Friday, August 9, 2013

Stitching by hand and machine..

I am having a wonderful time hand stitching Jane Pizar!

Around the red border are various pieced and appliqued shapes.


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The next step (after I have decided what to do with the very centre!) will be to applique this big circle to a square of background fabric and fill the corners of the background with more applique.

Last week I visited Amitie and found some fabric to make a quilt for my MIL. 


 Some lovely Liberty with plainer fabrics.

I bought the Swoon pattern a loooong time ago and now I wish I had started much sooner!
These blocks come together quite quickly by machine.


I love these blocks!





 My plan is to make 4 Swoon blocks, 2 of each colourway, then I want to make a border using the Southern Belle block pattern that was used in the 2nd border of Lori and Randy's Medallion sewalong.


I am still making sashing blocks for Monique Dillard's Blogger Girl's BOM quilt.





It is a wet, windy, wintery day here in Melbourne today, but last month was the warmest July we have had since records began. The garden has been loving the warm days.




Have a great weekend!

26 comments:

Susan said...

Your Jane Pizar is coming along so beautifully. Lovely fussy cutting and such variety of fabrics. I have just started Irish Circles, which is similar but simpler. Your Mums quilt looks fresh and bright.....perfect for almost Spring.

Lurline said...

Love, love your Jane pizar quilt - your blocks and flowers, too! A ver beautiful Post Miriam!
Hugs - Lurline.

Supergoof said...

Your jane Pizar is sooooooooo beautiful!
I love her!
:o)

Cardygirl said...

Jane is simply stunning!

Heather said...

Great post. The Jane Pizar is stunning!

Stephanie said...

Such amazing detail in your Jane Pizar quilt. A true treasure you'll have when it's finished.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love the Jane Pizar! maybe one day - doubtful as I am doing Love Entwined I will never get to Jane.
you are the second one today I have seen doing the Swoon blocks it too is on my list.

Julierose said...

Gorgeous work! I love your turquoise Swoon block--I like that block but it looks complicated...yours are so pretty--hugs, Julierose

Nancy said...

What beautiful fabrics you are using in your Jane Pizar quilt and such tiny little pieces to stitch.

Janet said...

Your round, red border looks wonderful! I love all the appliqued and pieced shapes in it. It's going to be a fabulous quilt!

Donna~~ said...

Your Jane Pizar is lovely--that is such an intimidating design! LOVE the fabrics you are using for Swoon--such happy, pretty colors!

Every Stitch said...

Oh boy - your Jane Pizar is just beautiful! couldn't stop looking at it! do you know if that is available as a pattern ..or maybe it is only BOM? not that I need more projects but it is so tempting ...sigh
Hilda

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Your Jane Pizar is just beautiful, love the red fabric in the circle. The Swoon pattern is so tempting, I've often thought of making it & your lovely post isn't helping!

Pip said...

JP is looking stunning, must be a lot of fun choosing the fabrics for the applique. I have the swoon pattern as well, but am yet to make it, it is so huuuge, your idea of 4 blocks and a border would make a nice sized quilt. The daphne looks gorgeous, have yet to scent one around our area yet.

Dawn said...

I love your JP. Beautiful in your stunning red. I've seen it in browns, looks great in any color.
You are a master gardener and stitcher!

Sue said...

Your JP is coming on beatifully and really liking the blocks for your mums quilt.
Keep up the wonderful work.

ranette said...

Oh my gosh Miriam! Your Jane P. is stunning! I love it!
I have been itching to start a Swoon quilt and you may have just pushed me over the edge...lol....your blocks are lovely!

Sue-Anne said...

Your Jane Pizar looks fantastic Miriam, I love the red fabric you have used for the circle. That "swoon" block is great and I think I need to purchase that pattern.

Wanda - Scraphappy Blended Quilter said...

Your Jane Pizar work is really fascinating! What an interesting piece and such find handwork! I also love those swoon blocks and it has me wanting to make some too.
Thanks for sharing the local flora & fauna! What beauty surrounds you!

broderie said...

your work is looking wonderful Miriam, i too have the swoon pattern, but have not made a start yet !

Elyte said...

The Jane Pizar looks very impressive. Just gorgeous.

Elyte said...

The Jane Pizar looks very impressive. Just gorgeous.

Karen said...

Love watching your Jane quilt progress. Beautiful!

Donna said...

Gorgeous! Your work is just amazing. You have been very busy. Love the colors you are using too.
You had the warmest July and we had the coolest July here. Last weekend it was only in the 70's here in August. Strange!
Hugs,
Donna

Carrie P. said...

Oh my goodness! your applique block is stunning.

Kathie said...

wow I am sitting here in AWE over your Jane Pizar quilt
wow I love it in red. amazing
your flowers are just so beautiful. you must love gardening as much as your quilting.
always happy to see what your working on., always inspires me. thanks for that.
Kathie