Saturday, January 21, 2012

Coxcomb and Currants

All nine blocks are done, tra-la-tra-la. I think I hear birds singing.
Ignore the yellow pen on the alternate blocks, I have a bit of trapunto to do before these can be assembled. When that's done, I have the trapunto pattern for the border to draw up but that can wait.
As a rule, I don't count things like how many applique pieces etc that I do but I was curious as to the number of circles I stitched and 396 is the answer to that.
I'm off to the sewing cave to play with something more colourful, you'll have to wait and see.

68 comments:

julieQ said...

Wow! This quilt and your work is truly amazing...lovely...wonderful!

Martha said...

I love this so much! It's such a beautiful pattern, and your applique work is perfect, as usual.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Wow wow wow! It is so pretty and crisp looking. Red and green is always a favorite. Looking forward to seeing how you finish this one.

liz said...

Such a lovely block, and it goes well in this quilt. I love how this is turning out. What size will it be and what are you using for the backing? Are you hand or machine quilting?

Meredith said...

Looking good

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That is just SO striking and beautiful already.

Terry said...

It looks wonderful! But oh my is that ever a lot of pieces to sew down!

Karen said...

I am full of admiration for your patience in sewing so MANY tiny pieces. It looks stunning!

Dawn said...

My favorite style :) Beautifully done!

Thimbleanna said...

Boy, that's some serious bird singing -- plus the bird symphony orchestra. That's a lot of circles and it's just gorgeous!!!

Alison said...

Stunning, just stunning! You inspired me to draw up the same pattern - I am on block 3 so a way to go yet, but such a gorgeous classic and crisp pattern.

I timed how long it took to sew the 44 currants on one of the blocks - 4.5 hours!

Thanks so much for sharing like you do.

Kind regards

Alison

regan said...

I'm mesmerized by these blocks! They are all so perfect! It's going to be another masterpiece when finished! Beautiful!

Lurline said...

So lovely to see you back in full swing and to see this glorious piece of work - it is just lovely Janet! Just yesterday it passed through my mind 'Blogland is not the same without a regular post from Janet' - your work inspires us all.
Hugs - Lurline♥

Sujata Shah said...

Oh so inspiring! It looks picture perfect! Looking forward to seeing your upcoming colorful project. Sewing Cave... I like that!

Sue said...

It's just gorgeous! But I didn't expect anything less. Oh how I love this. I think I can hear the birds singing from here!!

396 circles is a lot :)

Happy stitching,
Sue

Rita said...

This quilt is absolutely beautiful! I just love it!

Glenn Dragone said...

It looks wonderful! Congratulations.

Donna in SW PA said...

They are BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Oops-Lah said...

Looking at your beautiful blocks is both inspiring and intimidating. I want to start another applique quilt (haven't done one in a while)but you have set the bars very high indeed. Can't wait to see what colourful project you are working on. Have a great weekend.

Dorothy said...

Ver, Very lovely

Jeanne said...

Your blocks are awesome! So pretty and well made. Love your header, too.

Belinda said...

YIPPEE....clapping clapping...I.LIKE.

Sue-Anne said...

It is stunning Janet!!! I love the red and green on the white.

I'm curious about the quilt in your header - that looks pretty good too.

Mimi said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Salley said...

Gorgeous twirly Whirling Dervishes. Clever Gal, Janet.
Hope your cave isnt too muggy today...cant wait to see your next lot of colour.

Karen said...

Your quilt is going to be big show quality. I hope you are planning on entering it into a big show somewhere along the line.

Janet said...

Wahoo!! Your blocks are fabulous!! 396 stuffed berries - I'm impressed! I can't wait to see the trapunto blocks once they're stuffed. I love to see your progress on this remarkable project.

Donna~~ said...

That's a bunch of circles! Very lovely and graceful blocks--it's going to be a wonderful quilt!

libbyquilter said...

a very classic looking quilt coming along there~!!!!~nice work and almost 400 berries~all looking absolutely perfect~!

:-)
libbyQ

Jan said...

Beautiful! The blocks just dance!

Feather on a Wire said...

It looks wonderful.
BTW it's 405 circles, you forgot the larger ones in the centre of the blocks (I must have a deficient gene which made me look, lols)

Julia said...

So lovely Janet...love seeing your inspiring work.
Julia ♥

audrey said...

that is a wonderful quilt! i agree that usually it's best not to count the applique work, too scary.:)

Shirley said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said Janet. Your work is just so amazing. I would love to see this quilt up close and personal one day.

broderie said...

Clever you Janet ! Your work is simply amazing, such precision and beauty at the same time. I think I may know the colourful bits you are playing with at the moment ?

Kathie said...

beautiful I am very excited about seeing this one quilted, its going to be an heirloom for sure.
Kathie

Marit said...

Congratulations! It is so beautiful...
; )

Rachaeldaisy said...

It seems as though you are flying that quilt even though it's so much work! Its absolutely stunning! I'm also looking forward to seeing your colourful,surprise project, I bet that's amazing too.

Trines hobby said...

Et nydelig teppe!
Trine

Judith said...

Very pretty and so is the trapunto design.

Maree: said...

Well Done Janet Your Blocks look Fabulous..can't wait to see the quilt with Trapunto.
cheers

Caron Mosey - Michigan Quilts! said...

I love your quilt so far, Janet! It's going to be a fun one to quilt. Can't wait to see it!

Mary said...

Perfection!!! It is truly fabulous Janet!

Stephanie said...

This is one of those quilts that leave you speechless, however the following words describe it perfectly -- spectacular, stunning, amazing, gorgeous.

Teresa said...

Wow! Truly peerless applique! This is so elegant and easy on the eyes...I love that it is just red and green. Trust me, I keep up with the count every time I applique more than 2 circles on a block...

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Kyle said...

Your work is truly inspirational. I will love watching the rest of the story of this incredible quilt unfold.

Anonymous said...

Janet, This is my kind of quilt! I love the classic patterns and this one is going to be such a beauty. Your work is always so precise and gorgeous.

taylorsoutback said...

Your quilt brings me up to a hover...just exquisite!

Lori said...

That is fantastic Janet!!!Woo-Hoo!

YankeeQuilter said...

Love this pattern...and you have great circles!

Lina said...
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Lina said...

I love everything you create!!! This quilt is so BEAUTIFUL! Ditto to every single comments!

Ann Champion said...

Absolutely spectacular Janet! I love that you left the "humilty block." I had to look for it.
I only count the circles AFTER they're sewn. ;)
The trapunto is going to add such a wonderful extra texture to the quilting designs. I'm anxious to see it..and what you get up to next!

SewCalGal said...

This is an award winning quilt in the making. Absolutely beautiful.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Susie said...

LOVELY!!!

Sarah said...

Ooohh I just love this! The trapunto looks great, as do the appliqué blocks. This is going to be another stunner!

Barb said...

Gorgeous Janet!
That's a lot of berries, I haven't calculated but....I have many to go before I rest.
This quilt is an heirloom, that's for sure.

Yvonne said...

I cant wait to read your blogs....Janet you absolutely inspire me with your needlework and cooking talents, and your generosity to share.Your inspiration commenced me on my first hand applique quilt... Kim's Lollypop Tree. Have completed 14 blocks, but am having a little break until my finger heals...nobody told me to shield my left hand index finger from all the pricks

Annemart said...

Wow, are you doing a beautiful job!!! I would love to look at your trapunto. It's, next to applique, my favorite technique.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Stunning! I can't wait to see the trapunto!

Taryn said...

That is such a beautiful quilt! I just love it. I look forward to seeing what you are doing next now that you are taking a break from the red and green.

2ne said...

What a great quilt :-)

Karen said...

Just breathtaking!!!!!!!!!! How I would love to see this up close!

Dixie said...

Amazing - this quilt has the swoon effect, for sure! Really love everything about it.

Carrie P. said...

Wow! way to go. It is beautiful.

Sally said...

This quilt is beautiful--and chance of getting a copy of the block pattern?

Lorraine said...

Okay...I CAN'T, for the life of me, find your profile button on the site! I would LOVE a pattern for your "Coxcomb" block. Can you email ME at butfromheretoo@sbcglobal.net ? Thank you...

Ivory Spring said...

You are absolutely amazing!