Wednesday, February 5, 2014

LE center complete and a bit more stitching

Last week I spent lots of time prepping blocks for appliqué. But for me that is a daytime job so the evenings were spent stitching and I finally finished the center of Love Entwined. I am so much happier with my color choices now that the center is all together. I am now thinking about my approach for the borders but first I am basking in the glow of the center!

Here is a close up of the final corner vase. If anyone is working on Di Ford's mystery from Quiltmania magazine, you will notice that my broderie perse is done using the same fabric that she selected to use. I had planned to purchase a bit more if needed but now, due to the excitement over her mystery, it is sold out where I purchased it. So I will make do with what I have and hope I have enough to add some of the flowers to the border vases. I do love Di's quilts and hope to make the mystery quilt myself but I will be selecting a different fabric as my starting point.

I also stitched the second block in the Benjamin Biggs Quilt BOM. I am really enjoying these simple green and red blocks.

Now that all the pomegranate blocks are prepped for my Jacobean Elegance quilt, I could not resist stitching the first one. While stitching I realized that I am no longer intimidated by all the tiny curves of the leaves. In fact they were really fun to needleturn. I think the tiny details in LE have helped my appliqué!

And finally, for a bit of quick machine stitching, I put this block together for the Quilt Doodle Designs BOM. I did simplify the construction of the block due to my use of more modern fabrics. The original design is rather scrappy but I am liking this look with my bright colors.

Still no house sale so I will be back in the sewing studio this week. Trying to save money means no fabric store trips, no eating out and no excursions that are not free. So happy that I have a large stash, free online patterns and all my blogging friends to keep me busy. Thanks to everyone who stops by, you really help to brighten my days!

 

26 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

are you making LE the full size? I have not worked on mine for awhile and I am starting to see some who have just made the center of the quilt and will use it to top a table. I am undecided about it. One day will get back to work on it but it will not be exactly like Esther's design I have already decided mine will have less applique in it and I will put some embroidery in it also but will have more open spaces. Your top is lovely and beautiful colors

sunny said...

You can bask in the glory of the LE for a very long time. It's amazing! The time will come soon when you can buy new fabric, bot for now, just be happy for your large stash! You make such beautiful quilts.

Janet said...

Bask in the glow of your gorgeous, gorgeous LE center!! It looks so beautiful! I'm so glad you are enjoying it again. Your other blocks are lovely. Yes, I often think that too about my stash, the Internet, and blogging friends :0)

Bev said...

AMAZING and beautiful! I love it so much! Everything you do looks wonderful! XO

Cathy said...

Your quilt is so beautiful that it takes my breath away. Hugs

Debra said...

Your Love Entwined quilt is gorgeous!!!! What a beatuiful, beautiful job! Wish I could see it in person! You should be very pleased.

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Heather your LE made my heart be still! Oh my goodness it is so very, very beautiful! Thanks for sharing it. It makes Dear Ben look simple... ;) Your needle tuen skills are fantastic girl. How will you quilt LE? Inquiring minds want to know... Have a wonderful day!

Brandie said...

Every update on yur LE quilt is breathtaking! I love this quilt and now you tell me that there will be more of it!? WOW!
A beautiful post! Everything is gorgeous!

Mayleen said...

Your LE is beautiful! I've taken mine back to step 2 and am finally working on the zig zag borders. It will be a long time before I'm caught up. You did such a good job needle turning the Pomegranite block! Those leaves are awesome.

Barb said...

Hang on while I go and get a drool rag..........

Okay I am back...had to have it to take a second look at that amazing quilt....

A Nudge said...

You should rightly bask in the glory of your LE. It's gorgeous - I looked at it for a full 10 minutes before I went on to the rest of your post. Those other blocks are great, too.
Thank you so much for sharing, Heather.

Donna~~ said...

Your LE is too awesome for words! Amazing!

Glenda said...

Ohhh what a beautiful LE centre this photo made my heart beat faster. Your LE has all ways made me stop and really look. How lovely to see all the vases together now in a breathtaking centre.
I will be following closely your next instalment. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful treasure and your incredible needle art. Cheers Glenda

Oops-Lah said...

Your LE is truly amazing. I always loved your colour choices but looking at the finished center now, I adore them. Well done.

audrey said...

Your LE center is beautiful! It has a lovely glow to it which is just amazing. Great work!

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

You certainly do deserve to bask in the beauty of your LE centre! Just stunning, you are such a talented sewer and your work is inspirational.

Barb said...

your quilt is so stunning!
lovely applique' blocks.

Quilter Kathy said...

Wow and wow! Totally gorgeous!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Wow--what an accomplishment--I'm stalled at the compass center-haha! It's just beautiful, as are all your other projects. I'm especially taken with the pomegranate appliqué.

Jane in Wales said...

Your LE centre is gorgeous with those lovely colours! And you have been busy with your other blocks too, lovely! Isn't it frustrating waiting for someone to buy your house.....

Judy Dietrich said...

So many little pieces!! That is just a stunning quilt top. The broderie perse really makes the flower bunches come alive. It just gets better each time I see this, and it all complete in the center. You have such amazing applique skills. I think all the colors balance really well throughout the whole top. Saying prayers for the right buyers for your house. Glad you are busy on lots of projects, it will take the stress off of the other things in your life. Happy sewing!!

Every Stitch said...

Your posts are such a pleasure to read - such inspiring applique! I just love your little pomegranate and glad to hear you enjoyed the challenge of all the 'ins and outs' of those leaves Lol! Looks just wonderful on that background too.
Hilda

thesewingwren said...

Your quilt is a work of art, loved looking at it and reading your story!

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Oh Heather! Your LE is totally gorgeous!! I love your colours and fabrics you have used for the Broderie Perse, do I detect some Dutch Chintzes? It's truly beautiful. I have done the same as you and altered the first Block of BB to make it a little less clunky. Your fabric is really lovely. I'm still stitching Block 1, I'm stitching fast as I can,lol. Your Block 2 is great as well. Cheers, Rowena

Karen said...

I really feel like I keep saying the same things over and over, but your work is wonderful. Wish we lived close enough to sew together. I know I would learn a lot. LE is just beautiful.

John Boe said...

I love this quilt-Love Entwined. Just found it and realize I missed the free pattern. Any way I can get it now?