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Woodi
03-07-2012, 10:49 AM
for the month of February, so cold here, snowed in with ice too...I accepted a quilting challenge from a cousin, and spent the entire month piecing this complex quilt top together. I finished it yesterday (the top, not the quilting).

Meanwhile, my poor knitting sat unattended.

Do I look sufficiently guilty?

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/DiHoldsQuilt.JPG

Each applique was fused onto a square with paper, then machine embroidered around each flower....so much work!

This is the center square, and I must pat myself on the back for getting all four corners straight! (I am NOT a sewing expert).

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/CenterSquare.JPG

Reason I abandoned knitting for this: I felt that my logical brain needed more exercise, and I wasn't getting it with my knitting (fingers too arthritic). Perhaps I should join a quilting forum, but can't find one that isn't toooooo big.

Anyone know of a quilting or sewing forum which is as nice as this knitting forum? (not that I'll ever give up knitting).

Antares
03-07-2012, 11:10 AM
That is just gorgeous, Woodi!

And from someone who comes from a family of quilters (my grandmother taught me how to quilt--by hand, of course; I have a cousin who makes a living machine quilting, and numerous aunts who quilt), I applaud your diversion into other crafts. But I wouldn't call it being "unfaithful." You're just branching out and being crafty in other areas.

Very nice work! Thanks for posting.

P.S. I don't know of any nice quilting forums, and I'm not surprised that many of them are so big. Quilting is the rage right now.

GrumpyGramma
03-07-2012, 11:38 AM
I hereby find you guilty of making an absolutely beautiful quitl top. Your sentence is to bask in the glory of a job well done.
:thumbsup: :yay: :cheering:
Those corners are marvelous. I sew and know how they can wrong on things I've done. I've never made a quilt and am amazed at what quilters do.

Well done!

I don't suppose there's a Quilting Help forum like Knitting Help, that would be too easy.

salmonmac
03-07-2012, 09:47 PM
Woodi, that is spectacular quilt! What a beautiful design. You done absolutely wonderful work here. Thanks very much for sharing your pictures.

justplaincharlotte
03-08-2012, 12:13 AM
Woodi, your quilt is beautiful! :cheering:

Woodi
03-08-2012, 09:03 AM
had a pile of scraps leftover

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/ScrapStrips.JPG



needed a needlecase, so made this:

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/StipsSewn.JPG

Need to find some wool felt for the inside, to stick needles into.

also have more leftover strips, can't stop playing with....so laid down more... not sewn yet:

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/StripsLaid.JPG

This is the scene from my livingroom window....colorless! So can you blame me for wanting a little color?

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/ArborFullofTurkeys.JPG

Antares
03-08-2012, 12:24 PM
Your colorful needle case and other stripey . . . thing are lovely.

Are those buzzards outside your window? Turkeys? Well, whatever they are, they could sure use some brightening up.

I won't post a picture of what it looks like around here . . . . after a wet winter . . . . and after we planted rye grass, oats, and Austrian winter peas . . . . and after they grew into an amazing green jungle.

It might make you cry!

GrumpyGramma
03-08-2012, 12:32 PM
Love the stripes, bright and cheery is definitely a PLUS! Don't you just love playing with scraps? They're almost as bad as yarn.

sampson001
03-08-2012, 04:39 PM
for the month of February, so cold here, snowed in with ice too...I accepted a quilting challenge from a cousin, and spent the entire month piecing this complex quilt top together. I finished it yesterday (the top, not the quilting).

Meanwhile, my poor knitting sat unattended.

Do I look sufficiently guilty?

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/DiHoldsQuilt.JPG

Each applique was fused onto a square with paper, then machine embroidered around each flower....so much work!

This is the center square, and I must pat myself on the back for getting all four corners straight! (I am NOT a sewing expert).

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/CenterSquare.JPG

Reason I abandoned knitting for this: I felt that my logical brain needed more exercise, and I wasn't getting it with my knitting (fingers too arthritic). Perhaps I should join a quilting forum, but can't find one that isn't toooooo big.

Anyone know of a quilting or sewing forum which is as nice as this knitting forum? (not that I'll ever give up knitting).

Beautiful quilt Woodi, lots of work so understand why the knitting was put aside. I belong to a quilting forum called The Quilting Board, lots of lovely helpful people, just like on this forum. Keep up the great work

salmonmac
03-13-2012, 05:20 AM
I love your striped artwork. You have a wonderful eye for placing the colors, for taking photographs and for juxtaposing the two. What a treat to see!

bambi
03-15-2012, 04:53 PM
That quilt is just beautiful!!!! :inlove: