Friday, 8 February 2008

Works in progress

As regular visitors to this blog will know well, I am not known for my stickability. I'm forever bitting and bobbing, and rarely do one thing at a time. Well, I've decided to calm down (for a while at least) and only work on two (or maybe three) projects at once.
Following Jane's encouraging comments about my applique quilt, I have decided to get on with that. Here is the progress so far on block 8 of 9.

There is a join across the top of the vase, but it doesn't bother me. Surely that's what patchwork is all about - cutting up fabric and sewing it back together again! I didn't have quite enough to cut the shape out of the piece I had, so I joined a bit on one side. When it's done, the leaves will hide the seam pretty much.

I couldn't manage without some piecing as well, so I've decided to concentrate on this Blind Man's Fancy quilt I found in Quilter's Newsletter (December 2002 if you're interested). It's for my DS's good friend Michaela, who is currently on tour as stage manager with 'High School Musical', loves purple and yearns for a quilt of her own. The blocks are 18" finished, so they knit up quite big. The only tricky (and tedious) part is the half square triangles, but they look so good, it's worth it.


Sew Create It - Jane said...

Always good to have a few projects on the for the machine and one for the hand...
Glad to see you are making progress.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I always have loads of projects going at once. that way you can move to whatever keeps your interest up. the trick is to get reinterested in the old ones every once in awhile. I really like the colors in your BMF blocks. fun block - big bits intermingled with little tiny triangles.

Patti said...

What an incredible gorgeous pieced quilt you are making! I'm in awe of your piecing and your color choices. I'm catching up on reading as you can tell - I can't wait to see if you've progressed farther on this.

And your Home Sweet Home is beautiful. I have fabrics set aside to make this one - some day!