Friday, March 9, 2012

I have a top

Remember this trapunto I was doing for the Coxcomb and Currants quilt? Well the good news is that all the blocks have been done so it was time to put the top together.
You have to excuse the not so great photo but you get the idea. I had a hard time getting it all sewn together.
I decided not to do the usual sized setting triangles with a separate border. I did it tough and made really over sized setting triangles to make the quilting design on the border easier with less seams to quilt through. I hope I don't ever have to do this again..
If I manage to get some time over the next few days, I'll be drawing the trapunto border which will mimic the trapunto in the alternate blocks. Lots to do yet but it's progress and I'm loving how it's looking so far.


64 comments:

Lurline said...

So very beautiful Janet - really tempts me to start another red and green quilt.
Hugs Lurline.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Gorgeous!!! That is so incredible!

Judy Dietrich said...

Outstanding quilt design--love the trapunto on the blocks--will be grand with the border also having it!! These 2 colors really work well together, and are so gorgeous against the white background.

Oops-Lah said...

I'm swooning so much, there's a danger I'm falling off my chair. Seriously, this is absolutely stunning; the colours, the trapunto and of course your workmanship. Dear lady, I'm in awe!

Kimme said...

Wow Janet it's fantastic!

Patchwork and Play said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! I hope to see this win lots of 1st prize ribbons one day! Maybe even see it in person at an Australian quilt show!

Dorothy said...

It's beautiful, Janet.
Now, don;t forget those leaves! you know the ones I mean.

Julia said...

Just gorgeous Janet...worthy of a blue ribbon.
Julia

Julia said...

Just gorgeous Janet...worthy of a blue ribbon.
Julia

Rachaeldaisy said...

Absolutely wonderful!!!

Cardygirl said...

Just lovely Janet xx

Shirley said...

It is a winner in my eyes Janet. I know even before you finish it that it will be beautifully done. Well done.

Kathie said...

I am in AWE it is just so beautiful.....another heirloom quilt for sure.
Kathie

Marit said...

This is so beautiful, Janet! Love the repetition of the 9 blocks with the spinning movement the berries add. Congratulations of making it a top!

Cathy said...

This quilt is incredible Janet. Your work is amazing, I love the trapunto centres. xo

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Unbelievably beautiful....I can not imagine how many minutes you must have put into this....very talented. thanks for sharing it!!

Betweens said...

Oh my goodness Janet who wouldn`t love it!!! wowser!!! it is just incredible how those blocks just dance on the quilt. They are literally waltzing!
Your quilting is tremendous!! just lovely and really sets this quilt to historic heights!
I usually use reader to follow but clicked on your blog Love your header very creative picture of your quilt you are working on...

Sew Unique Creations said...

Simply gorgeous Janet! It's beautiful!

Carla said...

This is so beautiful. What talent you have!

Fiesta said...

Stunning

Josie said...

Stunning quilt and amazing trapunto. Can't say more... I'm struck dumb with awe! :o)

QueenB said...

It looks lovely and pristine with the red and that colour green. You have done a wonderful job on bother the applique and trapunto.

Jessica said...

This is looking fantastic! How are you going to use it when it is finished?

Glenn Dragone said...

Wow! I love your applique work. The trapunto is breathtaking too!

Congratuations

Nedra said...

This quilt just gets better and better!

Mary said...

So gorgeous Janet!

Linda in NC said...

It is already beautiful in it's unfinished state; it will be absolutely stunning when you've completed the quilting. Yay, you!

Taryn said...

It is incredible! This is probably my favorite applique design and definitely my favorite color combination. The extra work you are putting into doing the trapunto will truly make this one of a kind and will rival the actual 1850's quilts.

Barb said...

Oh my stinking GOSH, that is just out of this world amazing!!!

Sujata Shah said...

Janet,

I love the new header!
This trapunto is really breathtaking. I try to find new words to describe how i feel when I see your work but always fail to do it gracefully!

LOVE IT!

Sue said...

Oh it's so beautiful, Janet. I love the trapunto. Very gorgeous.

Sue said...

Oh it's so beautiful, Janet. I love the trapunto. Very gorgeous.

Lori said...

I love the oversized setting triangles. I guess I don't understand why that would be harder. It is really fantastic and quite the stunning quilt!!

Heather said...

This quilt is just stunning. I really need to get back to the quilting on my red and green - thanks for the inspiration.

Darlene said...
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Darlene said...

It's a true beauty, Janet! I LOVE everything you do. :-)

Darlene said...

It's a true beauty, Janet! I LOVE everything you do. :-)

taylorsoutback said...

To call that a "quilt top" - no, no - it is a piece of art !
And that "top" is over the TOP!!!!!

Linda said...

Janet, You have an amazing talent as a quilter. Beautiful!

Janet said...

Trapunto in the border too - wow Janet! This is going to be one incredible quilt! It's a delight to see your top together.

Dolores said...

As always, exquisite. You are a marvel at quilting.

Linda said...

You SHOULD definitely love how it's looking so far. It's fabulous! I can't believe how much work you're putting into it. If there's a good definition for "perseverance," it has to say, "Janet." Wonderful work!

Mary said...

That really does sound like a lot to do! So far, it's beautiful and I'm sure it will be even more awesome when you finish.

regan said...

It's gorgeous, Janet! And how smart of you to do the oversized side pieces instead of the border. I never think that far ahead.....I'm taking notes now! :o)

Archie the wonder dog said...

It looks fabulous!!

Raewyn said...

Beautiful - love the trapunto!!

liz said...

Very much in awe of your amazing talent. Your designs and attention to detail are first class.

Stephanie said...

A blue ribbon quilt for sure. I admire your talent and patience. It's gorgeous.

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my, you are fast!!! If I could only work as fast as you...

Karen said...

You tend to work on what I would think of as Masterpiece quilts. Beautiful work.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It is out of this world beautiful, you should be very proud.

Susie said...

It is/gonna be fabulous!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Janet! It's just GORGEOUS!!!

Lina said...

BEAUTIFUL Quilt Janet!!! Your AMAZING!

Miriam said...

Stunning work, Janet!!

A great idea to make the over sized triangles.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Wow Janet....it's gorgeous!!! Hey, progress is progress no matter how large or small....slow and steady wins the race!!

Ann Champion said...

It's a treat to see your beautiful top all together now. The addition of trapunto in the borders is going to be fantastic. Your work is aways awe inspiring!

Carrie P. said...

Stunning! You are so talented.

Christine said...

Janet it is stunning

Dixie said...

I always totally blown away by your awesome projects, and then along comes another one that is even more gorgeous than the last! Wow, amazing red and green love.

Dixie said...

"I'm" always blown away... :)

Ulla's Quilt World said...

I love it!
www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

Lucy said...

oohh lala. This quilt is a stunner!

Karen said...

It is going to be stunning Janet. Your handwork is beautiful.