Monday, August 26, 2013

Jane Pizar progress and the return of Roseville Album.






I finally have the centre stitched in!! So far, the choice of fabrics for this section has been the most difficult for me. I tried four different fabric combinations, none of which worked. Finally I reread the notes I took while Marg Sampson George was speaking about fabric choices for the quilt. Her suggestion of having a pale centre sent me back to my fabrics and my final choice.





This combination works much better!  Later I may applique 5-petal daisies onto the pentagon shapes.

Yesterday I basted the circle onto its background, so now I am ready applique it down and prepare the applique for each of the corners.

It has been a very long time since I worked on Roseville Album. I have 7 of the 9 centre blocks completed. Below is my progress on the 8th block.


The basket was my first attempt at a woven basket. There was lots of spray starch, glue and plenty of pins involved in getting it down! Lots more stitching to do yet. 
I am in the process of choosing fabrics for the last centre block, so that one won't be far away. :)

At the moment I am working on 4 projects. The other 2 are machine stitching projects and I will share them in my next post.

We are less than a week away from Spring and already there are lots of signs in the garden.




The Bendigo Wax is blooming and, below the plum tree is covered in blossom.




In other news I have taken the Sarah Morrell quilt to a long arm quilter. I believe this quilt deserves a standard of quilting that is far beyond my skills, so I have left it in the very capable hands of Katrina. I am really looking forward to seeing Sarah Morrell quilted!

16 comments:

  1. you sure have been busy! love the flowers, love the quilts - Jane Pizar is one that I just showed my daughter today and we both love it.

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  2. Love following your progress on Jane Pizar, what interesting pink fabric you have used in the centre, I had a look on close-up to see the road maps on it. - looks great! You won't regret taking your Morrell to Katrina, she'll do a beautiful job :)

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  3. Forgot to say I love your basket weaving and the white plum blossoms - great photo.

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  4. Lovely Jane Pizar fabric choices. And I can't wait to see your Morrell quilted - will be wonderful to have it complete won't it?
    Hilda

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  5. Your centre is looking wonderful. I'm sitting outside sewing. It' s about 26C. Going further north tomorrow. See you when I get back.

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  6. Your centre is looking fabulous. I followed your earlier tip about not making the centre a bullseye.......very good advice thank you.

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  7. I am loving all the blossom at the moment. Spring is nearly here. I think the pale pink centre works perfectly. So much hand stitching. You are too busy for words!

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  9. Beautiful work. Your fabric selections for the center seem perfect!

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  10. You have such beautiful projects on the go. I love seeing your progress -- thanks for sharing it!

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  11. WOW--both those projects are so beautiful. Love that Roseville block with the woven basket...stunning hugs, Julierose

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  12. Ditto to all of the above. Both equally lovely. The medallion is spectacular and I love the texture of the woven basket.

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  13. Your Jane Pizzar is going to be stunning!

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  14. your quilts are progressing well........love the circle.....

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  15. Wow, your applique is beautiful!

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  16. Your Jane Pizar is really great, Miriam!

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