3/22/2008

Applique, Friends, Y-Seams, and Spring

Spring around my yard:

It's a good thing these plants know how to take care of themselves, because I'm too busy quilting to do any gardening.

Development of the three 9-patch setting:


Oh, woe. At first had three white-on-white patches in the fans that of course ended up looking like glaring holes to which your eye went first and stayed, so had to un-sew them and their little gold patchy friends:


Here's Marcie's Scrappy Williamsburg on display at Little Quilts!


Look at this perfect-for-spring antique Grandmother's Flower Garden from Stars class this past week:



And this is the central applique medallion done by some demented over-achiever for the Stars Across the Garden quilt I've been talking about (Little Quilts class). The rest of us are so jealous we could just scream:

Oh, and to my surprise, I punctured my finger this morning under the sewing machine needle. I always wondered how anybody could manage to do that. Now I know. So be careful out there.

22 comments:

Libby said...

Another fantastic show and tell. Marcie's quilt looks wonderful hanging in the shop - I have loved every version *s* Hope your finger is okay and that you can still sew.

Jeanne said...

The Williamsburg Medallion looks terrific. Wish I could drop by and see it hanging there. Hope your finger heals quickly. I've done that in the past and still don't know how it happened.

Patti said...

Owwwww!!!!!! I know how much that hurts! And it happens so fast it's over before one realizes what is happening.

Totally agree about the white in the fans - much better. This quilt is VERY interesting. If you've shown it before I must have missed it. Can't wait to see how it evolves!

Tazzie said...

Ouch! I can't even imagine how much sewing yourself must hurt! My friend Jenny sewed through her fingernail and the needle broke off in her finger. This is definitely an extreme sport!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Marilyn R said...

Thanks for the show and tell! Sewing your finger - Ouch! Hope it hasn't slowed down your quilting progress too much!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Lovely photos. Yes, I've run my fingers under the sewing machine needle more than once. Ouch. Be sure your tetanus shot is up to date - seriously.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Oooo my finger has a phantom pain for you! Ouchie! Your flowers are doing well. Love the way you did the picture mix. And I love the fan quilt. Beautiful.

Mary said...

Love your blog...always such beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Mary

Mary said...

Look at those flowers - it must be spring in GA!

I LOVE that Grandmother's Flower Garden. I wish I had the staying power to make one myself!

jovaliquilts said...

Wow, the setting for those 9 patches is amazing! Really spectacular.

I hope your finger is ok. Take care of it!

Tracey in CT said...

That three 9 patch runner is very cool!
I can empathize with the thumb! OUCH! I hope it feels better soon.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Ouch! Take care of yourself. Enjoyed your post. Lots of giggles. ;) *karendianne.

julieQ said...

owwww!! I am so sorry, I have done that and it hurts!! Thank you for sharing your work, and the flower garden quilt...wonderful!

Wendy said...

Ouch, your the first person I've heard do that, I always wondered. I hope you are doing well.

Loved the show and tell.

meggie said...

I am screaming right along with you, at that stunning applique!
Ouchie!! I did that once when I was about 15. Touch wood, I have not done it since!

Finn said...

OK Karen, once is enough for that little trick! No more sewn fingers!
Love the Medallion at the shop,looks wonderful, as do the flower gardens.
And regarding the appliqued center, you are so very talented, what ARE you waiting for...?? Get stitchin'! Hugs, Finn

Karen said...

I just had to chuckle when I saw your block swap countdown on the side of your blog. Very funny!
Ouch! I have punctured my finger with the sewing machine needle more than once, so I know how your finger feels! Be careful.

Fiesta said...

Can I inconvinience you to share with me the name of the pattern for the runner? It is beautiful.

Marcie said...

Oh you clever lady! Your table runner is awesome! I am delighted to see my scrappy quilt hanging at the LQ shop! Thanks for the pic!

Marcie said...

Oh, I forgot to mention your collision with your machine needle. Owie! I have done that too. You might want to back off a little. LOL!

YankeeQuilter said...

Those blocks are wonderful. Getting over to see Little quilts when I get back to Georgia is way up on my list of things to do!

Hope the finger heals up soon. I've come close so many times that I've finally started using a wooden "thingy ma-jig" to push tiny pieces through the machine!

take care,

Sio

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

YOWIE! Been there done that, don't think you are a real quilter unless you do!

That gal you're jealous of has nothing on you, those nine patches are spectacular.