Thursday, August 28, 2014

Soupçon finished

Wow, I can't believe it has been over a week since I last posted. I have spent less time blogging lately and more time sewing so at least I have a bit to show for my time away. First up is Soupçon which I finally quilted. I had actually planned to make this one larger but after moving into our new home I decided it would be the perfect thing to hang in the powder room once we got around to painting the walls. Painting was finished yesterday, a lovely teal color, so I got this quilted and bound right away. I had planned some interesting filler quilting but ended up just doing lots of ditch work to highlight the piecing. Simple quick and I like it.

I have also been appliquéing the pomegranate blocks for my Jacobean elegance quilt. These were all prepped about a year ago and I have been rather slow with them. I had saved them as a good transition project during our move and had even cut out the parts for piecing. I took a quick count of my finished blocks this week and was surprised to discover that they were almost done. That was just the incentive I needed to get moving on this UFO. The flying geese are all pieced and the appliqué blocks just need to be trimmed and I can get this assembled.

Since the flying geese were made using the sew and flip method, I used the trimmings to make 1/2 sq triangles which will be used in anther small project. Turns out I prepped one extra pomegranate block so I will use it to make a little pillow or wall hanging.

And finally I finished piecing the maple leaf quilt top. Since fall colors are not my favorite, I was unable to come up with a backing in my stash and trips to 3 different quilt stores were unsuccessful. Finally out of desperation I headed to Joann's and found one on sale that seems to work. Best of all my DIL approves!



Julierose said...

Lovely projects--really like that Jacobean and the maple leaves...hugs, Julierose

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Congratulations on finishing your Soupçon quilt, it's just beautiful and I love the colours. The pomegranate blocks are looking great the way they are set facing two different ways.

Monica said...

Very pretty finish and WIPs! The green really pops out, in a good way, among all the teals on your wallhanging. I like it!

sunny said...

The quilting on you Soupcon may be simple and quick, but the quilt certainly isn't! I want to see it hanging on the wall.

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Love your projects! Soupcon is lovely. I have always been drawn to pomegranates in quilts, yours are gorgeous! I too have made tiny HS with the flip and stitch trimmings!

Oops-Lah said...

I adore your Soupçon quilt. I have something for medallion quilts anyway and the colours just speak to me. Your pomegranates are coming along nicely too. I should spend less time on the computer and more sewing, then I might have more to show too ;)!!!

antique quilter said...

love the Soupçon quilt great finish.
I really love your pomegranates they are beautiful, wow thats going to be an amazing quilt.
I love fall colors and your quilt is wonderful
look forward to seeing that one finished too.
you have made a lot of progress!

Karen H said...

Your Soupcon is stunning! It is so exciting for me to see it finished! Love the pomegranate blocks - your handwork is gorgeous and I love the rich colours you've used!

Raewyn said...

I love your soupcon - the colours you have used are beautiful and work so well!! I also love your pomegranate blocks - cant wait to see how the quilt looks!!! :-)

A Nudge said...

I was thrilled to see the thumbnail photo of your Soupçon quilt on Bloglovin' It's just gorgeous! And your pomegranates are beautiful too!
I invite you to link this post to Hexie Weekend so readers there can see this fabulous quilt that includes hexies.

Chantal said...

Congrats on a wonderful finish. Soupçon is so beautiful. Pomegranate quilt is coming along so well. I love the blue sashing.