Wednesday, July 10, 2013

More applique


I've been a very slack blogger for awhile now. I keep meaning to do it sooner but I'm getting so darn frustrated with our slow Internet service which sometimes runs at a third less than normal speed. That's a downside of living in a small town I think.

Now that I've had my whinge, I better get on with giving an update with what I've been up to.
I'm caught up enough on the Auntie Green quilt so as not to feel too ashamed when I go to class this week. The centre is all done and it gets put away now until it's time to trim it when the first borders are finished.
And the first border strip is hot off the ironing board. I'm just organising the prep for the second of the four strips.
I'm trying to keep to a reproduction feel with the colours and fabrics. It's hard to tell from a photo what the true colours are but I'm happy with how it's looking so far.
I'm way behind in my block of the month for the Jane Pizar but I did get this one done which took a really, really long time.  I actually had to do it twice because I mucked up the measurements the first time. This is a small block it's only going to be seven and a half inches square once it's trimmed down by another quarter inch all the way around. Some of the other blocks for this quilt are on my header.
I better get a move on with some more homework, I'll be back next time with something totally different to show.
 
Until next time,  Janet

47 comments:

Kathie said...

sitting here in complete awe.....this quilt is going to be so amazing....just love your fabric choices too.
WOW
Kathie

Dorothy said...

I' ll have to think about making that last block for my 'Jane'. I made a couple of 6" blocks like that and was amazed it took 19 clam shells to fill the square. I haven't counted how many in yours and maybe I shouldn't . It's looking wonderful. Have you shown us your centre? I'd love to see it.

Janet said...

Oh Janet, your Auntie Green is just beautiful. Wow.
Janet

Adele said...

Must Start on my Aunty Green but have lost my mojo lately...have been doing some buying hoping it will return one day.....looks lovely Janet and will be stunning when completed....are you going to hand quilt this beauty ????

Susan said...

Oh wow. I feel inspired enough by your header, but then to see Auntie Green.......it's looking fantastic.

Jane in Wales said...

Oh, I LOVE your Auntie Green! The border looks fabulous - such wonderful fabrics!

Stephanie said...

Your applique is masterful. You really create some gorgeous family heirlooms and it's obvious the joy you receive doing hand work as it shows in your work.

Oops-Lah said...

Everything looks just fantastic as always. Can't wait for the "something completely different" soon ;)!!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your Auntie Green appliqué is absolutely gorgeous! So are your cute little clamshells. I wonder what your something different show and tell will be? Don't keep us in suspense for too long...

Fiesta said...

Janet, you should be pleased, your work is stunning!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love all of your applique, you do it so nice and neat. I hope to do it as well as you do on the newest project I have begun.
We too have been dealing with some slow internet here as well.

Rosa said...

This quilt is going to be fabulous.Love the pattern and your fabrics choice.Great job!!

Nedra said...

You create such beautiful work, Janet. I am always amazed at your small detailed pieces.

Lori said...

Your auntie green appliqué is lovely, Janet! You have been productive and I always love seeing what you are working on.

Janet said...

Your Auntie Green looks delightful!! I love how the flowers and leaves reach in from the corners to fill the available space. The variety in flower shapes and colors is lovely. Thanks for sharing your progress :0)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, how I love that Jane Pizar quilt. {Sigh} Your work is gorgeous, as always!

Mary said...

Absolute perfection, Janet! I just don't even know what to say....it is gorgeous!

Mary said...

Absolute perfection, Janet! I just don't even know what to say....it is gorgeous!

Donna~~ said...

Gosh your Auntie Green is looking fantastic--definitely worth the wait!

Robin said...

Oh, Janet! You do such beautiful work. I'm feeling so inspired now! It is always a treat to see your progress on projects. :)

Raewyn said...

Wow - Auntie Green is looking so beautiful and I also love the blocks from the second one you are doing. Your work is beautiful!! Congratultions, too, on your absolutely fantastic winnings from the Sydney Quilt Show.... it looks like it was a well deserved win.

audrey said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the fabric you're using. It's always very inspiring to come see what you've been up too.:)

suzanne, dutchess county NY said...

The quilt is so lovely! What a wonderful job.
I am still wanting to make those blocks in your header.
Maybe for my birthday I will splurge on the patterns and shipping here to the US.
Love checking in and seeing your progress on the blog.
Thank you.
Suzanne , USA

Fiona said...

Hi Janet, Your Aunty Green is beautiful, keep working away, it is a stunning quilt and looks well worth all the work involved.

Miriam said...

Beautiful work on your Auntie Green, Janet! I love the colour palette you have chosen.

Howmany small blocks will there be in your version of Jane Pizar? I would love to see your centre, if you have a photo.

Patchwork and Play said...

Just gorgeous! Almost too beautiful for words!

Julia said...

Love your Auntie Green quilt Janet.
love your colours, Just so beautiful.
Julia

Cardygirl said...

Always lovely to see what you are up to.

Dena said...

Your Auntie Green quilt is really coming along and looks spectacular. I can relate to living in a small town and Internet speed. I live in a rural area of a small town and although we have satellite for our Internet, it isn't very quick and the service limits our bandwidth. Ugh!

Cherree Buttenshaw said...

What can I say but "Just Amazingly Beautiful"

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love looking at everything you do - awesome creations!

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

Wow, Aunty Green is going to be stunning!

Shirley said...

Auntie Green is looking tip top and you are doing a great job with her. The border is looking good too. Wonder what else you have in store.

pam said...

Woaw ! Wonderful appliqué ! Wonderful work !

Heather said...

I love your Auntiie Green. The colors are wonderful, can't wait to see your progress on this one!

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

How exciting to see your Auntie Green, I am also making a version of this quilt. I also love what you have done for the Jane Pizar quilt - I've been wondering what your header pics were.

FlourishingPalms said...

Gorgeous, Janet! The detail in the appliqué, with the fabric and color changes, is wonderful. I don't know how you do it, or have the patience for it. This will be an amazing finished quilt... something I've come to expect from you.

Teresa said...

Your quilt center is so beautiful! Wow! And those are some tiny clams, my friend...a really cool block.

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Carrie P. said...

WOW! your work is gorgeous. Love the clamshell block. One day I want to give that pattern a try.

wish2stitch said...

Wow! I have just been looking at some of your projects on your blog. You do some amazing work. Just fabulous.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Auntie Green is looking gorgeous!
Your work is so very beautiful!
I LOVE the blocks for your Marriage quilt too - I adore each one you've made of these!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Absolutely stunning! Your appliqué is always gorgeously neat and even and your hand piecing is superb! I've really enjoyed seeing more of these projects, I love your fabric/colour choices!

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Ivory Spring said...

Janet, I love your Auntie Green quilt. Could you tell me where one can buy the pattern?

Quilt Hollow said...

Every time I get here for a visit I'm simply blown away with your patience to appliqué these pieces. You rock!

onlinephduk said...

Well, good to have you back, and with such nice pieces, you are indeed very talented, and it’s amazing how much effort you put in the details and colors, and the fabric is so well chosen. You really have talent, keep on and hope to see new work soon.



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