Sunday, April 26, 2009

Continuing the Journey

Well I have finally got the first round completed on my sampler.
This is a bit of a tough quilt to put together colour wise.
As I know what the completed quilt looks like I keep thinking that mine is looking flat, or getting too bright. (that's a bit of a contradiction) I keep having to take stock and think about the finished quilt and hopefully at the end of it I will have achieved the look I want. I am trying not to have a too pink quilt.
I have just decided not to agonise too much about it and I will just use what ever piece of fabric takes my fancy at the time. In a way I guess it just becomes a reflection of one's personality.Here are just a couple of close up photos of the different blocks.
I used pears instead of hearts that the teacher suggested. I like to change my blocks so they aren't identical to the original .
I love pears and they remind me of the work of Marg Sampson.



I tried to fussy cut the star blocks and they are all cut using different parts of the fabric to give a slightly different look to each block.



Pears on the other side, just to keep the balance.



another of the four star blocks.




I have made a start on the next round.
These are the Lucy Boston blocks, again I have fussy cut the fabric, I can't help myself.





I hope you are enjoying this journey as much as I am. Let me know what you think .
Until next time, happy sewing
J





12 comments:

CabbageQuilts said...

Oooh that is gorgeous, what a great start. I love the pears too. I wish I could join your class on this project, you will have a wonderful quilt when you are finished. Can't wait to see more.

Maree said...

Love what your doing with this Jean...Love the Pears too & your Stars are fabulous...love that Fussy Cutting you are doing..I'm a bit like you..love to change things around and put your own mark on a quilt...

Vicki said...

what is fussy cutting to the uninitiated?

Looks lovely - that last piccy is a lovely pattern...

Janet said...

It's looking fabulous Jean, It will have your stamp on it, I just absolutely love the pears and the lucy Boston blocks. There is so much to look at.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

It's looking wonderful....as for looking it flat..it certainly doesn't! I think when we get familiar with a project it's hard to sometimes see it the way everyone else does...that's why other's people work always looks so good! Try looking at it from across the room. :o)

Stephanie said...

Absolutely gorgeous and so different from any BOM I've ever seen. Looking forward to following along.

Kris said...

I love this quilt and the pears are perfect. I also enjoy your blog heading. I love white ironstone and your pitchers are beautiful.

Violet said...

Your quilt is lovely, thanks for sharing it with us.
I ♥♥♥ fussy cutting too.
:o)

Bernadette said...

Your quilt is just beautiful, well done.

Karen said...

Looking good. Love the pears and the Lucy Boston blocks.

Christine said...

Your quilt is looking fabulous. I love the pears that you added. Look forward to seeing the next round.

Janet said...

Changing and making it your own is what its all about. Your applique and piecing are impeccable. The dramatic results of fussy cutting makes the waste of fabric worth it.