Monday, September 12, 2011

A bit of this and a bit of that.

I finally got back to my applique that I was missing and finished this block for the "Beyond The Cherry Trees quilt. It took a lot longer than I though it would, lots of leaves in this one.
The one below was the last one I'd done and I just wasn't happy with the emerald green stems so unpicked those and replaced them. Now I can live with it.
Note to self, find time to make more of these blocks since I'm enjoying the more modern fabrics.
I also managed to get two more of my circle blocks done. I'm finding it hard to stick to these and I'm behind which is normal for me. I'm not very patient at prepping for hand piecing you see.
Note to self, stop procrastinating on these.
The Vine quilt has been whispering, no, shouting in my ear to get going and draw another panel. It took a few afternoons to do the drawing but as you can see, I'm now starting the stitching. This will be the fifth panel and has about 305 leaves to sew on. I'm loving being back playing with this one.
Note to self, get down to the sewing room and make more leaves.
More drawing, this time a Currants and Coxcomb block I wanted to draw up after some inspiration hit me whilst looking at antique red and green quilts.
Note to self, blinkers don't work when on the computer.
Whatever time you have for stitching, have fun with it.
Janet

47 comments:

Cathy said...

Ooh Janet, the eye candy here is awesome! Loving those cherry tree blocks, the circles are divine, your leaves applique is amazing and as for your drawing, well. You have talent girl!! xo

Mary said...

Everything looks fantastic as usual! Lots of leaves in your Cherry Trees quilt...I love them with the modern fabrics! The circles are GREAT!!! Love them! I can't wait to see more of your Currants and Coxcomb!

Sujata said...

Janet!
I love this post. It is so full of inspirations. Fall is just around the corner and I am looking forward to get some applique going.
BTCT blocks look so fresh with modern fabrics and your Vine Quilt is going to be amazing!

Nedra said...

You always pick such intricate applique projects with fine details. It's one of the reasons I love viewing your work. It's wonderful to see the steps you take to make such outstanding quilts.

Lori said...

So much fun applique, Janet!! I haven't seen the vine/leaves in a while. I love that quilt!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous projects!!

Donna~~ said...

You've been busy--and all so lovely! Everything you make is just gorgeous!

Susan said...

Oh my goodness...what wonderful projects!

nicolette said...

You have so many lovely projects on the go!

ranette said...

Oh my....those circle blocks are divine!!! Darn it, now I'm gonna be thinking about making some all day long...lol

Love, love, love everything you have been playing with and thank you for pulling out the Vine quilt....I've been wondering about it.

taylorsoutback said...

Janet - your Susan McCord quilt was the first thing I saw when finding your blog...wonderful to see those leaves again!!

And happy that you are catching up on BTCT - did you see where our first border has just been posted?? More cherries....I just love working on this quilt and have been so motivated for our group.

Have a good and productive week!

Darlene said...

I love this quilt, Janet. So much eye candy today! Sigh!!!! :-)

be*mused jan said...

I am finally back online again and your post this morning just jumped off of my new computer screen! So many wonderful photos of such inspiring projects.
The painter's in my sewing room today and my printer is spitting out the new BTCT border pattern as I type this. With all the projects I am dying to return to, you go and tempt me again with the McCord quilt. (And the circle blocks...so much fun!)

Nifty Quilts said...

My goodness! What a bunch of beautiful projects! I love the freshness of your red and green. And I can't wait to see more of your vines. So many great inspirations.

Miki Willa said...

These are wonderful designs. I especially like the leaves on the vine one. Very impressive.

*karendianne. said...

You know Janet, I was all prepped and ready to leave a comment about the wonderful applique and the Vine quilt which you know I love but then something stopped me. The words of wisdom really came across strongly today. I'm not sure how much you intend this: "Whatever time you have for stitching, have fun with it." to impact but gosh, it sure is hitting home here. Wish sometimes we could chat over tea. Your timing is impeccable.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your applique flowers are stunning. Perfection!

Raewyn said...

Your work is beautiful. I like the effect of the pieced leaves in the Vine quilt.

Sharon said...

Wow, you are full of great projects. I love how your pattern drawing keeps everything just off of center, nice detail. And your Vine quilt is amazing, I never tire of looking at posts about it.

Borders were posted today for BTCT

Barb said...

Oh! I'm so happy to see the Vine quilt back into the rotation. I have always admired this quilt, and thought to make one myself one day.
Love the CTB. That polkadot is such a cherry fabric. I love the lime greens you are using. I love the red/lime combo.
circles are wonderful too!
Such a lot of good things to look at today - have a great week

Janet said...

Blinkers definitely don't work when you're on the computer! lol I love the looks of your Currants and Coxcomb block. I can't wait to see it in fabrics. Your cherry tree blocks are wonderful. The polka dot fabric looks so happy.
I adore your vine quilt - someday I want to make that one too...

Kathie said...

I am looking forward to applique the rest of the week after reading this post.
oh my the vine quilt I think I need to get back to that...its such an amazing quilt, you have me very inspired after reading this post!
keep up the good work and keep sharing :)
Thanks a great post!
kathie

Rachaeldaisy said...

Janet, all your works are just wonderful!! It's fun that you have a variety of projects, we never know what will pop up next. I love your vines quilt!! And your amitie circles are worth the extra prep.

Jan said...

Wow, great blocks. Your applique is inspiring. The Susan McCord leaves are just wonderful.

mereth said...

Heavens, I hope 'self' is listening, that's quite a list.I'm glad there are other people who work on multiple projects at one time,it makes for interesting blog posts!
Your drawing is beautiful; perfectly balanced, which is quite hard considering the swirling asymmetric nature of this design. You do lovely work and I can hardly wait to see this in fabric.

Terry said...

Everything looks just wonderful! I love your vines! :0)

Mimi said...

Janet, you BTCT blocks are beautiful. The colors are so fresh and they are a "make you smile" block. Of course, all your other projects are just as great, but you know, we Cherry Tree gals are all a little partial to that quilt. I am going to go and get back to mine right now.

Ann Champion said...

What wonderful eye candy! I love the projects that you're working on. They're all so different, yet each fantastic! :)

Cardygirl said...

Lots of loveliness...it would be just nice to sit in a corner of your sewing room & absorb all that loveliness!

Julia said...

Lots of lovely applique Janet..
Lots of leaves...happy colours.
Love the Cherry tree block..
Julia ♥

Oops-Lah said...

That's how I love to work too; a bit on this project and a bit on that! Of course non of my project as as lovely and beautifully executed as yours! Eye candy all the way!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful work.

Lurline said...

You've made my day Janet - so lovely to read a Post from you! Wow! - I can see there is lots churning over in your mind and it is all beautiful!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Salley said...

So glad you have posted a new lot of projects...that cute sewing case was making me weep with envy every time I looked at your blog.
But Alas!!!! Now I want your Susan McCord.
Sob Sob...your work is so divine.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Just beautiful Janet...

Jessica said...

You have been busy! Your circle blocks are fantastic, I think the extra prep work might be worth the effort!
I bow down to your persistance or is it endurance? with the Vines quilt! You go girl!

Shirley said...

You always cheer me up Janet with your beautiful work. I love the prepping for handpiecing - pity we live so far apart. We could be a good team. I'll prep and you can sew.

Vivian said...

You make drawing out patterns look so easy. Your creative juices are flowing. I love the polka dots.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Janet -- your work is just so beautiful! I LOVE your combo of traditional pattern with modern fabric -- fantastic!

Heather said...

Thanks for once again providing so much inspiration. I have that book with the Susan McCord quilt and will need to check it out again. And I love those circle blocks but haven't been able to find the pattern anywhere. Were they a BOM in Australia only?

Kaaren said...

Gorgeous work, Janet and as always, so inspirational.

Sewjournal said...

As usual your work is gorgeous!

Dixie said...

Love your delicious mix of projects! I keep going back and enjoying them all!

Alma Stoller said...

I love your color combination.
You are such a talent.

Alma Stoller

Rachel said...

I love your colour choices : )
Just wondering... anything new on the 'Nearly Insane' front?
Rachel

miss-linny said...

I love looking at the lovely things you make they are so inspirational. Could you give more details about the circle you are doing as I have wanted to try some of those for while now but am not having much luck finding patterns. Thanks in anticipation, Lynn

Robin said...

Those blocks for "Beyond the Cherry Trees" are just wonderful. I'm loving the modern fabrics too. And, as always, the vines are magical. It is super cool to watch your progress on them. The circles are gorgeous-- but, oh my gosh, they look labor intensive. I'd be procrastinating too. :P