Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Joseph's Coat progress and more


Joseph's Coat is growing! None of the blocks are joined together yet and 3 or 4 blocks are only pinned at the moment, but I am getting closer to finishing. Tomorrow I have another class with Kellie and I hope to find out how to join all the rows together. I think I will stop at 7 by 5 blocks instead of the 7 by 7 in Kellie's pattern. I have graded the blues and greens to lighter colours in the corners and along the edges and I think I will lose the effect of the colours I am after if I add 2 more rows.

This quilt is my first working with Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I have loved fussy cutting and sewing with these bright fabrics.





Below is my hexie flower for this week. I haven't used my camera to take photos after dark before and I am quite happy with how it turned out.



The plant my hexie is resting in is another Australian native. The Bendigo Waxflower grows mostly in the South East corner of the country.

Below is a close up shot I took earlier in the day.



I have (almost!) completed block 2 of Tail Feathers. The appliqued bird still needs a beak and an eye. I am going to sew on tiny beads for the eyes when I have finished all the blocks.




We have had lots of lovely, steady rain again this afternoon. We expect more over the next week.




Have a great week everyone. I hope you all get lots of sewing time!

28 comments:

  1. Oh I love your Joseph's coat! It's gorgeous!
    You flower fabrics are just beautiful. Love it! I love your real flowers too:)

    Your Tail Feathers block is adorable! Haven't seen that one before.

    Happy stitching!

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  2. Your post was pure pleasure on the eyes, this morning! Your Jacob's coat is going to be a knockout. I hope you are having a good stretch of weather and enjoying the season.

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  3. Josephs coat is just a DREAM! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

    But, since it is wednesday let's focus on your flower....it is gorgeous too!

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  4. Joseph's Coat is stunning! Those colours are fabulous. Lovely flowers -- both hexagon and real!

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  5. You are killing me with all your gorgeous work! Now I want to stay home and play instead of going to work.

    Everything is just AWESOME!!

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  6. Your Joseph's Coat quilt is looking fabulous and I love your colour arrangement - looking forward to seeing the next step.

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  7. Joseph's coat is breath taking! You have made those Kaffe fabric something I could live with. My eyes are opening to color and I love it!

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  8. Beautiful! and the greens look really welcoming, since we are in a terrible draught.
    your hexie is sweet

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  9. Oh Miriam, you are doing such a great job on the coat!!! Absolutely stunning!! Love the new flower, beautiful blue little flowers on it hihi!! Now please go and make the birds some eyes hihi! Have fun sewing!! Take care, hugs, Daniëlle

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  10. Miriam, your JC blocks are looking fantastic. You must be really pleased. Have fun with Kellie you lucky girl!!

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  11. I love your JC quilt. The colours are amazing! Tail feathers looks great too and your camera has done a wonderful job of photographing in the dark.

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  12. Miriam, your Joseph's Coat is wonderful! I'm amazed at how you did the colors. Your Tail Feathers is really cute, and I always enjoy seeing the flora and fauna of Australia. It seems so much more colorful than ours.

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  13. Oh Miriam -- your Joseph's Coat is so beautiful! I'll bet you are just thrilled with how it's turning out!!!

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  14. The Joseph's Coat is gorgeous! You do such beautiful work :)
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  15. Wat Mooi Joseph jas Wat EEN Mooie kleurcombinaties , Prachtig !
    groetjes Marijke

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  16. I'm dying to get back to my JC but I have blinkers on darn it. You have similar colours so it's extra nice to see all your blocks. Stunning. All your work is lovely, I do like the tail feathers and the Hexagon flower.

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  17. Wow, oh WOW Miriam....the JC is just gorgeous! I love the colors...makes me feel like I'm swimming in a cool mountain lake...very refreshing!

    And the tail feathers blocks are sooo pretty as is the hexie flower. Enjoy the rain for me :o)

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  18. The Joseph Coat is BEAUTIFUL!! There are so many wonderful bright fabrics available now, I hope they never go out of style!! I love your little faceless bird :0)

    Crispy

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  19. Your Joseph's coat is stunning.
    Love your new hexie flower and the real ones are so pretty.

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  20. I love your Joseph's coat! It will be an gorgeous quilt. You have been busy :o)

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  21. wow your quilt is going so well..........lots of wonderful sewing.......

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  22. Miriam your jcmc looks amazing, your colour grading is superb. Lovely post

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  23. Lovely fabric in your hexie flower and Joseph's Coat is amazing!

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  24. On the Joseph's Coat quilt, I love the way you blend fabric patterns from blues to greens. I have never seen that done before. Usually, quilters just have basically the same color mix all the way through the quilt. I love your version!
    Julie

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  25. What fun inspiration you've given to all of us. Your quilts are beautiful!

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  26. Your JC looks stunning! I've just started to work on mine again yesterday after a bit of a break ;). But looking at yours really helps me to get motivated.

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  27. You are doing so well with your JC project .... mine has sort of got shelved; but after seeing all your blocks has got me inspired to start working on them again!

    Love your colours!

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  28. A beautiful choice of fabrics!

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