Wednesday, June 10, 2015

getting really close

It's been nearly 2 weeks since I took the last stitch in panel #12 of my Susan McCord Trailing Vines quilt.  May and June are such busy months!  I took the nearly finished top outside today for some pictures.
Out by the garden - not too much blooming yet.
 I like it with a little sunshine dancing across it. 
 I've started on panel #13 - the last panel.  Hopefully by the end of the summer this will be a finished top!
 We went camping on the weekend.  Our annual June trip to Shunda lake.  I sat and sewed in my favorite spot.  It was beautiful weather for some outdoor sewing by a mountain lake :0)  I worked on a side border for my Bird of Paradise quilt.
My 2 older daughters and I hiked around the lake again this year.  We were rewarded with these beauties on the very far side of the lake.  These wild orchids are so exquisite :0)

Happy quilting!!

21 comments:

Karen said...

Can't wait to see the final reveal, it's a a amazing quilt.

audrey said...

Such a fabulous quilt! I used to think I wanted to make one, but I can see it takes an enormous amount of work.:) Yours is gorgeous!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It's stunning, congratulations!!!

Kyle said...

Oh, my gosh, you are so close. Your quilt gets more beautiful with each added panel. It sounds like you had a terrific camping trip. It's so nice to get away and enjoy family and the great outdoors.

Susan said...

What an incredible labour of love. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Barb said...

Oh Happy Day! You know I'm slightly obsessed with your project and I'm always so happy to see it. Looks incredible. This quilt is such a master piece you must be so proud of it.
What a great shot at the lake and what pretty orchids.

Heather said...

Wow, that is just stunning. I cannot imagine the dedication to stick with such a long term project. You go girl - it is fantastic!

Heather said...

Wow, that is just stunning. I cannot imagine the dedication to stick with such a long term project. You go girl - it is fantastic!

moosecraft said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Linda said...

That is SO pretty!

Lori said...

I'm starting to recognize that old snag by the lake. How fun to take photos of your quilt blocks on it.
Your vine quilt is absolutely AMAZING! Wow! One more row!!!
Such pretty flowers.

Phyllis said...

A beautiful and spectacular quilt/project! I admire your stamina!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

What a milestone! Such a beautiful quilt. Glad you had fun with a little outside stitching.

Every Stitch said...

Wonderful, wonderful - so full of movement! so glad it is nearly done. Those orchids are exquisite indeed - how fortunate to find them!

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Looking fabulous!

beth s said...

wow!!! what a beautiful quilt!

Cheri said...

B E A U T I F U L !!!

Dawn said...

All so pretty Janet! The flowers, walks with the girls, the trailing vines almost finished - - border flowers!! Makes for a great summer.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

It looks so lovely out in your garden! I purchased some background fabric and have decided to give this a go. Long term project for sure but I need some applique in my life now and then. Looking forward to your finished top!

Janet said...

Your quilt is looking incredible! I can't wait to see it all done. What a beautiful spot for camping, the orchids are gorgeous.

Carrie P. said...

Janet you should be so proud of your "vine" quilt. It is wonderful.
I recognize that stump from you blog header. What a great place to sit and sew.
Yes, a very special treat to see those purple orchids. So pretty.