Saturday, July 13, 2013

Making Progress

Yes, slow as I am, I AM making some progress on my recent project!


The center blocks hand appliquéd down with some sashings pinned around to get a feel
of how it will come together.

OH YES!

I LOVE how these unusual color combos work!


Prepping the appliqué pieces for the BOTTOM border.  All 4 borders
are a different design.


Here is the center of the BOTTOM border all stitched down.

I'm likin' this toooooo much!



The border and 4 center blocks instructions call for machine RAW edge with blanket stitch 
appliqué but I opted to do HAND appliqué.

Sooooo, on this block of the month I will probable remain behind
because of the HAND appliqué.

I think that will be OK though don't ya think!?

28 comments:

Nifty Quilts said...

I love this! Your hand applique makes it all the more special.

TLC said...

Did you find the drool on your quilt yet? ;-) The colors are just fantastic!

Janet O. said...

So striking, Belinda! I love it--and well worth the extra effort you are putting into it. Great job!

Alison said...

This really caught my eye! Stunning. I went back to your original post re not buying fabric as I was curious. Your reason being the price made me smile - here in New Zealand the average price is $30 per metre (1 yard 3 inches). As there is little competition our local quilt shop never has a sale! I too have taken the pledge to not buy and will try for a record like you!

Ann Brooks said...

So delightful! Thanks for posting your progress. It looks stunning.

AnnieO said...

Fantastic progress! I love these great colors together :). I'm still working on the only BOM I ever had--from 2009 so I think you're doing wonderfully !

audrey said...
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audrey said...

LOve your quilt project! The hand applique is fabulous and literally makes me drool. Great progress.:)

MulticoloredPieces said...

Lovely quilt--the colors make it dance. I would have hand appliquéd it too.
best from Tunisia,
nadia

Kathie said...

OMG amazing !!!!! I would have never put those colors together but I just love this
your applique blocks are wonderful....
wow makes me want to go buy some blue and the pattern!
Kathie

Nedra said...

Love the colors, and I always love the BOM's from The Quilt Show. Labor intensive, but so worth it!

Nancy said...

It's more than okay! This is so striking. Lovely work.

MB in MI said...

Oh! This is FABulous! Will enjoy your progress to come.

Quilter Kathy said...

This is gorgeous...love the colours...and the unique borders! Enjoy!

Bolts and Bobbins said...

Very striking! Just found your blog and read some of your older posts. Isn't Quiltville wonderful - lots of good ideas there. I see where you've been blogging for 5 years. I am a relatively new blogger - come on over and see what I've been doing - boltsandbobbins.blogspot.com.

Karen H said...

I love the color combination - very pretty! This would take me years to complete!

em's scrapbag said...

It looks fabulous! Love the color and I think the hand applique will be just the right touch. Even if it does take longer.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Wow! Color combinations are great! I love hand work too, but I don't know if I could do all that paper piecing! I came over to visit and see what the perfect circles were going!

The Civil War Quilter said...

Really, really LOVE this quilt so far! I would never have chosen those colors, but boy they are fabulous together. Great choice!

joe tulips said...

This is coming along beautifully. The hand applique was a good idea. This is a masterpiece.
I think...
yes...
I think when you finish this, you will be ready for a Baltimore Album quilt.

Pokey said...

Oh, this is simply amazing, the colors are so striking! You are doing a beautiful job on it ~
:-}pokey

Connie said...

Oh my goodness, I have been missing out by not visiting more often. Thank you for following my blog.
I am putting together a list of blogging sisters that have embroidery machines. So, I'll be popping in to see if you are working on that stash of tea towels, LOL
Have a great week,
Your old time follower and blogging sister, Connie :)

Kelli said...

WOW. That is all I can say.. stunning!! I love those colors too. We used to drive through AZ and NM on family road trips when I was younger, and those colors remind me of the Indian crafts we used to see. I just love it!!! And whoa that is a LOT of applique. You are so talented!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Fabulous fabulous!!!!

simplebirdapplique.com said...

Awesome colours! So glad you are hand-appliqueing this stunning quilt!
Kerry

Lori said...

That is stunning! Love the colors. Falling behind because you are hand appliqueing? Perfectly fine!!

Karen said...

I love everything about this quilt!!! Your colors are fabulous.

Sharon said...

Wow, this is gonna knock your socks off when you get done. What a fabulous job you're doing! I love the designs by Pat Holly and Sue Nickels. I think the hand applique will make it that much more special. And I think you're making great progress! If it were me doing it, I'd be 250 years old before I finished! (no exaggeration!) You are zooming along compared to me. (that's why I rarely do applique) Great job, girlie!