Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Quilt reproduction update

I haven't posted progress on the little "Russian Sunflower and stars" quilt lately but that doesn't mean I haven't been working on it.

After finishing piecing a sunflower I decided it wasn't right. So it was back to the drawing board (with handy graph paper.) This time I think it worked. Glad I went back and did a redo!


Now I am sewing lots and lots of hourglass blocks. These finish at 1-1/4 inches...can only do so many at a sitting. Also I have lots of these reverse applique circles to finish.

I hope to have the top assembled by next Monday. It is my next guild meeting. Need some sort of deadline to keep myself on track!

Meanwhile we are having an early spring here in the south...hard to believe there are blizzards elsewhere in the country. Dobby certainly looks guilty...and he should - at his feet is a butterfly he caught...

24 comments:

Sarah said...

Bad Dobby! Oh to see butterflies already. We had a doozy of a snow storm Saturday but yesterday was 50 and sunny. Can't make head nor tails of this winter. The quilt is coming together nicely and I really like the look of the (tiny!!) hourglass blocks.

Loris said...

ooohh! the quilt is coming along nicely. Love the sunflower and the hourglass border! Lovely!
Remind Dobby that the butterflies aren't near as interesting once he's batted at them :-0 My crew would do the same thing though.

judith lockhart said...

Wow, that is a challenging quilt but beautiful!

The Civil War Quilter said...

Oh! That little quilt is delightful!!! What is it's overall dimensions? Love the colors and every bit of the design!

Janet said...

Your sunflower is lovely!! The quilt is really taking shape around it. Those hourglass blocks are a fabulous border - wow so small.

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Be glad Dobby had a butterfly and not a snake. My cat, Rowdy Ranger, brought in a snake early last week. Not a big one but still gross. What is a snake doing out running around in February anyway even though it is unseasonably warm? Ick!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

I love seeing this quilt emerge little by little!

beth said...

What a lovely quilt!

Me and My Stitches said...

Your quilt is beautiful! You are nearing the finish line!

Janet O. said...

You have done a beautiful job on this quilt. Love the look!

Willy Wonky said...

Wow! It's looking really, really amazing!! Hope you're enjoying yourself. It's so much fun watching the progress through the blog.

Gypsy Quilter said...

The top is looking really good. I admire your perserverance. Dobby should be sad, poor flutterby.

Lori said...

It is absolutely lovely!!

Willy Wonky said...

So, by now you must be starting to think about the quilting. I'm sure you noticed some interesting things about the quilting designs, probably worth repeating. If memory serves me correctly, there are quilted flower petals around those circles, sort of a modified feather wreath. :)

Kathie said...

It is looking wonderful. That is such a great border. You will have it done! Yes it's snowing like crazy right now here

Kathie

McIrish Annie said...

this is coming along so nicely. I love the border but it must be a bear with those little tiny blocks.

ann hermes said...

Your quilt is just beautiful. I love the colors.

Merilyn said...

Ooooh! it is coming along beautifully, love that sunflower!!! The little hour-glass blocks create a lovely little border!!!

cityquilter said...

beautiful quilt..

Judy in Michigan said...

Beautiful! Keep up the good work. The hour glass blocks look great!

Jeanne said...

What a beauty! This quilt has wonderful written all over it.

Dawn said...

Beautiful - you are doing a fabulous job!
I think goals are good when it is due for a little showing to guild friends ;-)
Looks like a fun finished size too.

liz said...

Great quilt. I bet you are glad you changed something that had been bugging you.

Holly Field Designs said...

Hello! I do LOVE your Russian Sunflower quilt, and the log cabin in the next post. Do you have a pattern source for the sunflower quilt, or did you design it? It's beautiful.