Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Wednesday update

So what have I been up to this week?  Well, I'm making sure it's spring inside as well as outside :)

On Friday I took out a project I started a few months back and finally made some headway on it.

My oldest son gave me 10 fat quarters of fabric for Christmas two years ago that he himself had picked out. True to his personality there were lots of graphic fabrics with forks, cows, zebras, butterflies and you name it and to be honest I had no idea what to use it for. You gotta love that he made an effort though so I really wanted to make sure it got used in a good way.  I finally got the idea to make a pieced background in black 'n white and and place colourful rainbow color pops on top of that - very much inspirered of some of Kathy Doughty's quilts..

Last week I wasn't sure about the project, but now that its coming together I have to say I really like it. It's different but lots of fun and I'm on a steep learning curve with dresdens and appliqué. That's always fun.

So it might not look like a lot of progress since Friday, but this week I managed to sew quite a bit and now I only have 5 flowers left and of course the centres.



I'm linking up to Lees Wednesday WIP.

21 comments:

  1. I really love how this quilt is coming together! The stems and flowers are beautiful!

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  2. Oh! I love the colors popping on the background! Well DONE!!!

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  3. Your quilt is looking great. The variations in your background fabrics makes it really interesting.

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  4. Bold and pretty! Congratulations!

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  5. It is beautiful!! The flowers are so vibrant against the background, they look amazing!

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  6. This is gorgeous! I love the bright flowers against the greyscale background - it's really effective!

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  7. Your son must be delighted. Perfect use of the unique fabrics. I love dresdens and how graphic you made this quilt using them and I do love the gradation of the background. Great look.

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  8. Amazing. Beautiful colours, fabulous pattern.

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  9. Love it. What a fabulous flower garden!!

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  10. this is a masterpiece! seriously amazing! nice work

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  11. wow how beautiful. cant wait to see it finished!

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  12. It's beautiful and unique, Cille! Are there really forks and cows? Have a lovely spring day! x Teje

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  13. This is absolutely gorgeous!

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  14. What a gorgeous quilt!! Spring certainly has sprung with your glorious dancing flowers!! Very clever.....very clever indeed!!

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  15. I absolutely adore this quilt. I love the way you've built the background, too….

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  16. Very beautiful quilt! And I'm a fan of black and white fabrics!

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  17. Hi Cille, how are you doing? Very busy, I presume?
    I finally got back to blogging; it took me a while ...
    Hope to hear or read from you again soon!

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