Thursday, September 29, 2011

Panel five

When I start another panel for the vine quilt, I generally don't stop until it's done or bad things might happen, such as it ending up not getting any attention at all.
It's really hard to photograph one panel, it's so long and skinny so I've tipped it on it's side. It's taken a little longer than the others since this one has eleven branches.
 I had to immediately add it to the others so I can enjoy the changing effect as it grows.
I took a few photos and made them large so that you could see the fabrics. You can click on the photos to get a closer look. I had trouble with correct lighting, it's been very grey and wet around here lately and my background is a bit more creamy than it looks below.
I'm so overwhelmed by the response to my proposal to make my pattern available to anyone who would like to stitch their own version, thank you so very much!
I'll be making a materials list available early next week and I'll let you know when the first panel will be available for download.
I found a close up photo of Susan's quilt which you can see fabrics and hand quilting very clearly. Go have a look here and click on the photo once then again.

I'm on a tight schedule and have to pack, we're having a weekend away but before I do that, here's two blocks I put together for the Gorgeous Amy and her daughter, sent off to Sarah last week.

54 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

This looks so great!!! Susan McCord's quilt is my all-time favorite. I'll think I'll have to join you. You're so generous to offer the pattern. Thank you!

Notjustnat said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous as always Janet! Love the varieties of fabric you've used. Have a great weekend away - hugs Nat

Rachaeldaisy said...

Happy weekend away!!! Your vines are devine!!! I can well believe so many people want to join in the fun!!

Cathy said...

I love this pattern Janet, you are so amazing to draw it up. I really like the stripey leaves. So much work! Gorgeous blocks for Amy. Have a lovely weekend away. xo

Ethne said...

This is looking fantastic, you must have the patience of a saint
Well done
I'd love to see a hand dyed or batik version of this - I'm sure it would be just as stunning

Strega Bugiarda said...

é una favola e tu sei una favola...mi sto innamorando del tuo mondo e dei tuoi lavori.... la sicilia troppo lontana!!
Un sorriso
Gingi

Annelise said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Awesome!

Kathie said...

just too beautiful for words....
looks amazing!!!!! have a wonderful weekend away I know you two need a break!
enjoy every minute of it
Kathie

Oops-Lah said...

Wonderful! It's getting better and better.

Bluebell said...

This is just breathtaking.
Jill

Salley said...

Janet, I see stars, stamens and wattle blossom in that fantastic stem fabric. You have such a nack for great choices. Lovely.

susis quilts said...

dear janet,it looks fantastic!!!!!happy stitching,susi

Christine said...

beautiful, have a great time away...

Christine

Heidi said...

Fantastic! just beautiful!

Jackie said...

I never tire of of seeing the vines, they are just glorious!

Heather said...

So beautiful. Don't think I'm going to tackle this one but love seeing your vines grow.

Susan Hemann said...

I love your vine quilt! would love the pattern. Reminds me of feathers

Karen said...

It is coming along and is so incredible!!! In looking at Susan's quilt - do you think it has batting in it? I know some of the old ones don't, the hand stitching is so close and tiny. What a treasure. Thanks again for wanting to share.

Sujata said...

Janet,

I have no words to describe this beauty!I come here again and again just to take a peek and find myself staring at the pictures. I am going to start putting my scraps together. Can't wait to get started.

Karen said...

I didn't remember that you are using some fabrics that are strip pieced for your leaves. Gives lots of interest.

Janet said...

Another wonderfully gorgeous panel!! Sewn together they are SO beautiful. Thanks so much the link to that close-up. I've never seen a picture of that quilt where you can see how it is quilted. Your green is exactly right - I'm going to have to start looking :0)

Lori said...

Your newest panel is awesome!! I loved seeing such a big version of the original. Thanks for posting the link. Enjoy your weekend away Janet.

Cindy N. said...

Your Quilt is looking GREAT!! Thanks for the update. I can't wait for the pattern....thanks so much :)

Sue said...

Gosh, it is just so breathtaking. I've yet to start my vine quilt! Your applique makes my heart sing!

Judith said...

I like your vine panels with all the colours. It is going to be a beauty when finished.

Jan said...

Love, love what you are sewing. You sure make fast progress!

Archie the wonder dog said...

They're all fabulous!!

Jane in Wales said...

It is looking really beautiful!
Jane

Ann Champion said...

The addition of each panel makes your quilt better abd better. I think this is my most favorite? Just beautiful!
Thanks for the link to the original. I had only seen smaller pics.
Have fun on your getaway. :)

Kaaren said...

I'm speechless, Janet...and for me, that's "saying" something.

Simply outstanding work.

Julierose said...

This is just so incredible--I am dtermined to learn to applique--luv that vine....Julierose

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Janet -- what an amazing piece of applique. All that work! I'm in awe!!!

Lisa said...

Your panel is awesome!! I'm over the moon that you are going to share this pattern with us! Have a safe and happy trip, and we'll be waiting to hear all about it.

Stephanie said...

Wowzer! It only gets more beautiful with the addition of each panel.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

This has been on my to do list for a very long time...I may just jump in head first!
Your blocks for Amy and her daughter are perfect. I sent mine a couple of weeks ago, such a sad story.

Julie in the Barn said...

I've been watching your progress on this quilt. Every time you show a new post my jaw drops. I am just amazed at your work. I will never have the patience nor expertise to attempt a project such as this. I just had to leave a comment and applaud you. Your quilt is so amazing.

quilteuseforever said...

I've been always fascinated by this pattern. With this string foliage it is unforgettable !

Barb said...

OMG every time I see this, I want to start one of my own.
It is fabulous!
Did I tell you that I had a guild do this as a raffle quilt? It turned out great, wish I had a photo.

imquilternity said...

Wow....what a ton of work - beautiful work, I might add! You always do the most wonderful things!

Janet said...

Beautiful. Do I dare ask how many leaves?
Janet

Ann at Prairie Primrose said...

I just love watching your vines come to life! Thanks for sharing.

Miriam said...

I hope you are having a wonderfully restful weekend away.

Thank you for the link. The applique and quilting are amazing.

Your version is stunning!!! I love the splashes of yellow.
Thank you very much for making your pattern and instructions available for us.

quilterinmotion said...

Every time I turn to your blog, I am awed by those beautiful vines! Each one is just as gorgeous as the one before. I'm an admirer for certain.

Belinda said...

OH! OH! SWOON I'm SWOONING!!! I LOVE the busy-ness of it!! Lots and lots...MORE and MORE is always best!

Sarah said...

WOW!!!!! I don't know what else to say. Janet, this is going to be a stunning quilt.

Purple Pam said...

Absolutely beautiful! Each section makes it better. Keep up the good work.

John'aLee said...

Oh is that ever one yummy quilt! Fabulous job with the colors!

Rachaeldaisy said...

You've popped back up on my side bar, but I'm glad because I get to see your beautiful vines again.

Mary said...

Hope you had a fun weekend! THis quilt is gorgeous...lots of movement! Just fantastic Janet!!!

Mary said...

Hope you had a fun weekend! THis quilt is gorgeous...lots of movement! Just fantastic Janet!!!

Andrea, the little collector said...

This is just beautiful!

Cardygirl said...

Looking great Janet!

Robin said...

It really is exciting watching your panels grow and come together. So fun!!!

Kristen said...

Wow! For some reason I assumed that this was a modern pattern you were following. It's more amazing that you are designing it off of an antique quilt! You have captured the look and it is one of my favorites. Ok, I think that of all the quilts you make. :) This pattern could be published in all seriousness.