Thursday, January 14, 2010

Vintage CQ...Finishing the Center in Progress

All those little wheel blocks are sewn together, but that doesn't mean the center is finished!

The fly stitching in the seams between the triangles in each block must now be added to the seams between the blocks. I am adding little silk ribbon flowers at the intersections of all the black diamond points too.

It is slow but very agreeable work.

I'm placing a Swarovski pearl at the center of the wheels themselves, just to help define them a little bit.
The outer blocks are up on the design wall calling to me...but I may not be able to dive into them until my quilt retreat at Point Bonita at the end of the month. That will be such a joy....

28 comments :

Raspberry said...

This is so much fun to see come together!

Vicki W said...

It's coming together beautifully!

Ciel said...

Allie - I adore this. You have inspired me!

Marty52 said...

Yummy! ;0)

Gerry Krueger said...

It's absolutely fabulous...breath taking... Gerry K.

Rebecca said...

WOW, wonderful. I am so inspired by your work! I can't wait to see it finished!

Ann Flowers said...

Fantastic. That is a gorgeous quilt! Your doing such a fabulous job!

I love the flowers in between!

Ann Flowers
flowerscrazyq@gmail.com

Rian said...

When you see this up close it is so different than when you see the whole picture. Amazing work, Allie.

Debra said...

Clever disguise at those points!

Pretty and so Allie!

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Cathy said...

you are a true artist!!!

lakenreich said...

I love your pictures. Your project is coming together beautifully.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

You are the genius of "finishing touches." !!! The little SR flowers and the Pearls are charming.

Conni said...

Absolutely delightful! Love the little silk ribbon flowers and the pearls!

Thelma said...

So beautiful Allie!! I have so enjoyed watching the progress.

Susan/CqLily said...

Allie, your work ethic is amazing....you don't ever seem to be distracted or slow down when it comes to a project! I am bowled over!

Cathy K said...

I'm falling in love with this quilt all over again! Breathtaking! Hugs, Cathy

Cheryl said...

I just had to stop by again and tell you that your floral interpretations really help take the sting out of our cold white winter here. My seasonal affective disorder disappears completely when I behold these beauties!

Connie said...

Beautiful. There is something so romantic and mysterious about these kinds of quilts.

Barbara C said...

What great dimensions and textures! It's a treat to see how the pieces are coming together

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Summerset said...

The little pearls are the perfect finishing touch!

Jane said...

I have to agree with Cheryl, you are so good for helping us northern readers through our S.A.D. with all your flowers and color. To see how you start a piece and then move on through with it's creation is amazing. I loved what you said about this part being agreeable. I guess the druther is tedious and it looks to be well past that. Have a blast at Pt Benita

Dena said...

These are coming together nicely. I'm in awe at your beautiful handwork. Can you recommend a book on the handstitches for a beginner? I've done embroidery work since I was a little girl, but it has been awhile and I don't have experience in many of the more advanced stitches.

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

This is absolutely stunning.
Susan

Vivian Helena said...

Hi Allie.. looking forward to seeing you soon.. I have finally jumped in and have a blog.. You inspired me.. hugs, vivian

Granny Fran said...

I agree that your flowers in the winter really brighten my day. That is such an amazing pattern, I love how it changes from the round fans to the stars and back. And it is so luxurious!