Sunday, September 9, 2012

finished panel 4

I was excited to finish panel #4 of my Susan McCord vine quilt this week and add it to the others. This quilt is slowly growing and so far I haven't lost momentum on it.
It's still difficult to photograph. I like the closer photos because I can see the colors of the leaves. However, when I see the whole thing I can enjoy the wavy lines created by the main stems.
I printed off panel 5 and will start on it soon. I'm working on a Bird of Paradise block for a few days. I really want to complete that project too!
I quilted my Temecula Summer Stars quilt this week. I am terribly out of practice with machine quilting! I did very simple in-the-ditch quilting.
DD#2 sewed herself a skirt to wear for the first day of school :0) I was proud of her! We went shopping yesterday for flannel to make fall/winter pajamas for her, DS and DD#3 and she asked if I would make them for her because she would rather make quilts than sew clothes. LOL! I can relate to that!
Happy Quilting!!


Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Your trailing vine quilt is gorgeous. I love to applique and have this on my to do list, if only there were hours in the day

Jeanne said...

Your trailing vine is looking so beautiful! Please tell your DD#2 that she looked adorable in her new skirt. Nice finish on your summer stars.

Dixie said...

Love your Susan McCord vines quilt. Precious days sewing with your girls - great memories! Love how your little star quilt turned out.

Dora, the Quilter said...

I've been watching your progress with the Susan McCord quilt and had to mention how much I enjoy seeing that--and then you showed the little quilt; love that too.
And the your DD and her skirt to start school. That's exciting (by the time I was 12 or 13 I was making most of my clothes)! But she thinks she'd rather make quilts (I'm with you both on that score--although I did make a quick pair of flannel p.j. pants last spring because my Sweet Teen kept running around in holey ones--and was glad I hadn't forgotten anything I needed to remember! Of course, I still prefer quilts to clothes (making them, that is--although it might be interesting to wear quilts instead).

Lori said...

Your DD is so cute! Good for her for making that skirt!!

I'm loving your vine quilt. I'm thrilled to see you making so much progress!! It's so beautiful!

Cheri said...

Your vine quilt is going to be SOOOO good! It is beautiful up close and your right, the wavy vines are so interesting from far away. Your daughter is a cutie! How fun that she likes to sew and make things. The little quilt is also sweet, I love having little quilts like that around my home.
Happy Stitching Janet!

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my, Janet! You inspire me! Your work is beautiful.

Teresa said...

Oh my...your Susan McCord quilt looks AMAZING!! I love looking at the leaves in the close up shot, but the effect of the vines in the full shot is hypnotizing. I looked at Janet's printable panels the other day (Quiltsalott), and I am so tempted, but I have to push on with a current project. I am so attracted to this project. Well done with your daughter's sewing. My 15-year-old has no desire, at this point, to do anything other than pick out fabrics and request quilts, LOL!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Barb said...

Your daughter is so cute and looks so proud of her skirt - as she should be!! Hooray for her.
Your panel is stunning. I always enjoy seeing your progress on this beauty.
Love the little dolly quilt!

*karendianne. said...

Your vine is impressive beyond words! Stunning. Definitely something to be proud of and great that you haven't lost the momentum. I knew you wouldn't! How lovely your daughter made that skirt for herself, too. Talent!!!

Carrie P. said...

Wow! your vines are looking really great. I still haven't had time to finish my stars. I am not sure how I want to do the stars but I know what I will do in the border.
Your DD looks very proud and very cute.