Saturday, September 15, 2007

It's still growing ...

I feel like doing a happy dance - now that I've finished with the applique, the quilt is coming together so much faster :-)

And just quickly ... raise your hands if you thought there was no way I was going to leave the applique melon border facing the wrong way. You would be right *blushes*. At the time I was determined that I would leave it be, but while I was out that night, my mind would wander back to the quilt. By the time I got home I just knew I was going to have to fix it, and so that evening I did. My sense of order is restored *lol*

Up on the right corner there you can see I'm auditioning the border fabric. I am still not convinced. There will be a 1" purple border after the sisters choice blocks, and the binding will be purple. I'm just not sure if the border fabric is too overpowering. But even having said that, I have a feeling I'm going to use it anyway.

Just a quick mention of the charm square workshop I ran the other day. We made up the braided table runner. I feel it was a great success. It was to run for three hours in the morning, but the majority of the girls stayed on for most of the afternoon. The braid was a new technique for all of them, and I think a revelation that it's not as hard as it looks. I should be seeing most of them again on Wednesday, so I'll endeavour to take pictures of their work for you.

That's it from me, I'm heading into the sewing room. I may just work on something different today, and let that border fabric 'speak' to me for a bit. x o x

28 comments:

Tanya said...

You are absolutely the best! You sense of color, your beautiful applique pattern, the stitchery! And I can imagine how you will outdo yourself again when you get to the quilting stage! You just come on over and live at my house any ol' day! I'd love to sit and your feet and learn!

chq said...

What an absolutely beautiful quilt. You should be so proud!

Kim said...

Oh, I had forgotten about the blocks you pieced earlier! It's looking wonderful!

loulee1 said...

I'd forgotten about the sisters choice blocks too. It looks great Tazzie. I'm sure you'll find just the right fabric for your border.

Hedgehog said...

Ooh, Tazzie, this looks so great! It really makes me want to pull out my medallion that seems to have stalled. Glad the class went well.

joyce said...

It's a wonderful looking quilt. I think the border looks fine. Don't you find that when you eventually get up the courage to rip out it actually takes a lot less time than you thought it would? Usually, it's worth it in the end.

Jane Weston said...

Wow it is beautiful and I can't believe how fast you've put it together! I'm not surprise you changed the border...I know I would have too. :o)

Anne Ida said...

This quilt is going to be gorgeous, Tazzie!!! I love the way the appliqué goes together with the sister's choice blocks! Have fun finishing it! It's a winner!

Vicki W said...

You are making fast progress on thsi quilt and it's really lovely!

tami said...

Beautiful. I can't wait to see it finished. I love it.

Gail said...

Wow, its beautiful! Not sure of the border you are considering, but I'm not brave with borders. With what you have chosen so far, I'm sure you'll decide on something wonderful and just perfect for the quilt.

Darcie said...

Love your work-in-progress, Tazzie!

Hope you don't mind my 2 cents...but I feel that that auditioned border may detract from your gorgeous work on the inner body of the quilt. Best of luck with whatever you choose. I know it will be perfect in the end!

atet said...

Oh, it is looking absolutely beautiful! LOVE the quilt, but,I'm not sure about that outer border -- I'd probably let it speak to me a little while longer as well.

anne bebbington said...

It's lovely Tazzie - just my twopennorth - I think I'd go for maybe the soft green instead of that reddish border as it's not much of a contrast with the purples if it were me - buy hey what do I know?

Sølvi said...

wow - this one is growing fast.

Jeanne said...

Tazzie, I love it even more with the blocks! As for the melon border, I would have had to 'fix' it, too. It will be fun to see what your students made in the braid class. I'll be watching for the pictures.

Lisa D. said...

That is one of the prettiest quilts I've ever seen. Just gorgeous workmanship and colors. Wow.

Darlene said...

Another beauty, Tazzie! You just continue to inspire.

BTW, I would have fixed the melon border, too. :-)

Bonnie said...

Hey T!!

The medallion quilt is coming along marvelously! I am enamoured with medallions lately myself :c)

The high tea looks loads of fun! And loads of calories! *LOL* But it sounds like a wonderful idea to plan it once a month :c)

Bonnie

Rose Marie said...

Love the colours and pattern ... it's beautiful. It took me a bit to find out what was different with your melon border. What size will this quilt be?

The Calico Cat said...

So pretty.

Screen Door said...

Just stopped in to take a peak, but couldn't leave without commenting. My folks left yesterday, so I'm catching up. But this quilt is more than that- what a legacy of your work...It's truly gorgeous. Nothing like you've ever made before. Have fun. I hope you write alot about the process and what's going on in your life while making it. You'll want to remember it.

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh Tazzie! I LOVE it! Not sure I"m crazy about the border fabric. I'd think on it some yet. But I just love the quilt!

Knitted Gems said...

It's been wonderful to watch this quilt grow. You've done a fantastic job with it. I can't wait to see it once it is complete.

Marcie said...

What a fabulous quilt Tazzie! I have trouble finding those magazines, so I hope you will remind us when it is published and I will try to order it. Love it, love it, love it! Glad your class went well!

swooze said...

Love your quilt. I see that you changed it but don't know what difference it made. Can you clue me in? :D

Helen said...

It took me a while to see how you had "fixed" the border. Very pretty quilt. Do you get commissioned to make quilts for Australian Patchwork and Quilting?

Patti said...

Now I see the whole quilt. Another beautiful Tazzie creation. You take traditional elements and put them together in a way that is truly your own. I can't for the life of me figure out what you did wrong on the one border however. The picture where you fixed it looks no different from the previous picture. Obviously I'm blind to something. The sister's choice blocks are a great selection for that border. I've always loved that block.

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