This week has been especially busy High School Freshman Football games began on Thursday for our youngest grandson. We try never to miss a home game. Plus I made some good progress on a quilt top that is to be given as a gift in January. I thought I had plenty of time, but by the time late October comes my long arm quilter is bound to be stacked up and weeks behind.
A few weeks ago I did get this section done, it probably consists of about 1/5 of the finished top, minus the two borders.
However, in looking at the pattern and directions I realized I had better get busy. And the first thing was to somehow manage where each fabric color and print went. Part of the issue was after dealing with all the 36 different fabrics in the kit I realized I had to number the fabrics. The pattern has a key as to placement of each fabric and trying to figure out matching the name of the fabric and the number in the layout meant I needed to do some organization. This second left lower section was so much easier to manage which fabric went where. Once I do the three blocks that are placed between this section and the first one I will be half done with the top. Then on to the right side.
Peacocks seem to be showing up everywhere. As many of you know I have a daughter that lives on several acres out in the country. She has numerous chickens, ducks, and yes peacocks. This little lady showed up one morning and has insisted on staying. My daughter already has 4 males and 2 females, that live in a large avery. They have been trying to get her into it with the others without much success as of yet. They are feeding her and she roosts at night in the trees and hangs out all day around the avery so it doesn't appear she plans on leaving.
What a pretty quilt--I really love the fabrics ...nice work so far--looks like you've gotten the fabrics well organized hugs, JulieroseReplyDelete
That's a pretty quilt! I love the colors, and notice it has peacocks in it. Is it for your daughter? I think that new peacock knows a good thing when she sees it!ReplyDelete
Lovely photo of the peacock! Those florals are so pretty! Yes, I'm realizing organization is key to working with a quilt with many fabrics. Thank you for sharing your organizational photo!ReplyDelete
Your Curio quilt fabrics are just so pretty. You did a great job on organization for placement. I have to label my pieces frequently! That is going to be a wonderful gift quilt.ReplyDelete
Oh that sweet little peacock. I hope she'll join the rest of the group. Sounds like it might take a little time. Keep us posted!
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Your Curio quilt is coming together nicely. I really
like all those pretty colors of fabric. Have a great day!
I enjoy seeing quilts with panels, and yours is a beauty. Love the soft colors!ReplyDelete
You're so talented and I love all the beautiful colors.ReplyDelete
Aw on the new peacock. She'll do what she wants and I know your daughter will go along.
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What gorgeous fabrics! This is going to be fast and fun to piece now that you're so organized. Can't wait to see the finish. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
So pretty. I love it. RegineReplyDelete
Peacocks just run in the wild where you live? A friend of mine raised peacocks in a pen/fence, not sure if she still does or notlReplyDelete
What an interesting pattern! I'll bet it would work well for other large-scale print fabrics. I do love the peacocks and how delightful that another peahen has been visiting the aviary!ReplyDelete
Your peacock quilt is lively, no wonder you need to number all the different fabrics to keep everything correct. Where did the real little Miss apeahen come from, I wonder? I'm surprised no one has come looking for her. Unless se is an escapee and has been living wild for a time, perhaps?ReplyDelete
A lovely project with a soft vintage look to it. Very pretty! Hope they manage to corral that peahen! We have wild turkeys that pass through our yard a couple of times every day, and I've enjoyed watching the little ones grow the past few weeks. I keep counting to make sure all 9 of the babies are still part of the group.ReplyDelete
The fabrics for the Curio quilt are so "romantic". Have fun at the football games. Take lots of photos. ~~Kathy S.ReplyDelete
what pretty fabrics! thanks for also linking up to Finished ( or not) friday!ReplyDelete
Hi Donnalee. I've been admiring your old fashion fabrics in this quilt. It's going to be a beauty! Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks.ReplyDelete