Monday, April 18, 2016

SOME PROGRESS MADE

I am happy to report that I finished Row K of my Dear Jane quilt early!  I have even gotten a start on the last 2 rows by making copies and getting the paper ready for paper piecing.  I'll see if I can get another row done and maybe finish the next 2 rows before the end of May.  I'm sorry that my picture isn't very good - the lighting in my sewing room isn't very bright and the flash won't work because it's not dark enough for that.  BTW, block K-5 is supposed to be appliqué, but I paper pieced it instead and it went so fast (its the 1st block in the second row with the 4 diamond shapes).


I got the Focal Point table runner all pieced.  I'm amazed with the design!  I can't imagine how Joanne was able to figure out how to intersect the circles and get all the pieces in the right place.  I had to rip out my piecing several times - and with the stitch set smaller, it isn't easy!  However, I persevered and got it done!  I was amazed at how good it looked.  Hee Hee!


 This morning I started quilting it and first stitched in the ditch around the white and into all the white diamond shapes.  Then I quilted feathers all around in the white space.  I'm not sure what I will do next.  I made the border more narrow than called for in case the bride and groom get the cabinet on their gift registry - so maybe this can go on top of it.


I really have to hand it to Joanne for this design!


Here's my block for the Civil War  Westering Women's sampler quilt for March.  I still need to appliqué the stem down - but don't have any brown thread!  Wow!  I better get some soon.



Have a great week and thanks for visiting!

11 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

Your runner is coming along beautifully. And your Westering Women block is just great. I love the background fabric.

---"Love" said...

You are a brave quilter! And a great one too! Your DJ blocks are looking good, and the table runner is going to be beautiful. I'd never have the courage to attempt either of those projects. I might be able to do the last block, maybe. Keep up the good work! ---"Love"

Janet O. said...

Wonderful job on DJ! I am always impressed with those blocks. I finally decided I would never make that quilt--too much applique involved. : )
I can't believe you already have that runner pieced and are on to the quilting. I have just admired it in the magazine a few times.
What, no brown thread?!? Get shopping, woman!! *LOL*

canuckquilter said...

I never said I didn't rip a few seams when I made the runners! LOL. Your version looks great. I'm sure the bride and groom will appreciate your thoughtful gift. You are making steady progress on your DJ. It seems like you are getting faster and more efficient piecing those blocks now.

Marsha said...

Your DJ blocks are adorable, love them all! The table runner is wonderful, it turned out very nicely. The civil war block is so pretty, I love all of your fabrics! ! !

Meg said...

Thanks for the inspiration!
I've been practicing applique on small pieces, so I can begin bigger projects.

Barb said...

what a nice gift. Pretty quilting.
Your DJ blocks look good and so does you WW - well done

Rebecca in AK said...

Great job on your DJ blocks. I have put mine aside for awhile. Your runner is gorgeous! Bride and groom will love it. I like the Sweet Gum tree block!

Lori said...

Wow! That table runner is dazzling! And it looks so complicated!!
Not any more than your terrific Stickle blocks! Lookin' great!

a good yarn said...

Your DJ quilt is going to look like it was made 150 years ago. What an heirloom it will be. Nice work on Joanne's design. It looks terrific and as always your quilting is first class.

Katie said...

Beautiful runner and stunning quilting! If they don't like it, I'll take it!