Monday, April 28, 2014

It's been a long time...

... but here I am! As you can guess life has been busy... very busy. So not much was quilted or done.

But I do have some (little) progress to share with you.

Block 7 is finally finished and though the weather is overcast today again, I have decided not to postpone  taking photos.
 
The quilt with a bouquet of roses from my mum's garden.



As you can see, there is only one block left to quilt. The more I quilt it, the more I love it. I do not have to think about the design now because everything is planned for the last block and the two borders. Yesterday, measurements were made and paper templates drawn for the inside border.

A closer view of the block.

Don't you think that these concentric circles suit the block perfectly?



Even closer for some details.






 





When I needed a break from quilting, this is what I was working on.



It's a long forgotten project... Why am I SOOOOOO long on projects I love ?



 Stitched with silks, it is a beauty!!


Until later,

36 comments:

  1. Magnifique, bravo et bonne continuation

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  2. Superbe , j'aime beaucoup les cercles qui rappellent la fleur et ses pétales et apportent douceur aux formes géométriques du bloc et de la maison...bravo ! Et bon amusement pour le dernier ...les petites croix sont très jolies il faudra que j essaie la soir un jour...
    A bientôt pour la suite, bonne journée
    Nadine

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  3. En un mot ? Magnifique !
    J'adore ton quilting.. j'adore ton travail....
    Bravo!
    Belle semaine à toi et aux tiens.

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  4. Je suis vraiment épatée encore une fois par tes talents de quilteur !!! Quel ouvrage magnifique...; tu as réussi à le sublimer !!! Bravo !

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  5. Your quilting is beautiful!! The quilt is looking so good!

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  6. Your quilting is magnificent David and I also have that cross-stitch, but have not started it! Yours looks stunning. Best wishes, Ann

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  7. Your quilt and your quilting is verry beautifull!
    Best wishes from the Netherlands.

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  8. Looking good. As I am very new to quilting, (having only made two cushion covers so far), is this quilt, already made by you and sewn up, on top of which you are now adding appliqué?

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    1. I have handpieced and hand appliqué each block, then I have sewn the blocks together to make the top. Finally I have made the "sandwich" wich consists of piling up a bottom fabric with batting on top and the quilt top. Now I am handquilting the three layers. It serves a double purpose. It maintains the batting in place and creates an interesting overall design adding texture to the quilt.

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  9. Jaw droppingly gorgeous. What is the cross stitch design? Forgive me, if you have told us before, but what do you use/how do you mark your quilting design? Your work is just exquisite. Thank you for your blog!

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    1. The crossstitch sampler is a design by Stacy Nash. For marking my quilting design I use blue water erasable pen or sometimes a hera marker for straight lines.

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  10. Your quilting is gorgeous!! Cross stitch sampler is growing nicely too :-) great to see you back :-)

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  11. Your quilting is stunning David, nice to see a post again :-)

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  12. Je regarde, je regarde encore.... j'admire, je parle toute seule : c'est magnifique, ces couleurs, ce quilting, quel goût ! bravo, mille fois bravo !

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  13. Ton quilting est magnifique, David ! La fin est donc proche ? je me réjouis de le voir terminé !

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  14. La photo d'ensemble est magnifique, quel rendu ! J'ai hâte de le voir terminé. Et bravo pour ton travail en soie, j'imagine que tu te régales :-)

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  15. A chaque nouveau bloc de quilter je me régale et j'admire le résultat de ton magnifique quilting......La fin de ce quilt est toute proche et j'ai hâte de voir l'ensemble....
    Douce soirée.

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  16. Your quilting magnificent, you have so much patience!
    Very beautiful!!

    Have a nice week, Evelyne

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  17. Both projects are lovely and I do love the concentric circles of quilting. It was so nice to see a new post from you.

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  18. une petite merveille, le quiltage est superbe !!! et cette broderie avec ces fils de soie est une splendeur !!!!
    bonne journée

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  19. The quilting looks fantastic, hand quilting is always better than machine. Your cross stitch is stunning!

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  20. Vraiment superbe ! Le patch comme la broderie sont très beaux, félicitations !
    Très belle journée.
    Libellule Rose

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  21. David, your quilt is gorgeous and so is your sampler. It has been a long time since I ave checked the blogs I like/liked to follow and even longer since I last posted anything to mine. What a treat to see you have some relatively recent posts and a gorgeous quilt.

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  22. It is a wonderful quilt and your quilting is beautiful. Love the sampler and know how it feel to take long with a project, we just have so many lovely projects, don't we?

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  23. Great quilting and stitching, and such lovely projects! It's good to see you post again.

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  24. Both projects are looking gorgeous

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  25. admiration totale pour ton magnifique quilting !! je sens bien que tu te régales !!

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  26. Magnifique travail ! Bravo !!!

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  27. Je viens pour la première fois sur ce blog grâce à Losri .
    Cet ouvrage est superbe et j'admire le quilting. Je travaille essentiellement à la main mes mes ponts sont moins petits . Félicitations !

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  28. Il est splendide !
    Tout est réussi, du choix des tissus et coloris, au travail de quilting.

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  29. Je découvre également votre blog et suis impressionnée par votre quilting si régulier .
    Félicitation pour ce magnifique travail et l'harmonie des couleurs !!!

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