Thursday, December 16, 2010

Periwinkle - A Start!

I keep promising myself next year will be a better one and have mentally listed some objectives! This one is in English paper piecing to fill in those little moments wasted when I wish I could have achieved something! Here's a start! Hopefully a fairly close reproduction of the 1940? antique quilt below - maker Unknown! I have been playing and it hasn't been easy - yes, we can all go out and buy templates and we all know photocopying is not always accurate - I had five angles to work with here - oh, please God that I have it right. lol!

It's going to be bright - I think I will need some navy fabrics, a colour I don't go for very much - if anyone knows of a shop that stocks, please let me know!

This is what I hope to achieve - love the pink and think I am fairly close to it!

Dear friend Pat Goodchild sent me a few swatches of Kaffe's new? fabrics - she suggests use in Kim McLean's applique projects, perhaps a really quick quilt with maybe some spotty sashing and floral cornerstones in between blocks , or even as a centre of a medallion quilt. Good advice - thanks Patti! - now this one clever girl is one of the most artistic quilters I have ever known!
I'm hoping to have a lovely weekend Stitch-In - time to prepare for Christmas next week!

18 Lovely People said ...:

Christine said...

Glad to read your post and you are planning some stitching, the pattern hs always been a favourite of mine too.
Take care, will give you a call soon.
Christine

Nadine said...

LOVE LOVE the Periwinkle! ... and I LOVE your colors scheme, as well, Lurline ;>)
As a matter of fact, I'm intending of starting a Periwinkle, as well, in 2011. The only change is that my pattern shows a big hexagon in between each "star" - with gorgeous handquilting into those hexagons. YUM !
ENJOY your sewing, dear !
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Nadine said...

OOPS, sorry! I was meaning "a big OCTAGON in between" (it's only 6.30am here in my little corner, and I just woke up ;>)

XOXOXOXOXOXOXXO
NADINE

MÂȘ Clara Lloveras said...

Hi, your quilts is very lovely!!!
The fabrics are beautiful!!!

Julia said...

Beautiful...love the periwinkle.
This will be a great take out project and lovely one to just pick up and do when ever..
Julia ♥

Stephanie said...

That antique quilt is a real beauty. I know your work will certainly do it justice. You have a great pile of fabrics to work with.

Margaret said...

I like your new project. I love doing paper piecing. It's so relaxing! Those new Kaffe's are really pretty!

Barb said...

Good luck with the quilt!!! Going to be lovely!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh that is going to be beautiful!!!!!! Have fun, now that all that nasty Math is done!

John'aLee said...

Love the antique quilt. Can't wait to see yours finished. Those are some yummy fabrics!

Bobbie Ashley said...

Lurline,

Love the dolly,just the kind of doll I dreamed of as a little girl. I would make one for myself if I had the time, giggle. Too much going on. Absolutely love the piecing project, what a beauty it is going to be. Don't worry about the colors, my BFF, has almost convinced me that red is a neutral, lol.

Hugs to you,
Bobbie

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Love that old quilt you have and am excited about you doing one like it--I love the old patterns!!!
can't wait to see how it comes along--
and what a cute dolly!!!
Happy Holidays--
hugs, Di and miss gracie

Chookyblue...... said...

Hi Lurline...........I am sure 2011 will be a good year for you.........

Janet said...

That's going to be a super quilt Lurline. At least it looks like nice relaxing stitching. I hope next year you get to do all that your heart desires. I think I need that Kaffe panel for some cushions!

Micki said...

I love the pink Lurline! Where did you get the pattern for that latest quilt? It looks fun!
Micki

julieQ said...

That's going to be a beauty!!

Rose Marie said...

That pattern has been on my 'to do' list for q while. EPP is not always precise, but I just figure that any uneveness will just quilt out.

Love your fabrics!!

Candace said...

Such a cute dollie, and a beautiful soft quilt. In a previous post you mentioned being boring, and you are never that. I hope that you have a wonderful trip to Thailand.