Tuesday, May 11, 2010

(almost) ready for the tiny stitches

I have been craving much to sew and to quilt all winter long. But only now that it's spring - and sunny and warm outside - I finally got a moment to finish piecing together my Autumn quilt top. I only need to pick up some more ivory fabric with which to add a border, and then all of the thousands of the tiny stitches will begin.

It would be nice to have this quilt finished, all cozy and ready for when Autumn and all of it's grey and cold return later this year. I am hoping, but I know full well that likely I'll be working on this quilt for a long time to come.

But being in the hand-quilting phase gives me permission (in my own head) to begin on another very special quilt which I've had floating around in my brain - and on scrap papers - for a long time now. If I can bear to make the first cut!

22 comments:

shelese said...

So beautiful. Thank you so much for sending us that lovely book. I have been meaning to send you a thank you card, but I don't think I have your address anymore. I gave the book to Zoe and her mom, and they absolutely adore it. I really appreciated it!

Kayanna said...

My goodness, this is so very very beautiful! Your choice of color and pattern are as always impeccable.

Chase said...

what a darling quilt you have here

Mandy said...

That is a beautiful top~ can't wait to see all those 'tiny stitches'!

Ana said...

I love that! I wish I was good at sewing.

Tiffany said...

Wow! I agree, I love your sense of colour. Had no idea these were hand stitched too.

Christine E-E said...

Oh - this looks "fall-ish" & I can almost feel the coziness from the picture of your quilt.
So - I don't know much about the weather where you live - when does the chill begin? do you ever have summer like weather?
The reason I ask about weather -- I live a couple of miles from the beach (halfway between San Francisco & Los Angeles in California) & our summers can be chilly with morning fog! so I keep quilts on hand until the chill wears off.
I have your blog bookmarked on my blog... love your posts.
You can find me at:
silverlinings4me.blogspot.com

Alissa Nicolau said...

You are awesome.

fabrik-BILDschön said...

as i've always said: i love the simplicity of your works (but it is not so simple to "find" the time for it -oh i know it ;)). that quilt is really beautiful!

greetings from germany
mnh

Amanda said...

This new quilt looks amazing - I love your choice and arrangement of fabrics - can't wait to see it finished :)

sew nancy said...

it's nice the wait i think sometimes. so pretty. i have one in progress that is similar in style

Katie said...

This is beautiful! What a wonderful, fresh interpretation of the half square triangle motif. I hadn't seen it done with sashing before, and I love it! Can't wait to see what the finished quilt looks like.

Amy said...

Your first quilt inspired me and so because I am not a sewing diva, I had one made for my daughter's big girl room. I can't wait to see it. I hope it will be as lovely as the ones you make. If only I could find the time to learn to quilt. What a special gift that would be to myself.

Robin said...

This is beautiful!

Make, Do & Send said...

such beautiful colours! thabks for sharing, this has inspired me to re-think the colour palette for a quilt ive been dreaming up. ;)

Anonymous said...

hi! i love your blog and am always inspired by your posts! and they just make me smile :) i have a question about your quilt: in your other post, the patterned triangles were pieced with a neutral cloth..now i see mostly blue but with some neutral edge...i love it. how did that happen? thanks! -anna d

Featherglen said...

Oh so very nice, I like the way you have graded the colours, and the pattern is really original. I love the simplicity of it all - although I imagine arranging the colours wasn't simple at all. Look forward to seeing the finished product.

Tricia said...

I love it! The colors are great! I'm really enjoying the peacefulness of your site and your great ideas! I have something for you on my blog...momistheonlygirl.blogspot.com

Tricia

Anonymous said...

look at her blog, she also quilts!
http://dobleufa.blogspot.com/

cheryl cambras said...

i love this. little ships of goodness floating on an ocean of white. beautiful work!

myredbike said...

This quilt gives me little shivers of happiness! I love the subtle gradation of colours and the way the triangles float on the white background.

Barbara said...

would you share the pattern?