Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Antique quilt

Today I sewed the triangular sections onto the centre square. There will probably be more smaller Lemoyne stars appliqued onto the smaller triangles.

At the top of the photo are 2 fabrics I am deciding between for a narrow border. I had thought I would use the green, but now I am leaning towards the brown . Anyone have an opinion???

I hand stitched the Lemoyne stars, but everything else is sewn on the machine. I haven't done very much piecing by machine before. There has been a bit of frog stitching this afternoon!!!




Cootamundra Wattle.



This tree is in our backyard. It flowers in mid winter every year and brings the knowledge that spring is not far away.


Our original Cootamundra wattle was planted almost 30 years ago. They are not a long living tree, but grow quite quickly. This tree came up by itself after the original one died. It is about 15 feet tall.

There are many varieties of wattle trees and most of them flower in spring.

11 comments:

  1. helllo,i would tend to the brown one,too,have a nice day,susi

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  2. a nice dark brown might set it off nicely, it is looking nice. I too do some of my stitching by hand and some by machine. I really don't like using the machine all that much but you do get done faster
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  3. Wow! You did make progress on the AQ and it's looking wonderful...I like the brown fabric the best. Are you going to put the applique stars on?

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  4. My vote is for the brown, this is a beautiful block. There is LOTS of ripping when I use my machine...so I don't use it very often.

    Crispy

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  5. That quilt is just beautiful! I like the brown for the border too!
    You really do nice work!

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  6. Hmm, the brown looks nice, reminds me of autumn. But the green reminds me of spring. Which season do you like best?

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  7. I agree the brown looks good. I get frustrated with machine piecing, too. This is shaping up beautifully!

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  8. Wow - what a lot of work has gone into this!! Your tiny squares are so perfect. Well done!!

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  9. Thank you for the comments and advice. I will be going with the brown for the border. :)

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  10. Your quilt is coming along. I like the brown fabric better.

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  11. What a gorgeous quilt. I like the brown, more antique looking.

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