Thursday, April 05, 2007

Yet more soft and faded - fed up yet???

The weather here is absolutely beautiful at the moment - around 15 to 20 degrees centigrade with not a cloud in the sky. Unprecedented for this time of year - global warming may well be manifesting itself. Totally unusual for a British bank holiday too which generally automatically signals rain. But the 5 day forecast on the good old BBC shows sunny intervals and similar temperatures right through into next week - yippee! and it looks like it could be even warmer over in Herefordshire which is somewhat fortuitous as I know DH plans to take a few canoes with us and canoeing in freezing cold weather isn't fun for either paddlers or bankside spectators.
I've finished another soft and faded applique block and played with a little bit of piecing making this strip of HST diamonds from some left over flying geese bits and pieces. So here they are to bore you yet again..........
I thought I'd lay what I'd accomplished so far out on the floor to see how far I'd got but there doesn't seem as much as I thought - surprising when you start laying it out how much it does take for a full sized quilt. Still I'll keep plugging away - a bit of applique here, a bit of piecing there. After all it's not destined for anyone or anywhere in particular and there's no deadline for it either. So it's just add another bit as the fancy takes me.
I had thought after wandering through the net and looking at lots of quilts on loads of different sites that I might like to outline each of the blocks and pieced sections with a thin maybe half inch border in the light blue but I checked and I only have about a yard and a half or maybe a little more - probably not enough to be able to do that. The fabric was bought at a little P&Q shop in Tavistock in Devon when we were on holiday last year and for the life of me I can't remember the name of the shop except that it was in the pannier market part of the town. Frustratingly there's no identification on the fabric selvedge either. Maybe I should get my detective hat on and try and search it out the shop and buy a couple more yards mail order. It would be quite nice to use that fabric as I sort of plan for thin borders and to bind the quilt - we'll see.........

12 comments:

Ruth's Place said...

The quilt is looking lovely! I'm enjoying watching your progress.

atet said...

Not even close to fed up with this one. The soft colors are just so romantic and I love your pieced additions.

Nancy said...

Nope not at all fed up. :-) Lovely blocks you have there and I like the way you've started laying them out. It will be a beautiful quilt.

Anne said...

That looks so elegant! The colours are so delicate and soft - I don't think anyone can go tired from looking at these :o) Looking forward to seeing this beautiful quilt further progress!

Diana said...

Not fed up at all. Those colors are so lovely together, and I like the unexpected way you are putting the blocks together. Keep us posted!

McIrish Annie said...

love the soft and faded pieces and I think you have quite a bit done. it's so girly and sweet.

and ADORE the blue work blocks you did. where did you find the patterns?? I would love to do one of my own.

meggie said...

Lovely romantic soft & faded. Love the pieced blocks too- just perfect.
Never stop showing us!

Tanya said...

It's just beautiful and I like the piecing that breaks up the applique. You do such a beautiful job. Keep us posted on your progress. I love watching a quilt grow!

KCQuilter said...

Ooooh, just loving your soft and faded blocks. Can't wait to see the whole quilt!

Libby said...

This is so fun to watch come together. It looks so soft and aged already!

Dawn said...

Ohhh, I love the look of it all laid out there! And I love what your doing for the filler pieced blocks. It looks good!

Fiona said...

I like watching the progress on this one - the colours are so subtle and I'm interested to see what the final layout will be like.