use! It looks so sparkling!
It's a great job to prep a few blocks, I think. And the way they turn out!!!!!
Enjoy!

Julia said...

You are amazing Janet...love it all!
Julia ♥

Arantxa puntadas said...

ES PRECIOSO MUY MUY BONITO Y LOS COLORES MUY BIEN COMBINADOS. BESOS

Miriam said...

Your stars and sprigs is stunning. I looove the border!

Well, you are tempting me!!!! I would start my Roseville too, but I don't have a background fabric yet.

Isn't Glorious Applique an inspiring blog!!!!

Linda said...

Awesome work Janet. I've enjoyed seeing the progress on your quilts,keep those updates coming!

Kaaren said...

All I can say is when I grow up, I want to be able to applique like you.

Stunning work, Janet and your use of color is a delight to the eye.

Thanks again for the inspiration.

Stephanie said...

Your color/fabric choices combined with your amazing talent--well only stunning quilts are the result. Those slippery slopes are a problem, I completely understand.

sewpam63 said...

; )

xoxoxo

Shirley said...

I love that word Prepping. It means getting ready and so it cannot be classed as a UFO as you haven't stitched it yet.Ha! Right?
It looks very exciting what you are planning. Kim's patterns are just so fantastic. Having cut all the background fabrics ready for Hearts and Romance I must get to the next stage and START. Shall look forward to the progress. I am not counting how many UFO's I have seen, after all you do read my blog and may have noticed one or two that I have. Hee Hee!
Shirley.x

Thimbleanna said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I must stop and breathe. That stars and sprigs quilt is just gorgeous. What. a. lot. of. work. Beeeea-utiful!!!

Lori said...

Just prep...you really haven't started yet;)
I love your stars and sprigs. It's really fantastic! You are so close to the end...dont stray.... LOL

pinsandneedles said...

Your Stars and Sprigs quilt is exquisite! Love your use of colors and fabric. What talent you have!

Crispy said...

ROFL, no you aren't creating a UFO, you are just getting a head start :0)

Crispy

PS - I LOVE hanging out at Glorious Applique, soooo much eye candy!!

Carrie P. said...

I do read that blog. It is so inspirational and such creativity.
Oh your quilt is just stunning.

Sue-Anne said...

Ha Ha! It is so hard to resist playing with a new quilt, even when you know you should be finishing another first. Stars and Sprigs is looking gorgeous Janet.

Munaiba said...

Everything you do is so lovely Janet.

Quilt Hollow said...

Your work is AMAZING! I don't have much patience for all those bits but sure can appreciate the work you put into the piece! WOWZERS!!

Cathy said...

Nah...you haven't started yet...well perhaps just a little bit! Mind you its now Thursday and you have probably stitched all these glorious colours down by now!!! Adore sprigs and stars! xo

Ann Champion said...

Your Stars and Sprigs looks fabulous!
Might as well get a block or two "prepped" while you have the fabrics out to cut pieces for the leaves on the Sprigs quilt? You haven't tested how the thread will look yet have you? ;)
I think we all know how sneaky that Roseville pattern is? It made me open it out and lay some pieces of fabric next to it! :)

Funoldhag said...

I love your work, Janet, it is absolutely beautiful. Have been looking t your blog for a long time and enjoy it so much. Carol

Dixie said...

Love the GA blog - just think, doing some prep on the next blocks is like eating dessert without the calories! Just love all your recent pictures, Janet!

Donna said...

That darn Roseville! I am having the same trouble--I promised myself I'd finish two large tops that are all done but the borders before I started on Roseville, but before I knew it, I had opened the pattern and started pulling fabric! Maybe it was just a little diversion to give you renewed blinder power to complete your beautiful Sprigs & Stars? (It's going to be so stunnning!)

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Robin said...

Oh, my. Glorious applique, indeed! I suspect I'll be spending some time gazing at all of the lovely over there. And good for you! Nothing wrong with being organized and thinking ahead. :)