Sunday, March 11, 2012

Slowly and Perhaps not Surely!

It is probable I think that many of you have not seen anyone work as slowly as I have on this project. I seem to be running a Tortoise and Hare race and I think we all know which is me. I would like to say however that slow or not I love this quilt and believe the original artist was ahead of her time. I believe she gloried in the making. Slow I may be but I can hardly wait to ove on to the next corner and I suspect many of you are thinking finaly! Me too, actually.


I thought I would share a close up because I want you to see some of my strategy up close. From the beginning I was intent on including some broiderie Perse work in this quilt. I so thoroughly enjoyed the roses in the center bouquet I intend to use the technique wherever appropriate. In addition, I would like to point out that the small flowers on the left have blue ultra suede centers.
Also I confess that the tiny flower in between the two blue flowers at the top also has ultra suede. The leaves are teeny tiny and I decided I would rather use the ultra suede that be unable to make that particular flower perfect because of the small size. Finally, don't you just love those blue flowers? Broidery Perse again. I cut the roses from fabric taking care to leave a quarter inch all around. I turned under one eighth leaving a nice eighth inch to frame the flower.

Please remember to share something you are working on. For me show and tell has always been more fun that anything else. Happy quilting.

10 comments:

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Well, I think it is fabulous! Keep at it mom and it will be worth it. You know what I am working on and I am not sharing it because it looks like a kindergartner is stitching it. :) Come over and enter my giveaway! I love, love, love you all the way to heaven and back. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

elizabeth said...

I am loving this beautiful quilt. The center circle of leaves, flowers and vines catches my eye every time I look at it. I would have never thought to use the ultra suede, what a wonderful idea and great texture appeal to the eye. I love making quilts and appliqué is my favorite method. Keep us posted...can't wait to see what comes next.

Quilter Jones said...

It is really gorgeous! And, from my point of view, it is definitely not slowly. I am anticipating the opportunity to see it in person someday. As I periodically do some applique, I am thinking of you and the classes I took from you - you are an inspiration.
Mary Ann

Elizabeth said...

I love your quilt and it doesn't matter how fast or slow you work on it as long as you enjoy it. I love the leaves! I would enjoy seeing all your quilts in person! Should have done that before I moved back west. I would have invited myself to tea if I knew you moved east! Have a delightful week!

vintagefindings@me.com said...

Spectacular! I know you feel that it is going slowly, but you are making progress. So very beautiful, Nadine.

~karen

PamKittyMorning said...

It's lovely and is 'so Nadine' to me. I haven't seen pretty Broderie in so long.

Kathy said...

I love your work Nadine. I wish I had your talent. But I am so proud of you it is enough to know that I am related to you. I love that you share your work. It is so beautiful it takes my breath away. Love you much. Kathy

Kathie said...

this quilt is just coming along beautifully
thanks for sharing I am so inspired by your work
Kathie

Purple Pam said...

Your progress may be slow, but it is beautiful. Keep up the good work!

Dawn said...

Lovely progress!
I'm not nearly as far as you - I was distracted with other applique projects. I love your colors and the entire composition - it is joyful.
Thank you for sharing.