Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sewing on the Machine

I finally decide to give the hand piecing a rest and get started on a new quilt that is in the Quiltmania magazine No 96. It is Marg Sampson George's Toile Medallion. I've been looking at it since I did the Jane Pizar workshop with Marg. and as I had just bought the feature fabric recently wanted to get going. The piece of secondhand fabric was filthy, but after several hand washes with wool mix and some Sard added, it came up beautifully and has really bright colours in it which include Double Pinks and a Chrome yellow.
So here is the centre.
 
 
The two ends attached

 
and now the sides.

 
There are several borders still to be made and attached but I'm happy with how it is coming along. Below is my Cyclamen. It has soo many flowers on it this year there is hardly enough room for them all to open. I think it must be all the cold weather we have had this Winter/Spring.
 

 
 

10 comments:

Susan said...

Lovely new project Dorothy. It seems to be coming together very quickly.

Heather said...

That fabric is just lovely. Great colors and perfect for this project. It looks great.

Pat said...

Very pretty Dorothy as are all of your projects.

WoolenSails said...

I love how this looks and the chain center, beautiful with these materials. I am trying to come up with an idea for my bed and flannels and was thinking that a center block to start would be a nice idea, but haven't seen anything I could work with, love how your quilts look.

Debbie

Lori said...

What a fantastic quilt Dorothy!! I look forward to seeing your progress.
BTW, Love the tiny basket block quilt in your header. It doesn't surprise me that you made it!!

jjthor said...

Real pretty!!

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

That quilt really caught my eye in the latest Quiltmania , Yours is lovely.
The yellow/gold really pops and makes a great framework . Can't wait to see it finished.

Karen said...

Such pretty fabrics. They are going together into a quilt I like!

Helen said...

Very pretty so far the fabrics work beautifully :)

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Very pretty!