Sunday, August 15, 2010

Back to Pennsylvania

Remember back here that I posted about the beautiful Pennsylvania Applique quilt? Well of course I put the quilt down to work on Phebe exclusively and progress ceased for awhile. But last week I came to the conclusion that I wasn't going to be able to finish Phebe for the exhibition, but I might just be able to finish Pennsylvania, so I have been working on it and it's nearly finished.

Here is a photo from my design floor.

All the cutting is done, this is the triangle border ready to assemble. Apart from that - a small amount of applique to complete and that's it. Stay tuned next weekend when I'm hoping to show the quilt top.

Phebe is not too far away from being finished. A couple of the star borders are done - here's one.

I'll get back to it shortly, but I wasn't enjoying the pressure of trying to finish it quickly.

Now I know it's been a long time since I posted, but I have posted over at SSS. If you haven't been over there, nip over and see what the gang has been up to. Since I had my Morrell quilt out, I thought I would take a few more photos for you.

Above are a few more of my Broderie Perse blocks.

These two are hand pieced and then appliqued to the background. The pieces in the star are tiny!!

Weather in Melbourne has been cold and wet so not really good for gardening. But mine seems to be doing it's own thing.

A pretty bunch of daffs and irises.

The irises have been in my garden for years, but weren't flowering, so in an effort to save them, I dug them all up and replanted them. They have multiplied vigorously and some of them have been flowering - a beautiful deep purple. I'm hoping they will all flower here.

Last but not least - I'm sure many of you will have seen a photo of Corliss's (from Threadbear) new quilt - her stunning version of the English Basket Quilt - but for those of you who haven't, here it is.

It's definitely on my list to start this year. Isn't it fabulous?

That's it for today. I have to go into Open Day at work for a bit. But I'm hopint to get around later this afternoon to see what you've all been up to. Can't wait!



Liz said...

You've been busy Deb, wise decision I think to put Phebe aside for a little while. When it stops being a pleasure it's time to rethink..!

Sue-Anne said...

I agree wholeheartedly with Lizzie. Phebe is too special to feel pressured and not be able to enjoy making it.

I love your handpieced star block and I too have bought Corliss's basket pattern but I am restraining myself until I get one of my bigger quilts finished.

antique quilter said...

oh I love your sarah morrell quilt blocks, yes that is on my list of quilts to make.
That basket quilt is just to die for! She has done an amazing job capturing the beauty of that one
looking forward to seeing your PA quilt done...
its one of my favorites your making/made
keep going I am routing you on.

Janet said...

I think you've made some sensible decisions there Deb. I don't do too well with pressure so I can relate. Your Morrell blocks are looking beautiful.

Lori said...

Your PA pieces are looking fantastic!!! I can't wait to see the whole thing together.

Cardygirl said...

Love all your blocks...that star is amazing! It is too hard to finish a quilt under pressure...have a break...Phebe is so beautiful.

jean said...

Wow Deb you have been powering away there. Love your Sarah Morrell blocks and the stars blocks for Phebe.
Pressure removes the pleasure so wise decision there.
Looking forward to see your finished PA top

John'aLee said...

What beautiful blocks. I hear you on trying to hurry up a quilt. Invariably....mistakes get made..and the 'fun' of the quilt ceases to exist.
Keep up the great work!

Barb said...

Hi Deb
I love your broderie perse.
I'm planning to add some to a border, any tips or tricks? I've never done it before.
thanks --

Steven said...

Loved rreading this thanks

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