Sunday, October 26, 2014

And now life can return to (something like) normal ...

Finally the big beastie "Omigosh! I still have scraps!" quilt is finished. I took it in to work on Thursday so the girls could have a looky - I had just finished the binding on Wednesday night:

You can see a little of the quilting on the bit that's overhanging the table ... but only if you look really carefully. This is one busy quilt!

And here you can just see the fabric I chose for the binding - it's a cute dark blue repro with a small beige pattern with red berries. I don't think it really would have mattered what fabric I used in the border and the binding - the piecing seems to really divert the eye.

Now that I'm done, I've been able to get busy with some more of the appliqué on the Di Ford Montmellick mystery. I'm getting really close to being done with the broderie perse now, and I'm thrilled!

Just a few little doodads to add in the top left hand corner, and a few motifs on the right that you can see there. And though you can't see, I need to add a few leaves to the bottom right corner piece. If I'm a good girl, I may be able to finish it tomorrow. And the next step will be to add the background for the next round. A whole bunch of appliqué melons. I'm looking forward to them.

But first I have to fix an oops in the pieced triangle border at the top ... I'm glad I noticed it before I got too much further ... can you see it??

The two hourglass units in the centre need to be taken out and rotated one quarter turn each. I have two lights next to each other, and two darks next to each other - oops! I would have kicked myself if I didn't find that until I was working on the quilting!

Well, that's all the exciting quilting news that's happening here. Apart from the belief that I've chosen my next project ... the Burnt Quilt, which is in Di Ford's Primarily Quilts book. We'll see if I actually make a start on that project ... my record for false quilt starts has not been the best lately ...

Chatter soon xox

19 comments:

paulette said...

Your finished quilt is STUNNING!!!! And as for your mistake...can't find it!! AND I have been looking for a long time...!!
Have a sunny Sunday!
P

Deb said...

Your quilts are unbelievable!! Both of them. What a wonderful way to use up scraps, and your Di Ford quilt - just stunning. I had to search for your mistake, but it's not noticeable at all.

Vicki W said...

Both quilts are beautiful!

Nancy said...

What an accomplishment! I could sit and look at your OMG all day.

Anonymous said...

Love your OMG quilt. It's on my Bucket List. Saw Sue Garman's presentation at the West Houston Quilter's Guild in Sept. Great trunk show & a funny lady. I am amazed at her talent! She did mention 2 of her secrets: no housework or cooking. Regardless, she gets 10X more accomplished than I do. LOL Saw your oops only after you pointed it out. Another option to fix it would be to take out both blocks at the same time (still connected to each other), turn them upside down & reattach. May be easier than having to take them out individually & restitch.
Thanks for the beautiful inspiration on your blog!
Mona R.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your OMG quilt is just stunning! I totally love it. The applique quilt promises to be equally beautiful.

Julierose said...

Both such gorgeous pieces you've made--WOW!! Hugs, Julierose

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow your Omigosh quilt is fabulous. I purchased the pattern recently to maybe use up some of my scraps.

Shay said...

Another utterly gorgeous creation from the House of Tazz! I cannot wait to see this quilt in the flesh!!!

Kathy S. said...

Both quilts are amazingly gorgeous! Wow, wow, wow!

Sheila said...

OMG is a beauty, can't wait to see it hanging. Glad you picked up that little boo boo, the camera is a wonderful aid for that. It will be an easy fix. I am managing to keep up with Montmellick and am wondering what to do next from the book

ruthsplace said...

Looks amazing!

Becky said...

Love your finished omg quilt!

Sue said...

Looks lovely Tazzie. A good idea to have machine quilted - haha. Too many seams!
You finished it quite quickly.Glad you found the mistake when you did.:-)

loulee said...

Both quilts are amazing.
Looking forward to your next amazing project! I love to see what you sew, there is no way I could ever do it, but love to see yours.

Missy Shay said...

Your quilt turned out great, good job!

Sassi said...

OMG I love your OMGosh quilt. Hope to see it hanging at the quilt and craft fair so I can get a closer look. I'm working on wild and goosey scrappy blocks and my scrap pile doesn't seem to be going down either :)
Tanya

Jeanne said...

Oh my gosh, indeed! Absolutely fabulous, Tazzie! Your Di Ford quilt is looking wonderful, also.

Purple Pam said...

What an accomplishment. Your finished quilt is beautiful. Your Broderie Perse quilt is stunning as well.

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