Monday, February 24, 2014

Panel #9

My blog has been quiet because we were away.  We escaped winter to beautiful Mexico for 10 days.  What a delightful and relaxing holiday!  I finished up panel #9 of my Susan McCord trailing vine quilt stitching by the pool and on the plane.  I am still thrilled to sew on each finished panel.  Only 4 more to go :0)
 Still lov'in this project!!
 We've been home for a few days and more of these blocks have been made.  I'm still having fun with them but perhaps I'll stop at 16.
 Then I made this Panda bear block to contribute to my guild's Zoo quilt that we are assembling tonight.  It went together fairly easily but then the face had to be done by hand.
 The eyes were no problem but the mouth and nose had to be embroidered - yikes!  It didn't go very well and now I'm even more worried about the future of my Bird of Paradise blocks.  I want them to have embroidery but I don't like doing it and I'm not very good at it.  I may have to sew them together and keep going with the borders without embroidery.  At least then I will get to a finished quilt.
The kids wanted to paint pottery at the resort where we stayed in Mexico so I did a piece too.  It's so bright and happy :0)  We painted it as we wanted and then a resort staff person "fixed" it up to look like Mexican pottery.  I should have asked him if he did embroidery...

Happy Quilting!!

16 comments:

LynCC said...

Your panels are so, sooo pretty, Janet - and I love the fabric you've paired with them. :D

Doniene said...

How excited to have a fun trip!!! Sounds like you had a lovely time!! Your trailing vines quilt is beautiful!! So colorful! Love the blocks - great color combos. The pottery is also beautiful - too bad they didn't do embroidery!! LOL Really your panda looks just wonderful!!

Blessings and hugs!

Heather said...

Wow, those Suan McCord panels are fabulous! I am so impressed with how log you have stuck to this project. Love your Mexican pottery. Such a pretty memento of a vacation!

Every Stitch said...

I know what you mean about embroidery - I have the same lack of confidence there. Am very tempted just to ink it on... But your panda looks wonderful ! Love all the projects - thanks for showing us your progress.
Hilda

Kyle said...

Your panels are beyond words. 4 more? Wow!

Kindred Quilts said...

The trailing vines are simply magnificent... so colorful, just like your Barrister blocks... love them! Your Panda block, and the embroidery looks really good!

suzanne, dutchess county NY said...

I love the trailing vines. It's on my hope to do list.
Yours is stunning.

Dorothy said...

Your Trailing Vines is looking wonderful. I love mine too.

Dixie said...

Good one - where did you stay in Mexico. I know my husband would love to go, but I'm always afraid it isn't safe there. Love seeing your project progress.

Barb said...

How wonderful to get away to Mexico! where did you go?
Your vine quilt is stunning, I love to get updates on this quilt - and I'm so happy to hear you are still enjoying it, what a joy.
your blocks look really great. 16 will make a nice sized quilt.
Your panda looks so cute, and you embroidery looks great too. have you thought of using a pigma pen instead of embroidery on the bird of paradise?
Your dish is beautiful!

Cheri said...

I am excited with every row you add to Trailing Bines also, it is so pretty..

Emma said...

Wow, your trailing vines looks amazing. How about I'll embroider birds of paradise for you if you applique trailing vines for me? :)

Carrie P. said...

I am sure a lot of people up north wish they could be in Mexico. Glad you had a good time. Love your vine and your blocks are so pretty too.
What a nice piece of pottery to remember your trip.

Lori said...

10 days in Mexico? I think I could use that about now! Good for you!!

That vine quilt is so stunning! How nice to see it get bigger and bigger and not tiring of it.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

From here, your panda's mouth and nose look perfect! I know that when I'm working up close and personal with a project, I've seen every little flaw ... flaws that anyone else probably isn't going to see.

I love the colors and design of your pottery. I'm curious what the resort staff person did to "fix" it?? Speaking of the resort, I'm wishing I were at a resort in some warm, beachy locale.

roccagal said...

wow your trailing vines are exquisite!(your other stuff is pretty nice as well!! LOL!)