Tuesday, October 25, 2011

starting

Hello every one, My photos are not where I wanted them, but you can see them so that is the most important I suppose. I finally started this quilt (been aching over a year) and so far I absolutely love every minute of it. I changed my background again. First I twice wanted to use a relatively plain background in different shades, but I decided on this small print by Jo Morton. I also decided (I had a year to think) that I wanted the same green (Bonnie Blue) all over the quilt, as I think was in the original (or maybe she used 2 different greens) because I think I will be using a lot of different fabrics and this will tie the whole thing and make it less chaotic. It is also easier to find 1 good contrasting green I think. But here is my question : how much green do I need? So far I bought 2 meters, which is a little over 2 yards. Will that be enough or should I buy more now that I can still find it? Usually I use different fabrics in 1 color, so this is the first time I have this problem. Can some one help me out please? I am using the glue hand applique method from Teresa (Fabric Therapy) I found in one of her tutorials. Teresa, if you are reading this, thank you very much for that, I truly think it is the perfect way for me to do this quilt. Happy sewing to all of you, Françoise

Saturday, October 22, 2011

My 11th Block


Still working on the quilt aiming to complete a block a month... so far so good.

Another set of twins.....

I love the fabric by Jo Morton on the ostrich body! I'm hoping I can use the fabric somewhere else in the quilt. I don't know why, but it seems to be that the blocks that have double birds end up being twins! I have another block cut up and ready to be appliqued that have double birds and so looking at it, I realized that they were twins as well! Oh, well, that's the way it goes!

Monday, October 17, 2011

AQS Des Moines Winner

Karen was a WINNER at AQS Des Moines 2011 show, 2nd place. They did call her the night before the show opened but she didn't hear her cell phone and never thought to check it until she called her husband at home on opening morning after the announcement. She was very surprised and shocked. I told her she could be a winner and she had to enter this quilt, she's glad she did! Posted a close up showing her beautiful embroidery work. I heard many great comments about her quilt at the show. All the winners will be in the next AQS magazine.
Going to post mine next on Glorious Applique blog
Julee

Monday, October 3, 2011

Top finished!

Dear brides, the top is ready, ironed, just saw one thing which is not appliqued, can you spot it. Well I ironed it for the picture so now it is back to the sewing machine for the last few blanket stitches. I enjoyed every minute of this quilt so far, I started in december last year, so all the seasons are in this quilt, the easter eggs with the birds, fall colours and the light greens of spring.
I loved your comments and through this blog I met a great friend Lorene, who is also busy on this quilt and it is almost complete. We are already thinking about a new project!
Today in Holland we are enjoying the last sunny days, it is already fall, a good time for some quilting. I will be quilting by hand, just outlining, the quilt is busy enough, don't you think?