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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Working Tuesday....

It has been a beautiful day here....crisp and sunny!  My kind of day!

today....I managed to line up all my arrows and get this quilt top together....


On to the quilting....I think I will machine quilt this one.  I have a pile of hand quilting to work on.  If I do machine quilt it would just be large loopy lou's..... 


But on the other hand, I do love the look of perle cotton on white.  Any thoughts????

I also began piecing my Rose and Star blocks together.  I have decided to use this delicate red on white dot....


English Paper Piecing is so relaxing....at times, while living with my mom, I would actually nod off while stitching....


This is a Lecien dot....the fabric has a sweet scalloped border....I may try to incorporate it in this quilt somehow...

   
About a month ago I purchased Denyse Schmidt's new quilt book.  It is a lovely book....well worth the price.


It is full of traditional quilts.  My favorite :)
Happy Tuesday Everyone!
mary

20 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

How wonderful to have the "Arrowhead " quilt top together! It would be lovely to have it finished and the loopy Lou's sound pretty! And the spotted fabric between your Rose Star is so delicate and soothing... Its looking fabulous too! Enjoy the Spring weather...Anzac Day here has dawned cold, wet and windy!

two hippos said...

what fabulous triangles, as one who can not sew a triangle these are perfection!

Jo @ a life in lists said...

I haven't come across that book, it sounds rather fab, thanks! The quilt top looks amazing too, naturally.

Cynthia said...

I love the quilts you are working on! Have you thought about machine quilting the triangle quilt by shadowing the lines? A geometric design? I may just sew some hexies this afternoon :) Thanks to you!

Sharon T said...

Love your Point Me blocks!

Linda said...

Good to see you are sewing again after a difficult period in your life. I would go with the Perle cotton. You hand quilt so beautifully, definitely your signature! Love the dot fabric you have chosen to join your Star blocks. Looking good!

Char said...

I like the look of perle cotton on white also. I think it would be beautiful. Love the small dots, I try to buy them whenever I find them.
That's the second good review I've gotten about this book. Maybe I should check it out.

**nicke... said...

i think you deserve a quick finish! i say machine quilt it. i love the look of loopy quilting. and i love that white/red dot fabric! beautiful~!

MB in MI said...

Good day, happy fabrics...I am glad for (& with) you :-)

Cardygirl said...

Love seeing what you are up to...fresh and pretty creations! Love the EPP!

Leanne said...

I just got that book and it makes me want to machine quilt large loopy lous too. Your quilt is looking beautiful, I love the fabrics you have used.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Oh the dilemma of handquilting everything which looks so wonderful verses getting them finished. The red mini dot is perfect!! I've wondered about the DS book.. there's just so many books to get , it's hard to know which to get. I'm busting to get my hands on Kathy Doughty's book, it should be any day now, I hope.

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Mary I do love that white with red dots to join your rose stars, great choice! Can't wait to see them all. Nice to have you back in bogland, you were missed.

Carla said...

I recently purchased the Denyse Schmidt book. What project are you going to do first? It might be fun to work on something at the same time! Thanks for the tip on the "Point" quilt....one of the gals was making it during our Modern Quilt guild retreat....love it!

Sarina said...

The Rose Stars are going to shine with the dot fabric as background. Great choice!

Supergoof said...

Your coloures make me happy!
:o)

selfsewn said...

Crisp and sunny..just like your quilts!
Your star rose is going to be a stunner, just dont show my little quilt, you'll make her blush!

notes of sincerity said...

Oh boy, you know how I love hand quilting with the perle cotton, but a pretty machine quilt would be fun too. I can't wait to see what you decide. :o)
Thank you for reviewing the book for us. :o) I never know what books to buy, so end up not buying any. ;o)
I hope you are having a nice week.
hugs, Trish

Marie said...

Your Rose and Star quilt is going to be gorgeous! I'm just waiting to receive my copy of Denyse's latest book but it sounds like it is worth the wait.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love the dot fabric you've chosen for the RS blocks - beautiful!