Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ready to go

Well, the quilt is all prepped for appliqué and ready for my post op stitching. I find it much easier to balance colors and fabric if the blocks are up on my design wall, so I wanted to get this finished in time to put up another project that needs to get put together in the next week. I am very happy to have this finished and what you don't see is that there are another 84 leaf blocks that make up the border. I have 76 of these blocks prepped but I am leaving the last few until I know which greens I still need to balance everything out. I am really feeling the bug to start something in some bright summery colors as I have been working in this more greyed palette for awhile so I am looking at ideas for my next start. I am thinking something pieced and appliqued for my guest room that is a bit wacky and fun. Any great ideas? I have ordered the pattern pictured below and am thinking it may be the one.





26 comments:

Cheri said...

Your appliqué blocks are beautiful

Donna~~ said...

Gosh you are so quick! I purchased that pattern too, but am trying to finish a few in process things first (not sure how long I will hold off). When is your surgery?

Donna~~ said...

And your blocks are lovely (as always). It's such a given for you, I forgot to mention it! :)

sunny said...

My gosh you're ambitious! How long do you expect to be laid up? That would be at least 5 years of sewing for me - LOL!

Julierose said...

My heavens, those birds are just lovely! And how long have you been making them....amazing work. Julierose

Sue said...

Your quilt blocks with the birds are AMAZING ! Love them !

Dolores said...

You've done a great job. It's a wonderful quilt. You could always design something yourself using bright fabrics with lots and lots of glorious colour.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I just love your bird blocks, what a fabulous quilt its going to be!!! You'd do a wonderful version of that green tea quilt, having a variety of blocks would be fun to make.

Cardygirl said...

The appliqué is stunning...really stunning!!! GT&SB. Is a beautiful quilt....would be a great new project!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, your flock of birds look fabulous. I like the new pattern too. that will be fun to make.
thanks for stopping by to see my birds from the blog hop.
Hummingbirds and Cardinals are a big favorite of mine too.
good luck in the giveaway and your surgery.

ritad said...

I love everything about Green Tea and Sweet Beans.

Judy Dietrich said...

So sorry to hear about your knee---the good news is that it will be wonderful when recovery is all done. They do such great work in surgery. My brother had his knee done and walks better than he had for quite awhile. He was in more pain with the bad knee than the recovery part. When my son had his shoulder done--the best advice the nurse gave us, was to keep ahead of the pain when the pain meds. It really does help. Love your applique--have been working on quilts for other people & need to get to an applique project for me!!! Sew in the meantime, I drop by here and you always make my day!! Thanks

Silvana said...

Amazing blocks! You are so quick! It´s a beautiful quilt.

Oops-Lah said...

Truly amazing! I'm sure "Green Tea and Sweet Beans" will be exactly your cup of tea ;).

Carla said...

Words can't describe how lovely all those birds are. Not sure if you know that I am working on the green tea quilt. I asked my bee mates for blocks inspired by that quilt. I'm making my own version. So fun : )

betweens said...

You are working on one of my favorite designer quilts. Love this pattern and love your work! so worth every leaf that you will have around the borders.
Great new pattern to tranition into the season! by the time you finish this one you will be in fall mode again...;-)

kwiltsnblooms said...

Do you usually do all your prep work first, and then do all your stitching at once?? I have thought about doing this, but am always impatient to get to the sewing part.

I have been working on a red and green quilt for some time and am looking forward to a quilt with lots of colour next.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Oooohhhhh, Aaahhhh! Love those birdies! That,s a cute quilt for your guest room! Should be a fun one to make!!

Victoria M. said...

Wow, what a fantastic bird quilt. Your applique work is wonderful. I need to buy that pattern for myself.

I just discovered your blog through Pinterest and have really enjoyed perusing your work.

Raewyn said...

Wow what a work of art!! I look forward to seeing the outer leaf blocks. The Green tea pattern you show is gorgeous too - I am sure it will meet your needs beautifully.

Quiltingartist said...

Heather, I happened upon your blog today - love the Meadow Birds - they look fantastic. Plenty of stitching there to keep you off your feet! Good luck! (I also love Blackbird Designs and we follow many of the same blogs.) - Debra (debraharryquilts.blogspot.com)

Lynne said...

Wow! That bird quilt is amazing! (Visiting from Carrie's blog)

Michelle Huddleston said...

Since I'm making the same quilt I know exactly what you mean about those leaf blocks. I have been working on them between regular blocks. My palette is totally different than yours.

Ann-Mari said...

Lovely birds. Looking forward to follow your progress.

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